Agriculture Development Officer

Barrick Gold Corporation

Job Description

Lumwana Mining Company seeks to recruit a highly committed employee for the position of Agriculture Development Officer FS (Fixed Term) to join the versatile Social Department Mineral Resource Management – FS Section. We are in search of an individual who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable
  • Committing to Zero Harm
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships

Reporting to the Lead Social and Environment, will be responsible for developing a self-sustaining agriculture business which effectively engages in business transactions with sectors of the domestic and external economies.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Report on assigned Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to the Community Development Coordinator.
  • Implement an agriculture support strategy focusing on research and the promotion of innovative and sustainable agriculture development initiatives including training for local farmers, especially women.
  • Produce a monthly report on program activities including output achievements, constraints, and direction.
  • Research farming systems, identify and promote sustainable models of agriculture production for small scale and emergent farmers.
  • Facilitate the implementation of effective agriculture methodology through leadership in extension services, model commercial production and monitoring of funded agro projects.
  • Hanes for local farmer linkages and manage Agri related business development services providers assisting with extension, training, value addition, market linkages and input supply.
  • Identify and liaise with appropriate Agribusiness stakeholders from among local authorities, traditional leaders, schools, co-operatives, businesses, and local communities to ensure a coordinated and multi-agency approach.
  • Ensure local farmers access cost effective and client oriented Agro-financial services (loans, savings, and insurance).
  • In liaison with the Livelihoods Officer provide advisory services to agribusiness investment proposals.
  • Facilitate tested public consultation and participation approaches to generate agro development initiatives involving people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Participate in agriculture and environmental education initiatives and awareness raising activities.
  • Maintain a pro-active approach to all aspects of operational and behavioral safety in line with Lumwana Mining Company values.
  • Ensure both computer-based records and hard copy records are maintained and updated at all times.
  • Work with immediate Supervisors and the rest of the team in a productive manner.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Full Grade 12 certificate
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture
  • Minimum experience (3 years) in Agriculture research, innovative agricultural methodologies, and agribusiness.
  • Extensive knowledge about sustainable agriculture and community led programs.
  • Ability to travel frequently in the local area with a radius of over 100kms.
  • Good understanding of local customs and practice.
  • Good understanding of expectations of the community in the area.
  • Able to clearly demonstrate the aptitude to drive a light vehicle and hold a current Zambian drivers licence or be able to obtain one.
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and show a commitment to understand local culture.
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve team safety awareness.
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with industry colleagues.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organisation

Applicants that meet the above stated requirements are invited to submit their CVs to the Job Portal link:

Barrick has a strong commitment to environmental, health and safety management.

Barrick offers employment opportunities to both qualified women and men.

Women who meet the above qualification are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 2 nd March 2024. If you are not contacted by HR department within 30 days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.

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