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Agriculture Jobs in Kenya– 28th May, 2024

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Position: Intern – CGIAR hub for sustainable finance (ImpactSF), Nairobi

Employer: Bioversity International

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About the position: We are looking for an intern to work within the ClimARM project, within the ImpactSF Unit. The intern would also provide support to the Ag360 Fund provided as a grant by Convergence which aims to unlock financing through a blended Finance Debt Fund for the adoption of Bio char as a tool to valorise agriculture waste, fund soil health improvements and decarbonize value chains, which face challenges of scaling. The intern will specifically provide support to the following project tasks.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree in Agriculture / Environment / Food Science / Resource management and Technology and any other related field.
  • Good understanding of Bio char (preparation, properties, applications, effects / impacts, market among other dimensions of the Bio char technology) and the nexus between bio char and agricultural development and food systems transformation and climate related challenges in developing countries.
  • Proficiency in use of Stata or other statistical software for data science is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative, and decentralized environment, and operate under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze bio char market in Africa.
  • Identify potential pipeline of bio-char projects in Africa.
  • Support case studies development for agricultural risk management solutions. eNnLbsm B2wLML
  • Support ImpactSF team in communication.

Terms of employment: This is an Internship Position with a contract beginning as soon as possible until end of September 2024, and will be home-based / based in our Nairobi office. The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.

How to apply: unjobs

Deadline: Sunday, 2 June 2024

2.

Position: Project Manager – Circular Economy for Household Organic Waste (CE4HOW)

Employer: Practical Action

Location: Kisumu

About the position: The objective of the project is to create a commercially viable circular economy model for household organic waste, that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, improves household waste services, and transforms the lives of informal waste workers.

Household organic waste makes up over 60% of municipal waste but is currently un-valued, uncollected, and a source of pollution. The project will create an urban waste collection system in Kakamega, Kenya, to feed 4,000 tonnes pa of household organic waste into Regen Organic’s (part of Sanergy Inc.) new waste processing plant. This will be converted into organic fertiliser and animal feed, providing regenerative inputs for local farmers who in turn supply food to the urban area, creating a circular economy. The innovation is in incentivising household separation of waste and creating privately run aggregation centres that can profitably integrate waste into Regen Organic’s supply chain, whilst creating decent jobs.

Practical Action is looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery, building relationships with County Government, community stakeholders and informal waste workers for a participatory approach to a citywide action plan and implementation of actions and a behaviour change campaign.

Qualifications: 

Person Profile

To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Experience & Knowledge

• A degree in international development, rural development or a related field and at least five years’ experience managing rural development programs in Kenya and/or another East Africa Country.

• Demonstrated expertise and achievement in management of complex development programs/activities, including in the area of rural development.

• Must have understanding and experience in Markets System Development with focus in rural areas including the dry lands.

• Excellent knowledge of rural development issues affecting Kenya and the agriculture sector, preferably in Western Kenya.

• Experience working with young people is an added advantage.

• Program management skills with supporting skills in finance management, contract management, communication, negotiation and representation.

• Leadership capacity and an ability to make decisions and participate in setting strategic direction.

• Commitment to development principles and Practical Action’s vision, mission and ambition.

Essential

• Experience in fundraising with strong proposal writing skills.

• Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning strategies.

• Experience managing and Markets Systems Development programs with demonstrated evidence of continued learning and adaptation.

• Knowledge and experience in Market Systems Development programming with demonstrated evidence of continued learning and adaptation.

• Prior experience in developing partnerships with both private and public actors as part of program implementation in achieving desired goals.

• Research and analytical skills with a practical focus.

• Prior experience in developing partnerships with both private and public actors as part of program implementation in achieving desired goals.

• Knowledge of agriculture or agri-business in particular at the local, national and regional levels.

• Knowledge in Gender mainstreaming and transformative approaches.

• Ability to implement long term and cross sectoral programs.

• Experience working with technology and innovation in the thematic area will be an added advantage.

• Proven experience in capturing knowledge, learnings and management.

Desirable

• Experience in influencing relevant stakeholders for advocacy.

• Excellent report writing, analytical, networking, presentation and communication skills.

• Experience in coordination with government, donors, partners and multilateral agencies coupled with excellent networking and communications skills.

• Proven ability to coordinate and collaborate with colleagues, building cohesion and buy-in.

• Proven ability to manage a high performing team, mentor and support talent and set team priorities including for matrix managed staff.

• High levels of demonstrated skills in prioritising task and meeting deadlines.

• Able to work remotely and independently with an understanding of working across multiple sites.

• Demonstrated experience working effectively with local and national governments, INGO and local NGO partners and the Private Sector.

• Experience working in Kenya, or the East Africa region is preferred.

• Post-graduate degree in relevant subject.

Accountabilities: 

Leadership and Strategic Alignment

• Identify key stakeholders and potential collaborators for waste management initiatives.

• Develop cost analysis and financial model for waste management practices.

• Lead the development, review and updating of an influencing plan for waste management. Set relevant global indicator targets and work with MEL staff to track progress.

• Consider gender and inclusion issues as key in strategy, Theory of Change mapping, technical approach choice and implementation plan Develop, review and update the theory of change systems map for solid waste management, to analyses the nature, causes and scale of the problem.

• Serve as a key member of the organisational Cities Ambition Hub and interact with any other organisational Change Ambition Hubs and working groups, if/as appropriate, actively creating synergies between our organisation-wide change ambitions and our work in country.

• Work with the Impact and Influence team to develop and submit consolidated programs’ level quarterly and annual internal reports.

• Play a key role in developing our waste management ambitions, offers, and Strategic Business Plans.

Strengthening Profile, Generating Funding and Managing Relationships

• Represent Practical Action internally for strategic matters on waste management and externally with the international consortium partners to ensure linkage between work in Kenya on this project, and regional and global aspects of the project” Ensure smooth working relationships with consortium partners in this project for co-ordination of activities and joint learning and influencing Build a solid organizational profile at local, county, and national levels.

• Provide leadership where required to develop proposals, raise funds and build strategic relationships aligning to the Strategic Business Plans.

• Support the MEL team to shape learning, built-in into upcoming proposal development by the Business Development Unit, including community design work.

• Contribute to storytelling in collaboration with the Communications, M&E and Knowledge team.

Delivering Quality

As Project Manager:

• Responsible for all aspects of project delivery, building relationships with County Government, community stakeholders and informal waste workers for a participatory approach to a citywide action plan and implementation of actions and a behaviour change campaign Responsible for the overall direction, quality, performance, and coordination of project implementation as detailed in Practical Action’s PQD (Programme Quality and practicalaction.org Delivery guide).

• Delegated responsibility for field delivery of high-quality programming and operations in line with the project objectives and the country’s strategic business plan.

• In close coordination with the Africa regional programme team and UK Head of Cities Programmes ensure that program activities progress in accordance with grant agreement, work plans and are completed within time and on budget.

• Ensure preparation of timely and high-quality progress reports, program reports, donor reports and knowledge.

• Ensure effective communication with partners (including international colleagues, UK and Kenya offices).

• Serve as the budget holder for the project budget; where applicable manage and support delegated sub-budget holders for individual contracts and grants.

• Work with the Impact and Influence Lead team to ensure high quality measurement on key performance indicators across all programs.

Team management

• Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

• Line manage and build a high performing project team that has clear objectives, metrics, is continuously developed and rewarded both as individuals and as a team.

• Ensure staff development and performance is addressed by ensuring that adequate and up-to-date job descriptions exist for all positions; staff performance appraisals conducted, and individual staff/team development training plans are subsequently implemented.

• Proactively ensure the well-being of team members and ensure they are aware of policies to help manage insecure environments.

Finance and compliance management

• Manage a project risk register, reviewing and updating it, flagging key or increasing risks to the country office.

• Ensure compliance and transparent use of resources in line with donor an Practical Action’s policies.

• Ensure adherence to grant agreements, Practical Action’s policies and procedures and other relevant regulations, including those of the Government of Kenya.

• Work closely with support functions in Kenya, regional and headquarters to ensure highest compliance and programs’ performance.

• Work with Program Managers on proper budget management, including, budget development, forecasting and procurement planning.

How to apply: If you are ready for an exciting challenge with an organisation whose mission and values are particularly relevant in these rapidly changing times, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to: Practical Action, Kenya Office by email: [email protected]

Indicate ‘Practical Action: Job Title Position in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should outline why you feel this is the position for you and you are the right candidate. Please include the names of 3 referees in your CV.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 7 Jun 2024

3.

Position: Technology Transfer Officer-TAAT Maize Compact

Employer: African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About the position: The TAAT Maize Technology Transfer Officer will provide technical and administrative support to the implementation of the Maize Compact and ensure timely and high-quality delivery of activities, field data collection, and reporting.

Duration: The assignment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, subject to renewal with satisfactory performance

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related sciences from a recognized University 
  • At least 5 years of relevant technical and administrative experience in technology transfer to farmers, with hands-on experience in the deployment and commercialization of crops in Africa, including sound knowledge and experience in the maize value chain in Africa 
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment; conversant with donor report writing guidelines and in particular AfDB is desirable 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and good working knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Knowledge and key competencies would include strong advocacy and communication skills including effective public relations
  • Proven social media skills and ability to use information technology effectively as a tool and resource, 
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritize work activities to meet TAAT Maize goals and objectives
  • Strong diplomatic and negotiation skills and nimble to changing environments and relationships 
  • Good networking skills and ability to build and sustain relationships with key partners
  • Ability to write/edit technical reports, impact stories, and minutes of meetings 
  • A good understanding of agricultural biotechnology social, political, and regulatory environments
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with key constituents (donors, research institutions, media, government institutions, seed industry players, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary 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.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support implementation of the Commodity Technology Delivery Compact (CTDC) of the Maize Value Chain and the development of all necessary submissions for approval by the TAAT Clearinghouse
  • Support the implementation of the maize value chain activities in all target countries and participate in the monitoring of progress made towards achieving Maize compact and TAAT set goals
  • Manage the TAAT Project schedules to ensure timely task completion of work plans, including meetings and workshops with stakeholders
  • Facilitate documentation and analysis of project data and preparation of technical reports and publications.

How to apply: Expressions of interest should be completed and submitted at [email protected]; and [email protected] 

For further information and clarification ONLY, please contact

Procurement Officer

Email: [email protected]; Copy: [email protected]

Direct line: +254 (20) 422 3700

P.O. Box 30709-00100, Kenya

Web: aatf-africa.org

Deadline: On or before 31 May 2024.

4.

Position: Agriculture Research & Partnerships Manager

Employer: One Acre Fund

Location: Nairobi

About the position: You’ll report to the Global Director of R&D, and work within the Global Impact team, which combines agronomy, data science, qualitative research, and SBC skillsets. The team coordinates an R&D program spanning several countries, makes recommendations to country programs on how the products and recommendations we offer to farmers can be improved, and then supports them in delivering those recommendations to farmers through multiple channels, working in collaboration with other global teams with specialist skills for example in communications, design, video, etc.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, or related field. Advanced degree (MSc/Ph.D.) preferred.
  • Expertise in at least two of (a) fertilizer formulation & evaluation, (b) soil carbon dynamics (c) crop physiology and GxExM interactions, (d) systems agronomy
  • 5+ years’ experience in research and extension with a focus on smallholder agriculture in the tropics
  • Strong research skills with the ability to conduct literature reviews, synthesis of complex information, and data analysis (proficiency in R preferred).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex technical information into concise and compelling content.
  • Experience with creating a variety of content types, including white papers, case studies, blogs, and digital media.
  • Familiarity with agricultural R&D processes, experimental design, and data interpretation.
  • English required. French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda preferred.

Responsibilities: 

  • Research strategy – You will design and support teams in implementing efficient projects to evaluate the impact of new agricultural products, recommendations, or information/advisory services. This will include selecting experimental approaches to balance the need to evaluate impact, scalability, and usability.
  • Spatial and temporal optimization of agronomic guidance – You will ensure farmers receive agronomic recommendations tailored to their capacity, location, and evolving season conditions (e.g., variety selection, seeding rate, fertilizer composition, rate, and application timing).
  • Technical communication – You will analyze and synthesize data & insights from internal and external sources, using your scientific knowledge to translate complex technical concepts into concise & compelling communication tailored to a range of audiences (e.g. smallholder farmers, internal leadership teams, government officials)
  • Knowledge exchange – You will participate in two-way information sharing with a range of partners (e.g. universities, CGIAR, NARES, seed companies, donors, and governments) to share outputs and priorities emerging from our operations and research and ensure we are well-positioned to capitalize on new learning and priorities arising elsewhere.

How to apply: oneacrefund

Deadline: 19 August. 2024

5.

Position: Senior Manager, Next Generation Jobs

Employer: Root Capital

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The innovation team provides technical and programmatic services to the rest of the organization around our global innovation agenda, which ensures Root Capital’s service offering continues to meet evolving client needs and market realities. The innovation team leads an inclusive and rigorous process to evaluate, prioritize, and monitor innovation ideas through the innovation lifecycle. It collaborates closely with innovation leads on Client Services and / or itself leads the design of innovations that benefit Root Capital’s client base and advance our mission.

Qualifications: 

Purpose

Innovate (45%)

  • Design new programs and services related to Next Generation Jobs that advance Root Capital into new opportunities consistent with its mission. This includes framing and conducting or overseeing related market research, as well as the design of technical specifications for the service, and planning and project management related to the development – and in some cases testing – of these services.
  • Lead the development of the Next Generation Jobs innovation strategy and identify gaps in our current product and service offering to identify opportunities for innovation.
  • Oversee the research and review of ideas for new products and services related to Next Generation Jobs, ensuring they support the overall strategy and fit with organizational capabilities.
  • Craft learning plans for Next Generation Jobs-related pilots and oversee their execution including critical assessment of pilot performance to inform executive decision-making about the future of the tested products and services.

Engagement

Advocate (30%)

  • Promote the importance and strategic alignment of the Next Generation Jobs work with team members and management across the organization.
  • Build capacity among other teams to deliver youth-related programs and services.
  • Network with other organizations working on Next Generation Jobs (or related) topics in order to keep abreast of best practices, trends, and learnings from external sources that might inform Root Capital’s own work.
  • Build relationships with other organizations that might serve as complimentary partners in our Next Generation Jobs strategy, and identify areas of alignment to inform potential shared programming.

Delivery 

Define Project Cycle (25%)

  • Plan for Next Generation Jobs innovations to follow Root Capital’s innovation processes, with clear stage-gates, roles and responsibilities, and synthesized and relevant information to inform decision-making.
  • Organize and collaborate closely with the cross-cutting teams working on Next Generation Jobs related innovations to ensure timeliness and quality in their deliverables.
  • Introduce effective tools to promote the development and monitoring of new youth-focused products and services, in close collaboration with other teams.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Responsibilities: 

List of skills and experience in order of importance:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in youth employment, youth in agriculture, or another related field within the context of smallholder agriculture. Experience formulating new approaches within this field that are aligned with an organization’s broader strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence changes to existing organizational policies and approaches, as well as bring in new insights from outside the organization that inform decision-making.
  • Experience building influence across diverse teams and project management of those teams in complex initiatives. Prior exposure to programmatic quality control processes desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct qualitative research to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is required.
  • Specialized/varied experience in service delivery/project design in agriculture across multiple geographies, and a proven ability to collaborate deeply with cross-cutting teams
  • Enthusiasm for working in a multicultural environment; experience in a global and multi-location work environment is highly desired.
  • Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion and embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with demonstrated decision-making capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
  • Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
  • Passionate about Root Capital mission.
  • Authorized to work in a country where Root Capital has an office.
  • Flexibility to travel locally or regionally is required according with the nature of the role, including the possibility of visiting clients in rural areas.

How to apply: rootcapital

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

6

Position: Planning and Monitoring Officer

Employer: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources

Location: Nairobi

About the position: AU-IBAR, with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is implementing a project on “Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in African Blue Economy”, for three year’s period. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the policy environment, regulatory frameworks and institutional capacities of AU member states and regional economic communities to sustainably utilize and conserve aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems.

Qualifications: 

Academic Requirements

  • The incumbent should have an advanced University degree in Strategic Management, Project Planning and Management or related fields. An academic degree and relevant experiences in the field of Animal Resource and their ecosystems such as Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Agriculture and Veterinary would be an added advantage.

General Experience

  • At least 7 years of continuous working experience at senior and advisory positions in Results-Based Management (project planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation) environment
  • Evidence of familiarization of functions of Regional Economic Communities, specialized regional institutions and AU Member States in implementation of blue economy related disciplines
  • In-depth experience of working within the multi-partner environment at continental, regional and national levels.

Specific Experience

  • Working knowledge and evidence of understanding and experience of African Union project planning, monitoring and reporting processes and tools, including the planning cycle;
  • An in-depth working knowledge with the African Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Tool (AMERT) to develop work plans and budgets, and reports;
  • Familiarity with African Union Agenda 2063; and the Africa Blue Economy Strategy themes and their linkage to aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems;
  • Record of experience of formulation of frameworks, guidelines and strategies related to blue economy themes, including aquatic biodiversity and environmental conservation;
  • Proven experience and track record of working with project staff to develop work plans and budgets, reporting tools, and results-based reports.

Required Skills

  • Diplomacy and good interactive skills necessary for dealing with senior officials in Government, Regional Organizations, and donor/development organizations in Africa;
  • Good networking skills and ability to maintain positive and constructive dialogue and relationships with key institutions operating in the regions;
  • Organizational and inter-personal skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Very strong writing, analytical and communication skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and foster team environment is required
  • Ability to work under pressure and according to tight deadlines
  • Essential computer skills in particular competency in the use of basic Windows MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Proficiency and / or working knowledge of at least two AU languages (English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Kiswahili)

Deliverables

  • Project annual work plans and budgets
  • Project quarterly calendar of missions and meetings
  • Monthly, Trimester, Semi-Annual and Annual Reports on project implementation progress
  • Field monitoring reports
  • Project Exit Strategy
  • Monthly report of works performed

Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in the design, implementation and periodic reviews of project management processes and tools for strategy development, operational planning and budgeting, and results monitoring and reporting;
  • Provide technical support relating to the implementation of the project, particularly, supporting the project team to achieve strategic alignment with project objectives, by promoting Results-Based Management approach to project planning, management and monitoring of the project through the development of operational annual plans and performance indicators and targets grounded in the overall project work plan;
  • Undertake monitoring missions to track progress of project implementation and generate evidence-based monitoring reports against performance targets of the project to advice the project team on realization of planned deliverables;
  • Design and propose process improvements based on innovative techniques and best practices to ensure that activities pertaining to the annual planning and reporting cycle are implemented as per the project annual work plan;
  • Coordinate the preparation of regular Monthly, Trimester, Semi-Annual and Annual Reports on annual planning and budgeting, and results monitoring and reporting within prescribed timelines for communication with relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate the development of the project exit strategy;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Project Team Leader and / or the Director, AU-IBAR.

How to apply: Submit your CV, Copies of academic and professional certificates, identification documents, Signed declaration on exclusion criteria in the format provided and Motivation letter summarizing the suitability for this position to: [email protected]

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

Deadline: 5 June. 2024

7.

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

8.

Position: Regional Sales Manager

Employer: Sidai

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Responsible for achieving the overall targets for prescribed region by aligning the sales teams to volumes as per the budget and KPIs. Coordinating with internal & external stakeholders to strategize effective plans and responsible for executing to achieve and surpass the objectives prescribed.

Qualifications: 

Minimum qualifications  

  • Minimum of 7 years’ industry experience selling animal health and crop science products OR Minimum of 7 years’ experience in FMCG at senior level with proven track record
  • Proven track record in Distributor management (route to market models)
  • Valid driving license >2 years’ experience in driving
  • Relationship management with stockists, farmers and distributors
  • Experience in farmer training
  • Proficiency in computer systems and software and ability to maintain an effective customer database for effective analysis and reporting
  • Strong leadership skills, strong business acumen

Skills & competencies

  • Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Veterinary medicine /Business
  • Proven track record in Distributor management (route to market models)
  • Relationship management
  • Advanced category management
  • Integrity
  • Self-drive and initiative to action
  • Organization and scheduling skills
  • Good negotiations and conflict management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Responsibilities: 

Including but not limited to;

  • Sales management
  • Overseeing the overall functions ofyour region
  • Managing distributor orders, Invoices, Debts and inventory levels as per the contract agreement & complying with our operating standard and procedures

Budgeting/planning & reporting

  • Provide regular reports as required on marketing and sales performance including promotional activities, demand forecasts, market intelligence and trends.
  • Planning, management and execution of annual sales plans and execution of agreed product marketing plans. Ensure understanding and utilization of the standard operating procedures amongst team members.

People management

  • Responsible for leading and motivating the region team
  • Coordinate all sales activities in the regions and evaluate the performance of all the respective team membersin the region
  • Compliance to asset care policy, maintenance of vehicles and motorcycles

Financial management

  • Responsible for the development and management of Region, Collection and Promotion budgets.
  • Ensure proper tracking of the section expenditure

Key deliverables

  • Achievement of sales and profit targets
  • Achievement of brand objectives
  • Financial management – GP%, Debtors
  • Forecast accuracy
  • Excellent working relationship with all stakeholders
  • Use of sales application to track sales and regional activities

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: 29 May. 2024

9.

Position: Technical Sales Representative 

Employer: Sidai

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Sidai is a fully vertically-integrated company supplying quality livestock and crop inputs and training to farmers and pastoralists across Kenya. The company operates through a network of branded, professionally-staffed, company-managed and franchised retail outlets, stockists and field staff.

Qualifications: 

Minimum qualifications  

  • Minimum of 3 years’ industry experience selling animal health and crop science products with proven track record
  • Valid riders license >1 years’ experience in riding
  • Valid driving license >1 years’ experience in driving
  • Relationship management with stockists, farmers and distributors
  • Experience in farmer training

Qualification, skills & competencies

  • Certificate, Diploma in Animal Health or Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine
  • Must be registered by KVB
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Category management
  • Self-drive and initial license proactive to action
  • Organizational and scheduling skills
  • Ability to travel / Away from base for extended periods
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Relationship management
  • Self-drive and initiative to action
  • Organization and scheduling skills

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage and grow distributors, agrovets, and key accounts in-market sales, distribution and merchandising in the assigned territory
  • Managing distributor inventory levels as per the contract agreement
  • Define, recommend & ensure execution of optimal Go-To-Market Strategy, key channels, key customers coverage & service requirements.
  • Delivering the sales KPI’s
  • Manage commercial projects, new channels, new customers, new business or geographic development as identified
  • Achieve periodical targets, by region, communicate and ensure plans to achieve set targets
  • KPIs and measurement tools to monitor performance/compliance
  • Ensure achievement of in-store execution excellence at POP (Look of success) with tools to track compliance
  • Develop and coach the team
  • Market / Trade Audits to identify market / prices changes
  • Planning and coordinating training activities
  • Market demand creation

Key deliverables

  • Achievement of sales and profit targets
  • Achievement of brand objectives
  • Financial management – GP%, Debtors
  • Forecast accuracy
  • Excellent working relationship with all stakeholders
  • Use of sales application to track sales and regional activities

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: 29 May. 2024

10.

Position: Formulator 

Employer: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)

Location: Nairobi

About the position: ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living

Qualifications: 

Education And Experience

  • University degree in animal science, veterinary medicine, animal health or animal nutrition.
  • Experience in animal nutrition and feed formulation of at least 7 years in different animal species
  • Experience in working in global companies and multiple markets will be an advantage
  • Skills

Technical skills

  • Good understanding of animal nutrition activities: formulation, production, business, quality control, health, etc.
  • A strong background and experience in feed formulations
  • Practical animal nutrition knowledge
  • Project management skills
  • Solid PC skills and affinity with IT tools ( Microsoft Teams, Excel and PowerPoint, SAP and Salesforce), active knowledge of formulation software.
  • Strong knowledge in African animal nutrition environment including regulatory aspects.

General skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication), another language will be an advantage.
  • Teamwork mindset, collaborative personality in a matrix organization.
  • Embracing ADM culture, mission and vision
  • Timely and accurate completion of work
  • Ability to think about, assess and shape the customer need dialogues.
  • Availability to travel outside of Nairobi when required.
  • Enthusiasm to formulate innovative solutions and trends in animal nutrition market

Responsibilities: 

  • Feed and premix formulation for all species (poultry, swine, ruminants and aqua).
  • Technical support to sales organization, for better delivery, matching with the customer needs in Africa and Middle East region regarding feed formulation, raw-materials quality and purchase criteria, raw-material and finished products quality control plan definition, analyses results interpretation and matrix update.
  • Technical support to our clients in Africa and Middle East regarding formulation tools, formula optimization and training

How to apply: sjobs

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

11.

Position: Africa Freshwater Fisheries Scientist

Employer: Nature Conservancy

Location: Nairobi

About the position: 

  • The Africa Freshwater Fisheries Scientist is a unique opportunity to advance the conservation and sustainable use of freshwater fish and freshwater biodiversity in Africa and globally. You will join a global conservation NGO to bridge the gap between theory and on-the-ground implementation to address people and nature needs.
  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about freshwater fisheries to apply their technical expertise and experience to advance freshwater fisheries and conservation in Africa. Join TNC and apply today!

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a science-related field and two years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience leading and working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience synthesizing, interpreting, and communicating scientific information.
  • Experience preparing reports of findings.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
  • Proficiency in English for written and verbal communication.

Desired Qualifications

  • A PhD in freshwater fisheries, freshwater fish ecology, socio-ecological dimension of freshwater fisheries, or another related study area.
  • Experience with freshwater fishery governance and management in Africa.
  • Experience with fishery-related data collection, analysis, and communication.
  • Familiarity with human dimensions of fisheries.
  • Experience training fishery managers, communities, and partners.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Proficiency in French and/or Portuguese is desirable.
  • Knowledge of software GIS and R applications appreciated.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities: 

  • As a core member of the Global team, support the delivery of the Freshwater Fisheries Strategy and its objectives.
  • Support the development of the Global team’s Centre of Excellence, including leading the creation of a central repository of TNC and external resources related to freshwater fisheries.
  • Work closely with TNC country teams in the Africa region to understand project needs and provide technical expertise on freshwater fisheries governance and management.
  • Support TNC country teams’ engagement with communities, governments and other partners in fisheries community-based co-management processes.
  • Apply a diversity of tools, methods and other resources and advance project implementation through a socio-ecological approach.
  • Design and support end-to-end data pathways from survey design, training, analysis through to communicating results to inform management.
  • Support project teams’ adoption of a broad approach to freshwater fisheries as people and nature, including accounting for freshwater environments, ecology, community gender and other socio-economic components.
  • Deliver freshwater fisheries training to colleagues and partners.
  • Represent the context, interests and needs of freshwater fisheries in the African region internally and with external partners.
  • Advance knowledge exchange with other regions in the team’s portfolio of projects such as in Latin America.
  • Where needed, carry out work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, in hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. travel may be required for approximately 20% of the time to succeed in this position.

How to apply: careers.nature

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

12.

Position: Research Analyst – Digital Fisheries

Employer: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Location: Mombasa

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a technical, scientific or economic field.
  • At least 3 years’ work experience including work with rural communities
  • Strong working knowledge of MS office packages.
  • Competency with data analysis applications such as SPSS, Minitab, Stata, among others.
  • Strong working knowledge of mapping applications such as ArcGIS or QGIS
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in multi-cultural, interdisciplinary teams as well as develop close and effective working relationships with a range of partners
  • Proven ability and willingness to carry out independent fieldwork in remote locations
  • Commitment to development objectives in Kenya and the region
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Swahili

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Experience in fisheries science, agricultural science or other natural science research.
  • Coding experience in R or Python.
  • Quantitative skills and experience in data science, management, databases, and statistics.
  • Project management experience.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support research operations, data collection, validation, and reporting on project sites in Kenya.
  • Monitor and guide fisheries data collectors’ regular and timely collection and digital submission of fish landings and sales from remote sites; provide technical support and data validation.
  • Update, deploy, and train local staff and partners in the use of digital data systems, data collection protocols, surveys, and basic data management.
  • Be a point of contact for local community members, project partners, and interested stakeholders about project objectives and information.
  • Facilitate community meetings and training related to project aspects in digital data systems in aquatic food systems.
  • Prepare progress and fieldwork reports.

How to apply: ilri

Deadline: 3 June. 2024

13.

Position: Regional Sales Manager

Employer: Sidai

Location: Nairobi

About the position: Responsible for achieving the overall targets for prescribed region by aligning the sales teams to volumes as per the budget and KPIs. Coordinating with internal & external stakeholders to strategize effective plans and responsible for executing to achieve and surpass the objectives prescribed.

Qualifications: 

Minimum qualifications  

  • Minimum of 7 years’ industry experience selling animal health and crop science products OR Minimum of 7 years’ experience in FMCG at senior level with proven track record
  • Proven track record in Distributor management (route to market models)
  • Valid driving license >2 years’ experience in driving
  • Relationship management with stockists, farmers and distributors
  • Experience in farmer training
  • Proficiency in computer systems and software and ability to maintain an effective customer database for effective analysis and reporting
  • Strong leadership skills, strong business acumen

Skills & competencies

  • Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Veterinary medicine /Business
  • Proven track record in Distributor management (route to market models)
  • Relationship management
  • Advanced category management
  • Integrity
  • Self-drive and initiative to action
  • Organization and scheduling skills
  • Good negotiations and conflict management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

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

Responsibilities: 

Including but not limited to;

Sales management

  • Overseeing the overall functions ofyour region
  • Managing distributor orders, Invoices, Debts and inventory levels as per the contract agreement & complying with our operating standard and procedures

Budgeting/planning & reporting

  • Provide regular reports as required on marketing and sales performance including promotional activities, demand forecasts, market intelligence and trends.
  • Planning, management and execution of annual sales plans and execution of agreed product marketing plans. Ensure understanding and utilization of the standard operating procedures amongst team members.

People management

  • Responsible for leading and motivating the region team
  • Coordinate all sales activities in the regions and evaluate the performance of all the respective team membersin the region
  • Compliance to asset care policy, maintenance of vehicles and motorcycles

Financial management

  • Responsible for the development and management of Region, Collection and Promotion budgets.
  • Ensure proper tracking of the section expenditure

Key deliverables

  • Achievement of sales and profit targets
  • Achievement of brand objectives
  • Financial management – GP%, Debtors
  • Forecast accuracy
  • Excellent working relationship with all stakeholders
  • Use of sales application to track sales and regional activities

Deadline: 29 May. 2024

14.

Position: Technical Sales Representatives

Employer: Sidai

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications: 

Minimum qualifications  

  • Minimum of 3 years’ industry experience selling animal health and crop science products with proven track record
  • Valid riders license >1 years’ experience in riding
  • Valid driving license >1 years’ experience in driving
  • Relationship management with stockists, farmers and distributors
  • Experience in farmer training

Qualification, skills & competencies

  • Certificate, Diploma in Animal Health or Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine
  •  Must be registered by KVB
  •  Excellent communication skills
  •  Category management
  •  Self-drive and initial license proactive to action
  •  Organizational and scheduling skills
  •  Ability to travel / Away from base for extended periods
  •  Ability to multi-task effectively
  •  Relationship management
  •  Self-drive and initiative to action
  •  Organization and scheduling skills

Responsibilities: 

Main duties & responsibilities

  • Manage and grow distributors, agrovets, and key accounts in-market sales, distribution and merchandising in the assigned territory
  • Managing distributor inventory levels as per the contract agreement
  • Define, recommend & ensure execution of optimal Go-To-Market Strategy, key channels, key customers coverage & service requirements.
  • Delivering the sales KPI’s
  • Manage commercial projects, new channels, new customers, new business or geographic development as identified
  • Achieve periodical targets, by region, communicate and ensure plans to achieve set targets
  • KPIs and measurement tools to monitor performance/compliance
  • Ensure achievement of in-store execution excellence at POP (Look of success) with tools to track compliance
  • Develop and coach the team
  • Market / Trade Audits to identify market / prices changes
  • Planning and coordinating training activities
  • Market demand creation

Key deliverables

  • Achievement of sales and profit targets
  • Achievement of brand objectives
  • Financial management – GP%, Debtors
  • Forecast accuracy
  • Excellent working relationship with all stakeholders
  • Use of sales application to track sales and regional activities

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: 29 May. 2024

15.

Position: Product Development Specialist – Vegetable Seeds 

Employer: Syngenta

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications: 

Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities

Critical Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years in marketing and business management.
  • Minimum 5 years of Vegetables Seeds business and/or marketing experience.
  • Profound knowledge of the Vegetables Seeds market and customer needs.
  • Track-record of successful people/processes management.
  • Good English language proficiency.

Critical Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong Focuses on customers.
  • Manages for performance.
  • Leadership of cross-functional teams.
  • Develops people, organization and self.
  • Collaborates across boundaries.
  • Communicates with impact.
  • Leads change and holds ambiguity.
  • Builds a culture of innovation.
  • Sets ambitious strategic goals.
  • Has deep and broad crop and product knowledge.
  • Understands customer needs.
  • Understands market dynamics and competitive environment
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Develops/delivers innovative, customer-driven offers

Responsibilities: 

  • Implement the strategy for the assigned vegetable crops in the designated countries.
  • Act as the Product Marketing interface to the Territory Marketing Head and Regional Portfolio managers.
  • Is the recognized local authority on product & market knowledge for the assigned crops/geography.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the changing market trends and grower needs and a high level knowledge regarding the competitors’ key varieties.
  • Translates the Regional Trial Plan (PAM output) into detailed countries and / or CU plans.
  • Plans the standard varieties, trial seeds allocation and key trait evaluation for the PLC 6 trials and plans with the Marketing Operations Lead the campaigns including organization of demonstration trials.
  • Plans and evaluates key trials with key producers, and organizes trials with the Technical Sales Reps.
  • Collects trial results and data and consolidates into CU or Territory Trial reports (where we have a Territory crop specialization, represent the Territory’s needs within the RCU, and with the Regional Portfolio Lead).
  • Refines the product positioning for launching varieties and defines the key buying factors.
  • Inputs variety forecasts for three years forward into IBP and reviews this on ‘moments that matter’ for seed production.
  • Gives technical support to key producers, leverages technical knowledge to the sales team to prepare sales arguments and after sales support.
  • Provides investigation support for customer complaints

Accountabilities

  • Contribute local requirements to Territory and regional portfolio platforms (portfolio & pipeline requirements, Target Product Profiles (TPPs, quality specs) to steer the development of a winning portfolio and pipeline for the Territory.
  • Plan and evaluate with sales teams pre-commercial trials (PLC 6) and coordinate trial seed availability to ensure a timely trial seed delivery into the countries.
  • Through pre-commercial trials, drive assessment of NPI candidates with Territory Crop Unit team & facilitate and manage pre-commercial field trials with CU sales teams.
  • Provide phase-in & phase-out recommendations to territory and regional portfolio teams & local PMD inputs + manage the local SKU range.
  • Positions the new products (segmentation, technical / commercial positioning) and coordinates the NPIs.
  • Identifies in-& out-licensing opportunities and reports them to the Regional & Territory management.
  • Owns with territory Product Development Specialist the Territory 3-year forecast (IBP) & flags major changes / deviations as part of S&OP; drive pro-rate allocation within the Territory; maintain a strong connection with Supply.
  • Working with the Territory and local teams, to define and agree on the Territory marketing plan and annual sales campaigns for assigned crops.
  • Oversee & support implementation by CUs, in strong collaboration with marketing operations and sales.
  • Support CU sales force and demand creators by providing market trends, product and price positioning and technical expertise for customer complaints.
  • Plans and manages stage 6 trials to refine product positioning and plan for successful new product introductions (NPI’s).
  • Owns and organizes Product Advancement Tours. (PAT meetings) in advance of the PAM meeting.

How to apply: smartrecruiters

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

16.

Position: Activity and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Associate

Employer: DAI Kenya – Development Alternatives, Inc.

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The Activity & MEL Associate will provide technical support to activity’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities, ensuring that the activity is implemented effectively and efficiently. S/he will work closely with the Liberia Country Team, USAID, ATI and other stakeholders to design and implement MEL systems, collect and analyze data, and provide insights to inform activity decision-making. Responsibilities also include supporting the activity manager and country team to implement buy-in activities, working with the technical and /operational teams to identify and mobilize resources in support of implementation, and supporting activity’s clients. The Activity and MEL Associate will support generating buy-in activity scopes of work, supporting the design of procurements and grants programs, tracking budgets, coordinating travel and other administrative support tasks as needed across ATI’s portfolio.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness, economics or related field required.
  • 7+ years of working in program related activities i.e., MEL, activity management and implementation, financial reporting based on program activities, and/or wider finance experience, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience on a USAID funded project
  • Strong office management and communications skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations regarding project management, including project inventory, disposition, and operational procurement.
  • Ability to identify time sensitive demands & inquiries and respond effectively.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls and audit processes (e.g. procurement, local subcontract agreements, etc.).
  • Demonstrated report writing skills in English is required.
  • An articulate individual who possesses excellent communications and personnel management skills and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and appropriate professional image.
  • An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Previous experience with DAI policies, procedures, and systems (TAMIS, etc.) preferred.

Responsibilities: 

Activity Implementation

  • Manage and track buy-in activity implementation progress by partners, i.e grantees, sub-contractors, consultants, and ATI team members, ensuring adherence to approved work plans and deliverable schedules, seeking guidance, and providing solutions to deviations
  • Support the development of technical deliverables and contribute to the development of communication outputs in liaison with ATI communication team for onward sharing and subsequent learning.
  • Support on all matters related to the buy-in, including but not limited to contractual, operational, MEL, reporting, and financial matters.
  • Support the development of calls for applications/proposals and all related solicitation documentation; work with the Technical team to integrate technical guidance and requirements.
  • Under supervision of the Activity Manager and relevant grants and procurement personnel, provide procedures and policy guidance and interpretation for program staff as well as grantees and subcontractors to ensure adherence to the Activity policies.
  • Assist the grants and procurement teams in chairing technical evaluation committees and recording committee member evaluations and feedback.
  • Assist the grants and procurement teams in carrying out pre-award responsibility determination of prospective grantees.
  • Provide background information to the grants and procurement teams in preparation of negotiation memos for submission to USAID, supporting the development of first drafts.
  • Provide assistance to grantees and subcontractors in several areas i.e. submitting proposals, prepare grant/subcontract modifications, maintain compliance with USAID regulations, reporting, and other areas in which partners may require support.
  • Ensure assigned buy-in activities are managed in accordance with USAID regulations and DAI Procurement policies.

Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting

  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans for activities.
  • Liaise with implementing parties to ensure proper MEL data capture and data quality to contribute to overall ATI project MEL reporting;
  • Collect and analyze data to track activity progress and impact
  • Identify and mitigate risks, and develop corrective actions as needed.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaborate with USAID, government stakeholders, private companies, NGOs, and other development stakeholders to ensure activity alignment and buy-in
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and subcontractors and serve as a POC for data quality and indicators reporting.

Administrative Support

  • As needed, support the project’s procurement and operational staff in administrative and operational needs.
  • Coordinate, schedule and participate in field activities with staff and consultants.
  • Carry out any other tasks as requested by the Activity Manager.

REPORTING

  • The Activity & MEL Associate will report to the Activity Manager or designee.

How to apply: fs25.formsite

Deadline: 6 Jne. 2024

17.

Position: Associate Programme Management Officer – Agro – Chemicals Expert

Employer: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications: 

Required experience

  • 15 years of experience in the field of environmental management of agrochemicals and agricultural plastics, related wastes, and other agriculture, food systems, and value chains related fields required. experience in Environmental Management, sustainable agriculture and food systems, agricultural plastic related field.
  • Capacity to gather, analyze and synthesise data and generate relevant information (asset).
  • Prior experience working with international organizations (desirable)
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, among others), email, and internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4×4 over rough terrain;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNEP’s mandate, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system.

Area(s) of expertise

  • Agriculture, Development programmes, Energy and environment

Languages

  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

  • Master degree or equivalent in the field of project management, sustainable agriculture, environmental management, environmental engineering, environmental policies and strategies and other related areas.

Competencies and values

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Integrity
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Planning and organising
  • Professionalism
  • Self-management
  • Respect for diversity

Responsibilities: 

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Expert technical support to the FARM global child project, as well as regional child projects, and successful project management of the FARM global child project execution.
  • Engage stakeholders and co-finance partners to bring in external knowledge into the FARM programme and support replication of FARM results globally;
  • Lead a standard approach to Monitoring and Evaluation including developing rigorous approaches to measuring and attributing Global Environmental Benefits across different focal areas and leading development and tracking of Programmatic Indicators across all FARM child projects
  • Collate information from across the Child Projects, for GEF and the GEF FARM Programme Coordinating Group
  • Draft new project concepts and proposals under the FARM+ programme to include logical frame- works, theory of change, and output-based work plans.
  • Data mining of existing country data to assist in the development of baseline situation analysis to inform project design and proposed mitigation / development strategies.
  • Draw the linkages between the proposed project/intervention with the SGD target indicators, UNEP Programme of Work indicators, and GEF results framework indicators.
  • Review and provide input on draft project proposals prepared by offices that contribute to the programme with a view to ensuring consistency with the programme manual and Project Review Committee checklist, and to improve project design quality prior to project submission for approval.
  • Facilitate lesson learnings and knowledge management across the child projects and coordinate communication with international external stakeholders;
  • Coordinate thematic working groups engaging focal points in knowledge management, communications, stakeholder engagement, and gender, and;
  • Coordinate technical working groups across GEF FARM and FARM+ on knowledge generation and application topics identified during the implementation stage.
  • Carry out any other related duties and responsibilities as required
  • Eligibility criteria

Age

  • 35 – 80

Nationality

  • Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

How to apply: app.unv.org

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

18.

Position: Country Manager 

Employer: Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC)

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The Country Manager, Kenya plays a key role in Solidaridad East & Central Africa’s comprehensive and solutions-based approach to deployment through a high level of strategic leadership, innovation and effective advocacy. The Country Manager is ultimately accountable in the country for all aspects of Solidaridad’s work, leading the consolidation and at the same time development of the programmes, continuing the process of developing solid impact measurement mechanisms, strengthening accountability initiatives, and ensuring that the financial management and organizational setup is adapted to the operational context. The Country Manager sets direction, leads, maintains team morale, safety and welfare, while managing resources, delegating specific duties as necessary, and maintaining oversight and accountability.

Qualifications: 

Knowledge and experience

  • Relevant academic level education, Master or higher – in relevant fields e.g. Agriculture, Public Policy, Development Studies, Project Management, Strategic Management, etc.
  • Eight (8) years’ experience – managing sustainability projects at a senior level in the region.
  • An understanding of the policy environment, issues, and stakeholders in the agriculture and/or agribusiness sector in East and Central Africa.
  • Experience of leading and managing small teams.
  • Experience setting up new projects and programmes
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, other language skills proficiencies desirable.
  • Knowledge of strategic, human resource, financial and quality management.

Specific job requirements

  • Ability to identify and pursue strategic initiatives which provide the greatest value and sustainable impact. Balance long and short-term tradeoffs, communicate clearly and precisely the strategic goals and the strategies for achieving them.
  • Demonstrate ability to mobilize, focus, align, and build effective groups to enable them to conceptualize and achieve collective objectives. Exhibit drive and commitment to Solidaridad’s mission. Help others understand how their daily work contributes to Solidaridad’s mission and inspire others to proactively meet Solidaridad’s strategic objectives in partnership with clients.
  • Maintain high personal integrity and provide support for professional development efforts linked to business objectives.
  • Develop the capabilities of Solidaridad through the acquisition of top talent and development of staff as per the organization’s stated objectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the customers served by Solidaridad, competitors, suppliers, and the regulatory environment. Provide a balanced, responsive and proactive approach to meeting client needs, encourage staff to understand client needs and concerns, ensure provision of customized services and products as appropriate. Respond promptly and effectively to client and market needs. Add business value based on your own understanding and service of the customers and the market in which they work.
  • Demonstrate drive for improvement of organizational results, based on well-rounded understanding of general business principles and own activities’ commercial and financial implications.

Responsibilities: 

Management of the Country Office and Country Teams

  • Management of the country office in close collaboration with the regional operations team.
  • Management country teams.

Fundraising and Proposal Development

  • Identify opportunities for fundraising in partnership with the fundraising teams in the Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre, REC Europe and develop tangible proposals.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to mobilize resources in support of Solidaridad’s priorities and/or advocate for public and private sector stakeholders to scale Solidaridad’s demonstrated intervention models in the country.
  • Identify and secure opportunities for co–funding from the private sector.
  • Build strong partnerships with international donors in the country.
  • Ensure all new funding proposals have a strong linkage with the new global strategy of Solidaridad, including linkages with at least one of the new innovation topics (impact investment, climate innovation, landscapes innovation, gender, IT in agriculture).

Partnership Development and Management

  • Convene and build relationships with domestic government, private sector, donors, civil society organizations, and others with a presence in the country, to build and nurture country-level partnerships deemed essential to Solidaridad’s mission in the country.
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact to donors in the country, furnishing them with required reports, day-to-day communications, and timely insights on program challenges and breakthroughs in a manner which maintains their positive engagement with the program.
  • Engage and build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the agricultural sectors, such as producers, associations, traders, NGOs, research institutes, government, and private companies.
  • Relay feedback from Solidaridad’s partners, especially the government and development partners to other parts of the organization.
  • Develop and formalize partnerships with government institutions and the private sector linked to the various initiatives.
  • Take responsibility as main account manager to maintain good relationships in the current programme portfolio with key government institutions (Ministry of Industry, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), private sector associations and other relevant institutions in the country (IFC, ILO).

Program Management Project Portfolio

  • Ensure that new program initiatives are being established in the country in an effective and professional manner, in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Overall coordination of projects, including steering project commodity teams and main communication towards relevant donors.
  • Support in the preparation of annual plans, project proposals and reports to be submitted to Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre, REC Europe, and international donors.
  • Ensure that professional (result chain led) M&E systems are in place to effectively monitor the performance and indicators of all supply chain initiatives.
  • Advise and report to the regional management of Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre on further design and development of the country strategy, direction, ambitions and vision in line with the Multi-Annual Strategy Plans (MASP).
  • Ensure that professional communication materials are in place and (with support from the regional and global communication teams) stories are being published about the work in the country in trade forums, conferences, social media, magazines, and websites.
  • Provide support in hosting incoming trade missions or incoming visits from Solidaridad, partners, and international donors.

Monitoring Deliverables

  • Develop and submit annual country reports and plans to the Managing Director for approval, demonstrating and showing the growth of the country office in the country in terms of the program portfolio, funding secured, partnerships developed, and HR capacity.
  • Quarterly meetings in Kenya to present to the Managing Director and teams the progress of the country’s activities in the country.

Deliverables

  • Country programs coordinated and run smoothly in line with objectives ensuring growth targets are met in line with the (Multi-)Annual Country Plans (MACP) and Solidaridad Network Ambitions 2020.
  • Country projects of Solidaridad in the country are successfully implemented in good collaboration with main partners.
  • Projects monitored continuously and reported at predetermined intervals agreed with the Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre in Kenya and international donors.
  • New concept notes and funding proposals written, evaluated, and approved to fund new supply chain initiatives in the country.
  • Ensuring and leading the growth and expansion of the country office in country and country teams in a professional manner.

How to apply: solidaridadnetwork

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

19.

Position: Corporate Business Manager

Employer: Sheer Logic

Location: Nairobi

Purpose of the position: 

  • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the corporate organizations that are in the following sectors, export vegetable market, Cash crop sector such as sugarcane, tea, avocado, coffee, cotton, export of herbs, floriculture sector.
  • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the organic farming space. The responsibilities include positioning existing products, ensuring compliance with regulatory and industry players and vetting of new product lines introduced into the organic crop protection and nutrition regime.
  • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the irrigation solutions market. The responsibilities include positioning tailor made irrigation solutions to the clients serviced in the markets listed above
  • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the professional services market. The responsibilities include positioning the company to provide pest control, spraying and fertilizer application through precision technologies such as drones, alongside other professional services in the agricultural field.
  • The holder will also be responsible in developing mechanisms to develop, grow and sustain the corporate business into the future.

Qualifications: 

Educational 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: 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 May. 2024

20.

Position: Irrigation Solutions Executive

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: 

Knowledge Skills & Experience:

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

Critical Experience

  • 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’ experience required in technical product field sales; three to five years irrigation sales, and agriculture experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated success 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Department’s day to day operations by effectively planning, leading, organizing, and all aspects pertaining 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 revenue
  • Call on current and prospective grower and dealer/distributor customers in the territory to promote products and services.
  • Introduce new products, 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, product innovations and advice 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 sell quality irrigation products that satisfy the customer requirements

Innovative

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

Decisive

  • Demonstrate 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 other.

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 providing support.

Results-oriented

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

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 May. 2024 

21.

Position: East Africa Regional Representative

Employer: FEWS NET

Location: Nairobi

About the position: The FEWS NET EWT maintains field offices in Africa, Central America, Asia, and the Caribbean. These offices are organized into various regions to facilitate technical and administrative management. Each regional office is composed of a cadre of technical experts and administrative staff led by a Regional Representative (RR), who serves as the technical and administrative head of that office. In addition, the RR is responsible for supporting and supervising field offices in their respective region in the following activities:

  • Efficient, focused food security monitoring, data collection, assessment, and early warning analysis
  • Effective communication of early warning analysis to partners and decision-makers though high-quality reports and participation in briefings and formal and informal meetings
  • Close collaboration with key partners, such as host government ministries, UN agencies, and international and local NGOs, among others
  • Supporting network development by addressing identified gaps in effective early warning systems
  • Project administration and management at the regional level
  • Representation of FEWS NET EWT senior management in the region
  • The RR provides quality control for regional- and national-level project deliverables and ensures that activities and products for the region are delivered in a timely manner.

Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required; other local language skills relevant to the region are desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the work of FEWS NET, such as economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, nutrition, climatology, anthropology, or social geography is required; advanced university degree (Master’s degree or higher) is desirable
  • At least six years of relevant experience (with PhD), ten years of relevant experience (with Master’s degree), or 15 years of relevant experience (with Bachelor’s degree) is required. Relevant experience includes working on food security information systems, food security analysis, early warning, or other related fields; experience working with UN agencies and/or NGOs is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience setting the strategic direction for or otherwise leading and managing a team of colleagues, including an ability to mentor and coach staff
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical, and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others at all levels, including an ability to effectively liaise with host governments, UN, NGO, and other relevant stakeholders and an ability to coordinate effectively with remote colleagues;
  • Excellent computer skills; GIS applications and mapping skills are desirable

Responsibilities: 

The main responsibilities of the East Africa Regional Representative include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting field offices in the region in maintaining a knowledge base composed of, at a minimum, livelihood zone profiles, commodity trade flow maps, sub-national seasonal monitoring calendars, commodity price data, nutrition data, and other technical data covering rainfall, agricultural production, population, historical assistance flows, etc., in collaboration with other FEWS NET 7 implementing partners, as applicable
  • Ensuring maintenance of relevant regional technical databases built from inputs from national offices and regional partners, including through inputs entered into the FEWS NET Data Warehouse
  • Developing and updating regional seasonal monitoring plans and participating in regional acute food insecurity monitoring, as applicable
  • Providing high quality and effective early warning of acute threats to food security in the region and supporting efforts to mitigate acute food insecurity and prevent food crises through effective communication of actionable food security analysis
  • Providing strategic leadership in the planning and execution of technical activities in the region, including early warning analysis, livelihoods and vulnerability assessments, monitoring tools and methods development, capacity strengthening, markets and trade analysis, and network development/strengthening
  • Overseeing remote monitoring of non-presence countries in the region, including supervising remote monitors, as applicable, and directly carrying out remote monitoring activities when needed
  • Collaborating with regional and international partners in food security monitoring and analysis in the region, including through implementation of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) or Cadre Harmonisé (CH) protocols
  • Developing and maintaining strong collaborative regional relations, both formal and informal, with USAID Mission representatives, US Embassy technical contacts, UN agency representatives, government ministry staff, and key international, regional, and local NGO counterparts to facilitate technical exchanges, promote consensus-building, work to resolve technical disagreements, and facilitate joint, coordinated actions to mitigate food insecurity
  • Supporting FEWS NET field offices in the region to collect, archive, analyze, and share food security data and information and to undertake network development activities
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of regional and field office work plans
  • Ensuring the organization of project documentation and files for the region
  • Collaborating with and coordinating FEWS NET EWT field offices in the region to conduct regular independent and joint field assessments of food security conditions in areas of most concern
  • Fulfilling monthly reporting requirements, including writing and/or supporting the development of Food Security Outlooks (FSOs), FSO Updates, and key messages; contributing to Food Assistance Outlook Brief reports; and providing regular briefings to the US Government and other partners
  • Contributing to the development of other FEW NET EWT information products required regionally and by the Washington D.C.-based technical team
  • Ensuring information on the relevant regional page of the FEWS NET website is current and accurate
  • Reinforcing network development, capacity strengthening, and management at the regional level and supporting similar efforts at the national level
  • Representing the FEWS NET EWT at regular and ad hoc formal and informal meetings within the food security network for the region
  • Supervising, mentoring, and supporting the professional development and performance of Country Representatives (CRs) in the FEWS NET field offices in the region, as well as technical and administrative staff in the regional office
  • Leading recruitment efforts for regional office technical and administrative staff, monitoring all recruitments in the region and, when necessary, participating in technical and administrative recruitments

How to apply: fews.net

Deadline: 31 May. 2024

22.

Position: Engagement Consultant

Employer: Nature Conservancy

Location: Nairobi

About the position: We’re looking for a sustainability champion with experience in water, agriculture, or climate change.  A background in watershed Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is a plus.  Analytical and quantitative background is desired. The position is full-time and fully remote.

Qualifications: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Environmental Science, Business Science, Resource Management, Engineering or related field and 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience supporting complex projects and strategic initiatives in an unstructured environment.
  • Analytical and project management experience.
  • Fluency in English.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multicultural experiences are highly desired (in particular, Spanish, French, or Portuguese)
  • Post-graduate degree in an appropriate field, including (but not limited to) Business, Environmental or Natural Resource Economics, Engineering (Civil or Environmental), Environmental Sciences.
  • Experience facilitating diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in project finance and/or consultancy settings.
  • Experience in Nature Based Solutions project design and implementation.
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with partners.
  • Experience handling multiple concurrent projects efficiently and effectively in handling multiple concurrent projects efficiently and effectively.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assess the specific needs and context of watershed engagements to determine project scope.
  • Identify and engage key actors and diverse stakeholders in cities and catchments.
  • Produce high-quality research and analysis that combines technical, social, environmental, institutional, financial, and economic project elements.
  • Assist in developing financial models and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Assist on developing governance and funding structures.
  • Assist with assessing ecosystem services benefits and conducting costing of Nature Based Solutions investment programs.
  • Assist with drafting proposals and contract agreements for client engagements.
  • Manage contract vendors, including issuing terms of reference, managing contractor workflows, and ensuring the integrity of final outputs.
  • Present outputs in stakeholder and/or client meetings, publications, and conferences.
  • Collaborate with the knowledge management staff of the Nature for Water Facility team to refine standard processes, procedures, and templates over time.
  • May require frequent travel (up to 15%) domestically and/or internationally.

How to apply: careers.nature

Deadline: 10 June. 2024

23.

Position: Chief Agronomy Officer

Employer: Nomilk2day Headhunters

Location: Kenya + travel to different farm locations

About the position: The Marginpar Group is seeking a visionary Chief Agronomy Officer to lead the development and implementation of an impactful agronomy strategy and roadmap. As the Chief Agronomy Officer, you will play a pivotal role in driving the production towards higher levels of sustainability, efficiency, and responsiveness to market demand.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in related field of study from a recognized University with demonstrated work experience in agronomy, preferred in the flower industry
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing sustainable agronomy strategies in a commercial setting
  • Proven affinity with East African/ International flori-, horti business
  • Strong understanding of ESG principles and sustainable agricultural practices
  • Excellent command of the English language

Responsibilities: 

  • Developing an agronomy strategy to meet the goals on Market Demand and ESG, and ensure it is Future Proof
  • Supporting with implementing agronomy (year) plans into domain plans and farm budgets and support daily implementation of the projects at the farms
  • Training and coaching farm teams & domain teams (& may liaise with partner farms for bi-lateral knowledge sharing) in continuous learning on agronomy and bringing agronomy to the outcome of the 5-year rolling plan
  • Managing R&D and collaborate with research assistants and farm teams to conduct on-farm trials and test plan elements, and you assist in implementing successful trials into broader commercial operations
  • Furthermore, your responsibilities include reporting, stakeholder management for agronomy-related topics, and involving in product development activities

How to apply: nomilk2day

24.

Position: CDP (Cooperative Development Program) Chief of Party

Employer: GENEX 

Location: Kenya

About the position: We have an immediate job opening for a Chief of Party to lead our CDP project in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria. This is a great opportunity to make an impact by making these farmers and their organizations sustainable and profitable. Former USAID award management experience, strong leadership, good people skills, creativity, adaptability, good communication, appreciation of other cultures, organizational and delegation are qualifications and skills that we seek in applicants for this position, along with a passion for agriculture.

The Chief of Party will drive the successful implementation of GENEX’s USAID-funded CDP and will be responsible for achieving the program goals while ensuring compliance of the award. As the program lead, you will be responsible for managing personnel and consultants, organizing activities and events, communicating with donors, local cooperatives, and stakeholders, achieving annual and multiannual goals and reporting to internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the Chief of Party will assist with making connections and leveraging learning from international cooperative development activities to domestic private sector-led activities.

Qualifications: 

  • Experience managing USAID-funded award, preferably in a leadership position 
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development or related agricultural field. 
  • Experience and proven results in program management and agribusiness. 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills. 
  • High accuracy and attention to details. 
  • Ability to work well independently with limited supervision and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and skills. 
  • A self-starter with an ability to work both independently and in a team. 
  • Experience working with cooperatives is a plus 

Location and other Job Requirements:

  • This position will be based out of the GENEX CDP office in Kenya and the employment contract will be with URUS Genetics Ltd. Kenya. Authorized to work in the East Africa Community (EAC) is a must. Preference will be given to candidates based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
  • This position will require extensive travel and the ability to meet such travel requirements is a must.

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining compliance of the responsibilities and terms of the CDP cooperative agreement with USAID. 
  • Managing and motivating personnel and consultants, organizing activities and events, communicating with donors, cooperatives, stakeholders, partners and reporting to URUS. 
  • Develop, communicate clearly and oversee annual and multi-annual programmatic and financial reporting, work plans, environmental mitigation, financial management, monitoring and evaluation and be directly responsible for their implementation and achievement of intended targets. 
  • Oversee performance of country and regional managers, trainers, consultants and other persons contracted under the project. 
  • Ensure that appropriate administrative and logistical structures and procedures are in place and maintained in accordance with the company and donor guidelines, policies, and requirements. 
  • Oversee coordination of data collection and related activities; manage and interpret data; plan and implement research. Write and disseminate development reports, research documents etc. to internal and external audiences. 
  • Integrate and coordinate the CDP project with other URUS Global Development activities, providing updates, success stories, etc. Strategically partner with the entire URUS organization to support the company mission and goals. 
  • Maintain strict programmatic and financial records and reporting to URUS and GENEX finance, ensuring that the program is implemented within budget and in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.

How to apply: hdjm

25.

Position: Senior Manager, Next Generation Jobs

Employer: Root Capital

Location: Kenya, Ghana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Peru

About the position: The Senior Manager of Next Generation Jobs serves as a technical expert in youth inclusion across Root Capital’s related innovation agenda, leading to the development of new products and services that address emerging needs of both agricultural businesses and associated youth. We currently define youth as individuals of working age (in accordance with local labor laws) up to and including 35 years old. Capacity to envision the needs of these target communities and respond with insight, as well as collaborate deeply with colleagues across the organization, are key to the success of this newer programmatic area and will enable this role to contribute to Root Capital’s mission and strengthen its reputation in this field.

The innovation team provides technical and programmatic services to the rest of the organization around our global innovation agenda, which ensures Root Capital’s service offering continues to meet evolving client needs and market realities. The innovation team leads an inclusive and rigorous process to evaluate, prioritize, and monitor innovation ideas through the innovation lifecycle. It collaborates closely with innovation leads on Client Services and / or itself leads the design of innovations that benefit Root Capital’s client base and advance our mission.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in youth employment, youth in agriculture, or another related field within the context of smallholder agriculture. Experience formulating new approaches within this field that are aligned with an organization’s broader strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence changes to existing organizational policies and approaches, as well as bring in new insights from outside the organization that inform decision-making.
  • Experience building influence across diverse teams and project management of those teams in complex initiatives. Prior exposure to programmatic quality control processes desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct qualitative research to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is required.
  • Specialized/varied experience in service delivery/project design in agriculture across multiple geographies, and a proven ability to collaborate deeply with cross-cutting teams
  • Enthusiasm for working in a multicultural environment; experience in a global and multi-location work environment is highly desired.
  • Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion and embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with demonstrated decision-making capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
  • Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
  • Passionate about Root Capital mission.
  • Authorized to work in a country where Root Capital has an office.
  • Flexibility to travel locally or regionally is required according with the nature of the role, including the possibility of visiting clients in rural areas.

Responsibilities: 

Purpose

Innovate (45%)

  • Design new programs and services related to Next Generation Jobs that advance Root Capital into new opportunities consistent with its mission. This includes framing and conducting or overseeing related market research, as well as the design of technical specifications for the service, and planning and project management related to the development – and in some cases testing – of these services.
  • Lead the development of the Next Generation Jobs innovation strategy and identify gaps in our current product and service offering to identify opportunities for innovation.
  • Oversee the research and review of ideas for new products and services related to Next Generation Jobs, ensuring they support the overall strategy and fit with organizational capabilities.
  • Craft learning plans for Next Generation Jobs-related pilots and oversee their execution including critical assessment of pilot performance to inform executive decision-making about the future of the tested products and services.

Engagement

Advocate (30%)

  • Promote the importance and strategic alignment of the Next Generation Jobs work with team members and management across the organization.
  • Build capacity among other teams to deliver youth-related programs and services.
  • Network with other organizations working on Next Generation Jobs (or related) topics in order to keep abreast of best practices, trends, and learnings from external sources that might inform Root Capital’s own work.
  • Build relationships with other organizations that might serve as complimentary partners in our Next Generation Jobs strategy, and identify areas of alignment to inform potential shared programming.

Delivery 

Define Project Cycle (25%)

  • Plan for Next Generation Jobs innovations to follow Root Capital’s innovation processes, with clear stage-gates, roles and responsibilities, and synthesized and relevant information to inform decision-making.
  • Organize and collaborate closely with the cross-cutting teams working on Next Generation Jobs related innovations to ensure timeliness and quality in their deliverables.
  • Introduce effective tools to promote the development and monitoring of new youth-focused products and services, in close collaboration with other teams.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

How to apply: rootcapital

26.

Position: Program Manager

Employer: Enviu

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About the position: As Program Manager, you will create an enabling environment for our ventures to thrive, and build partnerships that accelerate achieving our impact KPI’s. You will carry out program management for our FoodFlow program in Kenya, engage with key partners and clients, and represent the program and the company to external stakeholders. You will work on program development, business development and fundraising, coordination and administration, project management and budgeting.

The Program Manager at Enviu East Africa will be a full-time team member, reporting to the Regional Program Manager and working closely with other teams across Enviu. Collaboration is key here – we believe in working together to achieve our goals. The Program Manager will collaborate closely with  colleagues to drive success and to reach our aims.

Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated track record of 3-6 years of experience in project and program development, fundraising, grant writing (successfully securing and managing proposals exceeding 200k EUR), ME&L, and research
  • You have a Bachelors degree in a relevant field (international studies, business, social science or management)
  • Exceptional writing skills to craft compelling proposals tailored to the requirements of funders, with the ability to synthesize information coherently. You excel at grasping new concepts, connecting ideas, and crafting narratives in alignment with Enviu’s style.
  • Flexibility, strong organization skills, and self-sufficiency, coupled with a proactive approach to planning and task execution
  • Have a high level of conceptual understanding
  • Highly starred analytical and data management skills, with an eye for detail
  • A passion for Enviu’s mission and a high intrinsic motivation
  • The ability to juggle different tasks simultaneously and prioritize tasks and projects efficiently

And it would be a plus if you have:

  • Experience in impact focused areas within social / circular business sectors
  • Familiarity with logic models, log frames and theories of change in a development context
  • Furthermore, the ideal candidate is fluent in English, can work independently, and has a good sense of humour. 
  • The job will be performed in Nairobi, Kenya, and we are specifically looking for a local candidate.

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the day-to-day implementation of our current FoodFlow program. This includes coordinating and / or executing all program management aspects such as research, report generation, and planning, as well as organizing monitoring and evaluation efforts and relevant administration
  • Lead the timely completion of grant reporting, crafting detailed reports that align with the requirements outlined by funders
  • Proactively identify, research and develop a pipeline of grant/funding opportunities both on program and on venture level. You will develop and contribute to winning program proposals to ensure continuity of our program work
  • Support ventures to raise grant funding by leading or supporting development of  proposals and high-quality responses to call for proposals
  • Collaborate closely with our Marketing and Communications team to provide relevant and timely updates on programs and ventures
  • Play a role in shaping the vision for Enviu EA’s growth
  • Develop and produce program materials, such as website content and conference presentations
  • Represent the organization at high-level meetings with stakeholders and relevant conferences, where possible showcasing the work of Enviu within FoodFlow. This involves enhancing the profile and reputation of FoodFlow and increasing public awareness of its mission and impact.

How to apply: enviu

Deadline: 3rd June 2024


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