Become a Technical Field Advisor in Assam, India, and help smallholder farmers feed the world.

groups of farmers watch EWS-KT staff as he demonstrates pruning technique
EWS-KT staff member inspects low-growing plants in a farmer's field
Female farmer and male farmer plant seeds
Male farmer and female farmer plant seedlings in their field
Female farmers in a field with knee-high crops
EWS-KT staff and older farmer adjust trellising around a plant

Technical Field Advisor – India

Based in Assam

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Place of Work: 

Assam, India

About the Role:

East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation (EWS-KT) works hand in hand with farming communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda.

To further expand our operations in Assam, we are seeking to employ Technical Field Advisors. Technical Field Advisors will focus on supporting our goal of sharing knowledge on improved fresh vegetable production practices with smallholder farmers.

By joining EWS-KT, you will become part of a dynamic team that is committed to making a difference in the lives of farmers and contributing to global food security.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify villages for interventions; select and coach¬† smallholder farmers on vegetable production techniques.
  • Provide technical support in 10 to 15 selected villages per year, establishing 40 demonstration plots per year.
  • Establish and support key farmer demonstration plots as practical learning sites for farmers.
  • Train 1,000 to 1,200 farmers per year in these demonstration plots, with each farmer attending 2 to 5 practical training sessions in one season.
  • Ensure regular participation of farmers in the training sessions.
  • Organize 40 field days in a year.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in agriculture/horticulture, or any other degree with field experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and motorcycle.
  • 1 year of experience as a trainer in extension education.
  • Ability to transfer vegetable production knowledge to farmers effectively.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the local language.
  • Fluent in Assamese.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

At EWS-KT, 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.

Female EWS-KT staff conducting training on fertilizer application for a group of chili farmers
EWS-KT staff member trains group of male and female farmers on seedling production
Group of farmers and EWS-KT staff drench seedlings
EWS-KT staff train farmers and other staff on fertilizer application
Two men beneath a canopy of gourd plants
Male farmer inspects the small seedlings in his covered seed house