Edu Farmers International Job Vacancy: Field Agronomist – Agri for Stunting, Maluku Tenggara

Field Agronomist – Agri for Stunting

Edufarmers Foundation was initially founded in 2015 and currently working on enhancing agricultural productivity for smallholder farmers in Indonesia while developing youth to become future talent in agriculture industry. Since our establishment, we have helped more than 1,370 youths and 6,295 beneficiaries.

Our flagship program, Bertani Untuk Negeri, was first piloted in September 2020 and had scaled up to reach 400+ poultry, maize, and horticulture farmers and 200 youths per batch of implementation. In the program, we mobilize, train, and develop youths as Farmers Development Associates (FDAs) to be an agent of change for smallholder farmers. We encourage a transfer of knowledge and technology through FDAs so that farmers are going to be able to adopt better farming practices, thus improving their agricultural productivity and income.

We are currently piloting up a new program by building up on our expertise in agriculture to promote food security to tackle stunting issues in Indonesia. Through agri-nutrition intervention, we are seeking to expand our impact to reduce the prevalence of stunting by providing better access to nutritious food for malnourished mother and child. We aim to give agri-nutrition intervention for the beneficiaries so they can improve their income and able to use the extra income to provide better food for family.

This year, we are starting our work to educate locals in Kei Besar, Kab. Maluku Tenggara on how to do farming according to Good Agricultural Practice. Therefore, we are looking for a Field Agronomist that is dedicated enough to work with us in a remote area to help those who are in most need.

Basic Information and Responsibilities
  • Employment type: Contract for 6 months, extension based on performance
  • Location: Kei Besar, Kab. Maluku Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Function: Agronomist – Agri-for-Stunting
  • Seniority Level: Senior Officer
  • Reporting to: Manager Stunting Prevention Program
As a Field Agronomist, you will mainly work on managing horticulture demo plot operations and providing education on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to local farmers on planting crops. The details of the job will include, but might not be limited to the following:
  • Create demo plot planting plan and manage workers to implement planting plan.
  • Source supply of seeds, fertilizers, and other inputs for demo plot.
  • Establish market access to sell harvest from demo plot.
  • Conduct Farmers Field School (FFS) to inspire local farmers to implement GAP.
  • Provide technical assistance and monitoring on local farmers’ farm.
  • Prepare report for the on-the-ground progress for agri-for-stunting program.
Requirements and Qualifications

Academic Background:
  • Bachelor or Master's in agriculture, majoring in Agronomy and/or Plant Disease.
Professional Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in agriculture production, especially in horticulture.
  • Proven track record in managing project and maintain relationship with partner.
  • Proven track record in managing community, especially with farmers and farmers’ group.
Ability and Personality:
  • Understanding of horticulture crops (e.g. water spinach, lettuce, tomato, etc.).
  • Understanding of horticulture production, marketing, and financial system.
  • Understanding of organic farming.
  • Ability in building relationship with partner, local community, especially with farmers.
  • Ability to communicate and educate local community in a compelling way.
  • Ability to work independently and resourceful with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work together in a team.
  • Empathy with people the most in need and willingness to give one’s best to improve impoverished people’s livelihood.
  • Determined and enthusiastic, orientation on output.
  • Willing to work in a Kei Besar, Maluku Tenggara.
Needed Language Ability:
  • Indonesian: Native level
  • English: Professional level
Facilities and Benefit Provided
As the work location is on a remote area, meals, transportation and accommodation related to the job will be provided for you.

You will work alongside our health partners’ teams that has already been set up on the site.

If you are interested to explore the role, feel free to reach out to Dyah Kenyar Nindita Hermanus at fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format " Field Agronomist – Agri for Stunting_(name of candidate)" Deadline: November 30, 2022