Agriculture Officer


Job Description


Job Title:                               Agriculture Officer

Working Area:                      District Matiari

Reporting to:                         Project Manager

Project Title:                          Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP)




  1. Qualifications and Experience
  • Masters in Agriculture with a major in horticulture from HEC recognized agriculture university.
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in the field of handling similar projects and programs in the agriculture sector, especially programs being implemented with Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.


  1. Job Purpose
  • The Agriculture Officer will lead the agricultural component of the project as technical lead. The position holder will plan, execute and ensure quality and timely implementation of the agriculture-related activities under the GRASP project.


  1. Knowledge, Skills & Behavior
  • Good understanding about agriculture sector in Sindh and coordination requirements.
  • In-depth understanding of agriculture sector in Project area.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in community mobilization.
  • Knowledge of Agri-business/ Business Management an added value.
  • Experience working within complex organizational structures
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; Good resource and time management skills
  • Computer literate, knowledge of MS Word and Excel required
  • Willingness to travel frequently


  1. Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Introduce the overall program concept, approach, methodology and Program components to have a long-term vision of the program in Agriculture sector.
  • Identification and selection of local Business Interest Group Organization (BIOs) /CRPs/ Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), Producers/Farmers, women entrepreneurs in Horticulture sector.
  • Make plan of implementation for all the agriculture related activities of the project in consultation with Project Manager
  • Lead the orientation and awareness programs though the development of rural micro, small and medium sized enterprises(MSMEs) in Horticulture.

·        Develop specifications/criteria for beneficiaries’/sites selection for agriculture related activities.

  • Develop feasibility of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Horticulture.
  • Develop business cases of Farmer Market Collectives (FMCs) in Horticulture.
  • Coordinate with district agriculture department and finalize technical specifications and implementation strategies of agriculture related initiatives of the project.
  • To guide the project team and stakeholders on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Agriculture.
  • Develop specifications/criteria for beneficiary’s/sites selection for agriculture related activities.
  • Prepare progress/activity reports and submit to line manager
  • Perform any other official task assigned by the Supervisor