Crop Farming Trainer
Women for Women International (WfWI) - In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Position: Crop Farming Trainer
Job Location: Plateau
Employment Type: Contract
Since 1993, WfWI has served more than 462,000 women in 8 conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. Since 2002, we have worked with over 20,000 men worldwide to support women’s rights and gender equality.
WfWI has been operating in Nigeria since 2000 and has served over 60,000 marginalized women in a 12-month training program that helps women know and defend their rights, influence decisions at home and in their communities, initiate activities that generate income and save money for the future. Women start small businesses and join to form village savings and loan groups as well as groups and cooperatives in income generating sectors. WfWI - Nigeria moved its headquarters to Jos, Plateau State in 2016 from Enugu state. Through our men’s engagement activities, WfWI influences knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards women’s rights and participation. To date, the Nigerian team has reached over 7,000 men.
- Plan, develop and deliver training in Crop Farming management principles and practices to groups of Women for Women program participants.
- Assess the educational level and literacy of the women and deliver training in a manner and language that is appropriate for their understanding and application in their environment and situation.
- At the end of the training, the participants will have a better knowledge of farming techniques, be able to cultivate plants for food successfully, understand how to start agricultural crop production and the role of effective social network to achieve what an individual may not be able to achieve alone.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assisting the Economic Empowerment Officer:
- Assist with gathering feedback on courses and assessing training material and tools.
- Assist with reviewing and modifying lesson plans to improve upon training curriculum as needed.
- Deliver crop farming vocational skill training and support women take position economic action.
- Collaborate with Social Empowerment Trainers on scheduling to have all participants enter and complete vocational skill training in accordance with the training attendance.
- Collaborate with the Economic Empowerment Officer to conduct pre-training evaluation/assessment and tailor training to meet the participants’ needs to increase their chances of succeeding in their business environment.
- Assess training material needs, take stock/inventory and ensure training equipment and tools needed are readily available.
- Utilize training methods suitable for the target audience with a blend of multiple adult learning and extension techniques to achieve the goal of the program.
- Deliver training to participants in assigned community and maintain skill training group schedule provided by Women for Women International.
- Train women in cooperative according to the standards and requirements’ set by the organization.
- Communicate your findings that need urgent attention to the Economic Empowerment Officer and report on-going progress accordingly to ensure timely response to issues that impact positively on participants’ gains from the training.
- Meet with colleagues to share techniques, strategies, success stories, difficult cases, supplemental materials, etc.
- Liaise with the Social Empowerment Officer to contact participants who do not attend sessions and flag any participant that miss more than 2 training sessions to the Economic Empowerment Officer.
- Maintain daily attendance records of participants using the attendance sheets provided by Women for Women International-Nigeria and provide these to the Economic Empowerment Officer at the end of the training.
- Inspire seriousness in the participants regarding the training and program
- Ensure a clean training environment and surrounding at all times.
- Provide business support information (market, funding source, insurance)
- Asses and ensure participants understanding and desire to apply knowledge and track and report participants’ progress to the Economic Empowerment Officer.
- Provide on-going and by-weekly training update and detailed report at the end of the month.
Qualifications & Competencies
- Minimum requirement of a Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Crop Farming Production and any other related course
- Proven ability to work effectively with socially excluded women
- Strong multi-tasking, interpersonal and facilitation skills
- Good customer-service orientation, strong focus and goal oriented
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint packages
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to deliver effective results, meet deadlines and achieve targets
- Strong analytical and decision-making skills
- Excellent problem-solver and team player
- Ability to communicate and teach convincingly in Hausa language
- Proven commitment to diversity and equality culture
- Fluency in Hausa language is a essential
- Ability to collect and analyze information and write proper reports.
Note: Only short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. No telephone inquiries
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