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Horizontal Learning expert - South East Asia

Job Profile

For one of our ongoing projects in South
Asia, we are looking for an Agricultural Expert who is very familiar with the concept of Horizontal Learning. The project requires intermittent input of about 40 working days this year.

Job Description

Aim of the role:
In the project new and innovative agricultural and water management practices are developed; knowledge is gathered and spread. The dissemination of the knowledge and best practices needs to be improved and adjusted based on the local situation of water management and farmer organisations and communities. The establishment of the extension strategy based on horizontal learning principles is your responsibility, together with a local counterpart. The execution of Horizontal Learning within the program will be the responsibility of your counterpart, and monitoring and steering will be carried out by you. For 2018 and 2019 we expect about 4 months of intermittent inputs per year.

Candidate Specification

  • Masters degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, Irrigation or Water Resource Management or other relevant field of expertise;
  • At least 5 years of experience in programmes where Horizontal Learning was an important aspect;
  • At least 5 years of experience in agricultural improvement; irrigation or on farm water management programmes in South (East) Asia;
  • Solid experience in agricultural extension; affinity with monitoring and evaluation, communication strategies and technologies.
About the programme:
The essence of the project is to establish and empower community organizations/water management organizations (WMOs) to sustainably manage their water resources and to make these resources more productive. Participatory water resources management is the entry point and the initial driver of the community organization process. The explicit objective of the project is to reduce poverty of the people by enhanced productivity of crops, fisheries and livestock and increasing incomes by improved processing and marketing of agricultural products and overall value chain development.

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