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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Job Opportunity at Adam Smith International, Application Deadline11 Oct 2016

EXTENSION SPECIALIST POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Background to Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.



Our wide-ranging experience can be grouped into two main areas that contribute to Government Reform and Economic Growth. Government Reform includes Justice, Security and Peace-building, Public Administration Reform, Public Financial Management, Revenue Reform and Education Reform. Economic Growth includes services in Extractive Industries Governance, Infrastructure, Climate Change and Private Sector Development.



We are headquartered in London, with offices in Nairobi, Delhi and Sydney, along with major project offices in many developing countries worldwide. Our projects are funded by a wide range of donor organisations; we also work directly for host governments.



Background to Vuna



Vuna is DFID’s Regional Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Programme that works in close collaboration with DFID country offices, other donors and initiatives and in alignment with the objectives of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).



The programme comprises of projects across the five target countries using a mix of grants and expert technical assistance. These projects are delivered through three facilities: an ‘Evidence, Learning and Influencing’ Facility (ELIF), an Enabling Environment Facility (EEF) and an Agriculture Development Facility (ADF).



Vuna aims to increase the climate resilience of smallholder farmers across East and Southern Africa. It expects to have as many as 30 programme and project staff at any one time and over 20 interventions mobilised across the five (initial) target countries (Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe).



Background to projects with vacancies

The positions advertised will be under the Agricultural Development Facility (ADF). These projects will pilot and, where appropriate, scale up innovative, effective approaches to the delivery of holistic support for sustainable CSA uptake by smallholder farmers, focusing in particular on harnessing markets and commercial incentives.



Vuna aims to increase the climate resilience of smallholder farmers across East and Southern Africa. Vuna expects to have as many as 30 programme and project staff at any one time and over 20 interventions mobilised across the five (initial) target countries.

Required Skills
Position: Extension specialist

Ideal candidate to demonstrate experience in developing CSA capacity development programme and the associated training materials and resources)

Education:

Relevant postgraduate qualification from a recognised university

Required Experience
Essential:

10+ years of experience
Well-spoken both verbally and written
Fluent in English
Self-management and reliable
Ability to work accurately under pressure and maintain a high standard of professionalism
Deadline driven
Experience in countries specified above


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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