Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is implementing a food for Progress Program to launch a cocoa productivity and marketing project in Nigeria Known as, the Traceability and Resilience in Agriculture and Cocoa Ecosystems of Nigeria (TRACE) under the sponsorship of USDA. The five-year project is to increases productivity in the cocoa value chain by applying climate smart agriculture and expands the cocoa market through traceability back to its source.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding Lutheran World Relief under its Food for Progress Program to launch a cocoa productivity and marketing project in Nigeria known as the Traceability and Resilience in Agriculture and Cocoa Ecosystems of Nigeria (TRACE).
In pursuant of this, we are recruiting to fill the underlisted position:
Job Title: Extension Officer
Locations: Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Cross Rivers, Abia & Akwa Ibom
Slot: 8 Openings (Ondo 2, Osun 1, Ekiti 1 Cross Rivers 2, Abia 1, Akwa Ibom 1)
- The Agriculture Extension Officer will be supporting the Farmers, agriculture extension agents, farmers, and input suppliers on the range of products and services available for uptake in the cocoa sector. The AEO will provide technical support, training, and monitoring support.
- Provide Technical Supports, Input and Monitoring of weather, cocoa traceability & other developments to update production estimates and assess the impact of various scenarios on yields.
- A Degree in Agriculture.
- Must have practical expertise of 5-7 years in the cocoa value chain, Natural Resources Management, cocoa traceability system & cropping.
- Experience of managing farmer / out-grower / contract farming, business development services, and agricultural extension services.
Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.