Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Land O'Lakes International Development,Senior Agronomist/Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Rwanda

Closing date: 31 Aug 2016
Senior Agronomist/Deputy Chief of Party
Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace pove
rty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.
Project Description:
Land O'Lakes International Development is seeking candidates for the Senior Agronomist/ Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) position for an anticipated Feed the Future Rwanda Sustainable Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Activity. The objective of this activity is to increase smallholder farmer incomes, improve the nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food system to the changing climate.
Position Summary:
The Senior Agronomist/Deputy Chief of Party will lead implementation of the Sustainable Agriculture Productivity Component. S/he will lead activities focusing on training farmers on improved agriculture practices, facilitating access to inputs and building farmers resilience to climate change. S/he will serve as Acting Chief of Party, when required.
The Senior Agronomist/Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
• 7 years’ professional experience in developing countries, some of which should be in Africa, in food security and agronomy in managing or implementing development programs. Experience with East Africa or Rwanda agriculture sector is an asset;
• Solid foundation in a broad range of agriculture subjects preferred, including areas such as agriculture economics, agriculture policy, agribusiness, agronomy, agriculture extension, and market development;
• Familiarity with nutrition sensitive and climate smart agriculture concepts;
• Experience in designing or managing sustainable agricultural production systems;
• Familiarity with agriculture research integration in project implementation, and experience working to improve private and public extension systems; Experience designing, managing, and implementing gender sensitive agricultural activities..
Experience working with the maize, beans, horticulture value chains preferred.
• Excellent English language communication and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is an asset.
Regional and Rwandan candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes enforces a policy
of maintaining a drug-free workforce.
How to apply:
Please use the link below to get to the vacancy announcement on our careers page:

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