Consultancy

Consultancy - Development of farmer training content for bean production 

The Organization

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation. With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people in a climate crisis.

The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

HarvestPlus (www.harvestplus.org) improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

Consultancy summary:

The Alliance on behalf of HarvestPlus, is seeking to recruit a highly-motivated consultant who will deliver on extension training material to aid in farmer training. The training material will be appropriate for use by trainers as well as by farming entrepreneurs. This work is part of deliverables of the commercialization of biofortified crops (CBC) project, which seeks to catalyze commercialization of high iron beans through a value chain approach, while integrating small-scale farmers into the formal market. The CBC project is partnership between HarvestPlus and GAIN.

Scope of Work

The consultancy aims to develop extension material that will facilitate training in bean production, post-harvest handling, and collective marketing among small-scale farmers with an aim to integrate them into the formal economy. Tasks will include the following:

• Identify the scope of content that is relevant to achieve the above overall goal.

• Sequentially compile the identified content into a training manual appropriate for adult learning.

• Prepare interactive/radio extension content for selected topics as will be agreed with the project team.

• Identify platforms that can deliver the interactive content to farmers.

• Content will be localized to Kenyan farming and marketing system for beans.

Final Products

• A training manual

• Interactive/radio content for selected topics

• List of platforms that can carry the interactive content.

Consultancy Fee: Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables.

Post location: Home based

Duration: Maximum of 30 working days

Essential skills and qualifications

▪Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline

▪Demonstrated experience in delivering similar training content.

Applications

Applicants are invited to visit http://ciat.cgiar.org/ciat-jobs to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number Consultancy Ref: CON-KE-LC-2021-049 as the position applied. Applications should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting.

The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

Closing date for applications: 21st May 2021

We invite you to learn more about us at: http://alliancebioversityciat.org

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