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Agriculture Jobs in Kenya– 10th June, 2024

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Position: Head of Department: Food Security, Livelihoods & Climate Change Adaptation

Employer: Action Against Hunger USA

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The holder of the position will lead the designing and development of FSL, resilience and Climate Change Adaptation programs and projects, identifying new business opportunities including proposal development, and engaging with current and new donors regarding FSL. S/He will provide strategic leadership and direction and ensure high quality, coherent and well-coordinated design and scale-up of FSL, resilience and climate change adaptation programming.

As a member of the Action Against Hunger Kenya Country Office, the Head of Food Security, Livelihoods and Resilience Department will provide managerial, technical and oversight support to the Food Security, Livelihoods, Resilience and Disaster Risk Management interventions, and be part of the broader Food Security & Livelihoods initiatives at the Country, Network and regional levels.

Guaranteeing quality in implementation, relevance and scaling up of FSL and climate change adaptation strategy and interventions of the country program, in conformity with Action Against Hunger Country strategy and international standards and national policies.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in food security, Agricultural Education and Extension, Agricultural/Applied Economics, Agribusiness Management, Food Policy and Applied food science, Veterinary Sciences, Environment, or related courses.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in food systems, nutrition sensitive agriculture, livelihoods, natural resource management and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Required Skills & Competencies

  • Experience working in humanitarian and development contexts, recovery and rehabilitation as well as with national governments, regional bodies, UN agencies and INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge of technical fields related to Food Security & Livelihoods that includes excellent working knowledge of food security, Market systems and nutrition sensitive resilience.
  • Proven track record in designing, implementing, and managing complex food security and livelihoods programs, preferably in Kenya or similar contexts.
  • Strong technical expertise in areas such as agricultural production, value chain development, income generation, and community-based resilience.
  • Sound analytical and technical competence in the subject matter of food security and livelihoods
  • Field experience in FSL programming, including agro ecology, value chain analysis, income generation, emergency food assistance, COD, HEA, etc.
  • Practical experience in climate change adaptation planning and implementation as it relates to natural resource management
  • Experience in Food security and Livelihood assessments including cash and market assessments in both development and emergency contexts.
  • Experience with research and partnership developments with universities.
  • Experience with donor communications.
  • Demonstrated previous experience in and strong proposal writing and donor reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming.
  • Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in assessment and research methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, donors, NGOs, and local communities.
  • Strong organizational skills and technical review/writing of detailed technical documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Interest and/or experience in Cash transfer programs, Agriculture and livestock programming in Humanitarian setting and community led methodologies.

Responsibilities:

I. Essential job duties

  • Strategic Leadership 30%
  • Develop strategic positioning for the department as part of the Action Against Hunger annual country strategy process and as needed, in close consultation with field teams and other technical departments.
  • Lead in the review and implementation of the FSL and resilience strategy and development of climate change adaptation strategy well aligned with the ACF Kenya and International Strategic Plan (ISP).
  • Support in development and review of FSL &CCA annual work plans, budgets, and monitoring frameworks to ensure effective implementation
  • Provide guidance and support to field teams to ensure the quality and impact of interventions.
  • Identify new geographical areas of interest and or confirm existing areas according to humanitarian, recovery and development needs and the Action Against Hunger strategic plan
  • Work closely with the business development team in the design and formulation of new project proposals and concept notes providing technical and budgetary input throughout the program development and design phase on FSL &CCA funding opportunities.

2. Program Development and Management 20%

  • Lead the design, planning, and implementation of food security, livelihoods & climate change adaptation (FSL&CCA) programs, incorporating best practices and innovative approaches.
  • Oversee the identification and prioritization of target communities and beneficiaries, ensuring inclusivity and participation in program activities.
  • Foster partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, donors, and community-based organizations, to enhance program effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Oversee country FSL & CCA program portfolio; identify, propose and develop new program orientations, strategies and activities, in aligned to the best practices
  • Ensure harmonization and coherence of recovery and development of FSL&CCA approaches and activities across all program bases with the development of project implementation plans.
  • Promote an integrated approach among the WASH, Nutrition, gender and FSL&CCA sectors wherever feasible and justified.
  • Serve as lead on new project development to ensure high quality technical and donor reporting across all the resilience, recovery and development program activities and ensure they meet Action Against Hunger’s and donor’s standards
  • Work with partnership, advocacy and communication focal person to engage in outreach and advocacy with policy makers and practitioners at National and County government levels
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in Kenya key national or regional coordination fora ensuring active presence and participation in national FSL coordination meetings, cluster and technical working groups
  • Develop a strong state and county level relationship with local authorities and institutions related to Food Security and livelihood
  • Create links with various FSL%CCA actors working in the same operational areas and develop partnerships where relevant and appropriate
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a clear understanding of Action Against Hunger charter, background, program objectives and activities in the field.

3. Technical Support 20%

  • Provide technical leadership in areas food security, agriculture, livelihoods diversification, income generation, and community resilience.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, research findings, and best practices in food security, livelihoods and climate change adaptation programming, and incorporate relevant innovations into program design and implementation.
  • Build the capacity of staff and partners through training, mentorship, and knowledge sharing activities
  • Identify staff training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans.
  • Ensure compliance of FSL&CCA program standards to achieve grant/funding objectives
  • Work in close relation with FSL&CCA technical counterpart in HQ and Regional level.

4. Climate change Adaptation 20%

  • Work with relevant partners to advocate for policies and practices that promote climate resilience and sustainable development at local, national, and regional levels, engaging with government authorities, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Foster partnerships with climate change experts, research institutions, and civil society organizations to leverage resources, expertise, and best practices in addressing climate-related challenges.
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in FSL and resilience, climate change adaptation forums, networks, and working groups focused on climate change, sharing lessons learned and advocating for the integration of climate resilience into FSL and resilience programming.
  • Coordinate the Action Against Hunger Kenya Climate Change Adaptation Initiative , including designing of programs on climate change seeking to broaden the funding base
  • Facilitating the development of a vision and strategy for climate change adaptation in Action Against Hunger Kenya
  • Broaden the knowledge and understanding of Action Against Hunger staff on climate change adaptation.
  • Providing technical support for implementation of, and coordinating with other sectors for climate change adaptation inclusion

5. Monitoring, Evaluation, surveillance and Learning 5%

  • Work closely with MEAL HOD to develop and implement robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track progress, measure impact, and ensure accountability.
  • Lead the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned, best practices, and success stories to inform program adaptation and scale-up.
  • Support the organization in reporting to donors and other stakeholders, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements and standards.
  • Contribute to integrated surveillance activities as applicable through input on development of tools, analysis and interpretation, etc.
  • Ensure the regular analysis and reporting of recovery and development needs, malnutrition causal factors and linkages at country level through regular high quality field assessments, participation in coordination forums, regular consultation with stakeholders and collection of secondary data.
  • Ensure the appropriate development and implementation of high quality technical monitoring systems, indicators and supporting tools to monitor the impact and outcome of recovery and development FSL%CCA programs; ensure their harmonization across bases and build capacity of field teams on their implementation and regular timely use.
  • Provide direct support to field staff on program planning and monitoring (procurement planning, budget design, forecast and follow-up, monthly reports, technical reports, etc.)
  • Ensure internal and external evaluation of programs in the operational area in a manner that facilitates organizational learning.
  • Support learning and application of innovative approaches in FSL&CCA at field level in collaboration with other Action Against Hunger technical departments and external partners
  • Ensure documentation and capitalization of lessons learnt and good practices; and contribute to the preparation of publications, where applicable
  • Monitor program progress and performance, conducting regular field visits and assessments to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement.

6. Team Management and Capacity Building 5%

  • Provide effective leadership and supervision to departmental staff, fostering a culture of collaboration, professionalism, and continuous learning.
  • Contribute to performance reviews; provide constructive feedback, and support staff development and career progression.
  • Promote a supportive and inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity, and respect.
  • Identify training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of proper systems to reduce the risk of corruption and conflict of interest by program staff and local authorities; and increase accountability and transparency of operations.

II. Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Technical and managerial supervisory line to FSL and climate change adaptation managers/Officers.

III. Gender Equality Commitments

  • Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. Race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures.

IV. Fiscal Responsibility

  • FSL&CCA Portfolio

V. Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

VI. Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

How to apply: All candidates should apply through:Click here. The position is open on a rolling basis. Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Deadline: 14 Jun 2024

2.

Consultancy: Unlocking investments for high-value adaptation actions; A case of Kenya and Tanzania

Employer: Solidaridad East & Central Africa

Location: Kenya/Tanzania

About the position: Adaptation, particularly Locally Led Adaptation, is essential for Africa to increase the resilience of its people, infrastructure, and ecosystems to cope with climate shocks and economic distress. The 2023 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that Africa will require up to 86.5 billion USD for adaptation alone by 2030. However, the continent currently receives only about 20%($13 Billion annually 2021-2022) of all climate adaptation finance flows globally (Global Center on Adaptation 2023).

Climate adaptation development pathways offer enormous investment opportunities and have a positive impact on growth (OECD 2021) with a triple dividend of avoided losses, positive economic gains, and enhanced social and environmental benefits. According to this Bloomberg report 2021, the climate adaptation market could be worth $2 trillion a year within the next five years.

Locally led Adaptation deserves far greater business investment but without evidence on where the opportunities are, it’s difficult to make a case.

Qualifications: 

Consultancy firms/companies with verifiable research work in the Climate Change and Natural Resources Management and who fulfil the following requirements are encouraged to express their interests.

  • Relevant degree(s) in Environmental sciences, development studies with a specific biase in Climate Change coursework.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and sampling strategies
  • Firm/Consultants statement on the understanding and interpretation of the TOR
  • Experience in designing and conducting studies using experimental or quasi-experimental techniques.
  • Statistical analysis skills and strong proficiency with data analysis packages.
  • Proven experience for the last 5 years in conducting endline study surveys, impact studies, and evaluations, preferably in the Environment and climate Change Sector in Kenya, Tanzania and the East Africa region.
  • Research experience with smallholder farming communities is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English and Swahili.
  • Company registration and KRA PIN certificates

Responsibilities: 

2.0 Objective of the assignment & high-level outcome areas

  • This is one of the first sets of a series of studies aimed at supporting REC ECA to gather evidence on locally led adaptation to improve and build new business cases and investment-ready propositions to contribute towards bridging the gap and attracting adaptation finance. The assignment targets 2 countries; Kenya and Tanzania and should deliver on scalable output result areas replicable to attract adaptation finance within our countries of operation.

2.1 Study questions

  • What is the return on investment for prioritised adaptation actions on soil health/ISFM agroforestry and water efficiency and use?
  • To what extent has Solidaridad catalyzed the growth ofsustainable agricultural value through its adaptation initiatives over the years?
  • Proposed market share for selected adaptation actions against emerging adaptation technologies in the near future and in the context of IPCC Science findings
  • What does scale look like in light of integrating ecosystem-based adaptation investments? Is it better for framing adaptation needs?
  • What is the outlook/ existing models on small-scale farming adaptation financing?

3. Scope of Work and Responsibilities of Consultants

  • The study will be conducted in Kenya and Tanzania with a specific focus on target areas in which Solidaridad is and has had an active presence in the last 10 years.
  • The composition of the study team is at the consultant firm’s discretion. However, Solidaridad recommends that the team comprise a Team Leader (TL) responsible for overall service delivery and to act as the official liaison with Solidaridad.

The consultancy/consultant team will be primarily responsible for:

  • Development/design of the study, study tools and their administration
  • Identification and supervision of field enumerators/fieldwork
  • Generation of Quality (reliability and validity) data/information collected from the field
  • Data analysis and preparation of quality reports( Inception, Preliminary findings report and final study report).
  • Presentation of all the reports to Solidaridad.

4. Methodology

  • The methodology for this study will include both direct and indirect data collection, analysis and cross-referencing, and formulating recommendations thematically and as area/site-specific. The Consultant will finalize the methodology to undertake this study in line with the scope of the assessment, presented and refined with the management during the inception meeting.

The methodology used during this assessment will overall, include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Review existing relevant secondary information and reports related to project implementation in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Review of previous Solidaridad related project level documents and reports.
  • Discuss with key Solidaridad staff, partners, and Key Informants at Office and field implementation levels.
  • Carry out field visits in the implementation areas for data collection, observations, and triangulation.
  • Hold community-level participatory meetings and focused group discussions for data collection and information gathering.
  • Carry out a household-level survey for data collection through structured questionnaires.
  • Use of data from global, regional and local institutions or organizations.
  • Data analysis and verification of analyzed data.
  • Reflection and feedback sessions with the project management team. The final methodology to be adopted shall be discussed and agreed upon with consultants/firm during the inception meeting.

5. Expected deliverables

  • Expression of interest and workplan (EOI) for the study
  • An inception report with a conceptual framework detailing steps, methodology, and work plan including planned stakeholder consultations
  • Detailed study findings and final report on;
  • Return On Investment for prioritized adaptation actions referencing global and regional best practices
  • The value of Solidaridad’s adaptation interventions in the context of sustainable agricultural and livelihood growth
  • Summary analysis of the market share of current selected adaptation actions against emerging technologies
  • Adaptation. Is it a framing issue? The role of ecosystem-based adaptation models in attracting investments and scaling options
  • What does the small-scale farming adaptation financing future look like?

6. Budget

  • The Consultant(s) is expected to propose a budget for the assignment. The Solidaridad team will review all proposals based on the following: a) technical experience to deliver; b) timeframe and methodology; and, c) financial proposa

How to apply: reliefweb

Interested consultant(s) should submit not more than seven-page Expression of Interest (with CVs annexed) considering the following:

Understanding of the assignment.

Consultant(s) profile and experience to undertake the assignment.

Brief Methodology / Approach.

Work Plan and Timeframe.

Updated CVs of the team

A financial proposal with a budget with breakdowns of different costs involved, to the finer detail. Budget with aggregated figures will not be accepted

A sample/samples of previous related work

Contact details of 3 references with complete contact information (i.e. name, organization, title position, address, email, telephone).

The consultancy firms/companies are required to submit the detailed EOI by 28th June 2024 at 5:00 (EAT) with the Subject Reference: Unlocking investments for high-value adaptation actions Study; A case of Kenya and Tanzania.

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, those unable to meet the requirement will not be considered.

Submissions are by email to [email protected] to:

Attn: Managing Director

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre

Kilimani Business Centre, Kirichwa Road,

P.O. Box 42234 – 00100 GPO

Nairobi

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 28 Jun 2024

3.

Position: Individual Consultancy Service: Coastal & Marine Ecosystems Specialist

Organization

Employer: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources

Location: Kenya

About the position: 

Qualifications: 

The incumbent should have an advanced University degree in Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, Applied Aquatic sciences or Ocean Sciences, A PhD degree will be an added advantage.

General Experience

  • At least 10 years combined working experience at senior and advisory positions in African fisheries and aquaculture sector at national, and continental levels
  • At least 5 years’ combined working experience in donor funded fisheries and aquaculture projects
  • Demonstrated record of coordinating or supporting formulation of national and regional and continental policies or strategies for fisheries and aquaculture in Africa
  • Experience in formulating projects on fisheries and aquaculture governance.
  • Experience in planning and coordinating stakeholders’ consultative workshops on blue economy, fisheries and aquaculture development at national, regional and continental levels

Specific Experience

  • Evidence of experience of coordinating or supporting formulation of blue economy strategies or related disciplines at national and regional and continental levels in Africa
  • Evidence of capacity building and enhancing knowledge of African stakeholders on blue economy concept
  • Proven record of familiarization with and participating in policy processes for adoption of instruments, initiatives and development of recommendations by AU policy organs
  • Demonstrated experience of enhancing regional cooperation on management of shared fisheries and aquaculture resources in Africa
  • Record of evidence of facilitating production of knowledge products within the framework of African Fisheries Reform Mechanism
  • Familiarization of establishing or supporting establishing of stakeholders or organizations networks and platforms in blue economy related sectors
  • Skills and Competencies
  • Diplomacy and good interactive skills necessary for dealing with senior officials in Government, Regional Organizations, and donor/development organizations
  • Very strong writing and analytical skills are necessary
  • Proficiency in at least two official AU languages

Responsibilities: 

  • An inception report developed outlining detailed methodology and work plan to undertake the tasks
  • Criteria for selection of AU member states and RECs developed and AU member states and Regional institutions identified and proposed for support during the period under review
  • Database developed on status of BE Strategies in AU member states and regional institutions
  • At least 10 AU member states and 3 regional institutions supported to develop national and regional blue economy strategies coherent with ABES
  • Awareness enhancing and consultative workshops organized for capacity building on ABES, BE concept and essential tools
  • At least 5 knowledge products on disciplines related to BE, fisheries and aquaculture developed
  • At least two proposals for projects and programmes developed on BE, fisheries and aquaculture
  • Collaboration fostered with DARBE for synergistic interventions in BE, fisheries and aquaculture
  • Relevant reports prepared as required by donors and AUC reporting systems
  • Other duties performed as assigned by supervisors
  • A comprehensive report on the consultancy produced

How to apply: reliefweb

The deadline for submission of proposals is 19th June 2024, 17.00 hours, Nairobi Local Time.

The address for submission of applications is: Applications including detailed curriculum vitae (CV) should be submitted through email to: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]

Documents forming part of this application:

Terms of reference

Declaration on exclusion criteria

Data protection and privacy statement

Documents to be submitted with the application

Technical proposal including references of previous relevant work experience

Curriculum Vitae

Identification documents e.g. passport with relevant biodata pages

Tax status/registration documents

Signed declaration on exclusion criteria

Deadline: 19 Jun 2024

4.

Position: Programme Manager

Employer: Frontier Counties Development Council

Location: Kenya

About the position: A consortium led by Mercy Corps, including the FCDC and the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, is implementing the Resilient Approaches In Natural Rangeland Ecosystems (RANGE) Program. The program will run from January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2028 (5 years). The program will be implemented in the counties of Samburu, Marsabit, and Isiolo.

Qualifications: 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A bachelor’s degree in range management, Environment, Agriculture, livestock production, development studies, or a related field.
  • Master’s Degree: Master’s in Project Management, Environmental Planning and Management (MA), Range Management (MSc.), Animal Production (MSc) or a related field.

Skills

  • Leadership: The ability to lead and motivate a team.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Time Management: Efficient in managing time and prioritizing tasks.
  • Risk Management: Identifying and mitigating potential project risks.
  • Problem-Solving: Aptitude for solving issues that arise during the project lifecycle.
  • Budget Management: Managing the project’s financial resources effectively.
  • Technical Skills: Understanding the technical aspects of the project

Experience

  • Relevant Work Experience: 15 years of experience in managing large, multi-stakeholder programs, preferably in the ASAL regions and in EKN-funded, SDC, USAID, EU, and Mercy Corps-funded projects
  • Industry-Specific Experience: Experience in the food security sector is crucial.
  • Project Lifecycle Knowledge: Experience managing projects through all phases—from initiation to closure.

Personal Attributes

  • Attention to Detail: Ensuring all aspects of the project are managed meticulously.
  • Adaptability: Being flexible and adaptable to changing project requirements and environments.
  • Conflict Resolution: Ability to manage and resolve conflicts within the team or with stakeholders and between communities.

Tools and Software

  • Project Management Software: Proficiency in tools such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
  • Collaboration Tools: Familiarity with tools like Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Responsibilities: 

The Program Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination, management, and implementation of outcome 3 of the RANGE program. Key responsibilities include:

Program Planning and Execution:

  • Develop detailed work plans and timelines.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure alignment with program goals.
  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of program activities.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Track program progress against objectives and deliverables.
  • Conduct regular reviews and prepare comprehensive reports.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Foster strong relationships with community members, government officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops to ensure stakeholder participation.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with program activities.
  • Develop contingency plans as necessary.

Key Deliverables

  1. Detailed program work plans and timelines
  2. Regular progress reports and updates
  3. Comprehensive risk management plans
  4. Stakeholder engagement reports
  5. Final program evaluation and impact assessment

How to apply: reliefweb

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Finance and Administration Manager, FCDC, on email address [email protected]. Your cover letter must indicate your current Gross Salary and expected salary range. The closing date is 14th June 2024. Clearly indicate the position title Programme Manager in the subject line of your email message.

Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews, and the final selection will be based on merit.

Deadline: 14th June 2024

5.

Position: Program Officer – Value Chains and Market Development

Employer: African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Location: Kenya

About the position: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager: Agribusiness, Policy and Commercialization, the officer shall provide technical support on Agricultural value chains and Market development to catalyse commercialization and scaling of AATF products.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Agricultural value chains and markets at the national or international level in providing business and management development services, hands-on experience in design and implementation of development projects.
  • Experience in Agricultural Markets analysis.
  • Experience in conducting market linkages.
  • Experience and knowledge in various agricultural Technologies.
  • Extensive experience working in and with the private sector, market systems approach, inclusive business/market models, and public-private partnerships.
  • Knowledge of national food systems and agricultural value chain and scaling/commercialization of Agricultural technologies.
  • Practical experience in socioeconomic quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical analysis software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Professional experience with agro-based private sector entities will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience linking farmer businesses to diverse types of market.
  • Extensive experience working in and with the private sector, market systems approach, inclusive business/market models, and public-private partnerships.
  • Professional experience with agro-based private sector entities.
  • Practical experience in socioeconomic quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical analysis software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Experience in technical writing with proven ability to write high quality technical reports, policy briefs and journal articles.
  • Proven experience developing training programs for smallholder farmers and other value chain actors

Competencies

  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with key constituents (donors, research institutions, media, government institutions, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral environment.
  • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect.
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an added advantage

Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the planning, designing and implementation of market studies.
  • Support the design of surveys questionnaires and overall research design by providing quality inputs specifically relevant to the needs of SMEs in the targeted sub-sectors / value chains.
  • Coordinate data analysis and reporting on the market studies and value chain analyses.
  • Conduct value chain analyses for each of the selected commodities in targeted areas entailing the agronomic production profiles (e.g. agricultural management practices, land ownership and use practices); value chain mapping (key stakeholders, flow of supplies and products, flow of funds and information, etc.); functional analysis of each value chain (profiling of industry structure, adoption of skills, technology and innovation); climate change implications; economic analysis of potential opportunities to add value along the chain; and policy and institutional conditions necessary to create suitable enabling environment for value chain development.
  • Mobilization and engagement of value chain players such as farmer cooperatives and marketing groups, Savings and Credit Associations.
  • Creation of linkages between value chain players across and within AATF projects.
  • Designing and implementation of farmer outreach programmes.
  • Analyze technical and policy issues, strategies, and programmes to support the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness and improved impacts of agribusiness, food systems and value chain development.

How to apply: reliefweb

Qualified internal candidates are invited to send their applications on or before 14 June 2024 to aatf- [email protected] and clearly indicate on the email subject Program Officer – Value Chains and Market Development.

AATF is an equal opportunity employer; committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds and any other diversity groups to apply and become a part of our organization.

Deadline: 14 Jun 2024

6.

Position: Packhouse Manager

Employer: Avocado at Bridge Talent Management

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Our client is looking to hire a Packhouse Manager with experience, preferably within fresh produce. The role involves overall day-to-day packing operations and developing new systems and processes to enhance productivity, quality, and innovation. The manager is ultimately responsible for the staff working in their area, health and safety, food safety, legality and quality of goods produced from their area, and overall performance and profitability.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, business management, or a related field (preferred).
  • 5 years of proven experience as a packhouse manager or in a similar managerial role within the agriculture/food production industry.
  • Strong understanding of packhouse operations, quality control procedures, and safety regulations.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with inventory management software.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and maintain quality specifications of lines of fruit and vegetables from allocation to production line, through supply to marketer.
  • Ensure that all packhouse policies and procedures are adhered to by staff and the production line.
  • Through a specified maintenance plan/checklist, ensure that all machinery within the plant is properly maintained and in optimum working order.
  • Ensure all health, food, and food safety standards and policies are adhered to.
  • Through an understanding of HSE best practices, ensure the safety of yourself and your staff.
  • Work with the employment officer to ensure the line is adequately resourced with staff.
  • Ensure that all supervisors are properly trained and that they train their respective teams.
  • Resolve conflicts and deal with disputes in accordance with company employment and disciplinary codes.
  • Build rapport with team leaders and staff on the production line, ensuring open lines of communication.
  • Manage the packhouse operations, including all packhouse staff and operations.
  • Provide sound leadership and direction in the packhouse to ensure quality product output, accuracy, and consistency in packhouse processes and documentation.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, and annual reports to the Operations Manager and Director.
  • Build and implement best practice policies and principles.
  • Develop and train a team of packhouse staff.

How to apply: bridgetalentgroup

Deadline: 30 June. 2024

7.

Position(s): Lecturers/Tutors – Diploma in Horticultural Production (LU-TVET) – 10 Posts

Employer: Laikipia University

Location: Laikipia

Units

  1. Cut Flowers
  2. Herbs and Spices
  3. Temperate fruits
  4. Vine fruits production
  5. Mushrooms production
  6. Tropical Fruits production
  7. Horticultural Production Farm Management
  8. Ornamental Plants Production
  9. Horticultural Nuts Production
  10. Vegetable Production

Qualifications

Ten (10) lecturers/tutors with Higher National Diploma or a Degree in the relevant fields advertised from a recognized Institution.

How to apply: Submit Two (2) hard copies of the letter of application; Academic Certificates, testimonials, ID/Passport, and updated Curriculum Vitae to include full details of academic and professional qualifications, experience, valid/updated practicing license, and membership to professional bodies (where applicable), copies of relevant documents, Attachment of the NCPWD Certificate (where applicable) and Application and delivered to: The Registrar Administration and Human Capital

Laikipia University

P. O. BOX 1100 – 20300

NYAHURURU, KENYA

and submit a soft copy {one (1) running PDF file} of application specified

[email protected]

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Contacts of at least three (3) referees with recommendations, under sealed envelopes (To be submitted to the undersigned before the deadline of the advert).

Deadline: 18 June. 2024

8.

Position: Manager, Environmental Sustainability – Sector Development (Aquaculture) 

Employer: Gatsby Africa

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Gatsby’s work in aquaculture is entering an exciting expansion phase after some strong initial success. Alongside catalysing the competitiveness and growth of aquaculture, supporting environmental sustainability and biosecurity in East African aquaculture is one of Gatsby’s key priorities. The role in the Aquaculture Team will lead some of this pioneering work in environmental sustainability and biosecurity for one of the region’s fastest growing sectors.

Qualifications: 

To succeed in this role, you should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in natural science such as environmental science, climate change and sustainability is preferred but not required. A master’s degree is a plus, but not required.

Individuals with 3 to 5 years of professional experience in one or more of the following:

  • Environmental Sustainability: Demonstrated experience in promoting environmental management or sustainability in various fields.
  • Economic Development: Experience working to support economic growth in a sustainable manner.
  • General Consulting: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Possesses exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Has an entrepreneurial drive and a “get it done” attitude.
  • Can build strong, collaborative relationships.
  • Thrives in dynamic environments and embraces change.
  • Maintains a strong curiosity and a commitment to continuous learning.
  • Expresses themselves clearly and persuasively in written and verbal English.
  • Ensures accuracy and delivers high-quality work.
  • Possesses unwavering integrity and respect for others

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the Charge in Sustainable Aquaculture: 

This role provides an opportunity to make a real difference in the Aquaculture Team at Gatsby. They have dedicated to not only growing and strengthening East Africa’s aquaculture industry, but also ensuring it thrives in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Your Role: 

Championing Sustainability: 

In this position, you’ll be a key player in driving environmentally responsible practices across the industry. You’ll collaborate with various stakeholders to achieve this, including:

  • Private Sector: Working alongside private businesses to understand their needs and implement sustainable practices.
  • Government: Partnering with government officials to develop regulations that promote responsible environmental management of Lake Victoria and other water resources.
  • Industry Standards: Encouraging widespread adoption of environmental management protocols within the aquaculture sector.
  • This is just the beginning – there are many exciting opportunities to make a positive impact!

How to apply: linkedin

Deadline: 30 June. 2024

9.

Position: Research Officer I (Field Technician VIPP)

Employer: icipe African Insect Science for Food and Health

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The candidate will be responsible for recruitment and training of farmers to establish VIPP with frass together with establishment and management of demonstration plots in the project “Scaling regenerative black soldier fly farming innovations with vegetable push-pull cropping systems for One Health in Rural Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.”

Qualifications: 

  • BSc degree in Agronomy or Entomology.
  • Minimum of 2 years of field experience working with farmers.
  • A valid driving license to ride a motorbike is essential.
  • Good working knowledge of local languages spoken in Kenya (Swahili, Luo, Kisii, Luhya).
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential.
  • Computer literacy and basic data exploration and analytical skills.
  • High degree of organization, adaptability, and prioritization.
  • Good reporting and communication skills.

Other Desirable Attributes

  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environments.
  • Practical knowledge of coordinating field research.
  • Experience in community mobilization.
  • Decent fitness levels for extended periods of field work.
  • Working experience in Uganda and Rwanda will be an added advantage.
  • Make decisions for own job function and requires approval from supervisor.
  • May supervise and train field assistants.
  • Responsible for field imprest.
  • Support students and scientists in establishing field trials and data collection.
  • Engagement with NARES, NGOs, farmers and media.

Reporting

  • This position reports to the Research Scientist

Responsibilities: 

  • Recruitment and training of farmers and extension officers. field days, farmer field schools, agricultural shows, and on-farm demonstrations.
  • Establish and manage VIPP demonstration plots, conduct field days and farmer field schools.
  • Support technology dissemination initiatives in liaison with extension agents, local extensionofficers, NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs).
  • Provide technical oversight and backstopping to farmers participating in field trials.
  • Coordinate field visits of project partners including donors and ministry of agriculture senior management.
  • Coordinate field data collection of rural participatory evaluations using digital tools.
  • Support student field trials.
  • Prepare monthly reports on field activities, farmer appraisals and stakeholder engagements.
  • Preparation of exhibition material and participation in local agricultural shows.
  • Any other responsibly assigned by the supervisors and senior project team.

How to apply: recruit.icipe

Deadline: 19 June. 2024

10.

Position: Research Officer I 

Employer: icipe African Insect Science for Food and Health

Location: Homa Bay

About the position: The candidate will be responsible for the recruitment and training of farmers to establish BSF farming enterprises on farmers’ fields and demonstration farms in strategic areas for the project “Scaling regenerative black soldier fly farming innovations with vegetable push-pull cropping systems for One Health in Rural Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.”

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Agriculture, Entomology, Biotechnology, or Applied Biology.
  • Minimum of 1 year of field experience working with farmers, with strengths in BSF farming, and insect rearing.
  • Practical knowledge in conducting experiments, data collection, and report writing.
  • A valid driving license to ride a motorbike is essential.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential.
  • Good working knowledge of local languages spoken in Kenya (Swahili, Luo, Kisii, Luhya).
  • Computer literacy and basic data exploration and analytical skills.
  • High degree of organization, adaptability, and prioritization.
  • Good reporting and communication skills.

Other Desirable Attributes

  • Experience in community mobilization and social work will be an advantage.
  • Hands-on experience in working with community development activities in Kenya.
  • Ready to work for long hours, including weekends.
  • Make decisions for own job function and require approval from supervisor.
  • May assist in training other employees in their work.
  • Accountability for field imprest.
  • Assist students and scientists in establishing experiments, data collection, and entry.
  • Engagement with NARES, NGOs, farmers, private sector.

Reporting

  • This position reports to the Head of Insects for Food, Feed and Other Uses (INSEFF) Programme.

Responsibilities: 

  • Recruit and train extension agents, NGOs, and SMEs on mass production of black soldier fly for feed and fertilizer, using locally available organic wastes and suitable training methods such as farmer field days, schools, agricultural shows, and on-farm demonstrations.
  • Collaborate with existing BSF farming technical staff to train farmers on the linkages between BSF farming and vegetable-integrated push-pull, utilizing BSF-based feeds for poultry and fish production and BSF frass fertilizer to improve crop yields.
  • Establish and manage BSF training and demonstration facilities and conduct follow-up visits to provide technical backstopping to established BSF farming enterprises in Kenya.
  • Participate in the dissemination of the IKEA project findings in liaison with extension agents, Ministries of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries, NGOs and community-based organizations in the targeted counties/ project areas.
  • Participate in the collection of biophysical and socio-economic data as assigned by scientists.
  • Prepare monthly reports on BSF farming activities carried out directly and by farmer trainers, NGOs, community-based organizations (CBOs), and government collaborators in assigned locations.
  • Setting up BSF displays and explaining the benefits of BSF farming innovations to various stakeholders including farmers, donors, journalists, NGOs, and public and private sector players.
  • Any other responsibility assigned by the supervisors and senior project team.

How to apply: recruit.icipe

Deadline: 19 June. 2024

11.

Position: Business Support Assistant II (Technology Transfer Assistant)

Employer: ICIPE African Insect Science for Food and Health

Location: Nairobi

About the position: To support the effective and impactful internal and external communication and engagement with all relevant stakeholders for the project “Scaling regenerative black soldier fly farming innovations with vegetable push-pull cropping systems for One Health in Rural Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.”

Qualifications: 

  • Diploma in a relevant field including agriculture, development studies, or other related fields. BSc will be an added advantage.
  • At least one year of practical experience in rural development.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining relations with national research extension services.
  • Strong understanding and experience with digital content and social media analytics.
  • In-depth knowledge of international trends and cultural sensitivities of target audiences to ensure responsible communication.
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills and teamwork.
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English, and the ability to convey complex ideas creatively, clearly, directly, and lively.
  • Basic data exploration and analytical skills.
  • Multilingual and ability to work in multicultural environments.

Other Desirable Attributes

  • Make decisions for own job function and require approval from supervisor.
  • May assist in training other employees in their work. Training of farmer groups, NGOs, and NARES.
  • Accountability for field imprest.
  • Engagement with NARES, NGOs, farmers.

Reporting

  • This position reports to the Research Scientist.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support the project team in the follow-up of action points on project reporting as per donor requirements.
  • To assist develop, foster and maintain strong collaborative networks of partners, including government agencies, national research partners, non-governmental organizations, regional and international agricultural research organizations, and the private sector, committed to scaling out technologies.
  • Coordination and planning of field activities in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
  • Organization of training, conferences, and webinars to disseminate research communication to the wider scientific community.
  • Establish entry points for strategic engagement in new target areas in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
  • Demonstrate evidence to implementing partners on the performance of technologies.
  • Share project technological solutions using various communication platforms including social media and websites.
  • Mobilise and support farmers to enable the adoption of technologies in the region.
  • Drafting of brochures, manuals, and pamphlets materials for technology dissemination in the project/s in the unit.
  • To follow up with partner seasonal monitoring and technical backstopping activities in the participating countries.
  • Liaise with the Environmental Health Unit to promote the One Health strategy.
  • Assisting in any duties as assigned by the designee.

How to apply: recruit.icipe

Deadline: 19 June. 2024

12.

Position: Program Officer

Employer: Agribusiness Development at African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager: Agribusiness, Policy and Commercialization, the officer shall provide technical support on Agribusiness Development, conduct baseline and feasibility studies, and drafting concept notes, business plans, market and impact assessment for all AATF projects.

Qualifications: 

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution of higher learning

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Agricultural value chains at the national or international level in providing business and management development services, hands-on experience in design and implementation of development projects.
  • Documented experience in conducting baseline, feasibility and market studies and impact assessments.
  • Experience and knowledge in various agricultural Technologies.
  • Proven experience linking farmer businesses to diverse types of market.
  • Extensive experience working in and with the private sector, market systems approach, inclusive business/market models, and public-private partnerships.
  • Professional experience with agro-based private sector entities.
  • Practical experience in socioeconomic quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical analysis software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Experience in technical writing with proven ability to write high quality technical reports, policy briefs and journal articles.

Responsibilities: 

  • Project Business plan development
  • Designing of training modules for Value Chain Actors and implementation of training.
  • Designing and implementing scaling and commercialization approaches for last mile delivery.
  • Technical backstopping and quality control ensuring quality of the data collected and proper analysis considering the context.
  • Contribute to the identification of constraints and barriers (financial, technology, infrastructure, human resources/skills, marketing, regulatory, policy, institutional) that must be addressed and devise strategies for implementation of the prioritized actions/recommendations.
  • Build linkages with other value chain development partners / actors for synergies and complementarities.
  • Contribute to the appraisal of capacity-building needs related to the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness and improved impacts of agribusiness and value chain development; and contribute to developing training materials and to training courses and activities.
  • Play lead role in Agribusiness planning, market assessment and programmatic guidance for the partners.
  • Establishment of a viable market information systems for use by value chain actors.
  • Identify, analyze and recommend the resources, skills and capacities of small farmers under each prioritized commodity emanating from AATF projects.
  • Identify and compile recommendations for the capacity development of producers and associations to access financial and other services and resources.
  • Analyze the current livelihoods practices and income generating occupations of the target communities/groups/associations and suggest socially acceptable, and economically viable approaches/techniques for sustainable and diversified income generating options.
  • Develop linkages between market and value chain players to strengthen public private partnership for marketing of agricultural products.
  • Analyze technical and policy issues, strategies and programmes to support the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness and improved impacts of agribusiness, food systems and value chain development.
  • Planning, Design, and implementation of Feasibility Studies
  • Working closely with the Monitoring, evaluation Accountability and learning (MEAL) to implement studies.
  • Report writing, filing and fiduciary support to the Unit.

Competencies

  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with key constituents (donors, research institutions, media, government institutions, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral environment.
  • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect.
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an added advantage

How to apply: Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

aatf- [email protected]

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Deadline: 14 June. 2024

13.

Position: Digital Agriculture Officer

Employer: African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager – Rice, the officer shall provide support in agricultural digital tools to drive the adoption of agricultural technologies within AATF towards enhancing productivity, efficiency and innovation.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information technology, agriculture informatics, or related field; advanced degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Proven experience (5 years) in digital transformation, IT project management, or related roles, ideally within the agriculture or agribusiness sector.
  • Be proficient in the use of ; SQL, NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, MongoDB), Data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI), GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS), Remote sensing tools (e.g., Google Earth Engine, ENVI), Precision agriculture tools (e.g., Climate Field View, Ag Leader), Cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud), Cloud-based IoT platforms (e.g., AWS IoT, Azure IoT Hub), Machine learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch) and AI platforms (e.g., IBM Watson, Google AI), R script , Python and Javascript.
  • Hands-on experience in implementing and integrating digital tools and technologies, including IoT, AI, and data analytics, in an operational environment.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and tools to protect sensitive data.
  • Familiarity with web and mobile application development environments (e.g., Visual Studio, IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio, Xcode).
  • Experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams, including IT, operations, marketing, and external partners, to achieve digital goals.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. A working knowledge of a 2nd language – French/Portuguese would be an added advantage.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive digital lab and strategy aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with data management team to identify, evaluate, and implement digital tools, platforms, and technologies to optimize agricultural processes, data collection, analysis, and decision-making.
  • Responsible for digital transformation projects, ensuring timely delivery, budget adherence, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Collaborate with internal teams (IT, projects, operations, etc.) and external partners (Public and Private) to integrate digital solutions seamlessly.
  • Monitor trends in agriculture, emerging technologies, and best practices to recommend continuous improvements and innovative solutions.
  • Provide training and support to staff and partners on digital tools, ensuring effective adoption and utilization.
  • Ensuring data and information security by integrating and upholding digital security systems.
  • In-depth understanding of modern digital and information technologies.
  • Ensure effective functioning of the digital lab and digitization initiative at AATF

How to apply: Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

aatf- [email protected]

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Deadline: 14 June. 2024

14.

Position: Leaf Growing Internship Program

Employer: British American Tobacco (BAT)

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications: 

  • We expect you to have graduated ( 2 Year Max post-graduation) with a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture , Agronomy degree or related field.
  • We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, driven, ambitious and with a zeal for learning.
  • You will need to have excellent communication skills, complimented by excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Innovative individual with good computer skillsets.
  • Interested applicants will have a chance to strive for development and contribute actively to the business through various projects in the function.
  • Any work experience in a manufacturing environment would be an added advantage.
  • If you have the talent and expertise to make your mark in a global organization that thrives on diversity, innovation, and a commitment to helping people make the most of their abilities, send through your application!

Responsibilities: 

BAT is all about freedom of choice — whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our extraordinary success. Our heritage dates back over 100 years ago. Today, we are working to build A Better Tomorrow for our partners by transforming our business and industry. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.

As a leading global business, we understand our impact, the importance of high standards of integrity and our evolving societal responsibilities. There’s no doubt our industry is controversial — we’re the first to admit that. But rest assured, we take a responsible approach to our Business and operate in line with all applicable laws.

We also excel at developing our own people into leaders of the future. As an organization with a high-performance culture, we’ll expect a lot from you. But we’ll support you every step of the way to help you deliver. If you are passionate and ambitious, rapid career progression is a reality here. And because we’re such a large global company (BAT employs more than 55,000 people worldwide), there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to develop a truly extraordinary career.

Ready to boost your skills and build a career through unique and practical experiences?

We are glad to introduce our internship programme that is designed for individuals who are looking to work in a dynamic global organization. The programme comprises of functional projects which the intern will be assigned over a period of 1 year. Along with accomplishing challenging tasks every day, the candidate will receive coaching from the assignment / line manager through a structured plan and defined set of deliverables, to grow both business and leadership capabilities.

How to apply: careers

Deadline: 30 June. 2024

15.

Position: Registered Veterinary Technician

Employer: Jubilee Feed Industries Ltd

Location: Thika

About the position: This is a full-time on-site role for a Registered Veterinary Technician at Jubilee Feeds located in Thika. They will work closely with the veterinary team to provide high-quality care and support to animals at the facility.

Qualifications: 

  • Animal Care and Veterinary Technology skills
  • Experience in client education and providing anesthesiology support
  • Knowledge and expertise in animal care
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience in the animal feed industry is a plus
  • Registered Veterinary Technician certification

Responsibilities: 

  • The Registered Veterinary Technician will be responsible for providing animal care
  • Performing veterinary technology tasks, educating clients
  • Assisting with anesthesiology
  • Ensuring pet care. 

How to apply: linkedin

Deadline: 30 June. 2024

16.

Position: Internship

Employer: Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA)

Location: Nairobi

About the position: As a Bloom and Buzz Project Support Intern, you will play a crucial role in the implementation of this project. You will work closely with the implementing team to support various aspects of the initiative, including community engagement, training and data collection.

Qualifications: 

  • A diploma/ degree in agri-business or related field.
  • Knowledgeable in sustainable agriculture. Experience in working with communities is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of data collection and analysis methods.

How to apply: Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

[email protected]

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Deadline: 30 June. 2024

17.

Position: Head of Department: Food Security, Livelihoods & Climate Change Adaptation

Employer: Action Against Hunger International

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The Head of Food Security Livelihood and Climate change adaptation Department Provides technical leadership to Action Against Hunger’s programs through context analysis, development of strategic FSL & CCA priorities and promotion of technical innovations and learning capitalization.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in food security, Agricultural Education and Extension, Agricultural/Applied Economics, Agribusiness Management, Food Policy and Applied food science, Veterinary Sciences, Environment, or related courses.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in food systems, nutrition sensitive agriculture, livelihoods, natural resource management and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Required Skills & Competencies

  • Experience working in humanitarian and development contexts, recovery and rehabilitation as well as with national governments, regional bodies, UN agencies and INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge of technical fields related to Food Security & Livelihoods that includes excellent working knowledge of food security, Market systems and nutrition sensitive resilience.
  • Proven track record in designing, implementing, and managing complex food security and livelihoods programs, preferably in Kenya or similar contexts.
  • Strong technical expertise in areas such as agricultural production, value chain development, income generation, and community-based resilience.
  • Sound analytical and technical competence in the subject matter of food security and livelihoods
  • Field experience in FSL programming, including agro ecology, value chain analysis, income generation, emergency food assistance, COD, HEA, etc.
  • Practical experience in climate change adaptation planning and implementation as it relates to natural resource management
  • Experience in Food security and Livelihood assessments including cash and market assessments in both development and emergency contexts.
  • Experience with research and partnership developments with universities.
  • Experience with donor communications.
  • Demonstrated previous experience in and strong proposal writing and donor reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming.
  • Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in assessment and research methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, donors, NGOs, and local communities.
  • Strong organizational skills and technical review/writing of detailed technical documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Interest and/or experience in Cash transfer programs, Agriculture and livestock programming in Humanitarian setting and community led methodologies.

Responsibilities: 

Engagement:

  • The Head of Department; FSL & CCA provides internal and external representation to ensure a clear understanding of Action Against Hunger’s technical positioning among the various stakeholders. Collaborate with other technical coordinators to develop an integrated technical strategy; and support integrated program definition and implementation.
  • Ensure a close and regular coordination with other technical departments (nutrition, WASH, Gender, Advocacy) in overall program coherence specifically recovery and development projects; and support departments (logistics, administration and human resources) in procurement planning and follow-up, and budget follow-ups, human resources planning and overall staff management.
  • Representing Action Against Hunger in coordination fora with relevant authorities and other agencies.
  • Implementation of technical advocacy actions in coordination with Program Director and other other relevant department to enhance staff capacity on FSL & CCA programming
  • Coordinates with Government authorities, NGOs, UN agencies and donor representatives, create links with various technical actors working in the same geographical areas of interventions, and develop partnerships where relevant and appropriate.

Delivery:

  • The FSL & CCA will be able to provide humanitarian and development context assessment and analysis, development and promotion of FSL&CCA technical strategic interventions, multi-sectoral approaches and high quality concept papers, proposals and reports.
  • Strengthen coordination and partnerships with all relevant technical sectors and partner organization for identification of innovative research projects to address the root causes of undernutrition.
  • Establish strategic partnerships with various actors (Government, NGOs, UN agencies etc) in developing and maintaining relations with current and potential donors
  • Essential job duties

Strategic Leadership 30%

  • Develop strategic positioning for the department as part of the Action Against Hunger annual country strategy process and as needed, in close consultation with field teams and other technical departments.
  • Lead in the review and implementation of the FSL and resilience strategy and development of climate change adaptation strategy well aligned with the ACF Kenya and International Strategic Plan (ISP).
  • Support in development and review of FSL &CCA annual work plans, budgets, and monitoring frameworks to ensure effective implementation
  • Provide guidance and support to field teams to ensure the quality and impact of interventions.
  • Identify new geographical areas of interest and or confirm existing areas according to humanitarian, recovery and development needs and the Action Against Hunger strategic plan
  • Work closely with the business development team in the design and formulation of new project proposals and concept notes providing technical and budgetary input throughout the program development and design phase on FSL &CCA funding opportunities.

Program Development and Management 20%

  • Lead the design, planning, and implementation of food security, livelihoods & climate change adaptation (FSL&CCA) programs, incorporating best practices and innovative approaches.
  • Oversee the identification and prioritization of target communities and beneficiaries, ensuring inclusivity and participation in program activities.
  • Foster partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, donors, and community-based organizations, to enhance program effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Oversee country FSL & CCA program portfolio; identify, propose and develop new program orientations, strategies and activities, in aligned to the best practices
  • Ensure harmonization and coherence of recovery and development of FSL&CCA approaches and activities across all program bases with the development of project implementation plans.
  • Promote an integrated approach among the WASH, Nutrition, gender and FSL&CCA sectors wherever feasible and justified.
  • Serve as lead on new project development to ensure high quality technical and donor reporting across all the resilience, recovery and development program activities and ensure they meet Action Against Hunger’s and donor’s standards
  • Work with partnership, advocacy and communication focal person to engage in outreach and advocacy with policy makers and practitioners at National and County government levels
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in Kenya key national or regional coordination fora ensuring active presence and participation in national FSL coordination meetings, cluster and technical working groups
  • Develop a strong state and county level relationship with local authorities and institutions related to Food Security and livelihood
  • Create links with various FSL%CCA actors working in the same operational areas and develop partnerships where relevant and appropriate
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a clear understanding of Action Against Hunger charter, background, program objectives and activities in the field.

Technical Support 20%

  • Provide technical leadership in areas food security, agriculture, livelihoods diversification, income generation, and community resilience.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, research findings, and best practices in food security, livelihoods and climate change adaptation programming, and incorporate relevant innovations into program design and implementation.
  • Build the capacity of staff and partners through training, mentorship, and knowledge sharing activities
  • Identify staff training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans.
  • Ensure compliance of FSL&CCA program standards to achieve grant/funding objectives
  • Work in close relation with FSL&CCA technical counterpart in HQ and Regional level.

Climate change Adaptation 20%

  • Work with relevant partners to advocate for policies and practices that promote climate resilience and sustainable development at local, national, and regional levels, engaging with government authorities, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Foster partnerships with climate change experts, research institutions, and civil society organizations to leverage resources, expertise, and best practices in addressing climate-related challenges.
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in FSL and resilience, climate change adaptation forums, networks, and working groups focused on climate change, sharing lessons learned and advocating for the integration of climate resilience into FSL and resilience programming.
  • Coordinate the Action Against Hunger Kenya Climate Change Adaptation Initiative , including designing of programs on climate change seeking to broaden the funding base
  • Facilitating the development of a vision and strategy for climate change adaptation in Action Against Hunger Kenya
  • Broaden the knowledge and understanding of Action Against Hunger staff on climate change adaptation.
  • Providing technical support for implementation of, and coordinating with other sectors for climate change adaptation inclusion

Monitoring, Evaluation, surveillance and Learning 5%

  • Work closely with MEAL HOD to develop and implement robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track progress, measure impact, and ensure accountability.
  • Lead the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned, best practices, and success stories to inform program adaptation and scale-up.
  • Support the organization in reporting to donors and other stakeholders, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements and standards.
  • Contribute to integrated surveillance activities as applicable through input on development of tools, analysis and interpretation, etc.
  • Ensure the regular analysis and reporting of recovery and development needs, malnutrition causal factors and linkages at country level through regular high quality field assessments, participation in coordination forums, regular consultation with stakeholders and collection of secondary data.
  • Ensure the appropriate development and implementation of high quality technical monitoring systems, indicators and supporting tools to monitor the impact and outcome of recovery and development FSL%CCA programs; ensure their harmonization across bases and build capacity of field teams on their implementation and regular timely use.
  • Provide direct support to field staff on program planning and monitoring (procurement planning, budget design, forecast and follow-up, monthly reports, technical reports, etc.)
  • Ensure internal and external evaluation of programs in the operational area in a manner that facilitates organizational learning.
  • Support learning and application of innovative approaches in FSL&CCA at field level in collaboration with other Action Against Hunger technical departments and external partners
  • Ensure documentation and capitalization of lessons learnt and good practices; and contribute to the preparation of publications, where applicable
  • Monitor program progress and performance, conducting regular field visits and assessments to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement.

Team Management and Capacity Building 5%

  • Provide effective leadership and supervision to departmental staff, fostering a culture of collaboration, professionalism, and continuous learning.
  • Contribute to performance reviews; provide constructive feedback, and support staff development and career progression.
  • Promote a supportive and inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity, and respect.
  • Identify training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of proper systems to reduce the risk of corruption and conflict of interest by program staff and local authorities; and increase accountability and transparency of operations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Technical and managerial supervisory line to FSL and climate change adaptation managers/Officers.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. Race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures.

Fiscal Responsibility

  • FSL&CCA Portfolio

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

How to apply: zohorecruit

Deadline: 14 June. 2024

18.

Position: Senior Project Officer Agriculture

Employer: Oikocredit

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The Senior Project Officer will work with internal and external experts as required in the best interests of our partners and Oikocredit. He/she will act as a relationship manager, translating market developments and client needs into opportunities to create impact and do business. Although specialized in the agriculture sector, the Senior Project Officer will be conversant with Oikocredit’s strategy, sectors, and its products & services.

Qualifications: 

It is essential that you have:

  • A minimum of 6 years relevant work experience in financing agricultural businesses
  • Advanced knowledge of inclusive agriculture/ agri-business
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Extensive user skills in Microsoft Excel and computer literacy in general
  • Advanced university degree in the field of finance and banking, business, economics or economic development
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.

Additional Remarks

  • This role is a project-based role.
  • This role is a 1-year contract role with possible extension to 3 years.
  • Willingness to travel within country/internationally up to 15-20% of the time.

Responsibilities: 

As a Senior Project Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Collecting data and information from the market; researching and approaching new clients to identify investment opportunities in the market taking into account the interests and investment parameters of Oikocredit.
  • Collecting data related to clients, conducting due diligence and comprehensive analysis including risk analysis, financial analysis and business analysis including social performance and environmental criteria.
  • Managing and monitoring the investments, reviewing clients’ financial situation, capacity and business status and providing recovery advice (if applicable).
  • Designing and/or reviewing disbursement proposals, analyzing disbursement proposals, negotiating terms, preparing and submitting proposals to the relevant committee(s) for approval.
  • Providing insights upon request or on own initiative regarding quantitative and qualitative developments within the portfolio and or investment by means of periodic and ad hoc reports and/or analyses.
  • Monitoring and implementing compliance guidelines and standards for processes and investments within own area of expertise, based on Oikocredit’s procedures and regulations.
  • Initiating, developing and maintaining partnerships with a variety of internal departments and external stakeholders, in line with business needs, policies and external developments.

How to apply: jobs.oikocredit

Deadline: 15 June. 2024

19.

Position: Agricultural Assistant III 

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: This will be the entry and training grade for Assistant Agricultural Officer I cadre. The officer will be placed under the supervision of a more senior officer.  An officer at this level will be deployed at the Ward or in an Agricultural Training Centre. 

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • A Certificate in any of the following fields: Agriculture, Food Technology, Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Education, Horticulture or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized qualification
  • Professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of National goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management.

Responsibilities: 

  • Training and advising farmers on matters related to: 
  • Crop Production
  • Land Development 
  • Planning and management of demonstration plots.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

20.

Position(s): Intern – Agricultural Officer – 6 Posts

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: The officer at this level will be responsible to the Sub County Agricultural Officer.  An officer at this level will be deployed at the Ward or in an Agricultural Training Centre.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • A bachelor degree in any of the following fields: Agriculture, Food Technology, Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension, Horticulture or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Computer literate and skills in data analysis is an added advantage
  • Professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of National goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management.

Responsibilities: 

  • Training and advising farmers on matters related to Crop Production
  • Land Development
  • Planning and management of demonstration plots.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

21.

Position(s): Intern – Assistant Agricultural Officer – 13 Posts

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: The officer at this level will be responsible to the Ward Agricultural Officer.  An officer at this level will be deployed at the Ward or in an Agricultural Training Centre.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Diploma in any of the following fields: Agriculture, Food Technology, Horticulture
  • Professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management.

Responsibilities: 

Duties and responsibilities will involve training and advising farmers on matters related to: 

  • Crop Production
  • Land Development
  • Planning and management of demonstration plots.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

22.

Position: Fisheries Officer – 3 Posts

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: This is the entry and training grade for degree holders. An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of an experienced officer.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Fisheries, Zoology, Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences, Physical Science, Chemistry or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution
  • Certificate of membership to a professional body from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills.

Responsibilities: 

  • Receiving and compiling fisheries related statistical data from field officers, analyzing fisheries data and preparing reports
  • Assisting in monitoring, control and surveillance of the fisheries resources
  • Undertaking fisheries extension activities
  • Maintaining of ponds at fish farms and hatcheries
  • Inspecting fish and fish handling facilities at fish landing sites, markets and farms and
  • Assisting in the promotion of fish marketing and value addition

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

23.

Position: Fisheries Assistant II – 4 Posts

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: This is the entry and initial grade for certificate holders. An officer at this level will work under the supervision of an experienced officer.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Certificate in either fisheries and aquaculture management, Natural Resource Management or an equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Responsibilities: 

  • Promote fish farming at the ward level
  • Carry out aquaculture extension services
  • Collect and compile capture and aquaculture and blue economy data
  • Promote fish safety, and good handling practices in the farms, markets and landing site
  • Enforcement of fisheries legislation in the wards
  • Compile fisheries monthly reports
  • Assist in implementation of directorate’s projects and programmes.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

24.

Position: Livestock Production Officer

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: This is the entry and training grade for this carder. An officer at this cadre will work under the guidance of the senior officer.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines; animal science, animal production, agriculture, apiculture, food science and technology, agribusiness, range management, natural resource management, livestock/agricultural economics, dairy technology or agricultural education and extension from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

Responsibilities: 

  • Preparing livestock technical information,
  • Providing technical advice in animal production, livestock marketing and apiculture
  • Promoting economic livestock farming,
  • Participating in organizing extension activities,
  • Implementing livestock production programs/projects.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

25.

Position: Animal Health Assistant III

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a more experienced officer.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • A Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Animal Health, Animal Health and Production, Environmental Health, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Poultry Science, Veterinary Public Health and Meat Technology or Animal Husbandry from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in meat inspection from Kenya Meat Training Institute
  • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
  • Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
  • Have shown ability and demonstrated merit in work performance and results.

Responsibilities: 

  • Participating in animal health field demonstrations and agricultural shows
  • Participating in sample collection and dispatch; inspecting livestock stock routes
  • Collecting data and writing technical reports
  • Demonstrating and training on milking techniques and external parasite’ control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting
  • Carrying out vaccination, closed castration, dehorning, ear tagging, branding, deworming, disbudding, docking, debeaking and hoof trimming
  • Carrying out simple treatment of animals participating in disease search and reporting
  • Keeping records on animal breeding, animal health, milk production, dipping data; and maintaining dairy units.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

26.

Position: Animal Health Assistant III

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a more experienced officer.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • A Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Animal Health, Animal Health and Production, Environmental Health, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Poultry Science, Veterinary Public Health and Meat Technology or Animal Husbandry from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in meat inspection from Kenya Meat Training Institute
  • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
  • Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
  • Have shown ability and demonstrated merit in work performance and results.

Responsibilities: 

  • Participating in animal health field demonstrations and agricultural shows
  • Participating in sample collection and dispatch; inspecting livestock stock routes
  • Collecting data and writing technical reports
  • Demonstrating and training on milking techniques and external parasite’ control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting
  • Carrying out vaccination, closed castration, dehorning, ear tagging, branding, deworming, disbudding, docking, debeaking and hoof trimming
  • Carrying out simple treatment of animals participating in disease search and reporting
  • Keeping records on animal breeding, animal health, milk production, dipping data; and maintaining dairy units.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

27.

Position: Assistant Animal Health Officer III

Employer: Migori County Public Service Board

Location: Migori

About the position: This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a more experienced officer.

Qualifications: 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a Diploma in any of the following disciplines.- Animal Health, Animal Health and Production, Environmental Health, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Diagnosis, Poultry Science, Veterinary Public Health and Meat Technology or Animal Husbandry from a recognized institution
  • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
  • Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
  • Have shown ability and demonstrated merit in work performance and results.

Responsibilities: 

  • Participating in animal health field demonstrations and agricultural shows participating in sample collection and dispatch; inspecting livestock stock routes; and
  • Collecting data and writing technical reports
  • Demonstrating and training on milking techniques and external parasite’ control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting
  • Carrying out vaccination, closed castration, dehorning, ear tagging, branding, deworming, disbudding, docking, debeaking and hoof trimming
  • Carrying out simple treatment of animals
  • Participating in disease search and reporting
  • Keeping records on animal breeding, animal health, milk production, dipping data; and maintaining dairy units.

How to apply: migoricountypsb

Deadline: 17 June. 2024

28.

Position: Associate Program Officer

Employer: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Location: Nairobi

About the position: This role will develop and scale partnership interventions and models that support agriculture development and mobilization of public investments in key value chains. In addition, the role contributes significantly to position AGRA as a preferred partner for food and agriculture transformation, and a leading thought leader, convener and catalyst of multi-stakeholder partnerships that drive Agenda2030, CAADP, SDG and other food systems related targets.

Qualifications: 

  • Masters degree in a relevant field preferred but a bachelor’s degree required.
  • Strong relationships with key national, regional, and international partners working on food systems and agriculture.
  • A track record in successfully developing and managing partnerships and multi-stakeholder initiatives and/or platforms.
  • Experience in implementation of partnerships and programs with government, institutional partners, development partners ,or other such institutions.
  • Experience of end-to-end project management, including scoping and design, resourcing, risk management and quality assurance.
  • Experience in developing and managing strong partnerships and relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with external partners, stakeholders, and clients.
  • Strong business development: Identifying and pursuing new partnership opportunities that align with the AGRA’s strategy and goals.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop a clear vision and long-term strategy for partnerships.
  • Cultural sensitivity: Sensitive to cultural differences and understand how it can impact partnerships in a global business environment.
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrable ability to engage government, development partners and private sector.

Responsibilities: 

Mobilize, manage, support, monitor, and report on AGRA’s Partnerships Strategy

  • Support the division and unit leadership in creating the partnerships engagement strategy and action plan for each year in consultation with the country teams, centers for technical excellence, and other functions.
  • Lead on efforts to structure a whole-of-institution partnerships management system in line with the approved partnerships relationship management approach.
  • Continuously improve the platform and tools available for partnerships managers across the institution and engage with AGRA staff to ensure they can carry out their responsibilities in the system.
  • Support the division and unit leadership in mobilizing concepts and engagements to convert a pipeline of highly engaged institutional partnerships committing to multi-year transformative partnerships that increase AGRA’s funding, in-kind support, and impact on the small-holder farmer.
  • Continue and deepen partnership and stakeholder engagements across AGRA countries with key existing and potential partners, in collaboration with country and technical teams.
  • Help build capacity by supporting, advising, and training staff at country level for key partnership managers to be able to manage partnerships effectively.
  • Identify, mobilize, and close on relevant partnership agreements.
  • Support the division and unit leadership in driving quarterly and annual monitoring and reporting on the partnerships system and annual action plan, contributing to summary reports to the board and funding partners.

Partnerships Development, Alliances & Stewardship

  • Align and engage partners in support of a few of the institution’s highest-priority strategic initiatives and partnership platforms, such as engagement in Climate COP processes and the Food Action Alliance.
  • Participate in regular multi-stakeholder platform and initiative coordination meetings and working groups to contribute AGRA’s value and make linkages across the institution and partners wherever appropriate .
  • Coordinate partnerships meetings, develop communication material, and ensure measurement and follow upon agreed action items, holding stakeholders accountable, as appropriate.
  • Develop partnership related grants, technical assistance, and third-party funding proposals – supporting the division leadership and Development Cooperation team, as appropriate.
  • Provide written inputs and feedback on partner documents (e.g. strategies, initiatives, briefs, etc) that draw on collective intelligence of AGRA where needed.

Partner Engagement in Key Milestone Moments and Meetings

  • Actively participate in designing, planning and delivery of select AGRA milestone moments and partnership events during the year such as the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, the Africa Food Systems Forum, and COP.
  • Support the development of campaigns and events to mobilize partners in support of AGRA’s mission and to advance ambitious food systems transformation in Africa.
  • Support leadership in preparing for, executing, and following up events, meetings, trips, and other external engagements of the unit.

Tracking and reporting on partnership development, case studies, regular reports & CRM.

  • Facilitate knowledge diffusion and adoption of good practices.
  • Track and maintain a partnership development database and relationship management database.
  • Tracking indicators and outcomes of AGRA’s partnership activities, this includes a partnership survey.
  • Prepare draft updates and reports for leadership to share with all partners on key activities, progress, and requests.
  • Ensure all required reports are prepared and shared with relevant teams to inform decision making.
  • Write and publish short communications pieces and case studies on learnings and successes, drawing lessons to reflect on and improve implementation of the yearly engagement plans.

How to apply: Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

[email protected]

Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Deadline: 15 June. 2024

29.

Position: Investment Manager, Agro/Food, Africa

Employer: Incofin Investment Management

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Join our knowledgeable, dedicated and enthusiastic team and play a key role in expanding our portfolio of debt investments in the agriculture and food sectors across Africa. This role offers the chance to directly impact our strategic growth and make a tangible difference in the region. This role is located in Nairobi, Kenya. The role is permanent and will report to Debt Director Africa

Qualifications: 

  • We are seeking candidates with an advanced degree in finance or economics and minimum of 5 years of finance experience, ideally with a strong interest and proven experience in the agro/food sector. 
  • We appreciate candidates who are passionate about agriculture and agrofinance and who approach their work with an entrepreneurial, proactive, and result-oriented mindset. 
  • Strong analytical skills, a hands-on attitude, and the ability to perform well under stress are essential. 
  • Excellent English communication skills are a must, and knowledge of French would be a beneficial addition.
  • This role requires a commitment to present complex investment opportunities to sophisticated professional counterparts. 
  • Familiarity with the African market contexts is crucial for success in this role. 
  • This role demands a high degree of flexibility and readiness to travel frequently (at least 30% of the time). 
  • Applicants should already possess a valid work permit for Kenya to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities: 

  • Identify and secure investment opportunities that meet our fund’s criteria.
  • Negotiate term sheets and forge robust relationships with potential partners.
  • Perform detailed field due diligences with a focus on financial and impact-driven themes.
  • Craft and present detailed investment proposals to our Investment Committees.
  • Keep a close watch on investments and stay up-to-date with market developments.
  • Remain informed about the economic, financial, and political landscapes in your focus areas.

How to apply: linkedin

This position is an excellent opportunity for those looking to advance their career and make significant contributions within an innovative and impactful company. If you are ready to bring your expertise to our team and help shape the future of agriculture and food finance in Africa, we would love to hear from you. We want to offer all candidates the best possible recruitment experience, including a neutral assessment of the skills and competencies. Therefore, we kindly ask you not to include any personal details to your CV and motivation letter, such as picture, age, gender, or marital status. 

Please send your CV and application letter in English with your salary request to [email protected]. Transform your career and our portfolio with your expertise and passion for the agro/food sector!

Deadline: June 11, 2023

30.

Position: Site Manager

Employer: PIPOSOFT

Location: Ol Kalou, Nyandarua

Salary: Sh75,000- 100,000

About the position: Our Client is seeking for a Site Manager whose role will encompass a diverse set of responsibilities aimed at driving strategic growth and operational excellence. You shall be responsible for the profit and loss (P&L) of the farm and success will be judged on this basis. This pivotal role involves formulating and executing the farm’s strategic plan, including market research, business development and innovation in crop management practices among other roles. You shall be responsible for all the operations in your farm.

Qualifications: 

  • Must have 6 years experience in an agricultural related field (Experience with Pyrethrum is a plus). 
  • Technical knowledge in land work, planting, pests and disease control, feeding, Irrigation, crop husbandry and post harvest management. 
  • Must have a degree or diploma in an agricultural related field or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge on codes of practices / organizations the firm is accredited to such as Global Agricultural Practices (GAP) as well as farm management principles. 
  • Basics on personnel management, farm engineering and accounting. 
  • Ability to lead a team and ensure productivity. 
  • Problem solving ability and keen to details. 
  • Confidentiality and integrity. 
  • Ability to deliver on set targets and meet deadlines. 
  • Good communication skills both oral and written.

Responsibilities: 

  • Formulate and spearhead farm’s strategic plan. 
  • Search markets for the farm produce. 
  • Communicate the farm’s strategic plan to the implementation team. 
  • Research and introduce new pesticides and new crops. 
  • Control and regulate the pesticides usage and procurement. 
  • Authorize the pesticide application program from the crop protection team. 
  • Lead and supervise the production team as well as supervisors. 
  • Plan and oversee the Good Agricultural Practices(GAP) 
  • Create the irrigation plan. 
  • Prepare and spearhead budgets and work plans implementation in the farm. 
  • Manage farm labor and allocated farm resources.

How to apply: piposoft.zohorecruit

31.

Position: Production Manager

Employer: Recruitment Room

Location: Ol Kalou, Nyandarua

Salary: Sh800,000 – 840,000 Yearly 

Duration: 6 month consultant role.

About the position: 

Benefits: 

  • Travel allowance
  • TBD

Qualifications: 

  • Technical knowledge in maize seed production and replication from start to finish.
  • Must have 5 years experience in an agricultural related field.
  • Must have a degree or diploma in an agricultural related field or equivalent.
  • Knowledge on codes of practices / organizations the firm is accredited to such as Global GAP as well as farm management principles.
  • Basics on personnel management, farm engineering and accounting.
  • Ability to lead a team and ensure productivity.
  • Problem solving ability and keen to details.
  • Confidentiality and integrity.
  • Ability to deliver on set targets and meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills both oral and written.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the design and implementation of maize seed replication, ensuring adherence to technical specifications and protocols.
  • Oversee the entire production process of maize seed replication, from planting to harvesting, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness at every stage.
  • Set and monitor yield targets, employing strategies to optimize production and meet or exceed set goals.
  • Maintain effective communication and collaboration with seed suppliers, ensuring timely procurement of necessary materials and resources.
  • Take responsibility for managing all post-harvest processes, including cleaning, drying, and storage, to maintain the quality and viability of the maize seed.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive protocols for planting and replication, ensuring strict adherence to standards and procedures.
  • Work closely with the Site Manager to ensure seamless coordination and integration of production activities within the company’s overall operations.

How to apply: Recruitment Room

32.

Position: Global Lead – Integrated Pest Management

Employer: One Acre Fund

Location: Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya

About the position: Your focus will be to develop programs and training content to maximize adoption of integrated pest management amongst smallholder farmers. You’ll report to the Global Director of R&D, and work within the Global Impact team. This team combines agronomy, data science, qualitative research and SBC & social marketing skillsets to develop adoptable recommendations, and support country programs to effectively communicate and train farmers on them for maximum uptake.

You will develop evidence-based IPM extension, promoting approaches that are proven to reduce pest pressure and increase yields, through training and extension approaches that are informed by instructional design principles, adult learning and SBC theories. You will develop and test training, extension and decision-support tools using HCD methodology, then scale these and validate impact through measured improvements in farmer knowledge, attitude and adoption.

Qualifications: 

  • 3-5+ years’ experience in agriculture training and extension service design and implementation, ideally working with farmers with low and mixed literacy and digital access.
  • Strong technical knowledge agronomy and IPM, ideally for IPM for maize, potato, legumes in particular
  • Research skills and experience with literature reviews, survey design and analysis. Experience managing on-farm trials a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with a range of audiences – from non-technical colleagues to external experts. Ability to understand complex technical concepts and translate into concise, accessible language
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience driving projects towards results, working within a matrix management model.

Responsibilities: 

Research

  • Oversight over surveys to characterize farmers’ pest challenges and adoption of IPM practices
  • Literature reviews, rapid evidence assessments, expert consultation etc. to identify impactful pest prevention and control technologies.
  • There may also be opportunities to work on innovation projects around pest diagnostics, threat forecasting and surveillance, and on-farm experimentation to evaluate novel pest management technologies

Extension

  • Develop IPM recommendations. Translate research-based IPM approaches and into simplified recommendations and protocols that empower smallholder farmers with limited resources to meaningfully reduce pest pressure and increase yields.
  • Test and improve scalable IPM training and decision-support tools through design workshops and piloting with extension workers and farmers
  • Strategy
  • Develop IPM extension / communications strategies that integrate print, audio, digital and in-person training and communication tools to maximize reach and cost-effectiveness.
  • Define indicators to monitor and evaluate the scale and quality of IPM strategy implementation (e.g. in terms of farmer uptake of IPM, pesticide usage), and generate recommendations for improvement.

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.

How to apply: oneacrefund

Deadline: 28 April 2024

33.

Position: Nursery Operator

Employer: Stable Foods

Location: Sindo, Homa Bay County

About the position: The Nursery Operator is responsible for growing seedlings in our on-site nursery. The nursery has two greenhouse tunnels and an outside plot where seedlings are grown on trays and in the soil. Our focus crops are onions, tomatoes, cabbages, kales, and spinach, but also other crops can be expected. The Nursery Operator performs all tasks related to the nursery themselves under supervision of the Production Manager. 

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent (associate degree in agriculture or horticulture preferred).
  • Knowledge of plant care techniques and greenhouse operations.
  • Previous experience in working in nurseries, preferably with the above mentioned crops.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly meticulous in following instructions and keeping records.
  • Proactive and clear communicator.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be physically fit to work on the field (e.g. hand ploughing) and regularly lift and carry 15kg.
  • Willing to work early morning hours on days of transplanting to allow for early transportation.
  • Must be willing to live close to working area (accommodation not provided).

Responsibilities: 

  • Plant Care: Monitor and care for plants, including watering 3x a day, weeding, fertilizing, scouting and pest control.
  • Propagation: Propagate plants from seeds, either in trays or soil depending on the crop.
  • Prepare for transplanting: Uproot and prepare for safe transportation and transplanting.
  • Growth Record Keeping: Keep accurate records of key dates, pest and disease, inputs applied, watering regime, sign outs, etc.
  • Inventory Management: Organize and maintain plant and input inventory and keep inventory records.
  • Greenhouse Maintenance: Maintain greenhouse equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Customer Interaction: Clearly agree on pricing and on planning (propagation dates and transplanting dates).

How to apply: linkedin

Please drop CV and cover letter at the container with Emmanuel, or email to: [email protected].

Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Anticipated start date – immediately.

Thanks!

Tineke Pool Director of Operations, Stable Foods

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