Farmer-to-Farmer Ag Educator Volunteer

  • Chazuta, Peru
  • Contract

Company Description

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 21 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Ag Educator to support Cooperative Agraria Allima Cacao, based in San Martín, Peru. The Ag Educator provides teaching methodologies to help the extension agents affiliated with the cooperative, better equip the cooperative members with useful knowledge.  This cooperative has their own extension agents who provide technical support to members; however, the coop has recognized that only 10% of its members are using the methods thus negatively impacting their production rate and long-term goals).  Allima Cacao leaders attribute this low implementation rate to the extension agents not knowing how to effectively relay information and would like teacher training.

Duration: 3 weeks, March- June (Due to the global impact of COVID-19, Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignments are tentatively scheduled to restart summer 2020)

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Assess the current methods used by Allima Cacao extension agents in the field
  • Provide recommendations for training methods/techniques that will increase adoption of content
  • Lead Training-of-Trainers workshops that will facilitate communication and delivery of content by the extension agents

Qualifications

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Ag Education and/or a similar field
  • Experience providing training in extension settings
  • Candidate must be legally able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Advanced Spanish is a plus (However a translator will be available if needed)

Additional Information

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.