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Farmer Household & Farming Systems Lead - BRIGHT Project

Closing: Sep 30, 2022

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Published: Sep 22, 2022 (11 days ago)

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The successful candidate will ensure that training modules on inclusive decision-making and farm visioning, that considers the farming system in its entirety, are developed and continually refined and adapted to the local context. The Lead will also be responsible for rolling out the inclusive decision-making and farm visioning components of the project, including the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) approach family tree and trainings on community mobilization, conflict resolution, collective action.


  • Holds a master’s degree in Agriculture, agribusiness, , natural resources management or any other related course.
  • At least 5 years of experience successfully leading management of technical components of complex, results based, international or rural agricultural development programs
  • Demonstrated experience (>3 years) in providing Technical Assistance on household visioning and planning, integrated farm planning and farming systems approaches,
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively collaborating with local governments, research institutions, development partner projects, local organizations, private companies and other partners.
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop staff as demonstrated by past experience.
  • Ability to manage local partners and sub-contracts with all required reporting requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in small audience and large audience settings.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset.


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will ensure that training modules on inclusive decision-making and farm visioning, that considers the farming system in its entirety, are developed and continually refined and adapted to the local context. The Lead will also be responsible for rolling out the inclusive decision-making and farm visioning components of the project, including the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) approach family tree and trainings on community mobilization, conflict resolution, collective action.


  • Holds a master’s degree in Agriculture, agribusiness, , natural resources management or any other related course.
  • At least 5 years of experience successfully leading management of technical components of complex, results based, international or rural agricultural development programs
  • Demonstrated experience (>3 years) in providing Technical Assistance on household visioning and planning, integrated farm planning and farming systems approaches,
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively collaborating with local governments, research institutions, development partner projects, local organizations, private companies and other partners.
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop staff as demonstrated by past experience.
  • Ability to manage local partners and sub-contracts with all required reporting requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in small audience and large audience settings.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset.


  1. Research needs, review existing materials and design training manual for inclusive household visioning and planning approach
  2. Conduct training of project staff, implementing partners, and lead farmers on the household visioning and planning approach approach through Training of Trainers
  3. Coordinate the effective roll-out of household visioning and planning exercise ensuring that principals of participation, gender inclusion and adaptation.
  4. Support households on the development of integrated farm business plans
  5. Ensure that farm business plans are inclusive, have key objectives, outputs, and steps to be taken and are cognizant of crop and income diversification
  6. Work with Sustainable Land Management and crop production team to ensure integration of the farming systems approach with these other training components


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