Jobs outside Task: Adult Education Specialist-Consultant – Expiry Date: 2022-08-19

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Jobs outside Task: Adult Education Specialist-Consultant – Expiry Date: 2022-08-19



Job Summary


Tearfund has been partnering with Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to implement an Agriculture and Livelihoods Capacity Development Program (ALCDP). ALCDP is building the capacity of partners to improve their ability to implement high quality, sustainable Agriculture and Livelihoods Programming including Conservation Agriculture (CA).

Position Summary

Tearfund Zimbabwe seeks to recruit a consultant/consultancy firm to facilitate a CA Master Trainer training course for partners in Zimbabwe. The Master Training course will build the capacities of partner and government staff on CA practices and adult education skills to enable them to conduct further training of agriculture extension workers, NGO staff, and farmers.

The Master Training will include four one-week training sessions separated by a period of practical implementation in the participants’ working area. Following successful completion of their training, and demonstration of their competence in the field, successful trainees will be certified and available for training of government extension agents, NGO staff, and farmers.

Duties and Responsibilities


The purpose of this assignment is to increase the adult education skills and training capacity of Master Trainees.

Key activities or deliverables for the consultant assignment are:

● Review farmer-level technical CA training modules and suggest revisions based on

adult learning principles and effectiveness

● Write an inception report and a detailed work plan

● Develop a facilitation training curriculum for Master Trainers training using CA

modules and related topics as technical contents

● Deliver adult education training interspersed throughout 4×1 week training sessions separated by periods of implementation in the trainees’ home context

● Evaluate facilitation skills of trainees in order to judge their fitness for certification as Master Trainers, including observation of performance in their home context

● Produce training report and proceedings

Qualifications and Experience


The consultant must demonstrate a strong analytical background with experience in conducting similar assignments on adult education and preferably in agriculture and/or food security contexts. In addition, she/he should fulfil the following qualifications and skills

● Advanced/Master’s Degree in Adult Education or a related field of studies

● A minimum professional experience of five years in curriculum design, training

manual development, and facilitation for adult education

● Knowledge of gender issues, agriculture extension systems and agricultural policies

● Strategic thinking and the ability to facilitate discussions that lead to concrete conclusions

● Comprehension of farming systems in the context of Zimbabwe

●Expert knowledge of adult education facilitation for governmental and non-governmental organization is an advantage

How to Apply


The applicant should provide the following requirements as part of their bid.

● Technical proposal including detailed information on the task, proposed methodology, facilitation techniques, and work plan

● Financial proposal indicating budget for consulting services, with details on daily rates, VAT and taxes, transport/accommodation costs, terms of payment etc.

● Cover Letter expressing interest and suitability for the assignment

● Updated CV with relevant experience, formal education and three referees

Applications should be submitted by 17:00 CAT on 19 August, 2022 to Tearfund Zimbabwe through the following email: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] and [email protected]




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