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.        

Project Code:              PAK-1098-19

Location:                      TRDP- District Office, Umerkot

Duration:                    70 days (duration of contract may be extended, if project is extended)

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 Master’s degree in Agriculture from HEC recognized agriculture university with 5 years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree with at least 7 years of experience related in the field of agriculture.
  • Preference will be given to candidates working/worked with TRDP on same type of projects.

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 District Manager/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 District Manager/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.