Agriculture Program Engineer

Agriculture Program Engineer

JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 5888

Job Title: Agriculture Program Engineer

Application deadline: 25/10/2021, 11:00 pm

Duty Station: Duty Station: Al-Hasakeh, NES Syria

Job Requirements:

Skills Required

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Proactive and able to manage workload with guidance from his/her supervisor
  2. Positive, enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  3. Possess a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  4. Methodical with a good attention to detail Process oriented.
  5. Excellent time-manager who can balance multiple priorities.
  6. Motivated to learn and perform and not afraid to ask questions.
  7. Good communicator and comfortable to work in a team environment.
  8. High professional and ethical standards.
  9. Must be a humble team player.
  10. Ability to be flexible and adaptable, taking on additional responsibilities as needed.
  11. High level of integrity and stewardship.
  12. Committed to our values and ethics.
  13. Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
  14. Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  15. Possesses strong understanding of local area

Education / Experience Needed

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience of agriculture development and extension support within North East Syria
  • A good trainer and knowledge about agriculture training module design
  • Knowledgeable about irrigation systems for farming including water wells functionality


Arabic, English, Syriac and Kurdish are required.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.


(Managers should adjust this part according to the job responsibilities)

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be exposed to loud noises around the maintenance and construction workshops.

o May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.

o Work in a security context that is fluid

This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate. This job description is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All our organization staff is expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.    

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Agriculture Program Engineer will be responsible for the implementation of our organization Drought Resilient Vegetable Farming Project in NES.  S/he will collaborate with the Farmers, Farm inputs sellers, local partner, Local councils and other NGOs in planning and implementation of the project. The programme officer will also participate in other relevant organization programmed work assigned to him/her.

Job Duties:

  • Closely work with other project staff for the development of weekly and monthly agriculture plans.
  • Mobilize and identify farmers within the programme area to engage in vegetable production
  • Conduct baseline survey for with farmers in the programme area
  • In collaboration with our organization Agriculture TA, develop/adapt training modules on Good Agriculture Practices as per the project design. Ensure the training modules are appropriate to NES context
  • Facilitate training farmers on Good Agriculture Practices as per the project needs and design.
  • Support farmers on crop selection, modern farming, installation of drip irrigation, selection of new farmers and identification of individual farmers
  • Provide technical support on organic fertilizer use and local production of organic fertilizers
  • Provide technical guidance drip irrigation and other farm water management practices in response to the drought within NES.
  • Regularly organize community meetings to promote collective understanding and build the capacity of farmers
  • Empower farmers to understand the importance of the vegetables value chain system to promote market linkage
  • In coordination with Local partner (Syriac Cross), facilitate integration of our organization ministry activities into rural livelihoods project activities.
  • Develop field reports on a weekly – monthly basis and share them with the FSL Coordinator.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the FSL Coordinator and Programme Manager.
  • Be available to the programs full time during times of emergency response activation
  • Complete other activities as directed by the Line Manager and performing all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of our organization with a generous and serving spirit.

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Other Information’s:

Final appointment is contingent on funding confirmation.

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