Junior Technical Assistant – Nepal

Agriculture, Business Development

BASIC JOB INFORMATION

  • Job Category: Agriculture, Business Development
  • Job Level: Full time
  • No. of Vacancies: 1
  • Job Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (with frequent visits out of valley on need basis)
  • Offered Salary: Competitive
  • Education Level: JTA plant science or equivalent
  • Experience: Min. 2 years of experience in working in the agriculture, especially being located in the field

TEAM AND ROLE OVERVIEW

 

  • The JTA is being recruited, in a full-time position, to be a part of aQysta Nepal’s team.

  • The JTA will work closely with aQysta’s Agri-business officer and other JTA colleagues to train farmers in Grown Farm Incubator while being located near the farming community

  • The JTA will eventually evolve as an agricultural expert at aQysta and will strengthen the scientific farming knowledge of the company.

JOB PROFILE

 

> Do you believe in the need to empower and enable Nepalese smallholder farmers to run profitable sustainable farming to bring in the real impact?


> Do you excel in working with the community of smallholder farmers while making sure that the desired commercial farming output is produced?

If the answers to the above questions are yes, then this could be the perfect position for you where you can apply your professional passion to lead in the job role of JTA.

You, as aQysta’s JTA at Nepal, will work with the smallholder farmers and support them to achieve the set goal in terms of commercial agricultural production.

As such, the JTA will be at the heart of aQysta’s mission of empowering smallholder farmers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Located in the selected cluster of farmers to manage aQysta’s farming activities in the clusters

  • Managing work and relationships, and motivating farmers in the selected cluster

  • Providing technical guidance to farmers on growing, monitoring, and pest management of selected crops for targeted output achievement

  • Provide advice to end-user farmers on agricultural practices to optimize quality, yield, and income. The advice will be on irrigation (with hydro-powered pumps), fertilizer application, growing periods, seed types, planting preparations, weeding & pest control, and prevent diseases, for high-value crops, based on local soil conditions

  • Recording and sharing regular farming data in the company record-keeping platform

  • Making daily visits and monitoring farms

  • Coordinate with Agri-Business Officer for each farming step taken countries

  • Develop agriculture intervention programs for the company

BACKGROUND

  • Education: JTA plant science or equivalent

  • Min. 2 years of experience in working in the agriculture, especially being located in the field

  • Hands-on experience working in farming, production planning, and training farmers

  • Ability to motivate and manage farmers

  • Good communication skills to communicate and build rapport with diverse stakeholders

  • Willingness to locate in a town near to focus cluster is mandatory

  • Self-disciplined and trustworthy

  • Knowledge and experience of agri-business practices with smallholder farmers are preferred

WHAT WE OFFER & EXPECT

 At aQysta, you are welcome to join a diverse international team of driven, ambitious, young professionals who proudly own the company’s purpose – ‘to enable smallholder farmers to sustain themselves and their families with just farming.’

aQysta provides an open-minded and safe working environment that encourages innovative thinking, ownership, and taking on responsibilities. aQysta provides ample room and tools for you to unleash your creativity and skills to excel in the work you do.

As a company, aQysta adopts the global best practices and believes in taking an active role in its employee’s growth, by providing them with challenges, freedom and support required such that they hone their skills, develop confidence and shine as stellar professionals.

TO APPLY

Applications are accepted only via email.

To apply, please send your updated resume and cover letter at the email address.
careers@aqysta.com