Extension Analyst at Tomato Jos Farming and Processing Limited

Tomato Jos is a private equity backed, fast-growing social enterprise located in Kaduna, Nigeria, that believes in the power of local production for local consumption. Our company aims to supply 10% of the processed tomato market in Nigeria within the next 5 years. We source tomatoes from smallholder farmers within our network and make high-quality branded consumer products for Nigeria and West Africa. We currently operate a 500Ha commercial farm and run a successful smallholder program with over 500 farmers. In 2020, the company built a tomato processing facility and we will conduct our first production run in Q1/Q2 2021, with an aim to launch our first retail packaged product later this year. Tomato Jos has four key values: We care about the company; We care about each other; We are problem solvers and  We are humble.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Extension Analyst

Location: Kaduna
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct surveys and collect a range of data regularly from farmers and farms.
  • Track farmer progress throughout the season and provide extension support and advice.
  • Coordinate input distribution to Smallholder Farmers.
  • Monitoring to ensure farmers strictly adhere to TJ’s best agronomic practices.
  • Work with other teams to coordinate smallholder activities such as straining, input distribution, harvest, and profit payments.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly activity reports.

Expected Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Stamina to work round the clock during peak farming periods
  • Curiosity, critical thinking, and a demonstrated interest to learn
  • Demonstrated behavior of professional and personal ethics, transparency, and openness.
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders.
  • Strong management, coaching, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to stick to a schedule

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required for the Job

  • Must be a Graduate of Agriculture Science, Agric Extension, Biology, Rural Sociology, Agricultural Economics, or any other related discipline.
  • Minimum of 1-year farming-related work experience.
  • Passion for agricultural development, especially in northern Nigeria.
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to complex, evolving work conditions and environments.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religious, race, nationality, and age sensitivity, and adaptability
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Tomato Jos.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be fluent in the Hausa language.

Additional Qualifications and Experience That Will Set You Apart:

  • Good knowledge of extension delivery systems in rural areas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to develop and maintain relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in computer knowledge, as well as strong Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word capabilities, will have an advantage.

Application Closing Date
6th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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