17th October, 2016
EXTENSION OFFICER (10 POSTS)
Wakulima Tea Company Ltd; the largest Smallholder Tea Company in Tanzania; supporting over 13000 Smallholder farmers and with 2 factories in Tukuyu, Rungwe District, wishes to recruit well qualified, high caliber, Extension officers (10 Posts0
Successful applicants will be required to manage all duties and responsibilities which will be vested in them, major ones will be as follows:-
I. To improve technical backup on agronomic aspects to farmers in respect of tea growing areas.
II. To work with farmers to ensure that strict quality control particularly on plucking and handling of the green leaf is achieved.
III. To ensure that farmers increase their yields by adopting good agricultural practices.
IV. To ensure that the plucked Green Leaf is timely delivered at collection points.
V. To participate in the establishment and supervision of demonstration plots which will be used to showcase Best Practice and to train farmers on good tea management practice.
VI. To collect and compile pre-season information regarding to demand for inputs from farmers in his/her mandate area.
VII. To assist the extension Services Manager with the supervision of distribution of inputs to farmers and subsequently supervise its use.
VIII. To supervise in collaboration with Village tea committees and transport department the weighing and correct recording of the Green leaf delivered by farmers.
IX. To assist farmers to adopt and implement sustainable agriculture system and comply with Rainforest Alliance Certification principles/criteria.
X. To carry out any other activities assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• A Tanzanian male or Female aged between 25-40 years.
• Holder of Diploma or Certificate in Agriculture, or diploma in Rural Psychology.
• Demonstrable success in achieving behavior change amongst smallholder farmers
• Working experience of at least three years in the same field in tea industry.
• Applicant with computer literacy is an added advantage.
• Female applicants are encouraged.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE.
The last day to receive application is two weeks after the first appearance of this advertisement.
Those who have sent applications before this advertisement do not need to apply again.
Application including a covering letter, curriculum vitae, relevant testimonials, e-mail, cellular contacts and two references should be sent in confidence to:-
Wakulima Tea Company Ltd
Nafasi za kazi Wakulima Tea Company ltd-Extension officers
17th October, 2016