Job Summary

Coordinate and conduct trainings for Dairy groups on Good Dairy Practices

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Lower Eastern Dairy Cooperative Alliance Ltd(LEDCA) is a Secondary Cooperative that brings together major Primary Dairy Cooperatives in Machakos and Makueni Counties.

In order to strengthen our Dairy Extension Service to our affiliates, we wish to recruit a dynamic and result driven professional to our Extension Service Department.

POSITION: DAIRY EXTENSION OFFICER 1 POSITION

The position is based in Machakos Town with frequent farmer outreach travels within Machakos and Makueni Counties. Reporting to the Project Manager, the successful candidate will do the following:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Coordinate and conduct trainings for Dairy groups on Good Dairy Practices
•    Design Training materials and promotional materials for field activities
•    Develop production monitoring indicators and compile a strong data base for all production and productivity parameters
•    Monitor and report key trends in production and productivity
•    Make work plans for technical support to farmers in relation to breeding, feeding, production, disease control and farm input supply and linkage
•    Submit timely weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports indicating achievements verses targets
•    Create and maintain good linkages and partnership with Government agencies, non-government and private organizations involved in the Dairy Value Chain in Machakos and Makueni Counties

QUALIFICATIONS
1.    Certificate/Diploma in Animal in Animal Health or Dairy Technology
2.    At least 2 years working experience in a similar position with emphasis on training Dairy farmers
3.    Hands on experience in raw milk testing and raw milk value addition
4.    Valid A.I Certificate of practice
5.    Valid Riding license
6.    25 – 40 Years of age
7.    Computer skills in Office Word, Excel, Presentation tools, electronic mail and internet
8.    Ability to work under minimum supervision
9.    Certificate in sales and Marketing will be an added advantage
10.    Fluency in both oral and written English. Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage

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