Dominican Republic Field Officer, Farmer-to-Farmer Program

Website Partners of the Americas

Partners of the Americas (Partners), a private voluntary organization engaged in development in the Western Hemisphere, seeks a Dominican Republic Field Officer for its USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program in Dominican Republic. The objective of the Farmer-to-Farmer Program is to improve economic opportunities in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean by increasing food production and distribution and promoting better farm and marketing operations. Projects in specific countries focus on select agricultural commodity chains, and US volunteers provide specific technical assistance to small and medium producers, agro-processors, and others working at all levels of these chains.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Field Officer will perform a range of services in support of program activities. The Field Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Identifying and working with organizations that will receive volunteers under the Rural Enterprise Development Strategy;
  • Developing clearly defined and detailed volunteer scopes of work;
  • Ensuring that projects and volunteer assignments correspond to the work plan and meet Farmer-to-Farmer and Partners program standards;
  • Accompanying volunteers while on assignment;
  • Providing pre-assignment and post-assignment assistance to host organizations participating in the program, and working closely with host organizations while volunteers are in-country;
  • Updating project information and data as needed;
  • Producing comprehensive and quality program documents and reports;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the quality and impact of volunteer assignments and projects;
  • Maintaining working relationships and responding to requests for information from potential beneficiaries, partners, and donors;
  • Representing the Farmer-to-Farmer program and coordinating with USAID and other stakeholders as indicated by the Country Director; and
  • Other related duties as specified by the Country Director.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A degree in agriculture, rural development, economics, business, or other relevant subject;
  • Between two (two) to four (4) years of professional experience in agriculture sector;
  • Living in Santo Domingo where the Field Office is located;
  • Valid driver’s license for at least three years;
  • Willingness to remain overnight on assignments in the field. (for up to 90% of the time.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; and
  • Ability to carry and/or operate equipment pertaining to agriculture projects

Interested and qualified candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to Rosa Almonte at [email protected] with “Dominican Republic Field Officer” in the subject heading.

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