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    Weekly Roundup of Agriculture Jobs-- 13th Jan, 2023

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    By George Munene

    1.

    Position: Farm Manager

     

    Location: Nakuru, Kenya 

     

    Recruiter / Employer: Bridge Talent Management

     

    Salary: Sh300,000

     

    About the position: Daily management of all departments within the farm to ensure maximum revenue and profit generation from agriculture and livestock resources.

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Ensure revenue generation through proper production plans for diary and crops.
    • Maintain effective pest and disease control for both livestock and crops.
    • Oversee the procurement of supplies including monitoring of requisitions of farm inputs.
    • Develop and apply Health & Safety standards across the farm and ensure compliance with all regulations.
    • Provide advisory support on Farm Management and Operations to stakeholders and propose new innovations to maximum the farm’s profitability.
    • Monitor performance of employees through appraisals to ensure productivity and bridge the gap through training where required.
    • In liaison with other Departments, develop the farm work plan, monthly management reports and quarterly Board papers.
    • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding and training of employees.
    • Manage the marketing and sale of all products produced in the farm e.g. dairy, grains, vegetables & honey.
    • Supervise key activities that include land preparation, planting, fertilization and harvesting on the farm

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Experience in managing a large dairy farm with over 500 livestock herd with cash crops & food crops.
    • Experience in development of farm KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for both livestock and crops.
    • Experience in farm activity planning for both machinery maintenance and animal production.
    • Experience in business compliance, budgeting and periodic reporting to stakeholders.
    • Diploma or Degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or Horticulture.
    • Minimum of ten years relevant experience working in Agriculture /Horticulture or Farming sector.
    • Possess a qualification that demonstrates Technical competence in Crop and Livestock Management.

     

    How to apply: Bridge Talent Management

     

    Deadline: 31 January. 2023

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    2.

    Position: Inclusive Agriculture and Economic Growth Lead, Kenya

     

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

     

    Recruiter / Employer: ACDI/VOCA (Washington, D.C., United States based Nonprofit organization)

     

    About the position: The Inclusive Agriculture and Economic Growth Lead will collaborate with partners to develop high value, market-oriented value chains. The program is funded by USAID and is anticipated to start in 2023. The position is envisioned to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Provide technical direction to agricultural productivity and value chain development activities
    • Design strategic business and business skills advisory services
    • Lead development and implementation of strategies to strengthen private sector investment in agriculture and promote economic growth
    • Work closely with project staff, entrepreneurs, partners, and line ministries to enhance and engage private sector t and attract investment
    • Assess the impact of financial products, adjusting as needed to increase economic growth
    • Liaise with identified partners and conduct meetings with public and private sector actors including end market users, processors, aggregators, buyers, investors, government representatives, and other NGOs
    • Train entrepreneurs and SME owners in business start-up and expansion
    • Ensure activities are inclusive by addressing the obstacles faced by women and youth-led businesses to acquire financing
    • Make recommendations to senior leadership for creative solutions to problems, new lines of work and promising partnerships, scaling up or scaling down interventions as a result of continuous learning

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, business administration, finance, marketing, international development, or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
    • 7 years of experience providing business development services to small and growing businesses, multi-sector experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and advisory services to a range of financial service providers.
    • Experience in training and facilitation in Kenya preferred.
    • Fluency in English required.

     

    How to apply: Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

     

    Kenyan nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

     

    Deadline: 7 February 2023



    3.

    Position: Kenya Extension and Aggregation Supervisor

     

    Location: Embu. Murang'a, Nyeri. Meru, Kirinyaga; Kenya

     

    Recruiter / Employer: One Acre Fund

     

    About the position: One Acre Fund Kenya is transitioning from a startup to a mature operation – and we need staff members to continue our growth trajectory.

     

    The mandate of the Market Access team is to start up agribusinesses that work for smallholder farmers, focusing on high-value crops such as macadamia and avocados. As an Extension and Aggregation Supervisor, you will manage a team of officers and their interactions with farmers. You will be reporting to the E & A coordinator in the Market Access team.

     

    Benefits: Health insurance paid time off

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Develop knowledge of the standard market requirements
    • Onboard new officers and delegate the responsibility accordingly to the region and the assigned tasks.
    • Handel and guide a team of 5 to 10 officers to run successful operations in Macadamia and Avocado crops.
    • Monitor the performance of officers through digital tools
    • Hold weekly team meetings to resolve issues, celebrate successes and set priorities for the week
    • Mentor staff on their management of farmers and technical knowledge.
    • Make daily field visits to ensure information is accurate and officers are meeting expectations.
    • Input and update the reports promptly.
    • Analyze data and feedback from the field, relay issues and solutions the to HQ team
    • Coordinate sourcing from smallholder farmers and work with stakeholders based on the given SOPs.
    • Coordinate and work on the Global GAP certification process for the team.

     

    Career Growth and Development

    We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • 2+ years of work experience in a related field, including management of a team or field staff
    • Knowledge of the avocado/ Macadamia value chain (e.g. fruit varieties, quality, seasonality) is appreciated
    • A track record in planning field activities and troubleshooting issues
    • Ability to coordinate teams for harvesting and sourcing from smallholders
    • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
    • Coaching skills to develop junior team members
    • National ID Card
    • Minimum Education; Bachelor in Agriculture and Business management, or related field
    • Language: English, Kiswahili required

     

    How to apply: BrighterMonday

     

    Deadline: 24 February 2023

     

    4.

    Position: Agronomist /Farm Manager

     

    Location: Nakuru County

     

    Recruiter / Employer: Corporate Staffing Services Ltd

     

    Contract: 3 years, renewable depending on performance.

     

    About the position: Our client, a private coffee estate situated in Nakuru County, is inviting applications for the position of Farm Manager. The overall responsibility for the position includes but is not limited to leadership and management. The Farm Manager will report to the Board of Directors.

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Prepare records involving cost (finances) and production (technical performance) and keep them up to date.
    • Plan finances and production to maintain farm progress against budgeted parameters.
    • Manage the procurement of supplies and farm equipment such as fertilizer and seeds.
    • Prepare and plan the work schedules of full-time employees and decide when temporary workers will be needed.
    • Marketing the farm’s products, deciding when and to whom crops and all other farm produce should be sold for maximum profit.
    • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings machinery and equipment.
    • Monitor crop health and welfare, including liaising with agricultural experts.
    • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield.
    • Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans.
    • Making sure that produce is ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets.
    • Ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations and other programs related to agriculture.
    • Maintaining a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them.
    • Applying health and safety standards across the farm estate.
    • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the farm estate inclusive of those areas that are not (yet) in use.
    • Making expansion and development plans (including financial implications) for the development of various areas of the farm estate.
    • Monitoring and documenting all yields and land use, if production goals have not been met, the manager is responsible for identifying and correcting the problem to ensure that the farm runs as efficiently and profitably as possible.
    • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity.
    • Having basic knowledge of and being able to supervise farm building and construction.
    • Advise the Directors accordingly.

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in an agriculture-related field, Agronomist or equivalent.
    • A business management qualification will be a plus.
    • Minimum 5 years of extensive experience in managing a large horticulture farm.
    • Strong general management, staff management, and demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Be able to properly manage teams and employees within a difficult environment
    • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
    • The ability to make decisions in stressful environments.
    • Superb communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Report writing skills.

     

    Qualifications

    • Agriculture or a related subject as horticulture, crop management, agronomy or Agribusiness.
    • At least 5 years’ experience as Farm Manager in a similar function.
    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to farming.

     

    How to apply: Send your Application Letter and CV as one document stating your current position, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

     

    Indicate the title of position and reference number on the subject line of your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Deadline: C.O.B Friday 20th January, 2023


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    5.

     

    Position: Manager Agriculture and Food Systems

     

    Location: Hola, Tana River (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application - National Position)

     

    Recruiter / Employer: Concern Worldwide

     

    About the position: To provide technical and management support for Tana River County integrated Food Systems programs with focus on enhancing the economics of food productions, food system governance and its sustainability through value chain development approach.

     

    He/she will provide technical leadership and vision for agricultural based livelihoods in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction, market systems development, resilience modelling, and climate change adaptation. He/she will work closely with relevant county Government relevant departments to prioritise activities and investments. He/She will also act as the Tana River County Programme focal person overseeing the management of all projects in Tana River County.

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Contribute to the implementation of the Country Strategic Plan for concern Kenya through actioning committed investment in the achievement of the plan objectives for Tana River County in consultation with the country management team.
    • To provide leadership and technical guidance to program staff in facilitating the design, implementation, and monitoring of integrated agriculture and food systems programming in Tana River County.
    • Constantly monitor all programs that include Livelihoods, Nutrition, Health, WASH, Governance and humanitarian situation, assess needs in the project areas, and propose to the line manager for appropriate actions, including the design of new actions for the future program.
    • Give support, advice, directions and mentor to the Field core staff to conduct ongoing monitoring of the project against objectives outlined in the project using methods and tools developed by Concern.
    • Consolidate internal and external reports from field staff based on weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports as required and share them with the line manager for action.
    • Engage in project start-up, monitoring, analysis, course corrections, and evaluations to ensure high-quality, impactful program implementation.
    • Monitor and advise on program and project spending and variance reports as per organisational process and procedures.
    • Contribute to knowledge management in programming. This may include, but is not limited to, documentation, engaging in communities of practice to share and disseminate lessons learned, and scalable evidence-based practices.
    • Keep the line manager informed of all developments and issues through formal reports, informal updates, and written minutes documented for all external meetings.
    • Network with County government departments of Agriculture, Livestock production and fisheries development; health and nutrition, water, environment and natural resources; trade, industry and enterprise development amongst others to establish a collaborative working environment
    • Network with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) on matters related to County Contingency Planning, social protection system, early warning systems and emergency response.
    • Network with Civil Society Organizations engaging in Food Security and Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience programming and other related programs in Tana River County to foster coordination and collaboration in areas where their works interact with Concern Worldwide programs.
    • Represent Concern Worldwide at County level programmes related technical and coordination forums in: County steering groups, Natural Resources Management, livestock sector forums, WESCOORD, early warning systems, cash transfer programming, nutrition and others as will be specified by the line manager.
    • Support funding acquisition by providing technical/design leadership, leveraging existing learning, identifying and cultivating strategic opportunities, and assisting country programs teams in developing winning proposals, advocacy, and resource mobilisation.
    • Be the focal person for overseeing the management of the Tana River County Programme including managing Costed Work Plan implementation, Managing Staff and security focal person.

     

    Responding to Emergencies:

    • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
    • Complying with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies.

     

    Others:

    • Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment
    • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
    • Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and technology, Agriculture (Agriculture Production, Agriculture Economics, and Agronomics) or a related field.
    • At least five (5) years’ experience in a similar role in food systems programming, with a focus on agriculture value chain and market system development.
    • Demonstrated understanding of climate smart agriculture.
    • Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management.
    • Working knowledge of the following technical approaches: Community Conversations, Natural Resource Management, Making Markets work for the Poor and Value Chains Development.
    • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into Food system programmes.

     

    Preference will be given to candidates who have:

    • Managerial skills; resourceful and adaptable work approach; creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
    • Practical construction skills and an interest in low cost and local materials and techniques.
    • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles.
    • Ability to give attention to details.
    • Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies.
    • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian ethics.

     

    Competencies required:

    • Be able to manage self - Awareness of your own abilities and uses abilities to work well with others to achieve your work and Concern’s objectives.
    • Proactively and effectively share information with others. Works effectively with others to achieve best results from people and situations.
    • Able to deliver on commitments; uses appropriate techniques to help achieve agreed objectives
    • Be innovative and creative by developing and implementing new ideas for effective and efficient progress towards the agreed objectives.
    • Systematically work towards achieving objectives; informed and timely decisions (appropriate to role), to achieve work objectives.

     

    How to apply: Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject of the email as "Manager Agriculture and Food Systems ’’ on or before Tuesday 24th January 2023 ". Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

     

    Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.

     

    Deadline: 24 Jan 2023

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    6.

     

    Position: Telesales Agent

     

    Location: Nairobi

     

    Recruiter / Employer: Apollo Agriculture

     

    Compensation: Competitive-performance based package

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Conduct Telesales and convert prospective clients.
    • Make outbound calls to interested farmers to accurately capture their profile in the system; including a detailed registration survey.
    • Handle inbound calls by farmers and accurately transcribe the recorded details in the recommended format as will be outlined to you.
    • Diligently handle customers/business partners inquiries via telephone and/or SMS.
    • Manage and resolve customers/partners complaints.
    • Provide existing and prospective clients with product and service information by clearly explaining procedures; answering questions and queries; providing information in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures.
    • Identify and escalate priority issues that need to be handled at a different level, and do the necessary follow-up of customer concerns.
    • Accurately document all customer interaction information according to standard operating procedures as the Company shall detail to you from time to time.
    • Ensure high quality results by adhering to standards and guidelines as well as identify customer service process gaps and recommend improvement in procedures.
    • Troubleshoot Mobile App Related issues and providing first level resolutions to the customers/business partners.

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Be a holder of Undergraduate degree or a diploma certificate.
    • Conversant with English, Kiswahili and vernacular language.
    • Self driven and able to work remotely with minimal supervision.
    • Have basic computer skills and be familiar with Windows or Ubuntu OS.
    • Access to a stable internet.

     

    • A background in Agronomy, Crop protection or any other related field will be an added advantage.

     

    How to apply: Apollo Agriculture

     

    7.

    Position: Project Manager-Grade 10

     

    Location: Eldoret and Iten towns

     

    Recruiter / Employer: Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS) & The Nature Conservancy

     

    Contract: One-year contract renewable, with 3 months’ probation period, renewable based on agreed performance targets and deliverables.

     

    About the position: As a Project Manager (PM) you will provide overall management of the project on a day-to-day basis, implementing activities, ensuring the achievement of planned results and providing sound administration of project finances. You will also provide advice and technical assistance to project implementing partners and participants. You will liaise with project implementing and collaborating partner, including public institutions, County Governments, private sector partners as well as key stakeholders for successful implementation of the project. The PM will be accountable to the TNC Water Funds Director.

     

    Responsibilities: 

    • Coordinate and work with relevant Public Institutions, County Governments, private sector partners, international agencies, non-Governmental organizations, beneficiaries and community-based organizations, and local communities in order to ensure smooth execution of the project activities.
    • Overall responsibility of the recruitment process of the service providers and formalization of MoUs with implementing and collaborating partners and formation of other bodies that are necessary for the implementation of the different activities under the project.
    • Provides overall management of the EIWF in coordination with the different partners in a manner that is financially sound, professional, participatory, sensitive to local needs and socio-economic context, and in accordance with the policies, procedures, and guidelines set forth in the project design document and Project Implementation Manual (PIM)
    • Ensure and monitor the delivery of appropriate technical expertise (for examples, training, capacity building process, institutional strengthening, and policy advice) to the project and its partners/participants in the project area as specified in the final design report and provide programmatic guidance to project staff.
    • Ensure the efficient achievement of the project outputs and outcomes as set forth in the project-related documents.
    • Supervise the other project staff and oversee the work of the different service providers and teams.
    • Implement the project’s performance measurement and monitoring systems, which includes regular performance monitoring and evaluation of the project using a participatory approach with partners/participants, and provide regular progress reports to different Coordination Committees, Project Steering Committee, and IFAD.
    • Ensures timely preparation, clearances and approvals of Annual Workplans and Budgets (AWPBs), Procurement Plans (PPs), progress reports and annual project reports.
    • Organize timely the financial and technical audit of the project in line with the Project Financing Agreement (PFA) and PIM.
    • Facilitate and support the work of IFAD supervision, follow-up, midterm and completion missions.
    • Manages with integrity, transparency the project funds, including the regular development of budgets, monitoring of expenditures, and providing to the PSC and quarterly financial reports together with other key financial records for certification and audit (original receipts, bank statements, and other financial records as necessary).
    • Guide the preparation of written materials (such as impact evaluations, policy papers, manuals, thematic studies and training materials), communication outputs (articles, newsletter, promotional materials and web-based articles), and special reports for the project.
    • Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the project’s local networks and contacts, including partner organizations, PPP stakeholders, other stakeholders and beneficiaries, and engage these individuals and organizations on a regular basis to integrate their feedback into the implementation and progress of the project.
    •  Ensure harmonization of EIWF activities with the Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo-Marakwet Counties integrated development plans and coordinate closely with the different departments and agencies at the Counties and National levels
    • Pursue linkages and cooperation with other relevant bilateral/multilateral cooperation development projects/programmes where appropriate

     

    With specific reference to administration and financial management of project funds, you will have the following main responsibilities:

     

    • Ensures the completion of the procurement process and full compliance with laid down procurement guidelines as laid down in the PIM
    • Coordinate the contract administration of the service providers/specialists hired for implementation and assess their performance on a regular basis
    • Secure the submission of a detailed expenditure report on quarterly advance payments.
    • Ensure timely endorsement of Withdrawal Applications and submit them to IFAD.
    • Coordinate the preparation of annual work plans & budgets.

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • A master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Project Management, Natural Resources Management, Agriculture or related discipline relevant to Environmental and water conservation areas with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural economy of Kenya.

     

    • Demonstrated relevant professional work experience of at least eight years in: 1) project management, including the leadership of multi-disciplinary expert teams and project financial administration and budgeting (experience in managing international cooperation programmes an asset), 2) managing initiatives related to environmental and natural resources management, and agriculture development, 3) working with stakeholder/communities.
    • Skills in process facilitation, strategic planning, and partnership building.
    • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English and Kiswahili (comprehension, written, and spoken)
    • Excellent analytical skills, sound judgment, resourcefulness, ability to take initiative, capacity to work in a self-directed manner and ability to create a team-based, participatory work environment.
    • Excellent PC user skills: Windows-based software
    • Ability and flexibility to travel intensively within project area, as may be required.

     

    How to apply: Interested applicants to submit their applications with detailed C.V’s, names of three referees, certificates and testimonials quoting the reference number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

    Shortlisted candidate should submit clearances from the following;

    KRA, HELB, EACC, CID – Certificate of Good conduct and Credit Reference Bureau.  

     

    Please note that any canvassing will lead to disqualification 

     

    Deadline: 27th January 2023 at 5:00pm



    8.

    Position: Field Conservation Coordinator-Grade 8

     

    Location: Eldoret and Iten towns

     

    Recruiter / Employer: Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS) & The Nature Conservancy

     

    Contract: One-year contract renewable, with 3 months’ probation period, renewable based on agreed performance targets and deliverables.

     

    About the position: As a Field Conservation Coordinator, you will provide technical support to the Project Manager through coordinating field activities of the EIWF. You will develop and implement conservation strategies, employ a full range of protection tools to acquire varying degrees of legal interest in land and implement a variety of strategies to secure public and private support for TNC conservation priorities in the EIWF.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for organizing, facilitating and coordinating conservation activities for the EIWF. This will include several watersheds located in Eldoret and Iten water catchment areas. The job involves working in partnership with county government staff, locally based NGOs, Water Resource Users Associations, Community Forest Associations, youth and women CBOs as well as learning institutions.
    • You will also engage in community mobilization, targets setting, work plans development, reporting and their execution.
    • Working closely with a dedicated technical team from the Implementing Agency, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and collaborate with local government agencies, NGOs, land and water managers and communities to implement varied conservation actions that will enhance integrated Land Management resulting in reduced erosion, improved water quality and optimized use of rain as well as river water.
    • Representing EIWF and TNC in developing and maintaining relations with landowners as well as providing necessary technical skills and capacity to enable them to meet their conservation goals and targets.
    • Be responsible for ensuring optimized use of scarce resources to stimulate conservation work, oversee implementation of a stringent procurement process and enhanced information sharing at the local level.
    • Offer oversight and technical guidance to local actors implementing a set of conservation measures recommended by some recent scientific studies. She/he will also be responsible for piloting some Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in the area and ensuring livelihood goals for local communities are safeguarded.
    • Mobilize landowners and facilitate participatory planning process for conservation work
    • Identify local learning institutions to involve in Soil and Water conservation work and initiate youth programs.
    • Manage relationships with local government offices and NGOs as well as CBOs
    • Contribute to the development and management of a monitoring and reporting plan that including performance indicators and targets,
    • Help TNC and partners develop work plans and adhere to them
    • Lead the coordination of learning exchanges and visits to the Watershed by technical support partners, donors and collaborators
    • Manage multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
    • Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals.
    • Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.
    • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
    • Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
    • Manage multi-disciplinary administrative and professional staff, with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
    • Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals.
    • Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.
    • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
    • Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Agriculture related discipline, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management,
    • Agriculture, Community Development or related discipline relevant to Environmental conservation areas with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural economy of Kenya.
    • Demonstrated relevant professional work experience of at least five years in managing initiatives related to environmental and natural resources management, and agriculture development and working with stakeholder/communities.
    • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English and Kiswahili (comprehension, written, and spoken);
    • Excellent analytical skills, sound judgment, resourcefulness, ability to take initiative, capacity to work in a self-directed manner and ability to work in team-based, participatory work environment.
    • Excellent PC user skills: Windows-based software
    • Ability and flexibility to travel intensively within project area, as may be required.

     

    How to apply: Interested applicants to submit their applications with detailed C.V’s, names of three referees, certificates and testimonials quoting the reference number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

    Shortlisted candidate should submit clearances from the following;

    KRA, HELB, EACC, CID – Certificate of Good conduct and Credit Reference Bureau.  

     

    Please note that any canvassing will lead to disqualification 

     

    Deadline: 27th January 2023 at 5:00pm

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    9.

    Position: Monitoring and Evaluation / Knowledge Management Officer –Grade 8

     

    Location: Eldoret and Iten towns

     

    Recruiter / Employer: Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS) & The Nature Conservancy

     

    About the position: As an M&E and KM Officer you will serve as the main focal person for all monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management related activities for EIWF. You will assist and report to the Project Manager regarding M&E of project activities implemented by the project. The M&E Officer responsibility is to coordinate and support implementation of M&E for all the activities to be conducted in accordance with the results framework of the project. You will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the project planning and M&E activities towards a coherent and flexible project data management system.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    M&E Tasks

    • Lead development of and oversee the review of project level (M&E) plan and associated work plans for each component activity (as reflected in the Results framework)
    • Support completion of processes to hire consultant firms for M&E related tasks
    • Establish a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system taking into account the Government monitoring frameworks, IFAD ORMS and GEF M&E procedures, the project objectives and the experience from other IFAD supported projects such as UTNWF
    • Develop a Management Information System (MIS) for managing data and information for overall monitoring and maintain an M&E database for the project
    • Support technical work such as reviewing M&E methods, carrying out training needs, designing M&E tools and advising M&E technical assistance
    • Coordinate acquisition, installation and regular monitoring of rivers flows, and water quality using automated and semi-automated water monitoring equipment and submit monthly progress report
    • Coordinate monitoring of sustainable land management practices implemented at farm level and submit monthly progress report
    • Review M&E system, process and procedures of project forms and formats for project activities under the various components
    • In collaboration with members of the PMU, and implementing partners, fine-tune the M&E indicators and the logframe of the project
    • Organize and supervise focused baseline surveys at the beginning of the project and update the project logframe with the revised indicators
    • In collaboration with other members of the PMU, and other implementing partners, coordinate the preparation and revision of the project annual work plan and budget (AWPB)
    • Establish implementation targets, monitor implementation processes and performance, and assess outputs and outcomes
    • Facilitate the project’s annual review workshops, impact assessment studies, and completion review
    • Develop ToR for M&E tools to be carried out for consulting formats (e.g. design of surveys; evaluations (final evaluation) etc., using a combination of quantitative and qualitative M&E indicators
    • Collate and analyze essential data and maps to be included in semi-annual and annual reports
    • Monitor financial and physical progress as well as reporting back to stakeholders to create a better learning environment
    • Organize training on M&E for members of the PMU, implementing partners as required; provide technical backstopping to implementing agencies for preparing the AWPBs and for compliance with reporting requirements; Ensure mentoring and training of project team partners to foster capacity building on M&E knowledge
    • Work closely with field extension officers in monitoring project activities
    • Improve project performance by providing relevant and well researched information to the PMU, implementing partners and counties on a timely basis
    • Ensure capture of intended impact as well as successes and failures
    • Liaise with the responsible persons for implementing agencies, key ministries and the implementation teams, implementing partners and service providers for effective linkages and information exchange
    • Ensure gender mainstreaming and equality as well as appropriate targeting in all project activities
    • Support M&E missions by IFAD
    • Undertake any other duties assigned by the project manager.

     

    Knowledge Management responsibilities

    • Oversee the development of a KM strategy and plans to ensure systematic, continuous learning, improvement and knowledge sharing
    • Develop and implement processes to ensure that lessons learned, and good practice are captured systematically, shared, and used to improve project implementation, including in the development of the AWPB.
    • Support advocacy efforts through providing evidence of impact gathered through the M&E system, closely linked to knowledge management and communication activities
    • Provide technical backstopping and guidance to implementing partner staff on KM&L
    • Develop or adapt an internet based and other relevant tools and processes for implementing staff to collect, process/analyse, store and share information and knowledge, and ensure relevant staff have the capacity to use them.
    • Ensure that innovative experiences, learning and good practices are captured, synthesized, documented and shared continuously within the project, within the Counties, with in-country partners, IFAD and other regional and international partners, including through a project website, documentation centre, communities of practice, etc
    • Oversee communication support to awareness raising and sensitization of project participants, including building understanding of the project’s objectives, benefits.
    • Coordinate the preparation of the work plan and budget, and progress and annual reports for knowledge management and learning.

     

    Education/ Work Experience Requirements:

    • Have a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Hydrology, Agricultural Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field from a recognized university with good application in Environment, Water and agricultural management. A post graduate diploma/certificate in MIS, KM or M&E will be an added advantage
    • Have five years working experience in M&E in donor-assisted projects.
    • Full command in M&E related techniques including conducting surveys and PRAs
    • Be computer literate and able to use advanced computer packages for quantitative and qualitative analysis and data base storage
    • Have knowledge and experience on the project cycle related activities and developments in the sector
    • Understanding of specific characteristics of smallholder agriculture and livelihoods in Kenya including the dynamics of community engagement.
    • Good command in monitoring water and implementation of sustainable land management practices at farm level
    • Good communication skills in English; knowledge of Kiswahili
    • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.

     

    How to apply: Interested applicants to submit their applications with detailed C.V’s, names of three referees, certificates and testimonials quoting the reference number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

    Shortlisted candidate should submit clearances from the following;

    KRA, HELB, EACC, CID – Certificate of Good conduct and Credit Reference Bureau.  

     

    Please note that any canvassing will lead to disqualification 

     

    Deadline: 27th January 2023 at 5:00pm

     

    Photo courtesy: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin / USAID Kenya

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