National Graduate Volunteer

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: National Graduate Volunteer - Improving Market Access for the PoorLocations: Jigawa & Kaduna, NigeriaType of role: Agriculture and natural resourcesDuration: 1 YearJob PurposeThe goal of this role is to increase income and income security for the poor and marginalized through more equitable participation in value chains.You will be part of the implementation of the integrated livelihoods V4D grants through changes in selected value chains and training in Agriculture Extension Services with focus on value chain crops such as Cowpea, groundnut, millets and maize.Job ResponsibilitiesThe Job holder is saddle with the following responsibilities:Provide best practice agronomy training to farmers and farmer cooperativesContribute to the promotion of extension reforms and capacity development for partners with special attention to market-orientated, and participatory approaches that meet the diverse needs of smallholders and rural people, especially women and marginal groups.Formulate and implement training that strengthen agricultural/rural extension and provide technical assistance in capacity development of agriculture innovation systems.Prepare advocacy materials and documents to support the strengthening of agriculture innovation systems and support services.Provide support in the organization and delivery of technical workshops, consultations, seminars and training sessions on conceptual and practical aspects of extension and rural knowledge institution improvements.Contribute to the preparation of studies, position papers and conceptual frameworks that strengthen extension systems and agriculture innovation systems. Maintain networks of collaboration with technical specialists.Perform other related duties as required. 

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