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Agro-investment Corporation
Category: General
Job summary

Reporting to the Director of Agro-Park Development, the Cluster Coordinator is responsible for organizing and strengthening the Farmer Groups operating within a cluster arrangements and certified production systems.

Key Responsibilities Include:

 Undertake value chain assessment and implement strategies to address constraints.
 Plan, develop and execute crop scheduling plans towards meeting market contract agreements.
 Facilitate linkages between farmers, input suppliers and markets.
 Develop and execute Foods Safety Training Programme geared towards Agro-Park achieving GlobalGap Certification.
 Coordinate the assessment of infrastructure requirements necessary for GlobalGAP Certification.
 Guide farmers in the best use of their resources through investigation and diagnosis of problems identified by them through extension support.
 Perform other duties assigned.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Excellent planning, negotiating and organizational skills
 Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
 Good knowledge of agricultural finance and marketing arrangements
 Sound knowledge of Rural Development and the Jamaican Agricultural Sector
 Sound knowledge of relevant computer applications including Microsoft Office and research and statistical software

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

 Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Science, Agri-Business or related discipline
 A minimum of five (5) years work experience in Rural Development and Agribusiness
 A Post Graduate certification in Agronomy would be an asset
Deadline: September 14, 2018

Contact Information
Name: Snr. Director, HRM & Development
Address: Agro-Investment Corporation
188 Spanish Town Rd., Kingston 11
Telephone: 764-8071, 923-9268, 923-0086, 923-9261
Fax: Fax: 758-7160

Ad Post Date: 2018-09-04



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