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Consultancy –Agricultural Expert to develop the syllabus and provide the training related with agroecological practices and designing agricultural calendars
Supervised by: Sustainable Agriculture Manager
Duration: October 2021 – January 2022
We are WWF, one of the world’s leading nature conservation organisations. We have been working for nearly 60 years and have offices in 100 countries, and started the programme in Myanmar in 2014. In Myanmar, as in the rest of South East Asia, rubber plantations have been a major focus of attention on the agricultural sector. On the one hand side, the increased of demand for natural rubber has raised the price of the commodity making it an attractive industrial crop that can be used to improve farmers’ economies. For that reason, and given the economic pressures of the current political situation, farmers surplus is limited and their capacity to improve their livelihood is reduced. However, WWF Myanmar believes that by improving the capacity of farmers to organize, they will have access to markets that value their engagement with sustainable practices.
Objective of the consultancy
The main objective of the consultancy is to support the agriculture team on the creation of the teaching materials associated the creation of agroecological portfolios for farmers. Unfortunately, due to the current health and political situation that the country is facing, trainings in the field are not available at the beginning. Therefore, the consultant has to work hand in hand with the communications team to create multimedia content. Hence, depending on its content, the consultant should provide advice regarding the skills required to learn best each module, what are the prerequisites, and who should learn it.
Major Responsibilities: Defining the content of the training programme on agroecological calendars and contribute with communication team on the way in which the training material should be adapted and provided to the targeted population.
The Specific responsibilities, Outputs & Deliverables are expressed in details at https://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/
- Master’s degree and bachelor title in agriculture related studies with at least 5 years of experience in the implementation of sustainable agroforestry training projects (different combinations of education degrees can be considered based on their field experience).
- Strong applied work on sustainable agroforestry in Myanmar or places with similar conditions.
- Previous experience working in Myanmar is strongly desired.
- Knowledge of Myanmar language and dialects is a valuable asset.
- Proven understanding on agroecology, agroforestry, and sustainable agroforestry.
- Awareness of the socio-political and economic context of the country.
Closing Date: 15th October 2021 (Friday)
Interested applicants are required to submit their electronic copies of their CV’s highlighting their experience on the field of the consultancy and at least two reference contacts to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. We helped establish conservation programmes in Thailand in the early 1980s, have been active in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam since 1990, and in process to establish a presence in Myanmar. WWF-Greater Mekong works with government, industry and civil society partners to ensure that, as the region develops, it doesn’t squander the natural riches that so many depend on and that drive the region’s economic future. We aim to support the countries of the region in realizing their shared vision of a poverty-free and ecologically-rich Greater Mekong. Find out more at http://www.wwf.org.mm