The main objective for the position of DASO is to support and strengthen the capacity of Mara Region Administration and the extension system to apply integrated pest management (IPM) approaches and technologies for the control of Fall armyworm and other crop pests. This position also serves as the sector’s two-way communication between PCI, the respective District Councils and other local partners implementing Fall armyworm or other pest management interventions.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- Implementation of Africa Fall armyworm Response Mechanism initiative: Coordinate recruitment and training of extension officers on integrated pest management and AfriFARM. Facilitate data collection and synchronization of AfriFARM data for preparation of District and Regional Dashboard
- Quality Assurance and Innovation: Provides oversite for implementation of specific technical area (AfriFARM). Facilitate or supervise AfriFARM training sessions to ensure quality of training.
- Documentation and Reporting: Ensure documented record and photos exists for AfriFARM activities implemented in Mara Region
- Representation: Represent PCI in technical meetings on Integrated Pest management
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agronomy, pest management or environmental sciences with special reference to integrated pest management.
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