Jordan Water Efficiency and Conservation Activity (WEC)
The Jordan Water Efficiency and Conservation Activity (WEC) funded by USAID/Jordan and implemented by Tetra Tech ARD (http://www.tetratech.com/intdev) is currently accepting expressions of interest for qualified candidates to fill various positions. The purpose of the WEC Activity is to increase water use efficiency and conservation in Jordan by applying commercial incentives to the agriculture, industrial, and the municipal sectors and strengthening the Government of Jordan (GOJ) governance over irrigated agriculture.
Tetra Tech seeks experienced candidates for the following position:
Agricultural Enterprise Specialist (AES) (1 post) – based in Amman with frequent visits to WEC field activities
The Agricultural Enterprise Specialist will support agri. enterprises, working with farmers using irrigated agriculture systems, to enhance farmer adoption and implementation of water conservation and water efficient cultivation best practices. The AES will enable these agri enterprises, to focus on the economic benefits and savings of improved water utilization, so that the cost benefits of water conservation at farm level are better understood. The AES will also engage with treated wastewater plants to support their increased supply of treated wastewater under irrigated agriculture.
Under the supervision of the Director of Market Systems & Private Sector Engagement (MS&PSE Director), to whom he/she will report, the AES will have the following responsibilities:
Supports agri enterprises, working with farmers using irrigated agriculture, to enhance the on-farm adoption of water conservation and water efficient cultivation best practices including use of treated wastewater. Highlights cost benefits of water conservation techniques to support adoption at farm level. Enhances agri-input suppliers capacity to increase sales and improve service delivery of water saving technologies to Jordan’s irrigated ag sector to improve on farm water conservation. Organize and host related meetings and events with WEC partners, organize farmer training days, on farm demonstrations, and associated consultant assignments to raise the profile and adoption water conservation under irrigated agriculture. Lead/support associated data collection, record keeping, project reporting and publications. Perform other tasks as appropriate and as determined by his/her direct supervisor.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, water management, natural resources, business administration, agribusiness, or another related field with a minimum of 10 years of work experience or A Master’s degree or equivalent and 7 years of work experience in relevant field is preferred. Demonstrate a deep understanding of agriculture, agribusiness, private sector development and sustainable value chain development. Excellent planning, reporting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), problem solving and relationship management skills. Excellent communication skills and previous experience of private sector engagement in Jordan’s agriculture sector.
To apply through [email protected] with a cover letter and current curriculum vitae (CV) in reverse chronological order format. Please list the title of the position in the email subject line