actionaid somaliland
Project Background and Context

Programme Location:
North and West villages of Marodi-Jehand Gabiley regions

Programme  Name:
Action Aid 2017LRP3 Programme – Gabiley Region

Program Executed by:
ActionAid Somaliland

Cooperating Partner Position:
Training  facilitator

Action Aid InternationalSomaliland (AAIS) is part of global federation working to end poverty and injustice with thousands of communities and millions of people across the planet guided by its strategy ‘Action for global Justice’ that ensures coherence, aligning with the poor and excluded people, re-asserting women’s rights, strengthening accountability, and building resilience against shocks & hazards.AAIS is planning to conduct ‘Training of farmers on diseases and pests controlat Gabiley for farmer communities from 12villages inLRP3 in Marodijehand Gabiley Region.
Strengthening the capacity of the smallholder farmers through agriculture extension services is crucial for the common good of the people as this brings better life for the people. Therefore, ActionAid is committed to help farmers to adapt modern farming techniques and watershed management in order to attain food security  to end poverty, injustice and exclusion.  The training will be conducted at a community level to attract more participants and leverage the benefit to wider community at the grassroots level. The training will target12 communitiesinMarodijeh and Gabiley regions.
The training will educate farmers in identifying the most common diseases and pests that affect their farms at different period of the year. The training will also focus on creating awareness on different pest and disease management options and on the most common chemicals used for these diseases and pests that reduces their agricultural production. The training will also cover the health risks associated with the pest controlling substances and how they can safely handle in applying them to their farms.

Specific Objectives

The core objectives of the training are the following:

To teach farmers the common diseases and pests that affected farms
To trainfarmers from the above mentioned villages in identifying the diseases and pests that affectstheir agricultural production
To educate farmers how to do early inspections of diseases and pests to prevent damage caused to their farms
To teach farmers different chemicals to applyfor controlling diseases and pests and how techniques to apply the chemicals
To train farmers on health risks and how to how to safely apply chemicals of controlling the diseases and pests


The potential facilitator is expected to use a combination of methods as outlined below:

User-friendly presentations for illiterate and semi-illiterate rural people
Different facilitation/learning techniques such as group discussions, role play and any other relevant exercise.
Participants share case stories and practical experience
Discussions on the subject matter
Practical demonstrations.

Duration of the assignment

The assignment will be completed within ten (10) workingdays. There will be eight (8) for days for the training including preparations and two (2) days for the reporting effective from the date agreed when signing the contract.

Duties and responsibilities

The training facilitator is expected to perform the following activities:

Come up with detailed proposal reflecting training contents and methodologies for ActionAid approval
Develop quality training materials i.e. training manual, any relevant extension advisory services, and tools for farmers training at village level for ActionAid approval.
Facilitate four hours training on a daily basis on the assigned days.
Responsible for recording daily attendance of participants and handling sessions with strict supervision and controlling. The participant lists have to be disaggregated by gender and age
Demonstrate quality facilitation skills during the sessions
Produce quality report with sound case studies and action photos

Expected Outputs:

Enhanced farmers’ understanding on diseases and pest control practices
A comprehensive Training report with case studies, testimonies, anecdotes and lesson learned regarding diseases and pest control practices

Personal specifications

The applicant should possess the following qualifications and experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, environmental science or related fields. Postgraduate Degree is highly treasured.
At least five years of concrete experience in conducting similar training and community work in agro-pastoral and rural settings
Excellent communication and dissemination skills and fluency in Somali and English languages
Strong facilitation skills
Report writing skills

Send your CV with covering letter to admin.somaliland@actionaid.org and mention Training Facilitator on the subject part by 27thJune, 2018 at 4:00pm. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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