Agribusiness Training Specialist Job at VSO International

December 17, 2016 by Stuffzoom

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Last modified December 17, 2016

Assess the needs and build the technical (and operational) capacity of instructors (and staff) within the Vocational Training Institute (VTI) so they can deliver quality, agricultural market relevant and industry demanded standards of skills training and services. Support the VTI staff in conducting market assessments, curriculum development based on identified agricultural related off-farm market trades (for example manufacture/repair of high impact, low cost intermediate technology agricultural tools, equipment and machines; processing, value addition and marketing of produce etc.)

Furthermore, jointly with VSO volunteer – Business Development Advisor- build that capacity of the VTI to generate income from their agricultural production units.

This project is part of a 3 year youth livelihood project, funded by private supporters of VSO’s work in Uganda.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A degree relevant field
• 5+ years of relevant experience
• Vocational and technical training experience in Agricultural – off farm related sectors (manufacture/repair of low cost agricultural tools, equipment and machines; processing; value addition and marketing of produce etc)
• Experience of curricular development
• Experience of training and coaching others in lesson planning; schemes of work; lesson delivery; competence based learning; formative and summative assessments
• Strong networking and partnership building skills and experience
• Proven coaching and mentoring skills
• Experience of working with/training low capacity teams/grass root organisations
• Effective communications skills (including IT skills and report writing)

• Experience of delivering Training of Trainers
• Experience of Preparation for work
• Prior experience of working in developing countries (in Africa, in an NGO
• Motorbike experience or willingness to learn

Personal Qualities
• Strong interpersonal skills and suitable character to work in a slow-paced environment which can be bureaucratic (requiring patience and tenacity).
• Professionalism
• Conceptual and analytic thinking
• Initiative, self-motivated
• Ability to adjust and adapt easily to a new environment, culture and situation; address multiple challenges in the workplace and be able to work without much supervision.
• A team player able to work alongside their local colleagues in a spirit of partnership.
• Proactive, supportive, adaptive and accommodative

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic but meet VSO standards in terms of security and facilities.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


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