Training Specialist

Mar 01 2023

The project will reach two million children with biofortified food products every school day to combat high levels of micronutrient deficiency, and provide a policy, institutional, and private sector roadmap to scale the approach through the national program, which reaches over 100 million students. It will enable improvements in farm incomes by strengthening forward and backward market linkages and expanding technical assistance across two value chains – iron pearl millet (IPM) and zinc wheat (ZW). It will enable economies of scale through facilitating aggregation, partnerships with lead firms in school feeding supply chains and industry coordination. It will engage with public and private sector stakeholders to drive greater investment in high potential product lines. The project will ensure women have every opportunity to be integrated in market-led activities such as extension and training, value addition, processing, and access to resilience supporting technologies.

HarvestPlus is seeking a Training Specialist who will anchor the implementation of a new project “Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies Through Mid-Day Meals (MDM) Programs in India”. The project is being implemented with funding from the Happel Foundation and the states of focus include Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.

The Training Specialist will work with the Project Team Lead to design training modules and assessment tools for stakeholders across the value chain. The Training Specialist will be responsible for performing training needs assessments, designing, delivering curriculum, and learning materials and for managing all phases of the assignment. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in India.

 HarvestPlus is seeking a Training Specialist to support the team. This position is a one-year appointment and is renewable contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and program funding. The Training Specialist will work on drafting manuals, curriculum for private sector, civil society, and government organizations. The Training Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Field Agents to design training tools to cater the needs of various types of stakeholders across the supply chains.

The job profile includes the following tasks but is not limited to:

Full coverage for high priority districts in collaboration with government and other non-profits

Training Need Assessment of all stakeholders across the supply chains

Developing and implementing training modules for all the target geographies

Creating a self-replicating model of capacity building and development

Coordinate with research partners on effectiveness of the trainings delivered and the impact thus created

The Training Specialist will report to the Project Team Lead to design and conduct training programs and will be working in close collaboration with the HarvestPlus team on activities including but not limited to:

Performing training needs assessments, and delivering training curriculum and learning materials for stakeholder across the value chain

Design training manuals, tools, methodologies for private sector, civil society, and government organizations 

Design tools to assess impact, effectiveness, and output to of training programs

Create a training calendar and conduct trainings for various stakeholders

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus five years of experience or Masters in relevant filed pus three years relevant work experience

Knowledge in designing and imparting trainings to various stakeholders

Understanding of different training tools, techniques, and methodologies

Capacity to work on multiple value chains and stakeholders across the supply chain

Strong communication skills in multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments (written and verbal)

Experience engaging with the government and private sector stakeholders and collaborators will be an add-on

Experience working in pearl millet and wheat supply chains

Experience working in geographies like UP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time.

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading.

Source: IFPRI | Jobs