About ANPPCAN SOMALILAND (former ANPPCAN-SOM)
ANPPCAN SOMALILAND is a Pan-African Child Rights Organization. ANPPCAN Somaliland was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Hargeisa, Somaliland. We are humanitarian and development organization that promotes children’s rights and gender equality for girls and boys. We strive for a just society by working with children, youth, supporters, and partners. ANPPCAN SOMALILAND is affiliated with ANPPCAN, a Pan-African child rights organization with headquarter in Nairobi, Kenya.
ANPPCAN Somaliland is one of the leading child rights organizations in Somaliland and has more than 15 years of experience in delivering humanitarian and development programs across all regions in Somaliland. We strive for a just society by working with children, youth, supporters, and partners. We aspire every child to enjoy good health and nutrition; to be educated for life; to be cared for and protected.
Our programs focus on the needs of the most vulnerable populations, particularly children, adolescent girls and women. Children, adolescent girls and women are at the heart of ANPPCAN Somaliland’s humanitarian and development efforts because our experience shows that their gains translate into benefits for families and communities. Our expansive reach and long-standing reputation as a leader in the child rights distinguish us from other child rights organizations.
Adequate harvest and post-harvest management are especially important for the production of fruits and vegetables. The assignment is critical toward the overall success of ANPPCAN Somaliland community gardening initiative. The program focuses on the production of nutrient-dense green vegetables.
Summary of Position:
ANPPCAN Somaliland is looking for a short-term consultant. The consultant will work alongside key program staff to develop a standardized, context-specific training package on appropriate methods for processing harvested products and other nutritional practices.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct literature review of existing materials and an appraisal of the available methods for processing harvested products.
- Develop a standardized, context-specific training package on appropriate methods for processing harvested products and other nutritional practices.
- Develop optimum postharvest training package (post-harvest management manual, demonstration posters, etc) that describe best postharvest practices and addresses all handling stages starting from harvesting, precooling after harvest, cleaning and disinfecting, sorting or grading, packaging, and storage.
- Conduct at least two stakeholders’ consultation and validation workshops.
- The training package must address the requisite knowledge and experience in processing harvested products, reduce product losses, enhance produce quality, and preserve the nutritional value.
- The training package should address post-harvest management and the prevention of post-harvest losses including quantitative loses, qualitative loses, nutritional value loses, germinative loses and economic loses.
- Liaise with the relevant government ministries, academia and the local cooperatives to understand the capacity needs for harvesting and the preservation of the nutritional value of the produce.
- Build the capacity of 12 community gardening groups on harvesting and post harvesting management and the production of a healthy diets.
- While preparing training materials, the literacy level, local language and knowledge base of target audience must be taken into account.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- 2-3 years’ experience of working in nutrition and livelihood Projects in a humanitarian context
preferably related to agriculture.
- A degree in agronomy, crop science, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and
management, agribusiness or other related fields.
- Experience in conducting literature review of existing materials and an appraisal of the available methods for processing harvested products.
- Experience in developing a standardized, context-specific training package on appropriate methods for processing harvested products and other nutritional practices.
- Experience in developing optimum postharvest training package (post-harvest management manual, demonstration posters, etc).
- Experience liaising with relevant government ministries, academia and local cooperatives to understand the capacity needs for harvesting and preservation of nutritional value of the produce.
- Overall good knowledge of geography, local population and local language in the areas of operational interests.
- Competencies in all computer-related tasks including Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Good understanding of community participation, and very good ability to communicate with beneficiaries.
- Fluency in Somali and English both spoken and writing added advantage.
We believe in a country where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we do everything we can to keep children safe. Safeguarding the child that we come into contact with throughout our work is a key priority for ANPPCAN SOMALILAND within the ANPPCAN SOMALILAND, Child safeguarding is making ANPPCAN SOMALILAND safe for children. ANPPCAN SOMALILAND is committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work. All our staff are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our Adult and Child Safeguarding Policy and the Code of Conduct. In the light of this, a range of back ground checks will be undertaken in conformity with ANPPCAN SOMALILAND’s Adult and Child Safeguarding Policy.
How to apply
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae as a single document with the subject line “Post-Harvest Management Consultant-Agronomist”. i.e., with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for this application is 28th February, 2023. Due to the agency of the position, short-listing will be done on rolling basis, candidates are encouraged to send their applications as soon as possible.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an answer within two weeks after the closing date, you may consider that you have not been selected for this position on this occasion.
ANPPCANSOM will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ANPPCAN Somaliland has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.