TAA CV - Mr Samuel Adams

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1982 TAA Member No: 3169
Contact Address: 71 Cameley Green
Nationality: British
Permanent Phone Number: +44 (0)1225344805 Mobile Phone No: +44 (0)7505035014
Email Address: samadamsuk@gmail.com Personal Webpage: www.linkedin.com/in/samadams
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2015 Consultant - programme development All We Can - Methodist Relief and Development UK, with research in Haiti and East African community Extensive research process to develop key working principles and best practices; presentation to senior management for integration into new programme development.
2015 Consultant - faith and NGO management Send a Cow UK Short assignment to research aspects of faith and development.
2013-2015 Consultant Project Manager and Technical Advisor Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) UK, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Project management of a multi-stakeholder programme across 11 countries in Africa. Brought in as a consultant to scale up and strengthen existing programmes of faith-based sustainable land management, agriculture, and environmental education. Provided strategic management of the programme as well as on-the-ground implementation. Focused on achieving a high level of impact while ensuring the nurturing of important relationships with stakeholder needs across cultural and geographical borders. Shared responsibility for engagement with funders and senior partners, including UNEP, NORAD, and the World Bank?s TerrAfrica programme. Contributing to scoping exercises and analysis, project bids, and report writing. Organisation of training events, international workshops and other capacity building activities.
2012-2013 Interim Project Manager Soil Association UK Coordinated and strengthened a capacity-building programme for British farmers. Responsible for the EU-funded national strategy to increase farmer-awareness of climate-smart agriculture. Comprehensive project management of the work, including identifying benefits, deliverables, objectives and deadlines. Worked with government representatives, researchers, fundraisers, external consultants and trainers. A specific objective of the role was to double the impact of the programme, which was achieved within the agreed timeframe. Responsible for developing learning resources including web-based, mobile, video, and a technical manual.
2011 Consultant - Trainer, Land Design Cedar Fund, Hong Kong Lesotho Travel to rural Lesotho to work alongside a rural clinic. Running a programme of preventative healthcare through organic horticulture and permaculture land design (nutrition).
2011 Consultant - Trainer, Land Design NCMI, South Africa Zimbabwe Travel to rural Zimbabwe to run a programme of farmer training/field school, agribusiness, and some land design of a community-owned farm.
2011 Consultant - Land Design Private South Africa Private farming project in rural South Africa. Contributed soil testing, land design and programme design.
2008-2010 Consultant - Land management, food security Various South Africa, Uganda Various small clients across South Africa and one in Uganda. Working with NGOs, commercial clients, and local government to develop food security solutions, education and capacity building.
2008-2012 Farm manager Living Green Farms South Africa Designed and built a community-based model farm that included organic horticulture and small-scale livestock. The farm was designed for community engagement and used as a training facility for emerging farmers. Co-founding of an agricultural academy to train urban migrants in life skills and values, organic food growing, agri-theology, and agribusiness.
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Project Management
Subsidiary fields: Agricultural Education, Conservation Agriculture, Project Management, Farm Management, Rural Sociology
Higher education: Masters in Sustainable Development, Bachelors in Development Studies, Bachelors in Social Anthropology and History
Countries worked in:  Lesotho, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Zimbabwe
Languages: English (first), Spanish, Xhosa, Shona, Swahili, Afrikaans (basic)
Last Updated: 01/10/2015