ILRI Consultancy-: Training of Trainers – Towards Veterinary Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Animal and Human Health

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant or a team of consultants to train university staff in adult learning methods and support them to develop modules for veterinary Continuing Professional Development CPD modules. This includes developing a capacity development plan and materials to train veterinary university staff, developing guidelines to develop curricula for CPD courses, and avail to trainees’ materials on adult training methodologies.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Scope of Work

The consultancy’s main tasks include:

  • Identify training and development needs for postgraduate educators
  • Develop capacity development plan for university staff involved in CPD module development
  • Develop and organize training manuals on CPD module development based on modern adult learning methodologies
  • Conduct ToT training in adult learning methodology in the context of CPD for 1 cohort of veterinary university staff (approx. 20 participants, expected about 12 days of training)
  • Support the development of an e-learning package/on‐line training on adult learning methodologies suitable for CPD, to expand the number of university staff and veterinary educators who can be reached
  • Support trainees in developing CPD modules
  • Develop training follow-up and coaching strategies including learning measurement tools.

Final Products

  • Prepare an inception report describing how the consultant understands the scope of work and will approach the assignment 
  • Produce training materials on CPD module development and adult learning methods
  • Conduct training of trainers, provide ongoing remote support to finalize CPD modules 
  • Develop training of trainers remote/e-learning module on how to develop CPD module
  • Submit final report of activity including a synopsis of the process and key lessons learnt 

Consultancy Fee:  Lumpsum or by mutual agreement based on agreed milestones and deliverables

Post location: Ethiopia and remotely (or fully remotely depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions)

Duration:   November 01, 2020 to June 30, 2021 

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in veterinary medicine or a related subject
  • International experience in designing and preparation of interactive, practice-based training materials in animal health
  • Veterinary professional or team of professional, with relevant experience in CPD in the veterinary sector and a good understanding of veterinary services in LMICs and specifically 
  • International experience in designing and preparation of interactive, practice-based training materials in animal health at graduate and post-graduate level
  • Familiarity with the veterinary education and practice situation in Ethiopia or from similar contexts
  • Experience in interactive instructional design, adult learning, learning delivery and online learning management systems

How to apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 16 October  2020.  The position title and reference number AAHH /10/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

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