Agricultural Technical Officer


Agricultural Technical Officer

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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 Officer

Position Title    : Agricultural Technical Officer

Location           : Royal University of Agriculture (Phnom Penh)

Reporting         : Agricultural Technical Manager

Citizenship        : Cambodian

Salary Range     : Commensurate with degree and experience

Contract           : Undetermined Duration Contract with three months’ probation

 Summary:

The Agricultural Technical Officer (TO) is responsible for supporting day-to-day operation of Agricultural Technology Parks (ATPs), capacity development activities, and record keeping.  The TO works closely with the Agricultural Technical Manager to oversee and design tools to support the implementation activities of the Provincial Agricultural Coordinators (PACs) to ensure that the demonstration of sustainable agricultural intensification and nutrition (SAIN) technology at the ATPs are consistently implemented with high quality and in adherence to the technology guidelines and CE SAIN policies.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Main Responsibility 1: Coordinate the development of technical guideline necessary to support the operation of ATPs
  • Work closely with PACs to prepare the guidelines of technologies and practices being showcased at the ATPs.
  • Develop and revise cropping calendar, data collection templates, and record keeping.
  • Coordinate in preparing the extension materials including technical leaflets and brochures.
  • Support Agricultural Technical Manager to develop work plan for ATPs and mini-ATPs and discuss with partners and relevant stakeholders to improve it.

Main responsibility 2: Facilitate with PACs to implement activities at the ATP effectively and efficiently

  • Act as focal point for discussion with PACs on issues related with the technology implementation and reporting and discuss with the Agricultural Technical Manager to identify suitable solutions and suggestions.
  • Facilitate with PACs to prepare the monthly work plan and report.
  • Monitor the data collection and consolidate the data from the research activities.
  • Provide complementary support to the PACs on procurement activities.

 Main responsibility 3: Support the capacity development and knowledge transfer activities

  • Support the Provincial Agricultural Coordinators, Agricultural Extension Officers, and experts to design the curriculum and conduct needs-based trainings for farmers, youth, and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the youth capacity development program through agricultural internship
  • Support the identify the needs for delivering capacity development activities in the area of sustainable agricultural intensification and nutrition (SAIN) practices and innovations for CE SAIN staff, beneficiaries, implementing partners and relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide logistic supports on conducting trainings and capacity development activities.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

Minimum Required Qualification

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in agriculture related fields (agronomy, animal sciences or related discipline) with strong technical background
  • At least two year experience working to provide direct technical support or relevant roles on sustainable intensification practices.
  • Experience in gathering, analyzing and using evidence for design the strategy and decision making
  • Proven knowledge about different agricultural technologies and SAIN practices
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation and time management skills
  • Good communication skills both oral and written (English and Khmer).

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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