Environmental and Economic Resource Centre (EERC) is an international research-based NGO that works with a network of local and international partners to catalyse and develop inclusive agriculture, sustainable livelihoods, natural resource conservation, and environmental management in Africa. EERC undertakes research and capacity building to develop scalable technologies and innovative practices with real impact on poverty reduction, food security, ecosystem health, conservation, and livelihood development.
About the Position
EERC aims to stimulate adoption of Climate Smart
Agriculture (CSA) among Smallholder farmers in Southwest Nigeria. The project
will involve establishment of Climate Smart Villages (CSVs) where various
innovation of CSA will be tested and validated for improved productivity,
climate friendly practices and food security. Your role is to ensure smooth
coordination of all the project actors and farmers on successful implementation
of the innovation within the period of the project.
Number of Opening: Two (2)
Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Field Officers will meet with the community leaders/head of farmers’ group to stimulate Smallholder farmers’ (SHFs)
interest in participating in Climate Smart Village (CSV) experiment in
their respective sites
- S/he ensures farmers participation in CSV
model and adoption of the tested/recommended CSA practices
- Coordinate with Agricultural Development
Program (ADP) workers to assist farmer establish Climate Smart Agriculture
(CSA) practices on their own plot/household level
- Coordinate the delivery of motorcycle and
monitor the usage by Agric Extension Officers covering their respective
- Coordinate and Monitor delivery of
incentives for SHFs to shift from their existing practices to recommended
- Work Closely with the Program Manager to
successfully implement funded projects within the period of engagement.
- Work closely with Logistics Officer in
acquisition of necessary facilities, equipment, and tools for smooth
running of the EERC programs.
- Coordinate with team
members, visit every farmer enlisted and ensures that Agric. Extension Officers provide
the required services for farmers throughout the course of their
engagement in the town or
- Complete census surveys of SHFs with accurate data and location mapping
- Ensures SHFs utilize the received support to invest
in the recommended CSA practices
- Design, conduct and implement survey data
collection from time to time to monitor the effect of EERC funded projects
- Ensures timely submission of monthly report
as well as quarterly report for collation by Program Manager
- Work closely with research project team,
stakeholders and project partners to ensure smooth running of the project
- Carry out other duties assigned by the
Skills, Behaviour, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Degree in Agricultural Economic, Agricultural Extension,
Agronomy, Development Studies, Rural Development, Rural Sociology or
any related area with at least 3 years
Experience working in community development facilitation or
project management in a reputable NGO.
Experienced working with farmers on field plot demonstration and
adoption process will be an added advantage.
experience in partnership building, networking and collaboration.
Ability to mentor farmers and participation in a consultation process is also an added advantage,
Fluency in English
and local language is an added advantage
An understanding of
community development preferably from a rights-based perspective.
and appropriate to the audience
Problem solving, analytical and facilitation
Proficiency in use of
MS office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Proficiency in the use Statistical and Econometric Software like SPSS, STATA,
R, and or Python is strongly required.
Experience in the use of GIS device and plot mapping
Motor Cycle Riding
skills (preferably with a riding license)
Skills in digital
photography/or overall skills in photography.
How to apply:
and qualified candidates with the required
experience are invited to submit their applications online at https://www.eerce.org/join-us/ candidate should be ready to
submit Cover Letter, CV and
3 references while filling the application. Application should be submitted on or
before 30 November 2020. You will be
required to create an account before you will be able to submit your
application. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Job City Abeokuta