The Project Officer will be based in the Municipality of San Clemente, Tarlac, Project Office. He/She will be responsible for project cycle management of the project “Strengthening Climate Resilience of Agricultural Community through Organic Composting in San Clemente, Tarlac (Phase 2)”. He/She will implement the most appropriate agriculture interventions and climate change adaptation/mitigation based on the local context, replicability to other communities and entrepreneurial potential for the host organization.
A. Project Implementation
- Responsible for efficient project cycle management.
- Provide technical inputs and guidance to farmers’ cooperatives and local partners on the implementation of project activities.
- Ensure the successful and timely implementation of projects and other activities in the assigned area in collaboration with the Economic Development Division of GNIP.
- Provide technical assistance/backstopping to host organization for Climate
- Resilient Agriculture and Organic Fertilizer production through cooperative organizing/strengthening.
- Ensures the development of Climate Resilient Agriculture (including Organic Agriculture) in the municipality by supporting the development of Organic
- Compost Fertilizers from locally sourced raw materials.
- Co-facilitate the conduct of Farmers Field School (FFS) in Organic Crop
- Production as part of Climate Resilient Agriculture.
- Mainstream the adaptation of Climate-resilient Varieties through Verification
- Farms and Production Farm in collaboration with the farmers and LGU.
- Support the pilot testing on the entrepreneurial marketability of production output.
- Support/Assist Women (farmers) Enterprise Development in course of the project implementation.
- Closely collaborates with San Clemente LGU through the Municipal Agriculture Office.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Regularly visit project area and participate/organize joint monitoring with project team partners.
- Leads in the monitoring and evaluation of the community project and ensure that systems are in place to support the implementation of equality in community projects.
- Ensures the development of the good practice by supporting the development of strong M&E mechanisms and identifying gaps in the standards project implementation.
- Submit the reports including interim reports and final reports.
Networking and Partnership
- Coordinate and establish partnerships with Government and Non-Government agencies and other stakeholders who are involved in the project.
- Collaborate with potential partners and relevant stakeholders to support the project.
- At least a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Agriculture or AgriBiotech and other related fields/and/or TESDA NCII Organic Agriculture Certification. Preferably residents of areas within the field office locations
- Must have a heart and strong passion for the poor and sustainable agriculture and climate resilience.
- Knowledge about climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate smart agriculture techniques, organic agriculture, participatory plant breeding, community seed banking, etc.
- Knowledge in Project Cycle Management is a plus.
- Has strong 3-5 years’ experience in dealing with climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate smart and Organic Agriculture techniques, participatory plant breeding, community seed banking, etc.
- Has experience in field works and with amicable rapport with the farmers and community.
- Knowledge in basic computer applications (MS word, excel and power point) is a must.
- Above average written and oral communication skills in English and Filipino, including ability to present coherent and convincing analyses to different audiences.
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