Chemonics International Jobs in Kenya - Kenya Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity

Jun 15, 2017

Chemonics International is seeking mid - to senior -l evel technical and program specialists for the anticipated USAID - funded Kenya Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity. 

The project aims to support horticulture and dairy value - chain development and market-led livelihood activities in Kenya. 


The anticipated activity will work closely with farm households and entrepreneurs across 22 counties, as well as leverage markets and buyers to strengthen linkages along entire value chains to generate inclusive growth and improve food security and nutrition. 

We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 

Fluency in English is required for all positions.

Agriculture Finance Specialist
  • 10 years of experience (15 preferred) in financial projects and/or banking sector.
  • Five years of experience providing expertise and linkages for business planning and access to finance to help expand agricultural production and value adding for farmers and agribusinesses.
  • Experience in the Kenyan financial sector is preferred.
  • Masters degree in Finance or Banking.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous USAID experience is preferred.
Agriculture Technical Specialist
  • 10 years of relevant professional experience in select cereal, horticulture, or dairy value chains with preference given to candidates with smallholder extension experience. 
  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Kenyan agricultural market systems.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous USAID experience is preferred.
Business Development Specialist
  • Master’s degree in business, economics, marketing, finance, or closely related field.
  • Five to seven years of progressively more responsible international work experience in business development.
  • Experience working directly to integrate small farmers into market opportunities.
  • Experience and understanding of market facilitation approaches to increase productivity for smallholder farmers.
Nutrition and Gender Specialist 
  • Master’s degree in food and nutrition, nutrition research, public health, gender integration or related field.
  • 10 years of experience implementing food and nutrition programs in non-emergency development contexts and managing projects with gender-related components.
  • Experience designing and leading interventions for nutrition-sensitive agriculture, diet diversification, nutrition messaging and behavior change, gender inclusion, and capacity building.
  • Experience conducting gender analyses or measuring the impact of women empowerment activities.
  • Experience engaging men and community members to improve household nutrition preferred.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist
  • Degree in Economics, Business Management, Statistics or related field required, with specialized training in M&E. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five to seven years work experience in M&E management with an international development organization.
  • Experience in developing or managing M&E databases and tools used for the collection and analysis of data.
  • Experience with statistical software, GIS, and creation of infographics, preferred.
Operations and Finance Director
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other relevant degree required.
  • 10 years of experience in a management capacity in the private sector, large NGO or development consulting firm. 
  • At least five years of experience managing operations in a USAID program.
  • Strong knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.
Application Instructions
 
Apply online at https://chemonicsesaf.formstack.com/forms/kcd_local_recruit by Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

No telephone inquiries, please. 

Finalists will be contacted.




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