Overall Purpose of the Job
    The Knowledge Transfer Manager will provide
strategic direction and support all pre-commercial project activities under
the direction of EWS Knowledge Transfer and in close cooperation with
project partners.
    You will ensure that all KT activities align to
group objectives; to increase the profitability and sustainability of
vegetable production with smallholder farmers in areas where the company
has long-term ambition to grow new (or strengthen undeveloped) markets.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Development of Knowledge Transfer projects:
    Work closely with Knowledge Transfer Support (KTS)
to identify project opportunities
    Support with the development of concept notes and
project proposals; liaising with partners and cooperating closely with KTS
in the design and scope of activities
    Ensure development of projects is aligned towards
KT objectives (1) to increase the profitability and sustainability of
vegetable production with smallholder farmers (2) in areas where the
company has long-term ambition to grow new (or strengthen undeveloped)
Management of knowledge transfer activities:
    Provide leadership, coaching  and strategic
direction to a team of Technical Field Officers
    Enable delivery of appropriate technical solutions
to farmers (methodology and content) through identifying needs of team
    Regular visit to project areas to maintain an
overview of all project activities
    Ensure operations adhere to EWS and partner
policies and regulations
    Report to management and partners as required
    Long term thinking to anticipate challenges and
discuss with management team and KTS to identify potential solutions
Partnership management:
    Foster constructive working relationship and
closely coordinate activities with NGO partners
    Steer KT activities according to project agreements
to ensure agreed targets and objectives are met
Stakeholder engagement:
    Participate and network in workshops, meetings and
trainings which help  increase impact and outreach of knowledge transfer
    Act as main point of contact for any matters
related to pre-commercial knowledge transfer
    Pro-actively promote the impact of EWS-KT with
relevant stakeholders in govt, NGOs and private sector and advocate
vegetable production as income opportunity
    Foster relationships with national and
international organisations to promote vegetable production as a valuable
source of income for small scale farmers.
    Support ways to promote EWS-KT activities in
different media (in close cooperation with group communication)
Monitoring and evaluation:
    Support team to effectively use KT monitoring tools
to provide accurate and up to date information on progress and impact of
project activities
    Make regular use of data to analyse progress and
steer projects accordingly
    Monitor and track project progress and handle any
issues that arise
    Support preparation of presentations, workshops and
    Maintain close contact and cooperation with KTS
team and other KT managers to ensure  benefits of sharing experience and
    Foster team spirit; with EWNG-KT being an active
part of EWS-KT through participation in forums such as Google Plus,
trainings, workshops and other group organized events.
    Maintain good communication with commercial team;
ensuring KT participation in integrated events and relevant trainings
organized by the company
Work Relationships:
    The Knowledge Transfer Manager will report to the
EWS-KT director on overall management of the extension activities and
coordinate closely with the KTS team.
    You will liaise closely with the Business
Development Manager of EWS in Nigeria on administrative and HR issues and
coordinate with the Marketing and Sales to ensure that activities are
aligned towards the company’s long-term future commercial interest.
Are we looking for you?
    M.Sc in Agriculture or a relevant field
    Proven experience as a Program Manager or  any area
related agricultural extension, Agronomist at least 5 years
    Thorough understanding of project/program
management techniques and methods
    Track record in training trainers and farmers
    International work experience an advantage
    Proven experiences working with NGOs, donors and
    Solid leadership and organizational skills
including attention to detail and multitasking
    Independent thinking, practically oriented
    Good understanding of vegetable production and
markets in the Nigeria

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