10 job positions of Field Market Facilitators at KOPABINYA Farm Service Centre | Nyamagabe : Deadline: 25-01-2024

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10 job positions of Field Market Facilitators at KOPABINYA Farm Service Centre | Nyamagabe : Deadline: 25-01-2024.

KOPABINYA Farm Service Centre is a private sector company-driven model based on one one-stop shop concept located in Nyamagabe District, Tare Sector established in 2021 under the USAID support through The Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity.
KOPABINYA FSC aims to facilitate access to quality and affordable agricultural inputs, services, and technical assistance to farmers with an emphasis on boosting smallholder farmers’ productivity and incomes.


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KOPABINYA Farm Service Centre is a private sector company-driven model based on one one-stop shop concept located in Nyamagabe District, Tare Sector established in 2021 under the USAID support through The Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity.

KOPABINYA FSC aims to facilitate access to quality and affordable agricultural inputs, services, and technical assistance to farmers with an emphasis on boosting smallholder farmers’ productivity and incomes.

Under the support of CNFA-Rwanda/Hinga Wunguke Activity, KOPABINYA FSC wishes to recruit Field Market Facilitators (FMFs) and Field Extension Coordinator (FEC) to support the implementation of an 18-month intervention aimed at: “Improving Access to and Use of Quality Agro-Inputs by Establishing Youth-Led Agriculture Extension Service for Smallholder Farmers” in 5 sectors of Nyamagabe District including Buruhukiro, Nkomane, Tare, Gatare, and Uwinkingi.

Field Market Facilitators/FMFs (10 positions)

Contract duration: 18 months

Place of work: Nyamagabe district

Supervisor: Field Extension Coordinator

Position Description:

Working under the direct supervision of the Field Extension Coordinator, the FMFs will be mainly responsible for conducting extension and input marketing activities including input demand creation and providing technical advisory services to farmers on improved management practices or

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Identification of suitable sites for demonstration plots and/or model farms establishment and listing of their host farmers,
Work with FFS facilitators, Farmer promoters, and/or agro-dealers to establish the identified demo plots/model farms and regularly monitor their performance.
Organize and conduct coaching sessions on improved management practices or technologies (including but not limited to the use of improved seeds, crop rotation, soil erosion control, use of compost, appropriate spacing density, seeds & fertilizers rates, fertilizers application method & timing, etc.) around demonstration plots, model farms, and consolidated sites to ensure an increased number of farmers applying best agronomic practices or technologie
Increasing farmers’ awareness of the importance of using quality lime on acidic soils, explaining to them the right quantity to apply and its appropriate way of application.


Create awareness on agriculture insurance, agroforestry tree planting, and compost making,
Increase farmers’ awareness of timely registration in SNS and support them through registration.
Conduct field assessments to identify major crop pests and diseases and provide recommendations to farmers on the effective pesticides to be applied.


Provide farmers with efficient information and advisory services on the appropriate application of agro-inputs and the necessary safety precaution measures to minimize both health and environmental risks.
Collaborate with the Field Extension Coordinator and the satellite agro-dealers’ shops to organize and conduct marketing events in remote areas for agro-input promotion to increase the sales and customer base for KOPABINYA FSC and for satellite shops.
Recommend appropriate plant protection products including pesticides and other agrochemicals to be stocked by KOPABINYA FSC based on farmers’ demand and feedback.
Prepare necessary reports related to extension work, agricultural practices, and technology adoption in the area served by Kopabinya,
Perform any other duties entrusted to him/her by the Field Extension Coordinator.

Requirements

Diploma /Certificate (A2) in Crop Protection, Crop production, Agronomy, General Agriculture, forestry, food processing, or any other related field.
Should not be above 29 years old
Good knowledge about the agricultural value chain system in Rwanda and specifically about agricultural inputs supply chain dynamics in the country
Prior experience in agriculture extension and advisory services will be an added value.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Good personal and interpersonal relations
Good communications skills


Able to work under tight and demanding conditions.
Readiness to relocate to the KOPABINYA operation site.
Being a resident of the targeted sectors will be an added advantage,
Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Female candidates meeting the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a 1-page Cover letter, academic certificates, and an updated CV (maximum four pages) and names, titles, and contacts of three professional referees, via email at kopabinya@gmail.com. The POSITION applied for should be indicated in the subject line either “Field Market Facilitators (FMFs)”. The deadline for submission of applications is due January 25, 2024, not later than 5:00 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Done at Nyamagabe January 18, 2024

Donatille MUKAKOMEZA

Chairperson of KOPABINYA FSC

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