Friday, September 14, 2018

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Agricultural Extensions (AE, Rwandan) Job Vacancy


Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of South Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs as well as promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, and enhancing the local ownership of beneficiaries.

JOB OPPORTUNITY 
KOREA INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY (KOICA)
RWANDA OFFICE
Plot No. 10050, Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
30 July 2018


KOICA
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of South Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs as well as promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, and enhancing the local ownership of beneficiaries.

VISION
Contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development of the Republic of Rwanda in line with Vision 2020 of the Republic of Rwanda and Country Partnership Strategy of the Republic of Korea; further strengthening the partnership of the two countries

In order to implement the RCSP (Rural Community Support Project), KOICA Rwanda Office seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced  Agricultural Extensionist.

JOB DESCRIPTION
  1. Agricultural Extensions (AE, Rwandan)
Position:  The Agricultural Extensionist (AE) would be nationally recruited by PCU and would be based at sub-project sites. He/she is responsible for ensuring adequate backstopping for the Agricultural Extensionist/Agronomist in PCU, and PAO at the field level and he/she will work for strengthening the participation of beneficiary farmers based on the Korean Saemaul Undong mindset approach, and agricultural extension activities. The Agricultural Extension Officer will report to Agricultural Extensionist/Agronomist and PAO in PCU.

Terms of References (ToR)
Agricultural Extension Officer will be responsible for:
  • Contributing the planning and implementation of sub-project site development and extension programs at field level;
  • Assisting the identification of extension needs and priorities and develop and provide technical recommendations and extension messages;
  • Strengthening participation of beneficiary farmers with ownership based on the Self-help, Diligence, and Cooperation mindset approach, under the guidance of PAO;
  • Preparing sub-project site’s WUA/Cooperative bye-laws, land lease agreement, scheme agreement and contract for construction, and provide training to the WUA/Cooperative members on the use of the documents;
  • Providing the inputs to the regular farmers training and updating sessions to WUA/Cooperative staffs and farmers;
  • Conducting the technical aspects of farmer training (FFS), demonstration plots management, and report all technical results to PAO;
  • Contributing to the development of the technical content of FFS training modules in irrigated farming practices;
  • Conducting the preparation of plan of selection, preparation and operation of the demonstration plots at sub-project site, and execute the demonstration farming;
  • Preparing the simple manuals in Kinyarwanda on the on-farm irrigation practice, irrigated agriculture and other cooperative operation of the WUA, and providing training to farmers using the manual and demonstration plots, and monitoring and guiding the extension services, in collaboration with Agro Business Officer of PCU, and Community Development Officer, Agronomist, and irrigation engineer of PSCU;
  • Preparing and implementing the farmers’ training program on irrigated agriculture, cooperative operation for production and marketing with Agro Business Officer of PCU, and Community Development Officer, Agronomist, Irrigation Engineer of PSCU;
  • Guiding and assisting the planning and operation of the WUA for O&M, irrigated agriculture, irrigation scheduling, and practice, water use fee collection, account management, banking and other cooperative operation for production and marketing for the WUA to become the sustainable entity of system management; and
  • Assisting the establishment of WUA/Cooperative’s micro-financing system through HIMO wage payment and saving using the banking system, and application to the credit provided by the agricultural input support by the Project, and monitoring the inputs are provided to the sub-project site farmers.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Experience:
AE
  • A Bachelor Degree, having at least 3 years’ experience in the Agricultural and Community Development, with a major focus on related position/expertise;
  • Trainings related to the position/expertise.
  • Good English ability for reporting and communication.

Technical Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong capacity building skills
  • Sound knowledge of the Rwanda context in terms of related position/expertise
  • Proven negotiation and networking skills
  • Good Computer skill of MS office.
  • Excellent command on both written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda.
  • Pleasing personality, good interpersonal skill.
  • Belief in KOICA’s vision, mission and core values

 Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Fully based in the field at the cluster level 

Salary:
The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience: The salary level will be based on the LWH-RSSP-RCSP, SPIU/MINAGRI level

How to apply: 
* Interested candidates are required to submit an application form (refer to attached "Application Form") addressed to Country Director of the KOICA Rwanda Office, enclosed and sealed with an "Work Plan", a notarized copy of degree certificates and of past work certificates in related field to the reception of the KOICA Rwanda Office in Nyarutarama, Golf course road, KG 34 by 16:00, 21st of September 2018.
* The "Work Plan" must be written within 2 pages in English. The relevant experience will only be effective with a hard copy of the certificates presented at submission and candidates must not be in employment elsewhere when accepting the job offer.
* Submitted copies of letter and documents are not to be returned.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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