Agricultural Technical Assistant (2 positions)


Agricultural Technical Assistant (2 positions)

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Phnom Penh
Posted 3 weeks ago

Background

The Center Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) of Faculty of Agricultural Education and Communications aims to help improve food and nutritional security in Cambodia by supporting agricultural research, education and extension and also fostering innovation. Founded in 2016 by the Royal University of Agriculture and Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification at Kansas State University through the support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CE SAIN has implemented various programs​ and projects to capture best management practices and promote expertise, innovations in agriculture, food security and nutrition as well as engage with private sector to promote agricultural entrepreneurship through partnerships with national and international organizations.

Terms of Reference (ToR): Agricultural Technical Assistant (2 positions)

Position Title  : Agricultural Technical Assistant

Location        : CE SAIN Agricultural Technology Park based in Phnom Penh and Kampong Thom province

Reporting       : Provincial Agricultural Coordinator

Citizenship     : Cambodian

Salary Range   : Commensurate with degree and experience (300$ – 450$/month).

Contract        : Probationary period for three months and yearly contract based on performance.

Summary:

Agricultural Technical Assistant (ATA) is responsible for supporting day-to-day operations of the Agricultural Technology Parks (ATP) in the respective province. The ATA works closely with the Provincial Agricultural Coordinator to supervise agricultural interns and labors, support the establishment and maintenance sustainable agricultural intensification and nutrition (SAIN) technology demonstration at the ATP, and collect information to generate the reports for submission to the Agricultural Technical Manager. The ATA also serves as local logistic arrangement, organizing trainings, meetings, and workshops, and hosting field visits.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Main Responsibility 1: Supervise agricultural interns and labors for day-to-day activity implementation at ATP
  • Work with PAC to develop weekly and monthly work plan for agricultural interns and labors
  • Monitor the activities of interns and labors on daily basis to ensure the effective and efficient implementation
  • Identify the challenges encountered by the interns and discuss with PAC and Traineeship Assistant to find out the solutions in response to the needs
  • Main Responsibility 2: Support the establishment and maintenance of SAIN technology demonstration at ATP
  • Lead in the establishment and maintenance of SAIN technologies demonstration including crop production, irrigation system installation, animal husbandry, and aquaculture.
  • Maintain farm equipment and weather station to ensure proper management
  • Conduct and keep the relevant data records including cropping calendar, farm inputs, harvests and asset inventory.
  • Main Responsibility 3: arrange the logistics and organize trainings, meetings, and workshops, and hosting field visits
  • Act as a local administrator in purchasing the materials, equipment, and participating in the procurement process
  • Support in organizing the trainings, meetings, workshops, and field visits conducted at the ATP
  • Support PAC to prepare the monthly work plan and report
  • Attend the weekly and monthly meetings to discuss work plan, challenges and lesson learnt
  • Implement other tasks assigned by the center

Minimum Required Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Animal Sciences or related fields
  • At least one year experience serving as farm assistant or proven internship program, or relevant roles.
  • Experience in record keeping skills
  • Good computer, photographic and oral presentation skills.
  • Good English language is an advantage.

Preferred qualification

  • Good interpersonal communication and time management skills
  • Good knowledge about SAIN practices in Cambodia

How to apply: Interested and qualified applicants should submit their current resume and cover letter referring to the position to CE SAIN via email cesaincareer@rua.edu.kh

CE SAIN would like to thank all applicants for their interests. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Closing Date: 19 July 2024, 5:00PM

Job Features

Job CategoryEducation
Type of EmploymentFull-time

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