Consultant/ Contractual jobs at International Potato Center and Other Companies in Kenya

Deadline of this Job: 06 October 2022

The overall purpose of the project: Tools4SeedSystems: working towards resilience through root, tuber and banana crops in humanitarian settings is to enhance the effectiveness and appropriateness of USAID BHA’s agricultural programming investments in countries with RTB agri-food systems to achieve food security and resilience goals. The project is implemented by the International Potato Center in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT, Wageningen University and Research and University of Florida. The scope is global, with two countries (Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon) targeted for the first 12 months. The purpose will be achieved by assessing existing interventions and needs, providing advanced trainings and technical support in partnership with local training institutions to private and public-sector stakeholders for seed value chains of RTB crops. Learning networks will be promoted utilizing recent research outputs and guidelines for investments, planning, and policy.

We are seeking a Knowledge Management consultant to support the project team in the following tasks:
• Establish, promote and run (virtual/on-line) learning networks, engaging CGIAR-NARI RTB breeding and seed networks, in-country national seed system stakeholders and humanitarian actors (specific focus on Cameroon, DRC, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Madagascar, Mozambique)
• Coordinate upgrade Tools4SeedSystems website and coordinate the translation into French of the website (text and tool Description Sheets)
• Coordinate support for virtual training in use of RTB Tool4SeedSystems toolbox and feedback/reflections events for the learning networks
• Manage project hub/Teams site and effective virtual communication
• Technical support for digitized data collection (e.g., using ODK on tablets) for adapted rapid tools for use in humanitarian settings
• Establish & promote accessible data base of RTB crop variety catalogues/information (in collaboration with Seed Equal and ABI)
• Establish & promote accessible data base of RTB crop specific seed production manuals for EGS and field seed production for different types of users (e.g. research, extension, community seed producers).

Deadline of this Job: 14 October 2022

Assignment Objective
• The objective of this assignment is to develop a strong framework for integrating the gender work into our signature programs across the ten countries in Africa where Heifer International works.
• Consultant will also work with the Heifer Africa Women Development Lead and other relevant staff, to be able to understand Heifer’s signature programs, Heifer’s Strategic Framework 2030, Heifer Africa’s Strategy, and other country specific gender related issues.

Deliverables (all in electronic format when applicable)
• Inception report following preliminary work session with Heifer’s Women Development Lead.
• Draft Report in word that documents the proposed gender strategy framework that will enable Heifer to incorporate Gender in the Signature Programs.
• Prepare and conduct a Consultative Presentation via zoom of the Gender strategy framework to Heifer via one of our regional meetings for receiving feedback and providing clarification pertaining to questions that may arise.
• Prepare final Gender Strategy framework report in word that incorporates the feedback from the Regional and submit for approval via the Women Development Lead -Africa.

Required expertise, skills and knowledge are as follows:
• Minimum five (5) years of work experience in working on Gender issues in Agriculture internationally (especially in Africa).
• Evidence of success in completing similar work.
• Strong qualitative research and analytical skills.
• Proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills.
• Proven strong, clear technical writing and oral presentation skills in English.
• Proven ability to prepare high-quality technical reports on time

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Deadline of this Job: 14 October 2022