Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors around the world, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the European Union (EU). Our people are focused on improving lives by working side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth, and good governance.
Tetra Tech International Development is part of Tetra Tech, a global family of experts providing international development services in over 13 key practiceareas in over 100 countries around the world. Tetra Tech serves the major aid markets in the UK and Europe, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and multilateral development banks.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Specialist (Agricultural Extension & Adult Education in Agribusiness)
Job No:499290 Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Work Type: Contract, Permanent
Title of the Programme: Supporting agricultural value chain development in Nigeria with a focus on women and youth empowerment
Agriculture and Food Security, Economic Growth, Education, Energy, Environment, Governance, Health, Infrastructure, Land rights, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, Rule of Law, Stabilization, Water, Engineering, Geotechnical, Environmental, Project Management Consulting, Corporate Functions / Administration.
In Nigeria, the GIZ funded Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector supports actors along with the four agricultural value chains maize, cassava, rice and Irish potato, with the aim to improve the income and productivity of small-scale farmers, to create employment opportunities and to foster entrepreneurial development.
The target group of the project in Nigeria are smallholder farmers and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) upstream and downstream of the value chains. A strong focus lies on the promotion and empowerment of women and youth in the sector.
Tasks of Expert:
Review, evaluation and preparation of existing research results for the selected value chains
Development, production and updating of illustrated training materials/media for government, private enterprises and service institutions.
Compilation of content for the integration of innovations in curricula of vocational schools and training centres
Organisation and implementation of further training for governmental and non-governmental training institutions, corporate service providers and vocational schools
Compilation of content for web-based training and guidance materials
Develop ICT-based media for the dissemination of advisory content on value chain promotion (agricultural production, harvesting, post-harvest management, processing, marketing, entrepreneurship, financial services).
Cooperation in the supervision of partners and in the quality management of the training for the target group
Contributions to the reporting of the CO
Support in the supervision of events, trade fair appearances project-accompanying investigations and evaluations of the client
Education/training: Academic Degree or Professional Certificate in Agricultural Extension, Education or comparable subject
Languages: Knowledge of English, C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
General professional experience: 7 years of work experience in developing curricula and training materials for target groups, enterprises and delivery through agricultural extension agencies and governmental and non-governmental business service providers
Specific professional experience: 5 years of professional experience in vocational education and training measures with a large number of participants; 2 years of work experience in curriculum development for governmental and non-governmental corporate service providers; 3 years of work experience with the promotion of entrepreneurship.
Note: Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.