ICARE Foundation is looking for an AgriHUB Concept adaptation and model integration expert to be hired in the scope of the USAID-funded INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURE TRAINING AND LEARNING CAMP (AGRI CAMP) Program. Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Party of the Program, the Expert will organize and coordinate all activities to the AgriHUB platform.
The AgriHUB is a creative platform/workshop for nurturing, incubating, and accelerating modern, successful, and effective agricultural and agro-technology ideas, prototypes, products, and services. AgriHUB will serve to unleash the innovative potential of students, young professionals, and agricultural entrepreneurs in Armenia. It will also serve as a center for practical training and inclusive learning for youth coming from all around Armenia who are eager to learn and experiment with up-to-date agricultural technologies, as well as create cross-sector synergies among agribusiness, high tech, tourism, education, wellness, and healthcare, etc. It will help to
foster women’s engagement and leadership in agri-research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. AgriHUB will be located in the facilities and the surrounding agricultural plot owned by ICARE in the Proshyan community, which is near Yerevan.

Overview:
Job type:   AgriHUB Concept adaptation and model integration expert
Location:   Yerevan, Armenia
Contract type:   Service contract (for the time period of December 2021 – April 2023)

Job Description:

ICARE Foundation is looking for an AgriHUB Concept adaptation and model integration expert to be hired in the scope of the USAID-funded INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURE TRAINING AND LEARNING CAMP (AGRI CAMP) Program. Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Party of the Program, the Expert will organize and coordinate all activities to the AgriHUB platform.

The AgriHUB is a creative platform/workshop for nurturing, incubating, and accelerating modern, successful, and effective agricultural and agro-technology ideas, prototypes, products, and services. AgriHUB will serve to unleash the innovative potential of students, young professionals, and agricultural entrepreneurs in Armenia. It will also serve as a center for practical training and inclusive learning for youth coming from all around Armenia who are eager to learn and experiment with up-to-date agricultural technologies, as well as create cross-sector synergies among agribusiness, high tech, tourism, education, wellness, and healthcare, etc. It will help to
foster women’s engagement and leadership in agri-research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. AgriHUB will be located in the facilities and the surrounding agricultural plot owned by ICARE in the Proshyan community, which is near Yerevan.

Job responsibilities:

  • Analyze global concepts and models for agri-innovation learning platforms, i.e., similar to FabLab model, American Farm School, and TUMO.
  • Develop a concept adaptation report for further operation of the AgriHUB platform
  • Ensure integration and introduction of the adapted AgriHUB platform model to indoors and outdoors upgrade works and project activities at the AgriHUB location.
  • Ensure integration and introduction of the agricultural demo-units in AgriHUB for showcasing innovative approaches in agriculture.
  • Coordinate the formation of research groups (including students and young researchers) that will be undertaking their agro-innovation works at AgriHUB. Coordinate and facilitate ongoing works of research groups at AgriHUB and act as a liaison between research groups conducting work at AgriHUB and the program management.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and ICARE rules and regulations throughout the project,
  • Other tasks fall under this component.

Required qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field.
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in the area of agriculture, community development, innovative agricultural products, and solutions.
  • Experience developing platforms or business models bringing modern technology to agriculture.
  • Experience working within innovative platforms will be an advantage.
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders including government, civil society groups, research institutions, private sector partners, and local communities.
  • Proven experience in donor-funded projects, planning and implementing large-scale events, and developing reports in the relevant field.
  • Strong team working, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer literacy, knowledge of MS office software and web-based applications;
  • Fluency in English and Armenian.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience.

Application procedures:
Interested applicants are requested to send their 1) CV and 2) motivation letter to info.agricamp@gmail.com until December 5, 2021, indicating AgriHUB concept adaptation and model integration expert” in the subject line, otherwise your application will be rejected.

About company:
ICARE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin ensuring diversity in the workplace. Our vision is to develop a sustainable knowledge capacity for the food and agribusiness sector in Armenia. For more info, please, visit www.icare.am and agricamp.icare.am.

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