Job Announcement Field Technician for Commercial Horticulture/ Home Garden Urgent !!

Ponleur Kumar

 Job Announcement

Field Technician for Commercial Horticulture/ Home Garden  Urgent !!

PK Background

Ponleur Kumar (PK) was localized formerly from Wathnakpheap (WP)/ Pestalozzi Children’s Village Foundation, and Switzerland –based international NGO (SKIP).  PK is a non –political, non-partisan, non-religious, non-profit and a grassroots organization committed to working partnership with vulnerable families/individual, and communities to identify and address the root causes of vulnerabilities and poverty  with specific aims of enhance peace, development and happy society through sustainable development and implementing the children’s and women’s rights with support of funding from TAF,  Concern, DCA/CA,  Global Fund through CARE and CENAT,  in Pursat, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey Provinces.


From September 2011 till now, PK was awarded the contract Cambodia HARVEST program by USAID-funded project / FINTRAC to implement the Food Security / Nutrition and Community Forestry project in Battambang and Pursat province.  


The program is seeking qualified candidates-2 Field Technicians for Commercial Horticulture/ Home Garden activities.


Contract period:

       Full time schedule

      One year contract, expected start in Sept 2013 and will be renewed annually.


Job Category


Health,  Agriculture, Rural development, Community Development


Job Location:

Based in Thmor Kol, Bavel and Banan  district, Battambang  province.


Job Responsibilities


  • Follow the supervision roll assigned by the Senior Agronomist.

·         They have to provide technical assistance to our clients visiting a minimum of 30 clients per week; if possible they have to be visiting the first client at 7:00 am.

·         Training, every visit to a farm should be an on farm training, we understand sometimes there will be only the farm owner, therefore we will ask for 20 “on farm trainings “per week.

·         Field day trainings, they have to organize one field day per month.

·         They are responsible to collect all data regarding to the end of each crop (production costs, sales).

·         Have to update the MIS report in a weekly basis.

·         Have to provide to HARVEST Senior Agronomists (in charge of his/her area) with a monthly visits program.

·         Have to follow HARVEST technology package and train accordingly.

·         Have to participate in any training HARVEST consider appropriate for them.

·         Technician are going to provide TA and train to a minimum of 80 to 85 Home Garden Clients, two to four School Gardens, if present and fulfilling our criteria one Health Center garden and Between 5 to 10 Commercial horticulture clients.

·         Depending on the amount of potential clients per village they can work in two or three villages.

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Agronomist, Zonal Manager, Technical Manager, Value Chain Agribusiness Director and Chief of Party.
  • Help on other activities that staff from other components (marketing, nutrition, BDS), may have on their assigned areas.

Job Requirements

  • University degree in agronomy, agriculture, rural development or related field study  – social sciences, agriculture, fisheries, forestry etc.
  • Experience  in Home Gardening at least two years
  • At least 2 years of  work experience with NGOs as well as (preferably) the government sector in development work, especially in rural community development work and people empowerment work
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Sensitive to local culture and people
  • Ability to live, work and appreciate poor people culture and commit to their development
  • Good at English as an advantage
  • Computer literacy (Ms. Word & Excel )
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively in target villages by motorbike and stay overnights in Battambang provinces  . 
  • Experience in community development work  with NGO
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Work well in a  team environment and
  • Ability to work under pressure and  be flexible

Application Information

Interested candidates are invited to send their detailed CVs and cover letters of interest NOT later than 23 August 2013 to PK Office using the contact details below.

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview
All submitted applications will not be returned
(do not attach certificates or other document)

Closing Date

23August 2013

Contact Details

Office in Bantheay Meanchey province: 

Road # 04, Kampong Svay village, Sangkat Kampong Svay, Serei Sophorn town, Banteay Meanchey province.

Tel: 0976363860

Office in Pursat province: 

Group 3, Khos Svay Village, Trapeng Chorng Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province, Cambodia .                     

Phone:  012 572 502, 012 572 552     

Office in Battambang province:  

Dangkor Teap Village, Toul Ta Ek Sangkat, Battambang Municipality, Battambang Province.

Tel:  097636381, Email:;

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