Key Responsibilities

The Agricultural Technologist (AT) shall be a member of the Programme team of the Food Security * Agriculture Sectors and provide planning, guidance, supervision and management and ensure quality and relevance of the assigned projects for delivery with particular responsibilities to:
• Report and work under the direct supervision of the Director of Programme (DoP);
• Plan and introduce a database on needs (potential and actual) in assigned projects focusing on technical applications in agronomic practices, mechanization and agro-industrial applications which could achieve a results-based operation and delivery of assigned scope of works;
• Liaise and collaborate with implementation partners (IPs) on project concepts’ initiation and proposals’ preparation; At all stages of the project cycle the AT must highlight capacity building, aid coordination, good communication and sound management practices so that best practices in community engagement, needs identification, intervention design, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, transparency and reporting are applied in all projects;
• Provide the necessary guidance and support to IPs in the collection and elaboration of the necessary data and information for project proposals;
• Supervise and coordinate with the IPs for timely preparation of proposals for submission, discussion and approval by the DoP;
• Develop the required methodology and framework under which each project shall be implemented, and provide guidance on good environmental practices and mitigation measures on environmental impact during implementation;
• Coordinate with the Projects’ Coordinator on project assessment, field staff appraisal on IPs capacity, and situation analysis which have direct impact on project viability;
• Engage and participate with the Programme and team colleagues in the project evaluation analysis on benefits and deliverables;
• Contribute to the preparation of reporting indicators for all project elements of agricultural inputs and services, and the M*E tools in order to enable reporting on the delivery of water services against performance indicators;
• Provide plans for capacity building and technology transfer to IPs and organize workshops for counterparts organizations (agricultural directorates) in project planning, design, preparation of necessary documentation (BOQs, Specifications, tenders, contracts, etc.);
• Monitor approved project proposals at respective stages of design, contract agreements, procurement process, and implementation, and report to the DoP on corresponding challenges;
• Establish key monitoring milestones of project preparation, performance, budgets, and quality assurance on delivery;
• Prepare reports on project progress as may be requested by the DoP;
• Attend meetings, as required, and contribute to the Agriculture * Food Security team needs through professional knowledge and “problem-solving” approach;

Job Details

Date Posted: 2018-02-08
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Job Role: Farming and Agriculture
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Degree: Baccalauréat