Agriculture Officer

Job Description


Job Title                      Agriculture Officer

Project Title                Strengthening food security resilience of small holder farmers by adapting climate change through multi-level approaches of District Umerkot of Sindh Province in Pakistan.     

Location    TRDP-District Office Umerkot

Reporting line             Project Manager/Field Coordinator

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 project.


Mandatory (Qualifications and Experience)

  • Minimum Masters in Agriculture (only having this degree) from HEC recognized agriculture university.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in the agriculture sector, especially programs being implemented with small growers.

Knowledge, Skills & Behavior

  • Good understanding about agriculture sector in Sindh and coordination requirements.
  • In-depth understanding of agriculture sector in desert area of District Umerkot.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in community mobilization and adult learning.
  • In-depth knowledge of climate change and agriculture and climate smart agriculture.
  • Knowledge of food and nutrition security and livelihood programming 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

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make plan of implementation for all the agriculture related activities of the project in consultation with Project Manager and the monitoring unit.
  • Lead the orientation and awareness programs for communities in the villages
  • Coordinate with AZRI and district agriculture department and finalize technical specifications/BoQs and implementation strategies of agriculture related initiatives of the project.
  • Inform Project Manager about the resources and the support required for execution of agriculture related activities.
  • Be resource person to guide the project team and stakeholders on climate smart agriculture.
  • Develop specifications/criteria for beneficiaries/sites selection for agriculture related activities.
  • Prepare progress/activity reports and submit to line manager
  • Adhere to TRDP policies
  • Be passionate to perform the additional roles if given by the management.