- Providing comprehensive training and technical guidance to project partners regarding good agricultural practices including biocontrol of pests and diseases.
- Carry out participatory on-farm research on good agricultural practices and grafting on tomato and agro-ecological approaches for selected vegetable crops:
o design experiments with scientists from headquarters and farmers in the field.
o implement; monitor, collect and report data.
o conduct preliminary analysis.
o reflect with farmers, partners and researchers.
o report findings and conclusions.
- Create partnerships and synergies with the private sector to improve availability, and accessibility of bio-control agents to vegetable producers.
- Create partnerships and synergies with the private vegetable seedling producers to pilot and scaling of tomato grafting.
- Technical progress reporting of grammatically correct and scientific standards.
- Liaise with Veggies4P&P project to coordinate complementary activities.
- Perform any other duties assigned by the Kenya Country Director and the SSVC Flagship Program Leader.
Education, knowledge, and experience:
- Master’s degree in agriculture, natural resource management, or horticulture related sciences.
- Minimum three years’ experience in an international non-governmental organization (NGO) or company.
- Proven experience in liaising with partners and conducting or facilitating on-farm participatory research.
- Thorough knowledge of vegetable agronomy, and preferably also knowledge of traditional African vegetables.
Personal attributes and competencies:
- Excellent computer skills in MS‐office applications (Word, Excel, Power point).
- Team player with excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners and colleagues in a multi-cultural setting.