CAB International (Regional Bioscience Centre Pakistan)
Field Facilitator - Bachelor degree holders in Agriculture
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Posted date 23rd February, 2024 Last date to apply 15th March, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Haroonabad, Bahawalnagar
Category Agriculture
Type Contractual Positions 50
Status Closed

CAB International (Regional Bioscience Centre Pakistan) is seeking Field Facilitators to implement the donor funded project on Better Cotton in Haroonabad, District Bahawalnagar, Punjab.

The selected candidates for Field Facilitator (FF) will be expected to implement the Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).

Key accountabilities 

  • Prepare detailed implementation plan of training for farmers on Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for cotton crop.
  • Survey for selection of potential cotton farmers and updating the information for existing cotton growers.
  • Registration and successful capacity building of farmers and workers regarding best practices and Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS).
  • Farmers, farm workers (male and female) capacity building on relevant   criteria for Better Cotton production, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for cotton production and record keeping.
  • Facilitate the famers/growers to register and develop as producer organizations.
  • To conduct the internal assessment of registered cotton growers.
  • Prepare the fortnightly progress reports and submit to Producer Unit Managers.
  • Collection of seed cotton data (available and sold) from registered cotton growers and sharing with Producer Unit Managers.
  • Prepare technical reports of cotton growers.
  • Collection and verification of Result Indicator Data (RI) from farmers and its submission to Producer Unit Manager with in the given time period.
  • Complete and timely submission of any assignment given by line manager.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, self-motivated, an enthusiastic team player and able to manage conflicting priorities.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, preferably in Entomology, Plant Protection, Agronomy or related to Crop Production
Experience
  • Knowledge of BCI Production principles and Criteria.
  • Strong understanding of cotton production technology and its sustainability issues.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong organisational and learning skills;
  • A team player with good interpersonal, communication and networking skills;
  • Comfortable working on one’s own initiative as well as following advice;
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving;
  • Willing to travel to remote and challenging locations in Pakistan.
  • Applicant for this role needs to be honest, dedicated, social, motivated, disciplined, and self-organized to deliver quality work at prescribed deadlines.
  • Ability to plan work schedules to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Effective team player and conversant with a transdisciplinary approach.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, Self-motivated, an enthusiastic team player.

ROLE DETAILS

Reporting to: Producer Unit Manager

No. of positions: 50

Contract: 11 months with 3 months probation period. The placement will be made through third-party contracting firm (United Human Resource Services Pvt. Ltd) 

Salary Range: 40,000 PKR (Gross)

Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Communication Allowance, Fuel Allowance, EOBI, paid leaves. 

Benefits cost will be deducted from gross salary. 

Location: Haroonabad, District Bahawalnagar. Local candidates will be given preference.

Other details:

  • Due to urgent recruitment, CABI (Regional Bioscience Centre) can start the recruitment process (written test/interview) before the closing date of application.
  • CABI (Regional Bioscience Centre) reserves the right to accept or reject application based on operational circumstances.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for test/interviews. Original documents to be presented at the time of interview.
  • Candidate having motor bike will be given preference.
  • Candidate having the relevant experience will be given preference.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND STATEMENT OF SAFEGUARDING 

We are a thriving international organisation attracting a diverse range of talented people from around the world. Our staff currently comprises over 30 nationalities and as an equal opportunity’s employer we welcome applications from candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or marital status. No applicant will be disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justified and selection will be based on merit. CABI believes that everyone we come into contact with, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation which includes child safeguarding, adult safeguarding, and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. CABI has a zero-tolerance approach to any attitudes or behaviours that put children or adults at risk of harm. Safeguarding concerns are acts of gross misconduct and are grounds for disciplinary action up to and including, dismissal and referral to relevant authorities for criminal prosecution.

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