Job Announcement Soil Management Expert Trainer (Myanmar National)                                          Date: 2nd May 2019 Background Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization …


 Job Announcement

Soil Management Expert Trainer

(Myanmar National)

                                         Date: 2nd May 2019


Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Project Summary

Relief International Myanmar started the implementation of a substantial EU-funded project “Lan Thit Si Tho- Rakhine Development Project” (RDP) in January 2018. The three-year project includes extensive technical assistance to the Department for Agriculture. 


Position :                             Soil Management Expert Trainer (“Lan Thit Si Tho – Rakhine Development Project”)

Location:                             Sittwe Township, Rakhine State

Terms:                                  6 days between 19 and 24 May 2019

                                                (Daily fee will exclude accommodation and transportation cost)

Line Manager:                   RI Programme Manager


Overall Objectives (scope)

The Department of agricultural has requested technical assistance from RI to support the professional development of its staff. Specifically, the Department has requested a four-day training in soil management, to include classroom activities and field work. The training will take place in Sittwe and will be organized jointly for Department officials and relevant local CSOs (farmer associations etc). The training is scheduled to be delivered between 20th to 23rd May 2019.

RI is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced expert to deliver the training for the Department of Agriculture officials and CSO staff.


Specific Responsibilities

The expert will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Prepare a detailed schedule for the four day training
  • Prepare the training materials (which will be printed by RI)
  • Deliver the four-day soil management training

Specific Deliverables

The expert should provide the following specific deliverables:

  • Draft training agenda and materials. Final agenda and materials to be approved by DoA
  • Deliver four days of training
  • Provide recommendations regarding follow-up trainings

Please note, the training report will be prepared by RI staff.

Person Specification

  • Professional experience: At least 15 years combined experience in the agricultural sector, and 5 years in issues relating to soil management;
  • DoA and training experience: Experience delivering training to Department of Agricultural officials;
  • Education: Degree in Agriculture (B.Ag);
  • Inter-personal skills: Demonstrated ability to persuade, network and negotiate;
  • Communication skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, in Rakhine and English languages;
  • Technical knowledge: Demonstrated technical skills in soil management


To Apply

The interested trainer need to submit their offers including training schedule/agenda, daily fees and CVs of the trainers and submit to or deliver to Relief International at No.  202, U Wisara Road, West Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “Soil Management Expert Trainer” in the subject line no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2019.


Only shortlisted consultant/organization will be notified.


Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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