Junior Technical Advisor: Seed Production (Component 1)

Company GIZ Office Namibia
Reference # JTA/F4R
Published 28/03/2021
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
The Farming for Resilience (F4R) Project renders support to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) and other partner institutions, including small-holder farmers and agricultural cooperatives, to improve the climatic, economic and physical resilience of the Namibian food and agriculture sector.
Job Functions Advisory
Industries Agriculture,Capacity Development
- Coordinates and implements project interventions under component one
- Independently develops area of responsibility according to identified intervention needs and set quality standards
- Supports the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform and other partner institutions on small-holder seed production
- Is responsible for the procurement under component one (development of specifications/tender documents, evaluation of bids, supervision of installation and quality
- Compiles reports and summary papers on project activities related to component one and contribute to the projects’ reporting and official communication
- Researches latest developments in the seed markets and liaises with local and regional suppliers
- Closely monitors and reports on relevant seed programs by the Namibian government and/or developmental actors and formulates proposals for synergistic project
- Supports the projects’ monitoring and evaluation systems by ensuring that all project interventions are recorded and submits data and reports as requested by the Data Professional
- University degree (equivalent to MSc) in Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture or a related field with a particular focus on plant breeding, plant biology, climate-adapted
varieties, seed production or similar in Southern Africa
- At least 3 years’ professional experience in seed production and/or plant breeding of relevant Namibian crops (maize, millet, sorghum) and vegetables
- Previous practical and research experience with climate-adapted varieties (especially staple crops)
- Excellent understanding of the Namibian agronomy and horticulture sector, including the peculiarities of small-scale/subsistence production systems
- Extensive understanding of impacts of climate change in the Namibian context
- Proven knowledge and practical expertise in agricultural and organizational development with a focus on small-holder seed production, inclusive business models (contract farming), farm management, plant breeding and cooperation with political partners, universities and private sector players
- Strong didactical skills and proven experience in adult learning
- good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
- strong managerial, organizational and time-management competencies
- willingness to travel regularly
- excellent knowledge of English, working knowledge of at least one vernacular and/or
German will be an advantage
- pronounced communication and cooperation skills
- solution-oriented, independent and diligent work
- ability to work under minimal supervision and time
pressure Request - Vacany Announcement JTP (Component I - Seed Production and Multiplication)
- willingness to up-skill and inherent interest in furt
Job Closing Date 08/04/2021
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