Field Officer, Agricultural Livelihood Support Program

Apply now Requisition Number: 501453
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Mining, Administration, Environmental, Health & Safety

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

  • Key Responsibilities:


    • Monitor and record daily, farmer’s progress on the ground in accordance with agreed systems and standards for conservation farming within the organisation.
    • Prepare and manage manually Demonstration Plots and trail plots for the purpose of Teaching and Training Farmers.
    • Manage and train Lead Farmer’s for the project
    • Manage the Farmers annual crop cycle from land preparation, fertilizing,planting,weeding to helping with the sale of crops
    • Take appropriate action to prevent behaviour or activities likely to be detrimental or in conflict with Foundation Policies, procedures or practice.
    • Contribute to realising the potential of Livelihood Farmers and promotion, by giving talks, providing advice, writing articles, leading guided walks, and organising a programme of events, in conjunction with other programs.
    • To lead on production and issuing of annual farming Contract’s and associated paperwork and ensure that these are signed and subsequently complied with on Foundation Principle’s
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the Project Manager or Supervisor



    • Certificate in Conservation Farming
    • Grade 12 Certificate
    • Certificate in General Agriculture.


    Experience & Skills:

    • At least 5 years practical experience in Agriculture.
    • Ability to ride a motorbike
    • Fluent in English, Lunda and Kikaonde


    Behavioural Traits:

    • Able to meet targets and deadlines
    • Be respected in the relevant farming areas
    • Able to Teach and Train farmers.
    • Must be a self- starter and use initiative where necessary
    • Ability to lead and motivate others
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure
    • Good standard of health and fitness required and ability to cope with difficult terrain on reserves, e.g. steep slopes and inclement weather
    • A willingness to work out of normal hours and in different locations
    • Ability to work with a number of different livelihood disciplines


    Other Requirements:

    A passion for wildlife and conservation of natural resources


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