Field Officers


Level:              Junior

Type:               Full-time(Freelance contract)

Location:        Remote

Start Date:      February3rd, 2021

Duration:        6 months (with option to renew)

 The Opportunity

FSPN-Africa is looking to hire field officers for a short-term engagement to collect data for the Digital Agriculture Africa project. This is a digital solution to improve physical accessibility of food for consumers and markets for the smallholder farmers in Kenya and Nigeria.

The main goal of this project is to provide a farm to fork solution with zero contact to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Job Description

As a field officer, your duties and responsibilities for the duration of the contract are as follows;

  • Mobilization and registration of smallholder farmers to be included in the project
  • Ensure proper respondent screening for eligibility and administration of informed consent
  • Data collection and entry as assigned by the Project Officer
  • Record and update smallholder farmers and their production
  • Assist in facilitating scheduled small holder farmer training on good agricultural practices
  • Identifying and communicating the specific extension services the smallholder farmers need to the Organization
  • Providing feedback during debriefs on field operations and survey instruments that will inform
  • Ensure data integrity and quality is maintained always and minimize errors in survey administration
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including keeping log of work accomplished and callbacks as assigned by Project Management
  • Interact with the community members with the highest level of integrity and understanding
  • Diligent completion of checklists, reports and other means of monitoring data as per the projects schedule.
  • Proper use, storage and maintenance of project equipment
  • Keeping the Organizations documents confidential to unauthorized parties

Minimum Requirements

  1. A degree or diploma in Agriculture or related fields
  2. At least 1 year experience working in Agriculture and related fields at community level
  3. Experience working as field officers in Agriculture and food security related fields will be an added advantage
  4. Proficiency in Ms. Word, Ms. Excel and spreadsheets
  5. Excellent interpersonal, communication and reporting skills
  6. Fluent in English, Kiswahili and at least one of the local Kenyan languages.

Personal Leadership Qualities

Some of the leadership behaviors that are particularly important and expected within the FSPN-Africa team and for this role include:

  • Fire in the belly: Demonstrate passion for what we are doing. Move at light speed to own our market. This is not a 9 to 5 job – we are living and breathing the impact we are trying to achieve in real time.
  • Grit: Stamina to stick it out regardless of how hard things get. Perseverance to do what it takes to achieve our short-and long-term goals.
  • Proactivity: Suggest new ideas and roll up your sleeves to take action that maximizes impact and adds value.
  • Solutions-focus: Use foresight to pre-empt and manage potential issues. If problems do happen, be open about them and find ways to solve them and turn them into opportunities.
  • Hustle: Develop ambitious strategies. Align priorities and objectives with the bigger picture.
  • Trust: Gain commitment of individuals and stakeholders (internal and external) in a compelling way.
  • Innovation: Create an environment that supports creativity and sparks new ways of thinking and doing.
  • Focus: Do all it takes to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop self and team: Find opportunities for learning, development and growth.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

  • Qualification: BSC/Diploma
  • Department: Agriculture
  • Job Location: Countrywide
  • Start Date: 3rd Feb 2021
  • Deadline