64 Job Positions at Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF): Coffee FFS Facilitator (Deadline: 24 December 2018)

64 Job Positions at Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF): Coffee FFS Facilitator (Deadline: 24 December 2018)

64 Job Positions at Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF): Coffee FFS Facilitator (Deadline: 24 December 2018)

Background

The Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) is a nationwide platform whose purpose is to
change the current perception among the youths vis-à-vis the agriculture sector in Rwanda, while
orienting them to seize investment opportunities through awareness creation, skills development, and
advocacy support services. The idea is to create a critical mass of change agents to influence
transformation of agricultural business landscape with courage, determination and positive attitude.
It is a platform of young entrepreneurs operating in any sub-sectors of agribusiness value chain (crop
and/or livestock production, agro-processing, inputs and other agro-services as well as ICT in
Agriculture). Officially launched in May 2016 with the aim to rejuvenate the sector here in Rwanda,
RYAF strive to change and challenge youth mindset vis-à-vis agribusiness opportunities for food and
nutritional security and sustainable job creation. The forum is officially legalized in the official gazette
number 50 of 11th December 2017.

 

Job Title: Coffee FFS Facilitator (64 Positions)

Under MoU signed between Reserves Forces and RYAF, RYAF is implementing Coffee e Farmer
Field School Project through providing and controlling qualified professionals to serve as Coffee FFS
Facilitators.
The position of facilitator is to work directly with farmers groups, and help them discover important
concepts in agriculture through practical learning. The facilitator will reside in the same village as the
farmers and meet with their groups daily.
The session will focus on Coffee e farming, soil fertility management, on-farm experimentation,
integrated pest management, on-farm experimentation, financial literacy, book keeping and other
issues that come up for individual farmer groups.

The Responsibilities of Coffee FFS Facilitator

 Sensitize focal Coffee e farmers and form Coffee FFS groups of 35 to 40 farmers that covers
the Farmers of the area of Assignment.
 Organize the Farmers groups and facilitate the election of farmer’s group focal Person.
 Chose the model farmers to serve as demonstration plot to the farmer groups.
 Train, support and provide the necessary Coffee e GAPs to the Coffee FFS groups.
 Sensitize and mobilize Farmers to adopt the lessons and techniques learnt so as to meet
Adoption rate of GAPs.

 Visit Farmers to check on adoption, Provide customized advice and feedback on agronomy
practices and adoption.
 Sensitize CWS to facilitate Coffee e farmers by availing the agricultural tools to accessible
places.
 Enhance the capacity of cooperatives and CWS to support Coffee e farmers.
 Submit the weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly report to Coffee e program manager on the
progress activities of Coffee FFS Facilitator in the assigned region including the list of farmer’s
trained (full identification) hard and soft copy, adoption of GAPs training provided, etc.
 Liaise and work closely with CWS and local in the area of assignment.
 Be a focal person of RYAF in Coffee e sector in the area of assignment.
 Sensitize new farmers to invest in Coffee e and interest Coffee e farmers to extend their
plantations.
 Perform other tasks assigned by RYAF competent authority.
 Reporting to Coffee e Program Manager.

EXPECTED OUTPUT
 Improvement of agriculture practices in Coffee e farms, leading to improved Coffee quality
 Development of farmers’ capacity to define their own agenda, book keeping and follow up
activities etc.
 Stimulation of farmers to become facilitators of activities and learning processes.
 Increased responsiveness to farmers-client demands and needs by organizations in national and
international level
Basic Qualifications:
 Minimum level of education of A2 in Agriculture and related fields
 Strong attention to details.
Application procedures to all positions
The following are the key guidelines to apply for the above RYAF job offers d:
1. Letter of application addressed to the RYAF Chairman,
2. Curriculum Vitae of not more than 2 pages with at least 3 professional references,
3. National ID,
4. Latest employment completion certificate,
5. Degrees and certificates copies,
6. Hard copies must be submitted at RYAF Head Offices located in at MINAGRI
Building/Kacyiru, not later than December 24th, 2018 at 5pm. Shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for the next stage of selection processes.

Jean Baptiste Hategekimana
Chairman,
Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum
Former MINAGRI Building
Kacyiru, KG 569 St
Kigali, Rwanda

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