• Project Duration
  • Gambia
  • Posted 1 year ago
  • Applications have closed

Organizational Setting: 

The Government of The Gambia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have developed the Resilience of Organizations for Transformative Smallholder Agriculture (ROOTS) project. The project is funded by IFAD along with the Government of The Gambia and other Development partners. The project will be implemented in six years period from 2020 to 2026.  The main components of the ROOTS project are the followings:

  • Component 1 (agricultural productivity and climate change adaptation);
  • Component 2 (market access); and
  • Component 3 (institutional development, project management and citizen engagement).

Reports to: Regional Coordinator

Summary: Field assistant Farmers Organizations capacity development will facilitate, support, monitor and report on projects field activities related to the Farmers organizations capacity building. Under the direct oversight of the Regional coordinator, he/she will ensure timely and efficient implementation and coordination with local partner.

Duration of assignment: one year with possibility of extension.

Duty station: Based in the Regional agricultural Directorate covered by the project, with regular visits in the field as required for monitoring, reporting and implementation.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator:

  • Ensure that ROOTS implementation guidelines are implemented in all projects field activities;
  • Planning and management of duties assigned by regional coordinator in this technical matter;
  • Meet farmers and their farms on a regular and ongoing basis;
  • Carry out technical and economic diagnostics;
  • Exchange with farmers to understand their way of working and seek to improve certain points;
  • Organize technical meetings for groups of farmers;
  • Carry out information and awareness-raising activities among farmers;
  • Ensure that the richness of the territory is respected and highlighted at the local level;
  • To accompany and implement strong and new actions in permanent relation with farmers.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for project activities related to his technical matter in assigned area;
  • Implement project work plan based on approval and guidance of regional coordinator in his technical matter;
  • Ensures proper level of effort provided for timely delivery of activities in his technical matter;
  • Undertake any other duties, within his / her area of competence, as assigned by the regional coordinator.


  • Education: Bachelor’s in agriculture, Business Development, Agronomy, Project management or diploma related fields.
  • Experience: At least one two of relevant experience in agriculture or food security projects. Experience in working with local NGOs and / or development organization preferred.
  • Skills and knowledge: Strong usage of computers and office software package (MS Word, Excel, etc.), Fluency in English, good communication and presentation skills.

Special provisions:

  • Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
  • Only applications received through the provided link will be considered.
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