Assistant Program Officer Needed

SEPTEMBER 13, 2023

The National Council Churches of Kenya (NCCK), an umbrella organization for Protestant Churches and Christian Organisations registered in Kenya, is seeking to recruit a highly skilled, experienced, and results-oriented professional. Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Job Title:                      Assistant Program Officer – Agronomist

Supervisor:                  Regional Manager Upper Eastern

Duty Location:            Marimanti, Tharaka Nithi County

(a) Job Purpose

Provides agronomic knowledge and skills to farmers in the assigned duty station.

(b) Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementation of Program activities in the region.
  • Conducting situation assessments, end of project evaluations and generating reports on the same.
  • Recruitment and training farmers on conservation agriculture and ensuring they receive quality extension services.
  • Conducting follow-ups and farm visits to advise farmers on good agronomic practices, post-harvest management, agroforestry, and farming as a business.
  • Collecting data of farmers in assigned stations and compiling it in the database.

(c) Key Qualifications for Recruitment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, Project Management or any other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum one year experience as an agronomist.

(d) Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills, including project design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid motorcycle driver’s license.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to fill out the online job application form no later than September 22, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Please note that NCCK does NOT charge any fee whatsoever for application, processing, interviewing or securing employment.

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