Winrock International requests the support of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for a 24 day volunteer assignment (including travel) located in Foundiougne and Dakar. The volunteer will develop a curriculum and training module focusing on processing and preservation of local cereals, as well as train cereals processors in processing techniques.
The volunteer will help build the capacity of two hosts, Foundiougne Vocational Training Center (FVTC) and Alliance of the Integrated Masses for the Development of Women's Entrepreneurship Network (AMIDEF). For FVTC, the training should focus on local cereals processing, as well as developing a curriculum and training module to replicate the training. For AMIDEF, the training should focus on effectively developing local cereals processing skills, such as understanding how different processing treatments affect products’ behavior; the role and behavior of different ingredients; processing methods; and quality standards, including nutritional aspects and the means for their evaluation. Also for AMIDEF, the volunteer should teach participants about the structure, composition, and utilization of rice, maize, millet and other cereal grains for the production of starches, flours, milling by?products, and cereal?based human food products; cereal processing technologies such as dry and wet milling, baking, extrusion cooking, and manufacturing of breakfast cereals, noodles, and pasta; and quality/sanitary control and quality assurance aspects of production.
No salary is paid for this volunteer assignment, but all expenses are paid through USAID program funding and logistics coordinated by Winrock.
The volunteer should have the following qualifications and background:
Higher university degree in food science or related field.
Ten years’ experience in cereal processing.
Experience training adults
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
French language skills preferred but not mandatory.
***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Internal Number: SEN259
About Winrock Iternational
Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges. Inspired by its namesake Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Winrock is a nonprofit organization that implements a portfolio of more than 150 agriculture, environment and social development projects in over 40 countries. It has annual revenue of $100 million, employing over 1,000 staff around the world managed from five Winrock offices and dozens of project offices. Winrock combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to improve lives around the globe.
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