Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development firm based in Washington, D.C (www.chemonics.com), seeks qualified candidates for the position of Training Manager/ Coordinator for a five-year agricultural value-chain development project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The position will be based in Abuja. Any successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Review, and if necessary modify the training systems, methods and materials
Based upon input from the Director of Agricultural Productivity and the Value Chain Leaders, facilitate the effort to revise, where needed, the POPs for the projects targeted value chains in close collaboration with technical staff and outside consultants.
Work with service providers to develop standardized training modules for each targeted crop and aquaculture. This training should include increased use of participatory elements/methodologies.
Increase the use of adult education and learning concepts by both service provider staff partner staff, such as ADP staff, and grantees.
Assist in the development of new training materials for irrigation, mechanization, soil and water management and other new activity areas with emphasis on training methodology, the inclusion of adult learning principles and participatory learning, technical content will be developed under the direction of the Agricultural Productivity Director.
Lead the revision of the Group dynamics and leadership training
Develop appropriate training on climate change adaptation and environmental compliance.
Develop women’s empowerment training materials or integrate women’s empowerment messages into existing training materials.
In collaboration with M&E team, enhance the monitoring system for step down training with service providers and oversee its implementation.
Work closely with Making Cents on the adaptation of the NAEC training for cocoa.
Work closely with the Livelihood and Nutrition team to assess micro enterprise fundamentals, and homestead farming training delivery in the communities.
Develop guidelines for conducting trainings regarding the maximum group size, use of audiovisual aids, maximum number of topics to be covered etc.
Develop pre and post training surveys to gauge participant knowledge before and after training and use this data to inform future program design.
Ensure that pre and post surveys are completed at all sponsored trainings.
Contribute to performance monitoring data.
Ensure the full integration of women, youth, and persons with disabilities into all project trainings.
Monitor and provide feedback on project and subcontractor training activities.
In collaboration with the training lead, subcontractors, and the SAF team facilitate the arrangement and organization of logistics for project training activities.
Supervise local short-term trainers assigned to the project in collaboration with the technical leads.
Collaborate with technical staff and international consultants on the design and implementation of training activities.
Any other training related activities that may be assigned.
The Training Manager/Coordinator shall have 5 to 7 years of experience in adult education and learning and development of educational materials preferably in agriculture and agricultural value chains.
She/he shall have extensive experience as a trainer and trainer of trainers.
The academic profile shall be Master of Science in education and training or closely related field. Additional years of experience may substitute for the Master of Science degree.
Excellence in communication skills both verbally in writing is a must.
Must have experience in integrating vulnerable groups such as women, youth and persons with disabilities into project activities.
She/he shall have strong skills in conceptual thinking and a creative mindset and should be a good team player.
Duration of Assignment: December 2012 to December 2014. The assignment may be extended depending on need. The place of performance is Abuja, Nigeria, and throughout the project’s targeted states.
To apply, please email a full CV detailing all relevant professional experience and achievements, a cover letter detailing qualifications in relation to the position, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify Training Manager/ Coordinator in the subject line.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.