Agronomists at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: water, food and shelter.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: AgronomistLocation: Ngala, BornoBeginning of Contract: ASAPContract Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension) - Probation period: 1 monthSlots: 3Job DescriptionThe agronomist, under the direct supervision of the FSL team leader, implement and monitor the agriculture related activities, following Solidarités International technical recommendations, procedures (including safety procedures), schedules and deadlines.Main ResponsibilitiesRepresentation and Community Mobilization:Mobilize the targeted communities and create awareness about the project activities; make sure that the projects’ objectives and the selection criteria are well understood and accepted by the communitiesEstablish and maintain good relations with local participants and communities (populations) in the area of intervention to know their perceptions of the operations and to understand the needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact on the activities of Solidarités InternationalListen to the population and local participants in the field and report to his/her project manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of Solidarités International teamsImplementation and MonitoringUnder the supervision of the FSL team leader:Participate in the identification of the beneficiaries of agricultural inputs’ distribution, in collaboration with local authorities and landowners and according to specific criteriaParticipate in the distribution(s), for both micro-vegetable gardening and main food crops cultivation ((input distribution, trainings, set up, maintenance, monitoring, reporting, etc.)Ensure the proper follow-up of the beneficiaries and provide them with adequate technical support during activitiesParticipate in identifying the training needs among the population and propose appropriate contents and training support material for the training sessions and awareness messages to be disseminatedConduct training sessions among the beneficiaries and ensure day-to-day technical supportEnsure the day-to-day implementation of the activities and report difficulties met quickly to his/her direct supervisorSupport the FSL team leader in the definition of technical specification of agricultural inputs and, if needed perform germination testsPropose relevant activity to undertake to his/her direct manager for the preparation of the weekly planningParticipate in the monitoring of the activities in the field and data entry, according to the direct manager needsReporting and Communication:Use the monitoring tools providedParticipate in the files archiving at Solidarités International’s office, accessible to the whole teamDraw up and submit a weekly report to his/her direct managerTake part in weekly program meetings and clusters on requestReport back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities, including safety issues, to his/her direct managerCollaborate with the other components of the FSL department and support them when asked

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