Assignment Number: SEN255
Volunteers Requested: 1
Winrock International requests the support of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for a 19-day volunteer assignment (including travel) located in Ziguinchor, Senegal. The volunteer will help build the capacity of the National Training Center for Agricultural Technicians and Agricultural Engineering (CNFTAGR) to train the center’s staff and trainers on agricultural enterprise development to strengthen and open opportunities within the school and prepare the students for the job market and/or start their own agricultural enterprises.
The volunteer will work with the centers’ staff and trainers on ideas, design, and management of school-based agricultural enterprises for establishing income-generating activities for the school and better matching school curriculum and training student on skills and competencies related to market demands. From there, students will be able to develop confidence in their leadership capabilities, Management and marketing skills to be able to become successful entrepreneurs after graduation.
The school-based enterprise will give the students the opportunity to perform activities of production and management as if they were in the real market. A School-Based Agricultural Enterprise is a student-led productive activity that provides a product or service for the school or the community. Sometimes it constitutes a course independent of the academic curriculum; other times it serves as a generator theme for the entire curriculum. School-Based Agricultural Enterprises is important for several reasons: it provides relevance, context, and concreteness to abstract material learned in the classroom; it supplies a product or service that is lacking in the school or community; it challenges the individualized nature of modern education by engaging students in a cooperative endeavor; it increases students’ awareness of the connections between work and community well-being; it enables students to take pride in their work; and it allows students to develop confidence in their leadership capabilities.
The volunteer should have the following qualifications and background:
· University degree in education/agriculture or related field
· Experience in competency-based approach (CBA) and school-based agricultural enterprises,
· Experience in adult training and pedagogy,
· Good written and verbal communication skills,
· French skills are preferred but not mandatory. Interpreters will be provided.
***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***