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Agriculture Jobs in Kenya– 18th May, 2024

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1.

Position: Irrigation Solutions

Employer: Sheer Logic

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The role of the Irrigation Sales Executive is to prospect, develop, and grow business by providing irrigation solutions to clientele in across the agricultural divide. Develop tailor-made solutions adapting to the topography, economic status, target crop, and farming methods in place.

Qualifications: 

  • B. Sc. In Agric Engineering; Diploma Irrigation Technology or B.Sc. In water engineering
  • Supervisory and training skills
  • Maintenance, servicing, and repair of Irrigation equipment.
  • Five years of experience required in technical product field sales; three to five years of irrigation sales and agriculture experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in meeting sales goals and growing sales.
  • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on driving revenue growth and profitability.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a sales team to achieve targets.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute effective sales strategies.

Experience:

  • Critical Skills:
  • Supervisory skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Critical Experience

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the Department’s day-to-day operations by effectively planning, leading, organizing, and all aspects pertaining to irrigation.
  • Formulate strategic sales plans aligned with company objectives to drive revenue growth and achieve sales targets.
  • Identify key market segments, customer segments, and geographic areas for expansion.
  • Analyze sales data, market trends, and customer feedback to refine strategies and capitalize on growth opportunities
  • Visit large-scale and commercial farmers to prospect and follow up for business.
  • Appropriate irrigation solutions to the corporate market, export, commercial farmers and small holding farmers.
  • Develop and grow the irrigation business within the region and nationwide
  • Penetrate the irrigation market and generate sustainable business that will sustain the company’s revenue
  • Call on current and prospective grower and dealer/distributor customers in the territory to promote products and services.
  • Introduce new products, and irrigation technologies and generate orders to meet or exceed monthly sales targets.
  • Assist customers with questions about irrigation systems and applications, including providing technical troubleshooting and training on irrigation system design, installation, and maintenance.
  • Track and document sales leads, customer service issues, and general account status.
  • Work with distributors to communicate leads to dealers/distributors.
  • Monitor changing market conditions, and product innovations and advise the management accordingly.
  • Analyze the market and advise the procurement team on what equipment they should stock supported by the demand from customers.
  • Recruit, train, and develop a high-performing sales team capable of delivering exceptional results.
  • Provide ongoing coaching, guidance, and feedback to motivate the team and maximize productivity.
  • Set clear performance expectations, monitor individual and team performance, and implement corrective measures as needed.
  • Proactively identify and pursue new business opportunities through targeted prospecting, networking, and lead generation.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including client’s partners, and industry influencers.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop and execute effective sales campaigns, promotions, and events.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for key clients, understanding their business needs and objectives.
  • Conduct regular client meetings to assess satisfaction levels, address concerns, and identify upselling or cross-selling opportunities.
  • Ensure timely and effective resolution to client issues to maintain long-term relationships and loyalty.
  • Monitor sales performance against targets, KPIs, and budgets, providing regular updates and insights to senior management.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive sales reports, forecasts, and analyses to evaluate performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Skills and Qualifications

Customer-focused

  • Ensure that the company sells quality irrigation products that satisfy the customer’s requirements

Innovative

  • Challenge and improve the current way of doing things in your area of responsibility to increase efficiency.

Decisive

  • Demonstrate the ability to take prudent action with little oversight.

Communicative

  • Demonstrates openness in communication to others, able to communicate to colleagues in a language they can understand, listens well, and incorporates the thoughts and ideas of others.

Trusted

  • Track record for building trust and reliability to deliver required targets.

Team-oriented

  • Ability to work in a team of other team leaders and other personnel and provide support.

Results-oriented

  • Ability to deliver products in defined quantities, within the timeline in a cost-effective way.

How to apply: 

[email protected]

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

Deadline: 30 May. 2024

2.

Position: Corporate Business Manager

Employer: Sheer Logic

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications:

  • Job-related skills, knowledge, and experience Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Agribusiness Management or related discipline in the agricultural field.
  • Master is must in any related field
  • 10 years’ experience in an Agri based companies.
  • Experience with Sales Management ERPs
  • Marketing experience is highly recommended.
  • Experience in planning and implementing sales and marketing strategies.
  • Experience in customer relationship management.
  • Experience in managing and leading a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Dedication to providing great customer service.
  • Ability to lead a sales and marketing team.
  • A self-driven individual who motivates and inspires confidence.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic plan implementation
  • Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting and Cost Management
  • People Management
  • Area of Responsibility
  • Activities
  • Success Criteria
  • Strategic plan implementation
  • Defining annual strategic goals and developing clear strategies and plans on how to penetrate to the corporate business
  • Documented overall department goals and milestones
  • Cascading the annual strategic plan to the department level
  • Documented departmental goals
  • Contribute information and recommendations to strategic plans input on how to grow the business
  • Documented recommendations
  • Align the departmental plan to the strategic plan

Departmental Plan

  • Preparing and presenting quarterly and annual reports to senior management team
  • Quarterly reports on the performance versus the targets
  • Create and execute a strategic plan that will expands our customer base and extends the company’s reach in terms of corporate business

Sales strategy

  • Growth
  • Analyze and improve corporte business processes and workflow and implement changes to grow the customer base
  • Continuous improvement report
  • Setting individual targets with the team that you will be working with
  • Documented Targets and achievements
  • Develop the growth mechanism to ensure that the business is sustained
  • Documented the growth plan
  • Ensure that that we have penetrated to the following corporate sectors and obtain substantial business; Export Vegetable market, cash crop farming, e.g Tea, Sugarcane, avocado, mangoes, wheat, maize, Barley, rice and pineapple
  • Continuous increase of customers and revenue
  • Ensure that our customer base for organic farming and export market has grown
  • Continuous improvement in sales for organic product in our portfolio
  • Work with the Irrigation Executive to Provide irrigation solution to our customers
  • Weekly Sales Plan
  • Ensure that the company has its presence floriculture
  • Obtain customers from the sector and ensure that they give us continuous business
  • Managing organizational corporate business plan that covers sales, revenue, and expense controls.
  • Monthly Revenue
  • Ensure that existing customers are retained and there is upselling and cross selling
  • Customer retention rate
  • Revenue from existing customers
  • Understand our ideal customers and how they relate to our products.
  • Customers Profiling
  • Developing the sales team through motivation, and product knowledge education
  • Sales team skill index analysis
  • Ensure that the sales team offer exceptional customer service
  • Customer Satisfaction Score
  • Development of customer retention strategies
  • % of customer retention
  • Maintain good customer relationship
  • Net Promoter Score
  • Business Development
  • Finding and developing new markets and improving sales
  • New customers per month
  • Developing goals for the sales team and business growth and ensuring they are met.
  • Business growth goals achievement
  • Researching organizations and individuals to find new opportunities
  • Research on new opportunities
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
  • Number of meetings per week
  • Marketing
  • Coordinating with marketing manager and sales manager on generation of new business leads
  • % of lead generation
  • Promoting the organization and products
  • Brand awareness
  • Analysing market trends and preparing forecasts
  • Market trends
  • Conducting market research to understand the market potential to help in new markets penetration
  • Market research report
  • Increasing brand awareness and market share
  • % of market share
  • Collections (Receivables)
  • Keep tracking outstanding debts and ensuring the company does not run into a risk of loss
  • Monthly report of outstanding debt versus total sales
  • Collect outstanding debts from clients and achieve collection target to ensure positive cash flow
  • Percentage of collection versus total sales
  • Maintain up-to-date customer contact information in the collections systems.
  • Updated customer information
  • Close a specific number of collections accounts each month to meet assigned target
  • Monthly collection rate
  • Contact debtors, negotiate payoff deadlines and payment plans and implement repayment schedules and terms
  • Repayment schedules reports
  • Build trust with debtors and plan course of action to recover owed money
  • Customer Satisfaction Level
  • Update assigned account status and database regularly for easier collection oversight
  • Updated database
  • Budgeting and Cost Management
  • Predicting the company’s requirements, preparing a yearly budget, and planning future spending for the department
  • Annual Budget
  • Control budget versus actuals analysis
  • Budget versus Actuals report
  • Generate sections reports, cost and efficiency reports to management.
  • Cost Savings
  • Consolidate the annual budgeted sales and revenue for the department
  • Annual Budget Sales
  • Ensure that departmental budgeted sales and collections are met by holding daily check-ins with sales team to set objectives and monitor progress
  • Budgeted sales versus actuals

People Management

  • Supervising corporate business department and assessing their performances
  • Sales Department Performance Reports
  • Setting targets, conducting performance reviews, performance improvement plans for the team
  • Documented Performance Targets
  • Performance Review Reports
  • Handling team grievances and disciplinary matters
  • Documented Actions
  • Schedule regular team meetings to discuss on updates, issues and recommendations
  • Weekly Meeting plan
  • Action Plan for all meeting
  • Assessing training needs of department and coming up with a training plan to address the gaps
  • Training Schedule
  • Number of trainings conducted per quarter

How to apply: [email protected]

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

Deadline: 30 May. 2024

3.

Position: Programme Manager

Employer: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Animals, plants and microorganisms harvested and grown in water play a significant role in sustainably feeding and nourishing the world. Globally, 800 million people depend on small-scale fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. But these vital aquatic food systems are hindered by the insecure livelihoods of those in related jobs, their low capacity to adapt to climate change, and the loss of marine nature.

The Asia-Africa BlueTech Superhighway project, supported through the UK’s Climate and Ocean Adaptation and Sustainable Transition (COAST) program under the umbrella of the Blue Planet Fund (BPF), will focus on enabling communities to adapt to and mitigate against climate change as well as responsibly and sustainably manage marine and coastal nature and resources resulting in improved food and nutritional security as well as employment and income opportunities.  The project will be implemented in two phases over seven years, starting with Phase 1 in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

Qualifications:

This role provides leadership in the strategic development and management of the AABS portfolio in country, engagement with new and existing partners, fostering collaborations with national and local partners and serves as the WorldFish contact for the AABS project to the donor (FCDO and BPF).

  • A Master’s in relevant disciplines such as fisheries, aquaculture, aquatic resources management, international development, environmental science, or related fields, with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in leading research projects.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar qualification
  • Proficiency in English and Swahili.
  • Effective stakeholder engagement and conflict management.
  • People and team management, promoting diversity and inclusion and fostering staff wellbeing.
  • Excellent communication skills for different audiences.
  • Regular travel within the country, broader region and globally as required.
  • Regular office attendance, encouraging strong attendance across the wider team.
  • Skills in program management, personnel management, and interdisciplinary team leadership.
  • Track record of building partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including senior decision-makers and donor agencies.
  • Understanding of marine and coastal resources and food system challenges in Kenya.

Responsibilities:

Country Project Management and Implementation:

  • Lead the management of the AABS project in the country across all work packages, knowledge management and communications, actively contributing to work planning, budgeting, partner engagement and implementation, ensuring it aligns with FCDO’s Blue Planet Fund and COAST priorities.
  • Ensure strong linkages between the country project and the overall global program, providing necessary data, reports, and inputs to ensure alignment, knowledge sharing and timely delivery.
  • Oversee the delivery, monitoring, and reporting of the project in Kenya and ensure that the country-level activities feed into the program outcome and MEL system.
  • Support country-based scientist and sub-partners to ensure work is implemented in a coordinated way across technical areas.
  • Efficiently manage resources, ensuring adequate human, financial, and material assets to ensure timely and quality project implementation.
  • Take overall responsibility for the project management process, including implementation, budgeting, risk management, data management, and financial reporting.

Representation, Engagement:

  • Develop and manage relationships with the donor (FCDO), the government, and local stakeholders, effectively representing WorldFish’s interests.
  • Stay informed about donor and government priorities, country plans and initiatives, and adjust accordingly to ensure alignment with AABS objectives.
  • Coordinate WF’s engagement with other BPF and FCDO programs to ensure alignment and knowledge sharing.
  • Represent AABS at national, and when required, regional and global forums on project management related issues.
  • Collaborate with AABS staff and partners to align research projects with national priorities, BPF strategies and FCDO’s goals.
  • Guide the dissemination and uptake of research findings through stakeholder engagement and through coordination with communication teams.

Budget management

  • Support development of the budget across technical areas, guiding budget inputs.
  • Monitor the financial position of the country project and ensure alignment with the overall program budget.

General

  • Undertake other tasks as appropriate, as discussed with the Supervisor and WorldFish leadership.

How to apply: ilri

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

4.

Position: Field Officers

Employer: Kenya Society for Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA)

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Our Field Officers are on the frontline of KSPCA’s work. They are out in communities, building relationships, educating and supporting. They also investigate abuse complaints and get tough when the law has been violated. They deal with distressing and even dangerous incidents, and will need to make critical decisions in difficult moments.

Qualifications:

  • They might wade through flood water to help a stranded cat, safely contain a suspected rabies case or deal with a serious criminal matter.
  • They need to handle disagreements calmly and talk to many different kinds of people with respect.
  • If you are interested, you will need to demonstrate skills or experience related to animal welfare and animal handling.
  • An animal health or law enforcement background would be an advantage.
  • You will have to be able to show us that you can fit in different environments and communicate effectively.
  • You must be able to keep a cool head and make clear judgements.
  • You must be well organised and able to pay attention to details like the law.
  • You must be a very honest and reliable person.
  • You must be able to work in English and Kiswahili, to be able to manage basic paperwork and have a valid driving licence.

How to apply: [email protected]

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

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

5.

Position: Veterinary Officer/Animal Specialist

Employer: Kajulu Community Based Organization

Location: Kisumu

Monthly Salary (Gross): Sh33,000

About the position:

We are registered CBO of like minded professionals in Kajulu region with an aim of tapping the opportunities within and without the area for general development. We engage in general agriculture where we do commercial production of crops,fish,dairy and poultry farming.We also market for our farmers who are based in the region.

Qualifications:

  • A diploma (Minimum) in Animal health training.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a busy environment.
  • Must be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board.
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Outgoing and friendly attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out farm visits for assessments and follow-ups.
  • Communication with farmers to answer questions on birds’/farm situations.
  • Advising or educating farmers on disease management and treatment plans.
  • Administering vaccines and providing medication where farmers need our services.
  • Dispensing medicines and vaccines from our shelves.
  • Collaborate with assistants and other staff to provide quality care services.
  • Design and deliver training programs to stakeholders.

How to apply: brightermonday

Deadline: 27/05/2024

6.

Position: Salesperson

Employer: Annesha Farms Agrovet Limited

Location: Kisumu

Qualifications:

  • A diploma (Minimum) in business or other relevant training.
  • 1-2 years sales experience in a busy environment.
  • Must be a qualified and licensed motorbike rider
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Outgoing and friendly attitude.
  • Wide network of business supply in Kisumu and Western
  • Self driven

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients virtually or in-person to complete their sales orders.
  • Demonstrating products and presenting during visits.
  • Generating and following up on sales leads.
  • Maintaining accurate sales records.
  • Reviewing sales performance and setting goals.
  • Any other duties assigned by the management.

How to apply: brightermonday

Deadline: 28th May 2024

7.

Position: Field/extension officer

Employer: Annesha Farms Agrovet Limited

Location: Kisumu

About the position: Degree in either organic agriculture, agricultural extension, rural development, crop production, livestock development, community development or any other closely related discipline in agriculture

Qualifications:

  • Degree in either organic agriculture, agricultural extension, rural development, crop production, livestock development, community development or any other closely related discipline in agriculture
  • Minimum of at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • A certificate in project management/ monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.

How to apply: brightermonday

Deadline: 28th May 2024

8.

Position: Agrovet attendant

Employer: Annesha Farms Agrovet Limited

Location: Kisumu Central outlet (town)

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirements:
  • Diploma/Certificate in Animal Health or related course
  • Valid KVB certification

Responsibilities:

  • Selling of farm inputs to customers.
  • Sales and stock reconciliation
  • Stock management
  • Instore product merchandising

How to apply: brightermonday

Deadline: 28th May 2024

9.

Position: Agrovet attendant

Employer: Annesha Farms Agrovet Limited

Location: Kisumu East outlet (Nyamasaria)

Qualifications:

  • Diploma/Certificate in Animal Health or related course
  • Valid KVB certification

Responsibilities:

  • Selling of farm inputs to customers.
  • Sales and stock reconciliation
  • Stock management
  • Instore product merchandising

How to apply: brightermonday

Deadline: 28th May 2024

10.

Position: Agronomist Officer 

Employer: Maverick Recruitment Agency

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications:

  • Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture or an equivalent combination of education.
  • Experience in growing French Beans-Sugar Snaps-Snow peas, Sugar snap and Baby corn is a must
  • Experience in attaining farm certifications (i.e. GAP).
  • Experience in farmers recruitment.
  • Must have a driving license with motorbike approval
  • Have at least 3 years and above of field experience in Agriculture/Horticulture.
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Sound knowledge of fertilizer and chemical products with fertilization recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrate PR and interpersonal, and leadership skills, supervisory skills, and strategic planning

Responsibilities:

Carry out pests and diseases management

  • Implement and monitor appropriate IPM methods (such as crop rotation, use of sticky traps, farm hygiene etc.)
  • Ensure that farmers observe total farm hygiene.
  • Consider the resistance to diseases and pests for various varieties of seeds and make recommendation of the appropriate variety to plant in the region.
  • Do timely scouting for pests and diseases and make the appropriate recommendation to the farmer.
  • Ensure that farmers use only the approved pesticides. In this ensure that all farmers have a valid copy of the list of approved pesticides. 
  • Supervise the process of pesticide mixing and application. 
  • Ensuring farmers observe pre-harvest intervals.
  • Advise farmers on fertilizer use.
  • To ensure that out grower farmers’ operations in the area adhere to company policies, procedures and other relevant marketing standards (i.e., Farm preparation for internal and external audits)
  • Crop budgeting and planning, permanent record keeping, coordination of harvestings, and advising the management of daily harvestings.
  • Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations.
  • Visiting fields to collect seed, plant, and soil samples and testing samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.
  • Prepare and present detailed field reports to the lead supervisor and management.
  • Researching, developing, and promoting farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests.
  • Insect, weed, and disease monitoring / diagnostics.
  • Assisting with the plant selection process and the development of planting and irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.
  • Ensuring the produce meets the international buyer requirements. Particularly the Global GAP accreditation.
  • Making chemical, fertilizer, and seed recommendations to lead to higher yields.
  • Proactively promote and inform sales team on current and potential upcoming agronomic issues that affect growing crops.
  • Keep up to date with agronomic practices by attend company sponsored workshops and seminars to gain and maintain agronomic knowledge.

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 28, 2024

11.

Position: Foodscape Innovation Specialist

Employer: Nature Conservancy

Location: Nanyuki, Kenya

About the position: Are you looking for a career to influence the transition to regenerative food systems for people and nature?  We are looking for you.  We are looking for a data professional to lead our scaling strategy. You will apply data science to extract and integrate knowledge (from CHEF five pillars of regenerative practices, market systems, capacity, policy and finance) to guide the development of new producer & foodscape Innovation Hubs.  You will lead a structured process founded in policy, to identify and implement immediate next steps, arrive at cost projections for different scaling scenarios.  You will be the main contact point for the entire Agriculture Strategy for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and the TNC Integrated Data Management Database (HUB).

Qualifications:

  • MSc degree or a combination of training in statistics or business statistics and behavioural/ development economics or business administration.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Over 7 years’ experience in agriculture-environment field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of complex data sets to plan and adapt agriculture-conservation projects, and to influence, develop, and implement related policy.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in agriculture-conservation discipline and regions.
  • Ability to work effectively and pragmatically under pressure within a variety of simultaneous competing initiatives and issues. Track record of success negotiating complex partnerships with varying interests.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge in fundraising. 
  • Politically savvy.

Responsibilities:

  • The principal role (70%) of this position is to lead the utilization of data models to make strategic decisions in solving complex agriculture-conservation problems:
  • The core role is to extract knowledge from large data sets and apply the knowledge and insights from those data to guide CHEF’s transdisciplinary five pillars.
  • Lead the coordination of data management among TNC partners, TNC strategies/ programs, and develop products and plans for the CHEF scaling strategy.
  • Execute the CHEF monitoring and evaluation plan, ensuring that projected actions are taken.
  • Collaborate with the CHEF Field Coordinator, Africa Ag. Ecologist, TNC MEL specialists to gather data on the scaling process and put in place a learning continuous adaptation plan for CHEF.
  • Ensure the process of validation and development of producer hubs & foodscape Innovation Hub (FIH) from initiation to full-scale feasibility.
  • Work directly with the Africa Ag. Ecologist to bring to visibility advances in CHEF field regen portfolios using analytics, presentations, and social media product designs.
  • Contribute to drive the CHEF portfolio and investment decisions using data analytics, necessary for private sector participation work closely with internal and external MEL partners.
  • Leverage overall TNC conservation portfolio data along with CHEF partner data to create a detailed analytics plan tailored for strengthening Agriculture Strategy pathways to 2030 Goals.
  • Reviewing and contributing to recommendations of action plans in collaboration with other CHEF staff as required.
  • Assessing partner organizational technical capacity required to fully implement the CHEF, including making recommendations on how to bridge any gaps.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 27, 2024

12.

Position: Environmental Research Officer

Employer: National Environment Management Authority

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About the position:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Env. Science,Env. Studies, Community Development, Natural Resources, Geo-informatics, Env. Health & Safety, Biological and Physical Sciences, Biostatistics or any other relevant field 
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 27, 2024

13.

Position: Environment Assistant

Employer: National Environment Management Authority

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in any of the following field; Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Management, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Science or any other relevant field from a recognized inst.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 27, 2024

14.

Position: Compliance / Environment Officer 

Employer: National Environment Management Authority

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following field; Env. Management,Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Env. Engineering, Env. Studies, Env. Science; Biochemistry, Natural Science,Community Development or any other relevant field
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 27, 2024

15.

Position: Key Account Manager – Export Vegetables & Biologicals – East Africa

Employer: Syngenta Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the Eastern Africa agricultural sales environment, sales techniques and approaches.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills.
  • Language skills – must have excellent language skills of Swahili and English.
  • Key sales management skills; strong understanding of customer needs, structure and business drivers.
  • Understanding of the agricultural competitive environment.
  • Education level of undergraduate in BSc. Agriculture as a minimum.

Critical Leadership Capabilities and Skills

  • Sets ambitious business goals and demonstrates a high degree of ownership of agreed goals.
  • Communicates with impact.
  • Manages for performance and demonstrates a high degree of ownership.
  • Strategic thinking and a good team player.
  • Leadership – ability to lead, coach, drive and motivate individuals, teams and customers.
  • Business delivery orientation.
  • Develops people, organization and self.
  • Focuses on customers

Responsibilities:

  • To achieve Export Vegs segment & Biologicals sales targets by managing assigned accounts, in accordance with the BA strategy and objectives
  • To strongly contribute to the development of a Biologicals Marketing strategy in Kenya, defining potential for Syngenta Bio products & Valagro portfolio and timeline to launch the Bio portfolio.
  • To contribute to the definition of the new Syngenta Biologicals Operating model, in view of the integration of Valagro (especially GTM & Channel strategy).
  • To implement the agreed strategy, monitoring effectiveness and adjusting strategy as required.
  • To contribute to the development of the overall strategy as a leader of the Kenyan sales organization.
  • Work closely with other functions – Marketing, Commercial Ops, CPD, Finance, to ensure perfect alignment in the business delivery.

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 29, 2024

16.

Position: Wild Dog Monitoring Officer 

Employer:Zoological Society Of London

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About the position: To lead project activities relating to African wild dog monitoring in the Tsavo ecosystem, as part of the project “Equitable Responses to Illegal Wild Meat Hunting in Tsavo, Kenya”, including contributing to camera trap surveys, coordinating the deployment and monitoring of GPS- and Daily Diary collars, making visual observations, and contributing to data curation and analysis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 3 years work experience:

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate efforts to deploy collars on African wild dogs, in collaboration with KWS veterinarians
  • Monitor collared and un-collared packs through visual observation to record demography, behaviour, and diet
  • Maintain databases of identity photographs
  • Contribute to park-wide camera trap surveys led by UoW colleagues
  • Experience working with KWS and wildlife in the field
  • Monitoring wildlife and survey experience
  • Maintaining databases &Collecting data from projects
  • A valid driving license is required for this role.
  • An ability and willingness to travel and be willing to work outside of normal office hours as necessary (weekends and evenings).

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 29, 2024

17.

Position: Animal Care Givers

Employer:Kenya Society For The Protection and care of animals

Location:Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications:

  • Secondary school
  • 12 months work experience:
  • If you are interested, you must be able to show us that you understand animal care and that you are able to provide that care, whether to dogs, cats, donkeys or other animals.
  • You also need to show us that you really care about animals and that you can treat them with love and respect, helping them to feel safe and build trust.
  • You have to be the kind of person that can’t rest if they know the animals in their care need something.
  • If you have experience in animal care, positive training or handling that will be an advantage.
  • You must be able to work in English and Kiswahili and be able to a physically demanding job, We look after animals 7 days a week and so you must be able to work shift patterns that will include weekends and public holidays.

Responsibilities:

Our Animal Care Givers are the heart and soul of our work. A thousand animals find safety with us every night in our shelters across Kenya, and the Animal Care Givers are there to look after them. They clean and feed the animals, care for them when they are sick, and keep them exercised. They also assist with field work, helping Field Officers to rescue animals.

How to apply: fuzu

Deadline: May 31, 2024

18.

Position: Economic Recovery Assistant – Insect Farming

Employer: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Location: Dadaab (Kenya)

About the position: The Economic Recovery Assistant – Insect Farming, in conjunction with the Team Leader, will ensure effective project component activity implementation oversight, monitoring and evaluation in the production and use of insects as food and feed. This position works closely with other Economic Recovery team colleagues to ensure an integrated approach in beneficiary targeting, activity execution, assessments and feedback. The role also liaises closely with stakeholders located in international and national NGOs, county/national governments and community leadership structures to ensure effective service delivery, participation and added value. This position provides technical guidance on insect farming for livestock feed

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Entomology, Biology, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Sociology, or Technical Diploma in a relevant field with a minimum 5 years of experience
  • Further short training in drylands agriculture, entrepreneurship, agroecology, sustainable agriculture, organic agriculture, value-chain development, making markets work for the poor (M4P), community-managed microfinance/savings groups, or agricultural production highly desirable for this role.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in local spoken languages is an added advantage

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Previous experience in insect farming is required.
  • Previous experience in agribusiness, agricultural extension, and/or entomology research is required.
  • 3 or more years’ experience working with I/NGOs within humanitarian/development contexts
  • Demonstrable experience in livelihoods/food security programming within refugee/host community settings
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of Project Cycle Management
  • Has excellent communication (spoken and written) skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel and other relevant computer applications
  • Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem-solving ability
  • Possess a sense of cultural awareness, sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Strong organizational, team spirit and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of the key issues and trends in BSF production

Responsibilities:

R1. Project Management and Development:

  • Provide technical guidance on insect farming
  • Participate in project planning & implementation including activity, budgeting and procurement/logistics planning
  • Assist in developing and maintaining detailed implementation plans to deliver program to agreed timeline and milestones
  • Ensure all project activities are implemented on time and in line with the set-out work-plans
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between refugee-focused interventions and the host communities
  • Prepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community leaders and beneficiaries in the refugee and host community set-up
  • Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports
  • Assist in designing the business model, link farmers with the pre-identified market for feed, identify partners for project management and build the business model
  • Participate in the training of farmers on BSF production.
  • Support in the selection of project beneficiaries, notably through the development of selection criteria for beneficiaries participating in insect farming.
  • Train insect farmers (refugees and host) and build capacities of economic recovery staff both national and community incentive workers.
  • Assist in the timely set-up and quality delivery of insect farming systems which will serve as demonstration site.

R2. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:

  • Monitor the local manufacture, transport and installation of material, equipment, and other inputs to meet schedule, design, quality and budget requirements.
  • Keep accurate records of events and activities including meeting/training attendance.
  • Collect and analyze BSF production data on a monthly basis
  • Participate in periodic field level program review and planning meetings
  • Support with weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual donor/internal reporting
  • Develop case studies, human interest stories, et cetera, for use in communications and monitoring reports
  • Ensure project staff supervised adhere to CHS Principles in the day-to-day project implementation and participate in CHS audits
  • Support in implementing M&E plans
  • Participate in/facilitate baseline surveys, needs assessments and conduct consultative meetings with the project stakeholders

R3. Coordination & Partnerships:

  • Identify partners and ensure local liaison with relevant stakeholders to effectively support project activities and value chain development, including government, universities and research organizations, the private sector, civil society, and United Nations and international agencies.
  • Serve as the liaison with stakeholders and relevant Government of Kenya departments from the location to divisional levels
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community projects and the similar projects/groups in the Dadaab refugee camps
  • Ensure and maintain mutual linkages with the County and Sub-county offices, especially with any related line ministries to enhance their understanding of program needs in the assigned area of operation.

R4. Budget Management:

  • Monitor the related budget lines in order to maintain program expenditure within budget parameters, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements with the support of the Team Leader

R5. Staff Supervision:

  • Line supervision of Community incentive workers
  • Staff performance monitoring

How to apply: unjobnet

Deadline: Applications should be sent no later than 22nd May 2024

19.

Position: Agroecology Officer

Employer: Human Asset Consultants Ltd

Location: Bungoma

About the position: Our client in the Agricultural sector is looking for an aggressive performance driven Agroecology Officer. Job incumbent will be responsible for collaborating with smallholder farmers partners local actors and stakeholders to implement the agroecological principles and techniques aimed at promoting productivity enhancing food security preserving natural resources and mitigating environmental degradation. He/she will work with other project team members involved in the implementation of the project including peer trainers project agronomists business development service provider government officials collaborative partner representatives and other value chain actors. The job location will be Bungoma and Busia County.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Agriculture Agroecology environmental science or any other related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in the agricultural sector interacting with small holder farmers
  • Strong understanding of agroecological principles and practices with practical experience in application.
  • Demonstrate expertise in facilitation capacity building and fostering partnerships.
  • Excellent command of Swahili and English
  • Excellent presentation report writing and communication
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle valid driving license and atleast 1year riding experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure optimal crop production amongst farmers by providing expertise in crop protection crop nutrition soil management etc.
  • Map out various agroecological aligned partners create a database and subsequently a comprehensive plan highlighting different roles of relevant actors in implementing agroecological principles in the project.
  • Provide guidance and technical support to farmers on implementing agroecological practices including organic farming methods integrated pest management agro forestry etc.
  • Support establishment of demonstration plots and participatory trials to educate farmers on adoption of sustainable farming practices.
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor progress provide technical assistance document lessons learned and facilitate knowledge sharing among farmers and project stakeholders.
  • Update the project on latest research and innovations in agroecology and work closely with partners to ensure the project benefits from them.
  • Ensure close communication and coordination with project teams Farmer hubs and relevant agencies through regular visits participation in meetings and submission of reports.
  • Provide daily feedback and maintain detailed records of the agroecological principles implementation process to assess impact and guide program improvement.
  • Collect and analyze program data to track progress measure impact and inform decision making for future interventions in line with agroecology.
  • Prepare progress reports to donor/s and ensure implementation of activities is in line with respective donor grants expectations and planned outcomes.
  • Document best practices success stories and lessons learnt to enable learning and replication of successful interventions.

How to apply: drjobpro

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