Category Archives: Agricultural Jobs in Zambia

Agriculture Field Officer at Tevel b’Tzedek

The agriculture technician will be responsible for establishing and running an agriculture training center and different interventions for farmers in Chanyanya, Kafue District and for training groups of farmers, as part of Tevel b’Tzedek community development program in the area.

Location: The position requires full time placement in Chanyanya, Kafue District.

Major responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to)

  • Mapping agricultural resources in the project area and identifying appropriate crops.
  • Selection of appropriate site for construction of demonstration farms in the project area.
  • Ensuring the timely and effective implementation of planned agricultural strategies at the project site:
  • Establishment and management of training center and collective farming farms
  • Providing training and facilitation to farmers in crop husbandry practices (crop rotations, plant care, soil management, compost, pest management, seed quality, irrigation etc.) and demonstrating them.
  • Provide technical support to the farmers.
  • Conducting home/field visits
  • Preparing site activity reports and technical progress reports as required by the project.
  • Train and guide farmers in market and value chain related activities.
  • Guiding domestic and international volunteers and utilizing their expertise for the community development program.

Qualifications and experiences:

  • BA in plant science with at least five years of work experience in rural areas;
  • Deep commitment to improving the quality of life for impoverished populations;
  • Good spoken English;
  • Very strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience with livestock (chickens, goats) is an advantage
  • Experience in irrigation systems for small holder farmers – mapping and implementation.
  • Have knowledge of value chain and market – advantage.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV to tal@tevelbtzedek.org until August 17th, 2019

Please put “Agricultural Technician” in the subject line. Visit www.tevelbtzedek.org for more

Agricultural Planting Expert for Seedlings at Chenguang biotech Zambia Ltd

Agricultural planting expert for seedlings

Knowledge for growing media (substrate) making

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Submit your Cv’s to : leezhenming88@gmail.com

Farm Manager at Kanimor Enterprises

Farm Manager to Manage all operations of the farm. Livestock and Hot culture enterprises including marketing of farm produce.

Should posses a minimum qualification of a diploma in general agriculture. No certificate holders.

Should not be more than 40 years of age.  Should have atleast 5 years experience of managing a farm with traceable references.

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To apply for this job email your details to kanimorenterprise@yahoo.com

Farm Manager at Kanimor Enterprises

Farm Manager to Manage all operations of the farm. Livestock and Hot culture enterprises including marketing of farm produce.

Should posses a minimum qualification of a diploma in general agriculture. No certificate holders.

Should not be more than 40 years of age.  Should have atleast 5 years experience of managing a farm with traceable references.

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To apply for this job email your details to kanimorenterprise@yahoo.com

Agriculture Officer at Netherlands Development Organization

Improved nutrition is critical to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Every year malnutrition claims the lives of 3 million children under five years and costs the global economy billions of dollars. Those who survive often live a life sentence with impaired growth and cognitive development. Stunting, the principal measure of chronic, or long-term malnutrition, has life-long consequences for health, human capital, economic development and prosperity. The steady decrease in stunting prevalence rates in children under 5 years signals progress. Zambia saw a reduction in stunting from 45.8% to 40% over a 10 year period. In Uganda, stunting has decreased from 45% in 1995 to 29% in 2017, however there are regional variations.1 Zambia is one of the seven countries suffering from Alarming rates of hunger, as reported in the recent Global Hunger Index (2017).2 Uganda is in the Serious hunger category.

Chronic malnutrition is an important example of a global challenge that spans multiple sectors, including health, agriculture and food systems, gender, water and sanitation. Although the links between the sectors are well recognised, in particular potential pathways between agriculture and nutrition, the evidence on how agriculture impacts on nutritional status is limited. Building on the results and reflections from Phase 1 Sustainable Nutrition for All, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, in partnership with the Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen UR (CDI) and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will be implementing the Phase 2 proposal in which the agriculture component.

Purpose of the job: (Briefly describe the overall purpose or function of the job)

The Agriculture Officer, together with targeted households in the three districts, will facilitate the application of interventions that are aimed at contributing to towards improved agro biodiversity, crop production, livestock production and strengthening supply chain linkages. The officer shall ensure to employ market driven interventions based on improving efficiencies and management of biological processes. Specifically the Officer will facilitate Household production of a variety of crops, ensure households acquire CSA practices that enhance production and build resilience to climate and economic risks faced by the target communities in the three districts as well as organise sustainable market linkages. As much as possible, opportunities will be supported that increase youth and women incomes in potential value chains.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities: (In a series of brief statements describe the principal accountabilities of the job, i.e. specify activities and end results)

The  Agriculture Officer will work with key government and other partners to strengthen production of variety of crops among targeted Households, ensure household have appropriate agronomical skills that support crop and livestock production improvement and select potential value chains to support for market facilitation

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Assessment of existing value chains that have the potential to be sustainable with all the target communities in the three districts
  • Through existing strictures, strengthen the production of both crop and livestock to increase food access
  • Through existing structures, develop the extension system that is sustainable and meets the needs of the target households
  • Establish and strengthen the seed banks in the communities
  • Support the establishment of demo plots in all target hubs and Villages
  • Facilitate sustainable market linkages in the hubs with processing companies on the identified value chains
  • Strengthening of adaption and mitigation capacities of enterprises within the value chains
  • Livestock production skills
  • Development of new concepts and proposals
  • Documentation and sharing of results, lessons learnt
  • Monthly management reports

Competencies, Capabilities and Attributes: (Skills/behavioral (Special Training or Competence) :

  •  Demonstrated creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and work independently high-level interpersonal skills
  • Strong background in gender integration and women empowerment desirable.
  • Team player
  •  Relationship builder
  • Ability to work with a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (smallholder farmers, private sector companies, government, and NGOs)

Academic & professional qualifications, Knowledge and Experience: (detail Knowledge (Education & Related Experience)

  • A minimum of a Degree in agribusiness, Agronomy, Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development/ relevant discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in agricultural value chains, Climate smart Agriculture and market-led approaches.
  • Knowledge on conservation farming systems and approaches
  • Demonstrated success in implementing programs with a measurement for results framework.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development, climate change and policy development that reaches the women, youth, the poor.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating across projects.
  • Interested to undertake extensive field work
  • Working environment: (Kasama Office and 30 % of office time and 70% field time).

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by clicking the link provided below with your motivational letter and Curriculum Vitae in English on or before the 24th June,2019.

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Pond Worker x3 at WorldFish Center

We are looking for Pond Worker (3 positions), to work associated with selective breeding and genetic improvement, the post holder will be responsible to assist senior colleagues in conducting daily routines related to breeding program, production and dissemination process.

Responsibilities

  • Assist senior colleagues in conducting daily routines at National Aquaculture Research and Development Centre (NARDC), Mwekera research station related to the breeding program and production.
  • Assist senior colleagues in running experiment at NARDC, Mwekera research station with full instructions given by scientist.
  • Assist senior colleagues in conducting training and courses, in relation to technique support and demonstration.
  • Assist senior colleagues in dissemination process, especially in preparing the fry for shipment.
  • Support senior colleagues in the preparation of equipment in readiness for experiments.

Requirements

This job is open to nationals applicants with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Secondary school graduates and higher.
  • Training in fisheries and aquaculture from recognized Technical Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TAVET) in Zambia.
  • Experience in conducting experiments with fish.
  • Aquaculture and hatchery knowledge.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Willing to work during some weekends and public holidays as and when required.

Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with an annual salary of ZMW 48, 000 to ZMW 60,000. WorldFish’s NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension / provident fund contribution.

Our Offer

This position will be based at WorldFish’s office in Kitwe, Zambia. Interviews are expected to be held in June 2019. Only shortlisted candidate will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible for an initial 2 years fixed term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding situation.

Our Commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

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Technical Officer (Fish Breeding and Genetics) at WorldFish Center

We are looking for a Technical Officer that will be involved in the implementation of the genetic breeding program at National Aquaculture Research and Development Centre (NARDC), Mwekera. This is line with the Genetic improvement program of the indigenous Orechromis andersonii under the Zambia Aquaculture Development Enterprise Project (ZAEDP).
The successful candidate is expected to work closely with Research Breeding Platform Manager to deliver integrated solutions to accelerate sustainable growth of aquaculture in Zambia.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research activities at NRDC, Mwekera and other locations determined by the project leader.
  • Providing technical information and facilitate preparation of scientific outputs as required.
  • Sustain quality of research work by ensuring a consistent process that leads to continued research support and development of the best procedures and practices in the selective breeding and genetic improvement.
  • Plan and conduct training, field days, workshops and other activities related to research, development and technology transfer.
  • Coordinate field and lab work to ensure consistent collection and analysis of data to ensure quality research results and technology development.
  • Entering, storing and dissemination of data especially in preparing the fry as instructed for further analysis.
  • Production of communication products for end users.

Requirements

This job is open to nationals applicants with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture or related field. Post graduate training in fish breeding and genetics will be an added advantage.
  • Hands on training and experience in selective breeding and genetic improvement programs.
  • Experience in managing large tilapia breeding and hatchery programs of improved strains.
  • Aquaculture research knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Good relationships with key offices in Government of Zambia.
  • Strong in essential computer software/packages like MS Word, MS Excel, MS
  • PowerPoint and MS Access etc.

Benefits

This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position with an an annual salary ranging from ZMW 125,000 to ZMW 161,000. WorldFish’s NRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension / provident fund contribution.

Our Offer

This position will be based at WorldFish’s office in Kitwe, Zambia. Interviews are expected to be held in June 2019. Only shortlisted candidate will be notified and expected to attend the interview. The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible for an initial 2 years fixed term contract, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and funding situation.

Our Commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

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Agriculture Officer at Caritas Czech Republic

An international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development cooperation is implementing a project with the title ‘Promoting the Production and Consumption of Nutritious Foods through an Integrated Multi-Sectoral Approach in Mongu, Kaoma and Mumbwa’, is looking for an

AGRICULTURE OFFICER

Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist the Project Coordinator in Mongu and Project Officers in Kaoma and Mumbwa
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to Field Officers all 3 project localities especially in promotion of diversified and nutrition-sensitive agriculture, Post-Harvest Losses solutions, and facilitating access to viable and functional markets
  • Develop tools and methodologies for selection, capacity building, mentoring and monitoring of small-holder farmers and cooperatives
  • Cooperate closely with Health&Nutrition Officer on developing program for schools especially establishment and maintenance of school gardens, capacity building of teachers and sensitisation of pupils on various topics (nutrition, health, energy, WASH, agriculture practices)
  • Work closely with multi-sectoral teams to support households on issues of nutrition and health and agricultural production and productivity and Extension Officers supporting capacity building of farmers and cooperatives
  • Work with the M&E Officer to monitor beneficiary adoption of the new nutrition targeted agricultural practices and food consumption methodologies
  • Improve nutritional status and intervention outcome through increasing production of diverse and safe foods, increased household food availability and gender sensitive interventions
  • Maintain necessary project administration
  • Report regularly; draw up action plans, assessment of progress, formulation of new project opportunities, proactive approach to secure new funds, etc.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary education (university/college degree in agriculture, agronomy, marketing or any related subject)
  • Min. 3 years of proven experience in agriculture-related sector and cooperatives, experience in value-chains and agro-processing is an advantage
  • Proven experience in project implementation, preferably development projects will be considered
  • Experience working with international organizations or NGOs is an advantage
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Excellent computer skills – MS office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet
  • Integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment
  • Good time management, commitment, team worker, reliable and hardworking, able to work under pressure and in challenging environment

Starting date:  June 2019

Duty station: Mongu District, Western Province, Zambia

Position: national

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To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and motivation letter (1 page) by the 29th May 2019th 17:00 to the following email address: jobs.zambia@caritas.cz Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please use the following subject in your email/post: Agriculture Officer – Mongu.

For the title of cover letter and curriculum vitae, follow this wording:

Surname, Name, Agriculture Officer – Mongu– curriculum vitae

Surname, Name, Agriculture Officer – Mongu– cover letter

Senior Agriculture Program Officers x2 at TechnoServe Zambia Limited

Title: Two (2) Senior Agriculture Program Officers

Reports to: Country Director

Location: To be determined between Lusaka, Kabwe and Kasama.

Duration: Program is 4 years. Renewable contract format expected.

Travel: Up to 50%

Grade: 10

I. TechnoServe Background:

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With nearly five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

II. Program Description:

The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) implements Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) interventions as part of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 1,000 Most Critical Days Program. The USAID funded SUN TA program will work in 13 districts in the provinces of Central, Northern, Copperbelt and Luapula and provide support and direct technical assistance to sub-national local government officials in target districts to plan, implement, coordinate, and monitor integrated nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific activities to significantly reduce the rate of stunting among Zambian children under two.

TechnoServe is part of the SUN TA consortium led by DAI. TechnoServe will work within agriculture and livelihoods parts of the program. The SUN TA program will work with a multi-sectoral approach with the overall objective of reducing malnutrition and stunting with a particular focus of mothers with young children. Overall the program aims to reduce stunting in target areas by 2% annually. The work of TechnoServe within the agriculture and livelihoods component is to be designed to support these overall ambitions.

III.  Position Description:

The Senior Agriculture Program Officers will take part in overall design and conceptualization as well as implementation of agriculture and livelihood activities and will provide technical support to achieve expected results. S/he will provide program implementation direction at district/province level for program activities within agriculture and livelihoods. S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaison with relevant government officials, partners, and other stakeholders to facilitate effective program implementation and achievement of results.

Key Management Duties & Responsibilities

  • At district/province level provide technical leadership, oversight, and capacity development for nutrition-focused agricultural production components of the project, ensuring linkages with other project components.
  • At district/province level guide the effective activity implementation and achievement of agricultural production and market systems objectives including working with private sector in relevant agricultural value chains using a market systems approach.
  • Work with provincial and district and ward-level counterparts to develop District SUN annual work plans, coordinating with M&E team on indicators and target development.
  • Provide TA provincial and district and ward-level counterparts to support work plan implementation on smallholder livelihoods, including nutritious food production, storage, processing, marketing, and transport.
  • Attend partner coordination meetings as appropriate. Ensure that activities are coordinated with relevant stakeholders, including communities.
  • Identify areas for additional TA or other support from consortium partners.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned for successful achievement of agriculture and livelihoods objectives.
  • Develop an annual workplan and strategy to deliver outputs and objectives against agreed targets and coordinate delivery
  • Ensure strict compliance with TNS’s objectives, strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Assist the Finance and Budget Analyst in timely tracking of program expenditures, budget management and forecasting.
  • Take part in reporting including M&E to meet project and TNS requirements
  • Active participation on regional team meetings and program reviews, sharing learnings, challenges faced and solutions identified.

IV.   Required Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline;
  • Significant program or project management experience and proven ability to guide and lead effectively;
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in providing technical expertise to government institutions and/or private sector partners in the agricultural sector;
  • 7-10 years of experience using market systems approaches, value chain development approaches or similar to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty in the agricultural sector;
  • Significant hands-on field level experience working with agriculture development and livelihood activities at the household and community levels preferably in the provinces in question;
  • Proven ability to successfully lead partnerships with government, private sector, community-based organizations and stakeholders;
  • Initiative, drive and the ability to drive a process;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to adapt communication styles to a range of audiences, including professional and community stakeholders;
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
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Qualified and interested applicants should submit a non-returnable single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter, resume and salary history to msilishebo@tns.org The final deadline for application is 24th May 2019.

Women are encouraged to apply.

Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted. No phone calls please.

Agronomy Supervisor at Nanga Farms plc

The purpose of the Job is to assist the farm manager with Agronomy Operations.

MAIN RESPONSIBLITIES

1. To supervise all Agronomy operations at Nanga Farms.
2. To maintain safety, health, environmental and quality awareness in the section.
3. Generate weekly and monthly Agronomy reports.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

1. Full Grade 12 Certificate.
2. Minimum of Diploma in Agricultural sciences. (This should include Full grade twelve certificates with credits in English, maths, sciences and other options).
3. Minimum of 1 year post qualifying experience in a similar position
4. Must be computer literate preferably with experience in MS Word and Excel

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Candidates who meet the above specifications should apply before 11th May, 2019 enclosing their detailed CV (together with references), and copies of educational and professional qualifications, contact address, phone number and email address to:

Human Resources Officer

Nanga Farms Plc

P.O.Box 670079

MAZABUKA.

Or email their documents to;

DKanje@zamsugar.zm