Vacancy Announcement – Agriculture Technician

ANSAB is seeking a well qualified and experience candidate for the following position to implement its Ecosystem based Commercial Agriculture (ECA) Program in Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok and Dolakha districts:

Position: Agriculture Technician
Duty Station: Dolakha with frequent travel in project districts
Required Number: 1

Job Summary
Agriculture Technician will be the responsible person for effective coordination and implementation of ECA program in the districts. S/he will be responsible to provide technical guidance and support to the target communities, coordinate with the district level relevant stakeholders, and ensure community level capacity building for ECA initiatives in the three districts.

Key responsibilities
• Organize regular group meetings and mobilize groups for crop production
• Support lead-firms including marketing cooperatives in business planning and consolidation and marketing of farm produce
• Orient communities on ECA components and practices
• Build capacity of farmers and other value chain actors through trainings, demonstration and exposure visits
• Collect data to support research, monitoring and evaluation system at field level
• Represent ECA program and ANSAB at district level

Required Qualifications and Competencies
• Diploma in Agriculture with 1 year of relevant work experience or Technical Assistant (Agriculture) with 2 years of relevant work experience
• Prior field experiences on organic farming, eco-farming and sustainable agriculture
• Proficient in M.S. Office (Excel and Word)
• Driving licence of two-wheelers

Salary and Benefits
ANSAB provides a basic salary and benefits as per the organization’s policy.

Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements may apply by sending an application including a recent CV with a minimum expected gross salary by February 28, 2017 by e-mail to jobs@ansab.org

ANSAB is an equal opportunity employer and qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to caste, race, color, or religion. Preference will be given to the competent candidate from the project districts – Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok and Dolakha.

Only short listed candidates will be invited for further process and no telephone enquiries will be entertained.