Category Archives: Agricultural Jobs in Ethiopia

Regional Coordinator at Buusaa Gonofaa Microfinance S.C (MFI)

Job Description

Buusaa Gonofaa Micro finance (BG MFI) is a non-bank profit making financial institution licensed under Proclamation No 40/1996 and is supervised by the National Bank of Ethiopia with a mandate to take public deposits. It is one of the key players in the micro finance industry of the country for the last eighteen years focusing on the rural and pre-urban economically active poor. Currently BG want to fill the following vacant position with a suitable candidate from external/internal applicants.

Purpose of the job: The regional coordinate organizes and controls the activities of branches operational and non-operational activities under his/her regional domain.  Supervisory

Key responsibilities area 

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and controls branch operational and non-operational tasks.
  • Makes periodic supervision of the activities of branches.
  • Handles difficult circumstances that will affect the performance and the image of the company.
  • Ensures that client protection principles and policies are consistently implemented in each branch.
  • Assists the branch managers in providing quality training to the employees of BG MFI in a given region.
  • Accepts grievances of clients and staff and resolves them if possible and forwards to the Head office if not possible.
  • Ensures that information flows upward and downward in the organizational hierarchy.
  • Prepares periodic regional performance reports to the Head Office.

Report to:

  • Operation Manager

Duty station:

  • Branch Office (we operate in 30 different towns in Oromia regions)

Job grade:

  • XI

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • BA degree in Business Management, Agricultural Economics and other relevant fields of study.
  • 4 year work experience or more
  • Supervisory experience is mandatory

 Skill required

  • Good communication skill ( proficiency in Affan Oromo is mandatory )
  • good coordination and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skill
  • Analytical skill
  • Decision making
  • Computer proficiency(excel and financial analysis tool )

Qualified and interested applicants can apply through the following email

Mohamed feyo.mohamed@bgmfi.com

Merertu merertua@bgmfi.com

Soil Laboratory Technician at EF Architects and Engineers Consulting PLC

EF Architects and Engineers Consulting PLC
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Soil Laboratory Technician

– Place of Work: Addis Ababa
– Salary: Negotiable & Attractive

Qualifications/Skills
• Educational Back Ground: College Diploma or TVET certificate
• Experience: 4 years and above
Education Level     :     Diploma
Experience     :     3-5 years
Location
City     :     Addis Ababa
State     :     Addis Ababa
Country     :     Ethiopia

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their CV including Original and non returnable copies of Testimonial & Renewal Professional license in person or email in 8 calendar days of this vacancy announcement to EF Architects and Engineers Consulting Plc Gurd Sholla Holy City Center 6th floor Room no.603 or Tel: +251-118659011 Email:

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Pack House Manager at Koga Veg Agricultural Development

Job Description

Koga Veg Agricultural Development plc is a private company engaged in the production of vegetables and vegetable seeds for export and domestic market. The company is currently looking for a packhouse manager to strengthen the organization at Koga irrigation area – Merawi, Amhara.

Major Accountabilities

  • Providing sound leadership and management to ensure quality product output, accuracy and consistency in packhouse processes and documentation.
  • Ensure high levels of hygiene and safety practices
  • Ensure industry quality assurance standards compliance and meet export customers specifications
  • Manage costs of packhouse operations against the budget

Working place

  • Koga irrigation area in Merawi. Company provides transport service to and from farm

Job Requirements

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • BSC or MSC in Post-harvest management related fields
  • Additional training in internal auditing, food safety, BRC and HACCP
  • Above 5 years experience in post-harvest handling of vegetables or other perishables for export o Excellent in computer skills, English language skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills
  •  Behavioral skills: Respectful, open-minded, committed and motivated.
  • Able to work under minimum supervision while meeting the set targets & deadlines. o Willingness to work overtime, Sundays and holidays

Interested candidates can send their CV and application by email to jan@fair-fruit.com  submit until 15 February  2020

Senior Advisor Land Management and Administration of Agricultural Investments at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Job Description

Senior Advisor

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #005/2020

GIZ-S2RAI Program 

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian Government and other international donors.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Independently advising the Agricultural Investment Support Directorate (AISD), the Environment and Climate Change Directorate (ECCD) and the Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate (RLAUD) in the Ministry of Agriculture on land management and M&E of responsible agricultural investments;
  • Independently performing, (financially) steering and coordinating of all interventions within the regions of Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella and Amhara;
  • Acting as Deputy Project Manager;
  • Leading technically and on project content and autonomously supporting the project management

Tasks:

1.    Advising the partner institutions

  • analyses existing land management and M&E mechanisms related to large-scale agricultural investments (LSAI);
  • supports AISD/RLAUD in developing a monitoring and evaluation system for LSAIs at national and regional level;
  • conducts trainings on implementing and handling/updating the Commercial Agricultural Management Information System (CAMIS) together with technical advisors to ensure ongoing project and policy decision-making while capturing results at the impact level;
  • supports the application of procedures and guidelines for performance-monitoring of investments, commitments and compliance of investors as per national and international standards (VGGT/RAI principles) and best practices;
  • promotes the institutionalization of guidelines for assessing the economic, environmental and social impacts of investments;
  • supports AISD/RLAUD in conducting studies on best practices and challenges regarding the monitoring of responsible agricultural investments;
  • supports (regional) partner organizations in developing funding proposals for the project
  • supports AISD and regional governments in applying (remote sensing) tools on performance evaluation of companies with regards to transparent land allocation, land transfer and general land and natural resource management processes in relation to LSAIs;
  • conducts trainings for partner organizations and supports regions in the field of land management and land use planning, social and environmental code of practices (SECOP), and contract farming;
  • supports the development and identification of strategies that enhance out grower farming models for viable LSAIs;
  • supports the federal and regional partner organizations in drafting land administration and management legislations, procedures and manuals;
  • supports the development and implementation of strategies that enhance the benefits and inclusion of local population within the context of LSAIs, particularly on contract farming initiatives.

2.    Deputizing, Coordination, Cooperation and Leadership

  • acts on behalf of the Project Manager during periods of his absence;
  • represents GIZ maintains vis-à-vis third parties on behalf of the superior and maintains a good and effective communication with partner organizations, the EU delegation in Ethiopia, FAO, relevant public institutions and (regional) NGOs;
  • communicates, both orally and in writing, with peers through briefings, technical and operational reports and presentations;
  • ensures that partner organizations are fully up to date with regards to project activities and challenges through regular monitoring and reporting;
  • connects with other donors’ programs in the land sector and establishes efficient mechanisms for information and knowledge exchange including (non-) state and private sector actors;
  • leads responsibly on technical/content-related matters and manages autonomously at least two bands 4 staff members or a minimum of total six staff from bands 1-4 and engages in the disciplinary management of personnel in bands 1-3.

Required qualifications:

  • master’s degree from an accredited college or university in land management, agricultural economics, geography or related fields.
  • in-depth technical knowledge in the land sector and a high level of management competence;
  • high leadership responsibility.

Professional experience:

  • minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience on advisory services in an international or national organization that has allowed exposure to agricultural land management, land governance and information management;
  • leadership experience and high leadership responsibility;
  • independent initiative and creative thinking to develop and optimize procedures and present them;
  • work experience in land-related development projects is an asset.

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • familiarity with bureaucratic requirements of a government ministry as well as exposure to the coordination (and conceptualizing) of development programs;
  • excellent communication and moderation skills, both written and oral in English and Amharic;
  • willingness to work with rural communities and related government structures;
  • high degree of creativity, initiative, integrity and accountability;
  • high level of knowledge in the MS office package;
  • basic understanding of geographic information systems/remote sensing technologies and their application;
  • conceptual and creative thinking and independent initiative.
  • considerable degree of independence in choosing approaches and methods.
  • good interpersonal skills and team spirit.

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email: hreth@giz.de 

Note: –

Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Title ‘Senior Advisor #005/2020’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged

Agronomist at Organic Liquid fertilizer Producing PLC

Job Description

Company Summary

Organic Liquid Fertilizer Producing PLC is a privately owned fully certified and patented specialty manufacturer of organic liquid fertilizer product in Ethiopia.

We are an indigenous enterprise that produces an innovative and unique organic fertilizer in liquid form with a brand name Eco-Green.

Detail Duties and Responsibility:

  • Provide technical support to the agriculture production component of MEDA project by providing training to target farmers, DAs and the three woreda agricultural office  experts at south Gonder zone Amhara region.
  • Lead eco green application on the vegetables demonstration  field trials  that selected farmers can have the potential in  crop harvesting skills  the three wordas
  • Lead the yield estimation of the crop production and provide reliable data for decision making to the implementation of MEDA project
  • Overseeing horticultural cultivation and maintenance
  • Organizing horticultural trials; analyzing horticultural yield; operational cost; and finance returns of the demonstration plot
  • Make frequent visit and presentations to existing and prospective customers on behalf organic liquid fertilizer producing plc
  • Lead the farmer’s mobilization and ensure that the farmers are fully aware of the project’s objective as well closely advise them how to care of the  vegetables to protect the crop from  pest damages
  • Lead eco green application on the vegetables demonstration  field trials  that selected farmers can have the potential in  crop harvesting skills  the three wordas
  • Collaborate with collaborate with local wereda expert and Meda staffs  on areas related to agriculture production and care of vegetables
  • Assess the fertilizer utilization and its impacts of the selected farmers’ farm land
  • Continuously work and improve the working relationship with government stakeholders ; in particular work with the woreda agriculture office and kebel administrations
  • Follow up DAs and farmers working in the project
  • Preparing demonstration session  adhering predetermined schedule
  • Represent organic liquid fertile producing plc  in the coordination at zonal and district levels; ( demonstration cluster meetings and other task force meetings)
  • Promotion of the eco green  and attract new customers to use  the product
  • Identify and create business relation with product distributers including unions and FSC in the vicinity
  • Data collection; analyzing  and timely reporting to head office
  • Extension work in collaboration with woreda agricultural and natural resource office
  • Performs other related tasks as required

Communications and Networking

  • Crate good interaction and communication with partners and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop good working relationship with other stakeholders in the sectors where OLF is working
  • Prepare and submit performance report due time of period
  • Performs other related tasks as required and assigned

 Reports To:

  • Operation manager

Place of Assignment: 

  • Amhara Region  – Wereta

Duration of the contract:

  • 9 months with highly probability of extension based on performance

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (Plant science),related with emphasis on agronomy, crop production, horticulture
  • Minimum 3 years working with  as an agriculture expert, agronomist in development projects
  • Giving training to farmers and government stakeholder

Skills:

  • Training facilitation
  • Sales skill
  • Networking
  • Analytical
  • Communication and report writing
  • Research and documentation

Personal Qualities:

  • Inter-personal and problem solving
  • Be able to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Promote team synergy in a multi-cultural work environment
  • A resourceful person and self-starter
  • A mature, sensible, and open-minded person with mutual respect
  • Be able to network effectively inside and outside of the organization

Personal behaviour

  • Respect and adhere to the organization  code of conduct
  • Follow and promote the organic liquid fertile producing plc  Vision, Mission and values in action and words
  • Have personal integrity

Apply via emails; submit application document in person at  Dera; Fogera and Libokemkem weredas agricultural office of Soth Gonder Amhara Region.

Competent Applicants can bring CV in person to  Address: 22 Square, Nazareth Building, 4th Floor near Golagule BuildingTel:+251-11-6-187421 or attach their CV to

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Post-Harvest Manager at HERBURG ROSES PLC

Company: HERBURG ROSES PLC

Position Title: Post-Harvest Manager
Type of Employment: Permanent
Salary: Based on the company hiring scale
Duty Location: Ziway

Herburg Roses PLC is engaged in the floriculture industry on growing cut roses on 40 hectares of land and exporting to foreign markets. We are looking for a Post-Harvest Manager to manage the Post-Harvest operations of our business.

Position Description
• The position will have the overall responsibility to manage the Post-Harvest Operations.
• The Post-Harvest Manager is highly expected to assure the reliable quality products exported in accordance with clients’ need and quality standards.
• The Post-Harvest Manager is required to be a strong team player, well organized, an excellent communicator, capable of working with and supporting other departments connected to operations and production.

Qualifications/Skills
Minimum Qualifications
• Advanced University / College Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture
• Relevant experience not less than two years in Post-Harvest
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking).
Education Level     :     Bachelor’s
Experience     :     1-3 years
Location
City     :     Ziway
State     :     Oromiya
Country     :     Ethiopia

Any applicant who can well suited with the above requirements can submit a copy of his /her non-returnable CV, application letter and enclosed other supporting documents within 7 days after the post of this announcement to the main office at Ziway in person or through email, E-mail: administration@herburgrosesplc.com Contact address: 046-441-4281/ 046-441-4620

Agronomist at The Development Fund of Norway

The Development Fund of Norway
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Agronomist

Duty Station: Sitti zone, Erer Town, Somali Region

Detailed Job Description could be accessed from the following links:
www.dropbox.com/s/exa81753xwhel7w/Job%20Description%20of%20Administrative%20Assistant-Cashier.docx?dl=0
www.dropbox.com/s/n1l7qw2jvy9j8t7/Job%20Description%20of%20Agronomist%20Erer.doc?dl=0
www.dropbox.com/s/ckd2p8u0qwem8m7/Job%20Description%20of%20Education%20Officer%20Erer.doc?dl=0

www.dropbox.com/s/hoflfjf0mqffnk3/Job%20Description%20of%20Finance%20and%20Admin%20Officer.docx?dl=0
www.dropbox.com/s/e8isaohs0ghgim0/Job%20Description%20of%20nutrition%20officer.doc?dl=0
www.dropbox.com/s/9akakjnuxyu68by/Job%20Description%20of%20Senior%20Accountant.docx?dl=0

Closing Date: January 15, 2020

Qualifications/Skills
• Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (Plant Science), Nutrition or related with emphasis on agronomy, crop and livestock management, livelihood etc
• Experience: 3 years
Education Level     :     Bachelor’s
Experience     :     3-5 years
Location
City     :     Erer
State     :     Somale
Country     :     Ethiopia

Interested applicants are invited to send only CV and application letter for the position by email address to: dF@utviklingsfodnet.no

Agronomist at Aleta Land Coffee PLC

Aleta Land Coffee PLC
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Agronomist

– Place of Work: South People Regional Government West Ommo zone Menit Goldiya woreda farm plantation.
– Salary: Negotiable

Qualifications/Skills
• Qualification: BSc Degree in Plant Science, Horticulture or Crop Production
• Experience: Minimum 2 years Experience. Experience in government/private farm is Preferable.
Education Level     :     Bachelor’s
Experience     :     1-3 years
Location
City     :     West Ommo
State     :     Debub
Country     :     Ethiopia

Interested and qualified applicants may submit their application, Curriculum vitae and copies of non-returnable relevant credentials in person to Addis Ababa Head office, Aleta Land Coffee PLC around JACROSE area on the way to Salite Mariam Church, in front of Robera cafe & also Hawassa RORI HOTEL with in 5 consecutive working days. • Tel: 0116460742 / 09534662887 Email:

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Livestock Management Officer at Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)

Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Livestock Management Officer

Job Description
• Under supervision of and accountable to the Project Facilitator/Coordinator the Livestock Management Officer will be in charge of project activities to be implemented within local communities in project intervention woredas. Responsible for implementation of project activities which include interactive training and learning support on livestock rearing, and productive management and poultry management; feed (fodder/forage) development and management; tracking animal health problems and taking actions in collaboration with project intervention woredas animal health institutions, responsible for preparing monthly reports for the activities undertaken within the woredas to the facilitators and PPME, keep appropriate records of community members who are supported by the project. Work in close collaboration with other staff members within the project.

• Duty Station: Fogera Woreda, Woreta Township with travel to kebeles when deemed necessary
• Female candidates are encouraged to apply for all the posts.
• Closing date: January 3, 2020 and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Qualifications/Skills
Job Requirement
• The potential candidate for the post should have Bachelor Degree from recognized Universities/Colleges in Livestock Management or other closely related fields. Besides, s/he should have at least 4 years of demonstrable work experience in areas of livestock management at community level. NGO experience is an advantage.

Additional Requirements
• Competency in computer applications of MS Offices packages is required.
• Understanding and speaking local language is mandatory.
• Cooperative, team player, gender sensitive and excellent in interpersonal relationships.
• Have a strong commitment and openness to learn and share.
Education Level     :     Bachelor’s
Experience     :     3-5 years
Location
City     :     Fogera
State     :     Amhara
Country     :     Ethiopia

Application can be sent to EWNRA in the following address. All supporting documents (copies of credentials) have to be posted and only CVs should be sent in digital form through the email address. • Email:

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Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association P.O.Box 1518 code 1110 Addis Ababa

Crop & Horticulture Officer (Agronomist) at Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)

Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA)
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Crop & Horticulture Officer (Agronomist)

Job Description
• Under supervision of and accountable to the Project Coordinator the Crop and Horticulture Officer (Agronomist) will be in charge of project activities to be implemented within project intervention kebeles in the woreda. Responsible for implementation of project activities which include interactive training and learning support on crop and vegetable production and fruit seedling management taking actions in collaboration with project intervention woreda agriculture staff, responsible for preparing monthly reports for the activities undertaken within the woreda to the facilitators and PPME Officer, keep appropriate records of community members who are supported by the project. Work in close collaboration with other staff members within the project.

• Duty Station: Fogera Woreda, Woreta Township with travel to kebeles when deemed necessary
• Female candidates are encouraged to apply for all the posts.
• Closing date: January 3, 2020 and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Qualifications/Skills
Job Requirement
• Recognized Universities/ Colleges in Crop Agronomy/ Plant Science/ Horticulture. Besides, s/he should have at least 4 years of demonstrable work experience in areas of Crop and Horticulture at community level. NGO experience is an advantage.

Additional Requirements
• Competency in computer applications of MS Offices packages is required.
• Understanding and speaking local language is mandatory.
• Cooperative, team player, gender sensitive and excellent in interpersonal relationships.
• Have a strong commitment and openness to learn and share.

Education Level : Bachelor’s
Experience : 3-5 years
Location
City : Fogera
State : Amhara
Country : Ethiopia

Application can be sent to EWNRA in the following address. All supporting documents (copies of credentials) have to be posted and only CVs should be sent in digital form through the email address. • Email:

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Ethio Wetlands and Natural Resources Association P.O.Box 1518 code 1110 Addis Ababa