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Short-term Consultancy (Aug – Sep 2020)
Expressions of interest are being sought by TOMAK for an experienced international rural development specialist or organisation who will, in collaboration with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) develop a training module for strengthening farmer groups in order to improve the connection between farmers, collectors and larger buyers.
The successful candidate will develop a training module specifically targeting groups of farmers (as opposed to individual farmer training or household level counselling) and design and implement a Training of Trainers (ToT). The material will focus on group strengthening and development, savings and cash management, and doing business together as a group (including negotiation, identification of suppliers/collectors/buyers, developing and maintaining relationship with business partners, etc.).
The successful candidate should have strong skills in developing and delivering training (including for ToT), particularly for rural audiences and audiences with low literacy and numeracy. A very good command of English and working knowledge of Tetum is required.
The consultant should be able to work flexibly within a high-functioning, multi-disciplinary team of national and international staff. The consultant will be located preferably in Dili, Timor Leste (but may work remotely in the case of prolonged COVID-19 travel/entry restrictions), with possible travel to Bobonaro, Baucau and/or Viqueque.
For more information about this assignment, please refer to the Terms of Reference. Applications in the form of an introductory email and CV (including proposed daily rate) should be submitted to email@example.com by 20 July 2020.