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The Rural Development Programme – Phase III (RDP3
|Country/ Location of the position||Timor-Leste|
|Experts||E1||Senior Extension & Communication Specialist|
|Duration of project||12-month period|
|Commencement of project||June 2011 – May 2012|
|Duration of mission||225 wd in total|
|Required language||Totally fluent in English. Knowledge of Bahasa and/or Portuguese an advantage|
|Application Deadline||26.05.2011. Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.|
|Observations||Only short listed consultants will be replied to.
Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position
All experts must have at least regional experience
Sending us your application is a commitment and we expect you to be available for the mission you are applying for.
|Only short listed consultants will be replied to.
If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:
1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments
2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message
3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.
4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)
Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)
Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents that are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.
|Senior Extension & Communication Specialist
The Rural Development Programme – Phase III (RDP3) is financed by the European Commission under 9th EDF with a budget of around Euro 10m over four years (2009-2013). RDP3 is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the Ministry of Infrastructure (MoI), with Project Management and TA from Landell Mills Ltd.
The overall objective of the programme is “to contribute to poverty alleviation and socio-economic development in particular in the poorer rural areas in Timor Leste”. The programme purpose is; “to contribute to the development of national policies and strategies in selected topics while establishing associated activities in Manufahi District (agriculture & extension services, agri-business activities, rural roads and irrigation schemes) to act as a model for development”.
A review mission has recommended that an additional long-term senior expert in Extension and Communication be recruited under the TA budget to assist the current Team in capacity building of extension staff, managing & implementing extension activities with farmers and improving the flow of information between central and district MAF staff and farmers in Manufahi.
The mission will be undertaken over a 12-month period (225 wd in total) from June 2011 to May 2012. The Expert will be based in Dili, but will practically work 5 days per week in Same, Manufahi, where he/she will benefit from an individual vehicle provided by LML.
Graduate in agriculture, agronomy, agricultural extension or equivalent
At least 10 years of professional experience in agricultural training and extension in developing countries, preferably in Asia
At least 3 years of professional experience in establishing and/or developing agricultural extension services in developing countries, preferably Asia
Confirmed experience in training / coaching of trainers, especially field extension staff
Skilled in communication techniques, means and media for farmer information systems, internal communication within institutions, and external communication / visibility
Fully conversant with IT
Totally fluent in English. Knowledge of Bahasa and/or Portuguese an advantage
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