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Job Description of Field Technical Assistant (JT/JTA-Agriculture)

Purpose of Position:

Field Technical Assistant (JTA-Agriculture) will be responsible to perform all coordination and collaboration with Palika, Cooperative, School Meal Management Committee and Farmer Groups for smooth and quality implementation of HGSF Program activities.  She/he will be liable for extension, communication and training of farmers; diagnosis agriculture-related problems and needs as well as priorities them; obtain solutions for recommendations; assists to implement project activities. More specifically, She/he will be responsible for following tasks

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Program Coordinator/Feld Officer/Admin & Finance Offices to create the enabling environment at Palika, cooperative, and school for effective delivery of the program activities.
  • Performing extension of agriculture-related activities.
  • Facilitate to establish farmer’s groups, follow up on regular farmers meetings and identify the agenda for discussion.
  • Support Field Officer for high yield production and establish demonstration plot for nutritious suitable vegetables, fruits and crops for HGSF Program applying climate-sensitive technologies.
  • Support Field Officer and project coordinator to establish collaboration and coordination with Local Government, Cooperatives, School Meal Management Sub Committee and Farmer groups.
  • Support to Program Coordinator/Field Officer/Admin & Finance Offices for the establishment of Supply Chain Management.
  • Support to Program Coordinator/Field Officer/Admin & Finance Offices to develop policies, regulations, plans and meal menus suitable for school.
  • Data collection from Farmer groups, Cooperatives, and schools and sent to the related offices timely.
  • Facilitate farmer’s training activities.
  • Carry outcrop, seed, fruit and vegetables production activities.
  • Perform activities related to soil and soil fertility and agriculture protection activities.
  • Perform activities related to post-harvest, marketing of agricultural products. Collaborate and coordinate with other working agencies in the field level
  • Support identifying cooperatives to implement activities and develop and support supply chains of nutritious vegetables and fruits to supply school meal programs.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Field Technical Assistant- JT-Agriculture with at least 3 years’ or JTA-Agriculture with more than 5 year’s experience in organic farming or agriculture techniques.
  • Able to discover, investigate & make successive plans for agriculture farms and policies of agriculture.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in Both English and Nepali.
  • Good understanding of local language will be preferred 
  • Fluent networking and coordination skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Additional Competency

  • Willingness to be contactable at all times when needed.
  • Willingness to work out of office hours when required. 
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