Senior Agricultural Specialist

Senior Agricultural Specialist

Blumont

Niger

Job Description:

Blumont is seeking to identify a Senior Agricultural Specialist for an anticipated Niger Small-Scale Irrigation project. He/she will assist the Project Director and Deputy Project Director in managing the agricultural components of the overall project.

Job Requirements:

  • University degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Natural Resource Management, or a related field
  • 12 or more years of experience successfully implementing agricultural development programs, preferably in Francophone West Africa or similar environments
  • Five or more years of experience successfully promoting innovative irrigation technology as well as increased agriculture and livestock production through a variety of sustainable approaches
  • Experience promoting private sector-led growth in agriculture, with experience in improved inputs, contract farming, value chains and export development
  • Experience managing large development programs in partnership with communities and in security sensitive and potentially volatile regions
  • Experience improving access to agricultural development extension services, capacity building, establishing farmer-owned agriculture infrastructure and sustainable management mechanisms
  • Experience working with water conservation through integrated approaches and expanding natural resources successfully in difficult agrarian environments
  • Strong computer skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-cultural teams
  • Develop and encourage new and innovative solutions

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