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Job Description / Responsibility
- Specific responsibilities of the Agriculture Officer are as follows:
- AO should conduct three round (two round basic and one round refresher) training for the participating households (CPHHs). This will involve providing training in:
- Vegetable production technology in the homestead area
- Fruit/Non fruit tree sapling establishment and management
- Compost production and their use
- Vegetable seed production and retention
- Crop production technology( for the land leasing farmer)
- Listing of CPHHs according to category
- The AO is responsible for a listing of the CPHHs according to three different categories being described in Homestead Garden Project Summary and two different categories adopted in the annexes of ATP project summary for the Agriculture Support for Small Scale Farming.
- Establishment of Homestead garden and Compost pit
- Assist all CPHHs to establish homestead gardens that produce vegetables, spices and fruits throughout the year and which will adopt all of the training parts mentioned above.
- Establish compost pit to produce compost for use of homestead gardens.
- Ensuring Input Package
- Ensure that all CPHHs receive the package of inputs stipulated in the project guidelines for distribution. They will also ensure that the input packages are good quality, appropriate quantity and properly recorded in the pass books of the CPHHs.
- Ensuring seed production and preservation
- Demonstrate the collection and preservation of seeds from vegetable crops and ensure that all participants have preserved seed for the future use.
- Preparation of CPHHs list for other IGA or land lease and ensuring assistance
- The AO is responsible to keep all the relevant records of interested CPHHs who will chose other IGAs as primary asset rather than cattle (e.g. land leasing for agricultural crop production).In terms of input and technical assistance to be given has been described in the annexes of ATP project summary as Agriculture Support for Small Scale Farming.
- Orientation meeting for the crop producing farmers
- The AO will organize orientation meeting for the CPHHs or her representative in the crop cultivation practices. She/he should have sufficient knowledge on cropping pattern and production technique for a crop/a particular working area throughout the project duration and within available resources.
- Assistance for Asset Purchase activities
- Participating in orientation meetings in which the purpose of the asset transfer programme and how the training, provision of stipends, livestock services vouchers and horticultural inputs will be delivered is described;
- Assisting the LO prepare a purchase plan with groups of CPHH in which the dates and livestock market where the assets will be purchased will be detailed;
- Accompany those who are going to purchase assets to the livestock market and assist the buyers to purchase livestock if needed;
- Monitoring Homestead Gardens and reporting
- The AO will maintain a record of garden establishment, inputs supply, compost pit preparation and saplings planting, seed preservation for the use of next seasons. He will be responsible for collecting and compiling monitoring data as required by the MLDS on a monthly basis.
- Coordinating the activities of LDO
- The AO will maintain very close relation with the LDO working in his respective area and coordinate all the activities performed by LDO related to livelihoods development unit.
- Liaison with local community leaders and GoB staff
- Based on available time in addition to his regular duties, the AO in partnership with the LO, LDO and CDO will participate in the primary selection as well as the baseline survey of CPHHs carried out by the HDU and IML. Besides, she/he will ensure communication with the local community leaders and GoB staff updating the work they are doing except any data.
- Field visit arrangement
- CLP and the IMO leadership will make regular visits to see the work that the IMO team that is implementing CLP activities are doing in their operating area. On these occasions the AO in partnership with the LO, LDO and CDO will be responsible for ensuring all arrangements as instructed by the MLDS are made for this visit.
- Emergency response and other priority works of the organization.
- Participate in the organizational/project development initiatives as required and/or assigned by the authority.
- Participate in disaster preparedness, contingency planning, and response activities as required.
- Bachelor degree in Agriculture
- 0 to 2 year(s)
- The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
Field or Project Organizer, Monitoring, Supervision
- The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
Additional Job Requirements
- Age At most 40 year(s)
- Minimum 2 years working experience in development sector especially in the Char context or Food security/ Poverty reduction/ Ultra Poor projects.
- Driving: Able to drive motor Cycle at remote are/Char
- Tk. 28150
- As per Budget provision
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