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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TUKAMULANE ADF PROJECT

Tukamulane Cooperative is a membership-based association of smallholder farmers located in Namwera, Mangochi district, in the Southern Region of Malawi. The core business of the Cooperative is to provide technical and management services that support production and marketing of Soy and other legumes by its members. This Cooperative have received a capacity building grant from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF).

Part of the funds will go towards recruitment of the following position:



Position: Agriculture Extension Officer (1 Position)



Reporting to: The Manager


Duties and Responsibilities


  • To coordinate and monitor all activities in operational area including the distribution of inputs.
  • To work with the Lead Farmers to Facilitate and train farmers in Modern farming.
  • To prepare weekly and monthly reports on activities progress.
  • To organize regular farmers’ meetings at club levels and also collaborate with the District Agriculture Development Officers in his / her area of operation in the training and education of farmers on the safe and proper use of inputs and implements.
  • To demonstrate on farms the proper use and application of input.
  • To monitor and assist in collecting data from both demonstration farms and farmer’s farms in the area of operation.
  • To distribute and account for all inputs delivered to all farmers in his / her area of operation.
  • To work closely with the District Agriculture Development Officer and Ministry of Agriculture to enhance adaptation and implement of appropriate agriculture and climate change techniques for farmers
  • To work closely with Lead farmers assigned to the various clubs in the delivery of agriculture extension services
  • To work with Lead farmers in the establishment of demonstrations farms for farm trials on new agronomic techniques
  • To develop the capacity of farmers to adopt and implement better practices through exposure to new knowledge, information, skills, inputs and processes to improve the long-term performance of their farm businesses;
  • To encourage farmers to adopt better practices through exposure to new knowledge, information, skills, inputs and processes to improve the long-term performance of their farm businesses;
  • To work with the Lead farmers to generate public awareness on important agricultural issues (especially the advantages of local production, quality, climate change and safety), as well as to communicate all aspects of the Project to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Conducts field visits to see how the farmers are progressing in the field with revolving loan fund inputs



Skills and Qualification


  • A Diploma in Agriculture
  • At least 2 years work experience in Agriculture extension
  • Must be able to ride a motorcycle and with a valid license
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to work in rural areas


How to apply

Send applications with 3 traceable referees to:


The Board Chairman,


Tukamulane Cooperative,

Namwera Trading Centre,

P.O Box 49

Namwera.


Email: recruitmentusadf@gmail.com  and a copy to: Email: tukamulanecooperative@gmail.com 



Closing date for receiving the applications is Monday 15th March, 2021. Only successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Qualified ladies are encouraged to apply.


Tukamulane Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.


NOTE: Transportation and other related costs by candidates will not be reimbursed


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Namwera
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    16 Mar, 2021

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