4 Jun 2016

Busara Center Agricultural Training Consultant Job 2016

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Position: Agricultural Training Consultant
Station: Makueni with some time in Nairobi
Term: Three to six months
Deadline: 30th June 2016

Start Date: 1st September 2016

Background: The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a non-profit research organization.

The Center conducts research on economics and psychology with the aim of influencing policies to promote economic development. In an upcoming study, the Center is evaluating the impacts of agricultural training to small-scale famers.

Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-person agricultural and / or livestock rearing training and advice to small-scale farmers.
  • Capture data related to the process and outcomes of training visits to farmers.
  • Consult with the research team on agricultural related matters (e.g., suitable inputs for a specific location, optimal timing for data collection to measure harvest, etc.).
  • Provide input on appropriate technologies and practices for target farmers (e.g., curriculum development).
  • Assist with the process of locating small-scale farmers.
  • Ensure timely completion of project tasks.
  • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree, college diploma or certification in agriculture or related sciences (preferred but not required).
  • At least one-year experience in agriculture related field (preferably extension services).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local dialect would be of additional benefit but not required.
  • Well organized detail-oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work in rural areas to deliver training.


How to Apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] and ensure that the subject line reads: “Consultant: REF NO: BU-2016-06-03”.
Only online applications shall be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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