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ICT for Agricutlture Extension Specialist

Date Posted: Aug 12, 2020

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BACKGROUND

Farm Radio Trust (FRT) is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), whose main goal is promotion of information for sustainable livelihoods of farmers through innovative agriculture extension and advisory service delivery using radio enhanced by ICTs.


POSITION: ICT FOR AGRICULTURE EXTENSION SPECIALIST 

Project Affiliation: Programs Department


Supervisor Title: Director of Programs


Type of Employment: One Year Contract Position subject to on funding availability and performance.


Salary scale and range: As highlighted in the employment contract in line with Technical Specialist grade at FRT.


Position Location: FRT National Offices (Lilongwe) with periodic field travel.


JOB SUMMARY:

This position is aimed at contributing towards achievement of the FRT vision of information for sustainable livelihoods for farmers through design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ICT based agriculture and rural development extension approaches that increases near to real time access and availability to information, and also enhances radio programming interactivity and reach for farmers.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead in the innovative design and development of ICT based agricultural extension approaches and systems for FRT.
  • Provide capacity building and technical support in the use of ICT packages in agriculture extension.
  • Manage content on multiple ICT platforms.
  • Manage relationships with ICT providers including mobile phone providers, content developers, system developers and others.
  • Oversee systems and network management for efficiency and effectiveness of ICT for Agriculture Extension services.
  • Provide technical support in ensuring synergy of ICT for development platforms.
  • Design and implement of a robust ICT for Agriculture Extension research, documentation, monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Provide oversight in the implementation of FRT ICT policy and guidelines.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED



Education and Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in ICT/Computer Sciences or equivalent. A postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • 5 years hands on relevant experience in managing ICT for development tools.
  • Experience in working with ICT service providers such as phone companies
  • Good understanding in integrating ICTs with interactivity of radio programming is an asset.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND APTITUDES

  • Excellent skills in ICTs
  • Skills in training design and implementation of training for other ICT users
  • Hands on experience in computer software and hardware management
  • Good communication, writing, networking and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to working with farmers
  • Working knowledge on website management and LAN management.


CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONS:

The position requires mutual partnership and understanding with other FRT staff and works directly hand in hand with FRT ICT Support Officer and ICT team.

The position has responsibility for partnerships with Mobile phone service providers, radio stations on ICT platforms and other ICT stakeholders.


BENEFITS/REWARDS OF JOB
:

FRT will offer competitive salary and related benefits commensurate with the position and experience.


HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV with three traceable referees, and motivation letter highlighting relevant achievements to:


Email: info@farmradiomw.org


quoting the position applying for in the subject line.

Closing day for receiving applications: Thursday, 20th August 2020


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    21 Aug, 2020

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