Non-Profit Organisation Horticulture Technical Director Job in Kenya

Jun 5, 2017

Our client is a non-profit organisation that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

They are currently sourcing for a Technical Horticulture Director.

Key role and responsibility
  • Oversee implementation and monitoring of horticulture activities that result in increased incomes and increased household consumption of diverse, nutritious foods;
  • Oversee relationships with relevant market system actors, including building their capacity and leveraging incentives to encourage their adoption of new behaviours that support system change. This will include a major emphasis on private sector engagement;
  • Lead a team of technical staff to ensure high quality implementation, including regular travel to the field to oversee delivery of horticulture activities;
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on horticulture activities;
  • Collaborate with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team to ensure rigorous data collection and analysis;
  • Coordinate closely with project leadership to ensure high quality, integrated program delivery;
  • Demonstrated understanding of cross-cutting issues in a Kenyan context including: gender, nutrition, food security, youth and vulnerable populations, and climate smart approaches;
  • Familiarity with market system actors in Kenya’s horticulture sector, including government actors, private sector and civil society;
  • Previous experience in a leadership role on a USAID-funded project, including understanding of USAID policies and procedures is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and communicate effectively and diplomatically with a range of external and internal colleagues;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage activities, including staffing, work plans, deliverables, timelines and budgets;
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required, including a demonstrated track record of producing high quality, well-written deliverables.
Skills and Experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as agronomy, agricultural economics, or international development and at least 7-10 years of relevant experience;
  • A master’s degree in a complementary field and 5-7 years of relevant experience preferred;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in horticulture value chain, including increasing production and quality, improving post-harvest handling, loss reduction;
  • Marketing to domestic and international buyers, promoting value addition, processing, and uptake of improved practices and technologies.
Apply

Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2857”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2857 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 23 June 2017

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.





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