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Vacancy Announcement at Technoserve

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TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Technoserve would like to invites competent and qualified candidates for the following positions.

Position: Data Encoder

Position Description:

 The Data Encoders will be responsible for entering data related to the monitoring and evaluation of the Regrow Yirga program in Ethiopia.

  Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enter all data related to agronomy training, surveys or others as indicated by the MEL Manager
  • Follow up on the first three months’ farmers’ attendance sheet, collect and arrange photocopies at the field, file them in an orderly manner and bring or send the copies to Addis office.
  • Complete Data Entry back check for all data entered
  • Filing and organizing the hard copies of all the data gathered
  • Creating a data inventory of entered data
  • Reporting on progress of data entry and expected completion times.
  • Assure the accuracy of all data entered
  • Printing attendance or other M&E materials and stapling.
  • Updating Attendance tracker forms and printing
  • Support in translation or review translated M&E materials in local languages
  • Organizing transportation for sending documents or arranging other means like DHL and delivering to the postal office.
  • Facilitate/deliver data collection tools, Agronomy attendance sheets or other materials as requested by the MEL Manager
  • Any other duties assigned by the MEL Manager

Job Requirements:

Bachelors Degree in IT, Computer Science and or other fields with a minimum of 1-year experience in performing data entry.

  • Familiarity with Excel and Word software.
  • Perform basic Excel functions such as custom sort, filter, copy, paste, freeze rows/columns and can conduct search find and replace in Excel.
  • Ability to touch type at 35 words a minute, minimum.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Oral and written communication skills that are clear and concise in both English and Amharic and the local language, Gediogna
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.

Qualified and interested applicants should apply and submit a cover letter resume as a single document (either Word or PDF) by January 05, 2023.

Application – Data Encoder

Position 2: Agronomy Advisor

Job Description

We are recruiting for an experienced expert in managing people to lead a team within the agronomy advisory unit of a large-scale five-year program in Yirgacheffe. If you want to be a part of a project from its inception this is the opportune moment to join TechnoServe as we move to the next phase of impact within the Ethiopian coffee industry.

 If you are skilled and training and coaching adult learners, if you are enthusiastic about good agricultural practices and helping farmers improve their operations, if you are an adept in managing tight deadlines and accomplishing your tasks, and if you are comfortable leading program field operations, then you may be exactly the person that we are looking for!

 The role

As the Agronomy Advisor you oversee the trainers who work directly with the Regrow Yirga program’s 42,000 coffee farmers. You will coach and supervise trainers to effectively deliver lessons plans, conduct farmer visits, and report data on attendance and adoption. You will report directly to the Senior Agronomy Advisor while overseeing at least 7(seven) trainers who provide monthly training on good agricultural practices to farmer groups. You will use and refine agronomy strategies that enable smallholder coffee farmers to increase their yields and quality.

Job Requirements

Our ideal candidate: –

1.    Has a Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, supply chain management, agricultural economics, rural development or a related field.

2.    Has at least three years of professional work experience, preferably including experience in or with the private sector. No prior coffee experience required.

3.    Demonstrates strong planning and leadership skills, with a history of high quality work within strict timelines.

4.    Has excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic (knowledge of Afan Oromo, Sidamigna, or Gedigna is an added advantage).

5.    Is an empathetic listening with good problem-solving skills.

6.    Is passionate about working with farmers and rural development; willing to be located in Dilla town with frequent time spent traveling to project training sites in rural areas.

7.    Embraces our values of collegiality (we stick our necks out for each other), integrity (doing the ‘right thing’ regardless), resourcefulness (solve problems) and results (bias for action).

Application for – Agronomy Advisor

Application Deadline: January 5, 2023

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should Click here to apply and submit a cover letter resume as a single document (either Word or PDF) by January 05, 2023. Applications will be reviewed and considered as received/on a rolling basis. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be contacted. Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link. 

Technoserve encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability, and all other protected classes.

Women are highly encouraged to apply

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