Development of master trainers is meant to ensure a sustainable cohort of technical professionals with the ability to co-facilitate trainings and build capacity in conducting SMART surveys within and between stakeholders that use the methodology.
Individuals selected to become master trainers would be expected to commit towards both internal and inter-agency training efforts in the SMART methodology and act as a technical focal point for the methodology within their place of employment. They will also have the responsibility of proactively communicating with the SMART global project and to disseminate any new technical information on the methodology for future trainings.
A SMART master trainer is an individual who has the technical ability and experience in conducting surveys and skill set to train other survey managers in the SMART methodology. The master trainer course will focus on the development of training skills in order to be able to communicate the complex statistical concepts of SMART
In order to be eligible as a candidate for a master trainer course, participants must meet the following:
- Have demonstrated experience in managing surveys from start to finish.
- Attendance of a SMART survey manager level training led by ACF Canada with a post-test grade of Distinction or are able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge through a process of testing.
- Have demonstrated experience in training individuals in nutrition assessment technical content.
After the completion of the master trainer course, it is expected that the individual will be available to:
- Co-facilitate a minimum of one SMART methodology training along with a member of the SMART global team
- Take part in one SMART field survey in the year that follows the Master Training Course. The participant must find themselves an opportunity with their agency or with a partner agency.
SMART is looking for individuals who, after reading the description, responsibilities and eligibility criteria above, are interested in becoming Master Trainers.