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Technical Field Supervisor – India

Based in Assam

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Place of Work: 

Any EWS-KT work location in Assam, India

About the Role:

This position supports East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation’s goal of sharing knowledge on improved fresh vegetable production practices with smallholder farmers. The Technical Field Supervisor will manage and oversee the extension activities carried out by Technical Field Advisors in EWS-KT’s working areas in Assam. This position will strengthen extension activities by establishing model field demonstrations and training the Technical Field Advisors on technical aspects of vegetable production in Assam.

Responsibilities:

Monitor the field activities of Technical Field Advisors on a regular basis and provide Technical Field Advisors with guidance and support:

  • Train Technical Field Advisors on technical aspects of vegetable production and orient new Technical Field Advisors
  • Develop field demonstration plots in the selected villages and plan for seedling and crop production
  • Ensure that all field demonstrations are of best quality and follow the protocols recommended by the EWS-KT Technical Support Hub
  • Organize Field Days and trainings for farmers to transfer knowledge on profitable vegetable production to smallholder farmers and increase EWS-KT’s reach
  • Identify the seeds and other input materials required for each season and ensure timely availability of these inputs for starting and maintaining the demonstration plots
  • Ensure the availability of crop guides, crop boards, technical boards, Field Day kiosks, brochures, and other promotional materials for the Assam team
  • Create a strong support system for the farmers by establishing a network of agro-input dealers for the supply of recommended agricultural inputs
  • Create training materials in Assamese and Bangla, supporting the translation of EWS-KT technical guides and other knowledge assets into Assamese and Bangla

Select areas for program implementation and collaboration:

  • Assess new areas for starting EWS-KT initiatives
  • Select new villages, key farmers, and suitable locations for field demonstrations
  • Organize baseline surveys in the new villages and oversee ongoing data collection 
  • Liaise with relevant government departments, allied organizations, and farmer producer companies, etc., for collaboration and support
  • Support the MEL Officer and Team Lead in collecting and documenting success stories and best practices from the field
  • Collaborate with the EWS-KT Technical Support Hub on training protocols


QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • BSc in horticulture, agriculture, or another relevant field
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of field experience in vegetable production
  • Knowledge on crops, seasons, land preparation, fertilizer application, and pest and disease identification and control
  • Good understanding of vegetable markets
  • Excellent community organizing skills
  • Experience in training of trainers
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient user of Google Workspace
  • Proactive and innovative; able to multitask and work in cross-functional environments
  • A team player
  • Fluent in Assamese, Bangla, and English


APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

EWS-KT is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to [email protected]

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only applicants who are shortlisted for further discussions will be contacted.