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Vocational Agribusiness Education Officer (3 Positions) -- Liberia Food and Enterprise Development (FED)   Job Details

USAID Liberia’s programs operate within the US Foreign Assistance Framework for ‘rebuilding countries’ with the respective goal to: “Assist in the construction or reconstruction of key internal infrastructure and market mechanisms to stabilize the economy.”  The Mission’s strategy focuses on ‘lifting Liberia’ to the next tier: i.e., from a rebuilding country to a developing country and beyond.  As a contribution toward the achievement of this goal, the Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Program will be implemented to achieve the following component objectives:


·       Component 1: Increase agricultural productivity and profitability and improve human nutrition;

·       Component 2: Stimulate private enterprise growth and investment; and

·       Component 3: Build local technical and managerial human resources to sustain and expand accomplishments achieved under objectives one and two.



·          Analyze and assist vocational teacher training opportunities at one of the five vocational centers and implement strategies to improve curricula and other center educational operations

·          Assist the Vocational Teacher Training Specialist, the Vocational Training, the Nonformal Education Specialist, and county offices to reach Objective 3 programmatic targets

·       Any other activities assigned to, and agreed to, with the Vocational Training and NonFormal Education Specialist

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibilities



The Vocational Training Officers will report to the Vocational Training and NonFormal Education Specialist (VTNFES) and the County Managers to where they are assigned.



Required qualifications for the Vocational Agribusiness Education Officers are:

      Education:  Bachelor degree in an agricultural field OR Bachelor degree in business;

      Previous teaching experience in vocational training;

      Previous experience in a business or an enterprise;

      Previous experience in agriculture;

      Experience working with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, or the Ministry of Agriculture

      Report writing ability (a written test at interview may be required);

      Computer Skills: Internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Email.


Desirable Qualifications for the Vocational Agribusiness Education Officers are:

      Practical and field nonformal education experience.

      Residence in one of the following counties: Margibi, Grand Bassa, Nimba.

      Understanding of the ECOWAS TVET curricula and examination systems.

      Knowledge of the Vocational and Career Education and Land-Grant University System in the USA


Please send your resume/CV with references and cover letter directly to

Dr. D. W. Eaton



Job Category:   Social Works/Sociology
Job Type:   Contract/Temp
Job Location:   Outside Monrovia
Job Posted:   Apr 01, 2013
Job Expires:   Apr 25, 2013
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