Kenya: Project Officer, Agribusiness

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Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Feb 2018

Job Summary: To oversee all agriculture related activities from planning to implementation and monitoring that will ensure improved food security and increased economic opportunities in Kakuma. S/He will be responsible to ensure that the approaches used during implementation are accurate and effective, conforming to the global best practice while staying relevant to the context of the project.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Conceptualization, innovation, planning and management of the livelihood project as well as the transfer of knowledge and skills.
  2. Prepare the necessary reports as per UNHCR guidelines and handle reporting requirement in a timely manner.
  3. Formulation, development and planning of programme goals and objectives of the livelihoods program.
  4. Work closely with the Business Development Officer on material and strategies to support the programme.
  5. Provide information and support to the Livelihood Community Mobiliser.
  6. Monthly work (action) plans for the program, ensuring objectives and targets are achieved.
  7. To promote communication between all the stakeholders in order to encourage the sharing of information and continual development and improvement of the livelihoods service i.e. promoting professional learning and development as well as seeking to encourage a unity of vision and purpose among persons of concern.
  8. To provide input to proposals and reporting that relates to livelihoods as and when requested by the Project Manager and the Kenya Country Program Manager.
  9. Offer advice and support to livelihoods program in line with the vision and mission of AAHI and UNHCR.
  10. Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of services in the organization

Personal qualifications:

  • University degree preferred in Agricultural Economics, Agro-Enterprise, Rural Development, Business Administration, or a closely related field.
  • Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle and design and management qualities.
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment;
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
  • Able to manage relationships to achieve results.

The complete job description is available here.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 16 February, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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