Agriculture Livelihoods Officer

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Agriculture Livelihoods OfficerJob Ref Code: ALO180219Location: Biu, BornoBand: 7Department: ProgramsReports To: Program Manager II - STaRJob SummaryThe Agriculture / Livelihoods Officer will provide technical leadership, guidance and capacity strengthening to STaR project in the areas of agriculture-based livelihoods and food security. S/he will provide guidance in the implementation of STaR agriculture & livelihoods activities using CRS approaches and methodologies as articulated in the project proposal documentation to improve household food security and resilience of targeted communities.  Focus areas will include improved agricultural practices, increasing yields, diversification of livelihoods, value addition to existing agricultural produce, improved storage, strengthening of producer groups, agro enterprise, and collective marketing of focus crops.S/he will liaise with relevant government ministries, other technical experts and agencies working in the field of agriculture-based livelihoods.The position will liaise with private sector partners to deliver the market optimization model. 

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