Career Opportunity : Agriculture Learning Advisor Job Description
Employment Vacancy : Indepth Research Services Ltd Job Recruitment
Indepth Research Services Ltd
Position: Agriculture Learning Advisor
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
We are Africa’s leading training and consultancy center since 2003, offering technical consultancy and training services designed for individual and organizations in the agriculture, climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water and sanitation sectors.
We seek to recruit an aggressive, confident, fluent, mature and keen to detail Humanitarian Trainee & Learning advisor to manage all communications, both internally and externally on full time basis.
Key Roles / Responsibilities
Training and curriculum Development
- Design and develop training programs (outsourced or in-house)
- Creation or modification of required training modules
- Choose appropriate training methods per case (simulations, mentoring, on the job training, professional development classes etc.)
- Use accepted education principles and track new training methods and techniques
- Design and prepare educational aids and materials
- Determine additional training strategies based on data or observation
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
- Preparing proposal and responding to related EOI and RFPs
- Following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings
- Planning and preparing presentations
- Communicating new product developments to prospective clients
- Overseeing the development of marketing literature
- Writing reports
- Providing management with feedback
Key responsibilities in consultancy work
- To provide scientific support in implementing various research projects
- Implementing field surveys, collecting and processing secondary data, developing research reports, policy briefs, communication materials, and presentations on research
- Implement farm household, market and consumer surveys, and collect and manage secondary data
- Facilitate focus group discussions and key informant interviews in selected areas
- Data entry, cleaning and management of survey data
- Managing electronic surveys: programming of tablets (for example with CSPro, ODK), retrieving and assembling the data, cleaning and organizing
- Locate, assemble and analyze secondary data relevant for specific research
- Conduct statistical and econometric analysis of survey and other data using STATA, SPSS or other standard statistical software
- Conduct literature reviews and assist in preparing strategy documents, research reports and policy briefs to strengthen research and publication efforts
- Masters degree in Science in agricultural economics/Agribusiness management, Horticulture, Agronomy or related field, from a recognized university or any other relevant degree with bias in quantitative and qualitative analysis, from an accredited university;
- Professional Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation.
- At least Three (3) years of progressive experience in Research and Capacity Building in a reputable organization.
- Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, R Studio, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word.
- At least 2 years’ M&E experience in a busy environment.
- Experience conducting field research
- GIS experience is an added advantage.
- Experience in conducting field surveys and analysis of farm household and market survey data
- Conversant with designing of questionnaires in CAPI using CSpro and/or ODK
- Good interpersonal skills, integrity, honesty and self-motivation
- Strong written, verbal, organizational and Interpersonal skills,
- Have at least one publication in a revered journal
- Have attended a ToT course within the last two years
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should only send their CVs (with 3 referees) firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title ‘Agriculture Learning Advisor’ on or before 1st December 2018.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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