Field Community Trainer at TechnoServe


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  • Experience 1 year
  • Location Jigawa , Taraba

Job Summary:

The Field Community Trainers will be responsible for overseeing the SHG and cooperative formation, as well as manage the Local Community Trainers (LCTs). The Field Community Trainer will work with the Farmer Organization Advisors to recruit, train and provide technical assistance to the dairy SHGs and cooperatives, provide timely and accurate data collection, and monitor performance.

Program/Practice/Department Overview:

The ALDDN program seeks to catalyze the Nigerian dairy sector in an inclusive way that improves the livelihoods, productivity, nutrition and empowerment of smallholder women dairy farmers and the communities in which they live in. More specifically, the program seeks to:

  • Advocate for an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with the government and relevant private sector stakeholders.
  • Increase demand for locally sourced milk through partnerships with dairy processors currently or interested in sourcing locally.
  • Improve smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity by increasing their access to technical support services and right inputs.
  • Empower women dairy farmers and enable them to improve their livelihoods and that of their households.
  • Improve nutrition outcomes among smallholder dairy households through food systems entry points.

TechnoServe’s role as an implementing partner in this program includes:

  1. Identification of dairy households in targeted states
  2. Organizing farmers into Self-Help Groups (SHG) and strengthening these groups
  3. Provision of financial inclusion & income diversification.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Support Farmer Organization Advisor in the assessment and mapping of farmer organizations in the program States
  • Set up, register and operationalize new SHGs, and formalize existing SHGs into cooperatives
  • Manage a team of LCTs to provide training and follow-up support to participating dairy farmers
  • Record-keeping of activities, data collection of information required for monthly report and analysis
  • Assist in implementing strategies that helps resolve any occasional discrepancies and irregularities
  • Strict adherence to time frame of assignments in the life-scope of the program
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Business Administration and other relevant fields;
  • At least 1 year experience in capacities relating to either Agribusiness, Training, Marketing, Business development or advisory services;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to actively engage with community leaders and cooperatives;
  • Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and strategy skills
  • Strong skills in business software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Required Languages: Hausa and Fulfulde

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to actively engage with community leaders and cooperatives;
  • Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and strategy skills
  • Strong skills in business software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to TechnoServe on recruiting.ultipro.com to apply