Job Profile: Stakeholder Engagement and User-Case Coordinator (Part time position)

Department: Policy & Social

Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) is an independent organisation working with farmers to develop the knowledge that will ensure farming is sustainable, resilient and productive. We connect farmers with farming research by running practical and interactive workshops, farm walks and on farm events, specialising in peer-to-peer learning. 

Summary of this role

The postholder will be responsible for stakeholder engagement and co-ordination of the user-case development and analysis for the EU H2020 FAIRshare programme. FAIRshare aims to enable farm advisors to use Digital Advisory Tools and Services to support a more productive and sustainable agriculture. Working closely with the Head of Policy, this role will be responsible for timely and efficient delivery of the programme’s tasks and deliverables, organising and running farmers’ and advisors’ user-case studies, contributing to regular report writing, provide updates on project progress as required, actively participate in project meetings and events and maintain high level collaboration with project partners.

Job title

Stakeholder Engagement and User-Case Coordinator (Part time position)

Reports to

Head of Policy Evi Arachoviti

Location

Home based with regular travel throughout the UK and a willingness to travel within the EU when necessary. The IfA offices are located at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • The establishment and running of an IfA User Case
  • Organise and run stakeholder workshops (advisors, farmers, ICT providers).
  • Organise and run the evaluation, practical adaptions/ workarounds in regards with the digital tools selected.
  • Plan, organise and host the cross-visits with other advisory organisations across EU.
  • Organise the training-the-trainers’ activities.
  • Support Digital Tool requirements analysis and development.
  • Regular written report to the relevant WP Lead(s) and to the consortium.
  • Contribution to deliverables’ writing.

Please note that we do not expect you to have experience in working on H2020 projects and training for the tasks outlined above will be provided.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from anyone interested in this role who feel that they have the relevant experience and skills.

Notice period

3 Months

Closing date for applications 

25th March 2022

Contract Type

This is a 12-month part time position commencing ASAP.

Salary details

Negotiable.

Hours of work

21 hours per week (negotiable)

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Honours degree in agriculture/agricultural science or equivalent qualification in relevant discipline
  • Ability to conduct individual and collaborative projects.
  • Proven interpersonal skills to work with relevant stakeholders across a range of organisations.
  • Experience of engaging and working with farmers, advisors and farmer organisations.
  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline of agronomy/agricultural science and of research methods and techniques to work within established programmes.
  • Ability to produce and lead on written reports, papers and presentations for different target audiences (e.g., industry, academia, agricultural organisations).
  • Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills, (e.g., with ability to communicate complex information and material of a specialist or technical nature).
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and contribute positively to a collegial team environment and to be able to work independently.
  • Ability to initiate, plan organise, implement and deliver programmes to deadlines.
  • Experience of co-creation approaches to research and innovation.
  • Will be required to attend IfA meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other working groups within IfA, EU consortia and other collaborating organisations.
  • May be required to contribute to the preparation of papers for steering, board groups and other bodies.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
  • Work within budget constraints.

Desirable

  • MSc degree in agronomy/agricultural science
  • Past track record in EU-wide consortia programmes
  • Experience with national and international policy research in agricultural innovation.

How to apply

  • Please submit your CV with a covering letter outlining your skills and suitable experience to info@i4agri.org.
Applications close on the 25th March 2022. (Midnight)

If you would like to chat about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Evi Arachoviti, Head of Policy & Social, by e-mail at evia@i4agri.org