Associate Officer, Knowledge Transfer – Shinyanga

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Job Title: Associate Officer, Knowledge Transfer

Career Level: Mid-Level

Reporting to: Manager, Knowledge Transfer

Job Locations: Kahama, Tanzania

Employment: Full Time


To provide technical knowledge to small-scale farmers; promoting and showcasing profitable and sustainable production practices. This position will support the pre-commercial activities of EWS. By increasing the productivity of vegetable production with smallholder farmers it is expected that this will lead to long-term opportunities for EWS to develop new markets in high-quality vegetable seeds.

Key Responsibilities 

Supporting key farmer demonstration plots: 

  • Identify villages in collaboration with project partners
  • Select and coach key farmers in collaboration with project partners
  • Provide regular technical advice to farmers on all aspects of vegetable production
  • Share monthly follow up and training plans with KT Manager and project partners
  • Place signboards around the demonstration plots to inform other farmers of the current activity.
  • Take photos of the demonstration plot at different growing stage
  • Share farm records with farmers and key partners

 Conduct farmer training: 

  • Identify training needs per crop season of the different groups in villages
  • Plan training of farmers
  • Share training plan with KT Manager
  • Conduct short village level training courses on vegetable production, as per project document
  • Collect data for Project Lead
  • Evaluate training and training materials in collaboration with project partners and KT Manager
  • Ensure regular participation of farmers in the training
  • Distribute extension materials
  • Be proactive in organizing and supporting women farmers groups

Organize field days

Plan field days during harvest on all successful demonstrations

Share the plan with project partners and KT Manager

Advertise and inform community and stakeholders

Record information and observation from field days

Distribute extension materials

Technical point of contact for vegetable production within the area of activities.

  • Participate in other events organized by EWS (commercial field days etc)
  • Be proactive in keeping up to date with new varieties, new techniques, new products on the market
  • Be proactive in setting trials in demonstration farms, record accordingly results.
  • Closely coordinate activities with input dealers and collectors and support them with technical information
  • Support in organizing and conducting radio programs to farmers on selected topics
  • Closely follow up on Arifu mobile SMS and offer needed support to farmers

Data collection in coordination with KT Manager

Report accurate and timely farm records

Record data for monitoring – training number of participants, field days participants

Record observations, remarks that could be important in evaluating and managing activities

Submit reports as required by Sr Administrator, Technical and KT Manager

Are we looking for you?

  • Must have Bachelor Degree in Agriculture
  • Ability to communicate with all levels; particularly smallholder farmers
  • Must have technical competence in all aspects of crop management
  • Experience in technical training (farmer extension)
  • Ability to transfer improved farm management practices through key farmers
  • Able to build trust in farming communities
  • Good time management and organization skills
  • Able to coordinate with input dealer, collector, and relevant partner
  • Ability to solve problems(analytical thinking) and share relevant information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the Swahili language, and proficiency in English a plus
  • Ability to ride motorcycle and possession of a valid driving license preferably class A
  • Computer literacy is a plus

East-West Seed has competitive packages on offer for outperformers

Application Deadline: December 30th, 2021

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