Farmers Group Development Officer at CVPeople Tanzania

by Udahiliportaldaily

CVPeople Tanzania | Full time

Farmers Group Development Officer

Iringa, Tanzania | Posted on 04/19/2023



  • Recruit and develop new commercial pyrethrum farmers in lringa region.
  • Provide professional agronomic and financial advice to commercial farmers.
  • Train farmers in record keeping and the development of farm plans and budgets.
    identify and develop areas with potential to grow pyrethrum and encourage commercial pyrethrum growing in those areas.
  • Assist farmers with input financing applications.
  • Report to company management on areas of improvement for success of commercial farming.
  • Introduce productivity improving crop husbandry technologies and support farmers in the adoption of these technologies.
  • Collaborate with field extension staff researchers and government institutions to improve commercial pyrethrum farming

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum Required: A Bachelor’s degree holder in Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness from a recognized institution. Knowledge/experience in agronomy and/or crop husbandry is of added advantage.
  • Minimum required; At least 1 year experience working with small holder commercial farmers on improved agricultural technologies.
  • Superior customer service skills and a high level of discretion with confidential and sensitive information;
  • High level of diplomacy required with the ability to manage relationships in a positive manner:
  • Excellent knowledge of agronomy and agribusiness.
  • Critical thinker and fast leaner and ability to help farmers, local leaders. and other stakeholders in the assigned area in their decision to join the commercial program:
  • Able to troubleshoot problems whilst also identifying issues which need to be escalated;
  • Exceptional work ethic and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong written and verbal communication with ability to articulate issues
  • Fluent in Kiswahili, with good command in English language to participate in meeting and communicate with supervisors
  • Good personality traits as well as proven ability to work with smallholder farmers to develop capacity and engender loyalty and commitment to the company.


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