Nuru Nigeria is a local NGO with affiliates in the US, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Our mission is to build resilience corridors of strong, locally owned farmer cooperatives driving profitable livelihoods in vulnerable communities of the Northeast. Nuru Nigeria prioritizes the smallholder farmers it serves and works to cultivate lasting meaningful choices through a community led, community driven and community sustained livelihood programs across the agriculture value chain.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Curriculum Specialist
Job Code: NNJ.2021.10 Location: NN Field Office - Michika, Adamawa
Employment Type: Full-time Terms and conditions: The appointment will be for a 9 Months period, renewable based on funding and performance.
Reporting and Supervision: The Curriculum Specialist will report to the Deputy Program Director Nuru Nigeria who would be the Coordinator of this project.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Nuru Nigeria is seeking a Curriculum Specialist (CS) who will be in charge of farmer association/organizations training curriculum design on business, group management, leadership and total coordination for external engagements.
The curriculum specialist will work under the supervision of the Deputy Programs Director / Project Coordinator of Nuru Nigeria with support from the Project Specialist of Nuru International.
Job Responsibilities Under the supervision of theDeputy Program Director Nuru Nigeria the curriculum specialist would be expected to perform the following responsibilities:
Devise, plan field test, revise and pilot the introduction of competency-based curriculum and instruction methodology for selected curriculum modules, for Nuru Nigeria’s Project that is well simplified for smallholder farmers
Design and support the implementation of training curriculums for Cooperative management, Micro enterprise management, leadership, savings and lending and other elements that ensure sustainability of NN Farmer Organizations
Establish the procedure for gathering together the best curriculum modules at the appropriate levels which exist in Nigeria and internationally, and adopt and adapt. (Drawing especially on components relevant to Northeast Nigeria and having a common or near-common language, practice and climate.)
Align the curriculum development practice to the existing, competency-based methodologies being adopted by Nuru Nigeria in building sustainable farmer organizations.
Form local curriculum development support teams drawing on individuals from a wide range of agriculture development agencies including the Ministry of Agriculture, FAO, agricultural sector NGOs etc.
Establish the networking procedures which will enable and encourage agriculture-sector representatives and other stakeholders to engage fully with the Farmers Training Center in order to develop new curricula based on the assessment of good agricultural practice suitable for Northeast Nigeria.
Design scripts for video trainings alongside other project officers
Conduct Training of Trainers for Farmers, Extension Agents, Lead Farmers etc.
Ensure that gender issues are mainstreamed in all activities.
Contribute in proposal writing as require by the Deputy Program Director
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
At least 7 years of experience with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics or other related field, M.Sc. preferred.
Proven track record of effective curriculum writing and development
Demonstrated ability, experience and conviction to operate in both office andfield setting, and a desire to work in remote, rural setting.
Experience in designing and developing adult training content
Experience working with gender mainstreaming, designing gender sensitivetrainings and workshop discussions for community members.
Five years working experience in curriculum design and creation.
Nuru Nigeria Offers
Salary is competitive depending on qualifications, skills and experience.
Positive atmosphere of dynamism and motivated team setting.
Atmosphere of a forefront professional and flexible NGO with a unique new development approach.
Annual, Maternity and Paternity leave benefits.
Transport costs and communication allowance.
Training and capacity building program and intensive mentorship by expat team.
Life Insurance covering accident, disability and related benefits
Health Insurance covering employee and family.
Atmosphere of diversity committed to providing equal employment opportunity, forbidding discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age and differently able, with respect to policies and visions.
Other Labor best practices apply.
Application Closing Date
5th September, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Cover Letter and Resume / CV to: [email protected]using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.
Non - discriminatory Employment Clause
Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of ethnicity, colour, gender, religion, socio-economic status,age,disability or health status.
The management of Nuru Nigeria reserves the right to verify all of the applicant's information and conduct background checks on shortlisted candidates including reaching out to his/her previous employer.