Agriculture Expert

Position : Agriculture Expert
Job Location : Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Job Description

 Provide overall thematic leadership and guidance on agriculture and allied activities to different project teams.
 Active technical support to various agriculture and allied activities being undertaken in different districts.
 Liaison with government functionaries, government departments, Universities and KVKs.
 Technical support and guidance to staff, identified farmers, SHG groups, village development committees as and when required on production systems, crop insurance, crop advisory, micro-irrigation, animal husbandry and organic cultivation.
 Technical support on establishing farmer Producer Company and establishing link with other key players in the sector. Leading whether advisory services of WOTR.
 Preparation of crop calendar for all crops grown in the project villages covering all the season i.e. Kharif , Rabi and Zaid.
 Providing technical inputs and responding to queries of the farmers/project team.
 Document the best practices and maintaining data base.
 Contribute to the research on agriculture component.
 Any other tasks assigned by the organisation.

Eligibility
Candidate should have a master’s degree in agriculture with 3-4 years or more of work experience in development sector. However, graduates in agriculture with experience of over 10 years could also be considered for the position.

Experience
The candidate should:
 Have considerable experience and knowledge of preparing and dissemination of agro-advisories.
 Have experience of developing and extension of package of practises for various crops.
 Should have experience and be passionate for promotion of organic agriculture.
 Should have the capacity to perform research project on the different subjects.
 Should have experience on livestock development and management.
 Should have experience in promotion of micro irrigation and formation and management of farmer producer companies.

Should be familiar with MS – Office (Word, Excel & Power point), Google sheets, SPSS software.

Salary: Negotiable with experience, qualifications.

Interested candidates may kindly respond with their complete and updated CVs to mp@wotr.org

LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: June 15 2019
About WOTR
WOTR is a globally recognized NGO dedicated to transforming the lives of millions across India in participatory watershed development and eco-systems restoration, adaptive sustainable agriculture, integrated and efficient water management, and climate change adaptation, with a special emphasis on vulnerable communities, farmers, and women. To know more about WOTR’s work, check out www.wotr.org