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1. Gender & Youth Coordinator


  • Undertake technical gender analysis or and audits across the country program and producer organization and then advice and support project staff, management and boards of producer organizations on practical strategies to increase gender and youth involvement across the project.
  • Take full responsibility and accountability of gender and youth performance indicators within the country program.
  • Train, coach and mentor employees, farmers, and partners in basic gender and youth issues as they relate to the dairy enterprise.
  • Develop gender and youth strategy for country program and monitor to ensure that gender dynamics are considered at the program office level, farm level and within the hub system.
  • Roll out appropriate support intervention to improve gender relations.
  • Support dairy farmer business associations (DFBAs) to increase number of women and youth shareholders, women and youth supplying milk and those accessing DFBA/hub services.
  • Expanded opportunities for women and youth within the hub system and thus link them to other resource bases.
  • Nurture partnerships with gender and youth oriented institutions/partners with a view of mobilizing resources that will benefit women and youth within the hubs
  • Evaluate project activities on gender and youth components.
  • Establish and monitor mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports.
  • Analyze basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommend corrective actions and follow up on recommendations.
  • Submit timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual report and thus check that all country reports clearly pick gender disaggregation data.

    Minimum Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in gender, social sciences, development studies or other related field, 5 + years experience in dairy production, value chain competitiveness, or agriculture development. ______________________________________________________

    2. Regional Finance & Administration Manager - Heifer International

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the country and possibly internationally.
  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with regular interruptions.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone, and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
  • Ability to type and utilize basic computer functions.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity.
  • Excellent leadership qualities and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability to assign and review the work of direct reports.
  • Willingness to work with a flexible schedule, including outside of normal business hours.
  • Willingness to travel both locally and internationally. ___________________________________________________

    3. Business Development Manager - Heifer International


  • Work with other key industry actors to identify potential strategies to accelerate increased investments in the subsector.
  • Incorporate within the framework of the project, potential ‘win-win’ business opportunities which can attract different value chain actors to engage in transactional relationships with each other.
  • Facilitate the transformation of producer organizations (POs) into formal collective enterprises that stimulate rural dairy business hubs.
  • Identify critical investment needs among key producer organizations.
  • Mobilize POs improve value proposition for members.
  • Identify and develop investment and financing options in dairy value chains with the view to increase net returns to actors.
  • Design and roll out appropriate support intervention to improve milk quality and value addition capacity.
  • Facilitate development of business planning guidelines and conduct strategic business planning sessions for member organizations.
  • Identify MFIs/Banks ready to engage with POs and agro entrepreneurs and assist in developing proposals for funding.
  • Provide ongoing support to member organization with the view to increase production and business capacity.
  • Develop the capacity of input service providers and their linkages with POs.
  • May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.

    Requirements and Competencies

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or other related field, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ management level work experience is essential.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.

    4. Driver - Heifer International


  • Ensure all transport needs are met by providing support to the respective office, staff and visitors.
  • Drive company vehicles to designated and authorized destinations.
  • Perform daily and routine preventive maintenance schedules of the vehicle including but not limited to oil, brake function, water, lights and tyre condition to increase efficiency of the vehicle.
  • Report any detected defects in the vehicle and any accidents and incidents promptly.
  • Record the vehicle daily usage/trips, maintaining the mileage books and ensuring the safety of the vehicle and its contents.
  • Direct and supervise the mechanic on necessary checks and repairs.
  • Ensure the vehicle is always clean and in good conditions as well as ensuring that the necessary maintenance is done as scheduled.
  • Monitor the expiry and renewal of his driving license, as well as the vehicle insurance and license without causing any inconvenience to the company schedule.
  • Observe strictly the Heifer International company rules and regulations as provided for in the policies.
  • May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Secondary education with an O level certificate plus three (3) years’ relevant experience in a non-profit/developmental organization setting.
  • Possession of a valid commercial driver’s license.
  • Certificate in defensive driving from a sanctioned driving institute.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of vehicle mechanics.
  • Strong communication skills both in English and local language of the cluster area.
  • Good knowledge of roads and routes.
  • Strong adherence to the motor vehicle usage policy, as well as local and national traffic laws, at all times.
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of simple clerical work. ___________________________________

    5. Finance and Administrative Officer - Heifer International


  • Manage and control project financial resources and other assets.
  • Maintain project’s accounting systems, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate the preparation of country cash flows and projections, budgets in accordance with the project’s work plan and ensure budgetary controls are followed.
  • Ensure effective and efficient procurement system as per organization’s policies and maintain transparent relationship with supplier/clients.
  • Prepare project’s bank reconciliations statements.
  • Ensure proper recordkeeping by the project and subsequent production of monthly and quarterly financial reports.
  • Ensure statutory compliance and safekeeping of all administrative records.
  • Oversee receipt and verification of various reports from staff including timesheets, vehicle reports and others.
  • Ensure effective filing system in the regional office.
  • Co-ordinate with Management to ensure compliance with Heifer’s Africa Area Program and headquarters policy manuals.
  • Co-ordinate with Programs Division staff to ensure the project’s resources are effectively and efficiently utilized.
  • Supervise all staff in accounts and administration departments.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field plus five (4) years of related experience.
  • Active Certified Public Accountant (Part II) or recognition from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. _______________________________________________________

    6. Office Assistant - Heifer International


  • Ensure cleanliness in the office at all times
  • Maintaining the compound by ensuring that flowers are regularly watered and trimmed.
  • Collect waste from dustbins in individual offices, and dispose on a daily basis.
  • Prepare refreshments and ensure availability of kitchen consumables
  • Photocopy office documents and correspondence.
  • Ensure the office is opened on time and is securely locked at the close of business everyday

    Minimum Requirements

  • At least KCSE certificate
  • At least 3 years experience in a comparable position in a busy organization

    7. Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Officer - Heifer International


  • Drive the implementation of MLE framework and specific initiatives in EADD Kenya.
  • Document key outcomes, lessons learned and impact on key innovations in EADD Kenya
  • Develop knowledge management activities; identify lessons learned during implementation or successful innovations, and other information that could be shared with partners and key stakeholders.
  • Produce quality reports to aid learning toward in policy engagement and replication
  • Develop MLE tools that would permit the project to carry out its role, jointly with field staff, consortium partners and the funding agency.
  • Provide technical input on strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing planned activities and develop plans to minimize such bottlenecks.
  • Recommend steps for strategic adjustments and steps and provide follow up to implementation.
  • Supervise and manage all evaluations and operational research for the project including baseline, midterm and end-line assessments.
  • Ensure that production of training and education materials reflects information needs identified by the MLE system.
  • Develop and maintain a project database at country level.
  • Prepare and consolidate monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual reports.
  • Coordinate annual project reviews and planning workshops and support in preparing and disseminating relevant reports.
  • Provide country team personnel with key tools and support them in their use.

    Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in a relevant discipline, 4 + years in MLE
  • A solid background in MLE experience, ideally gained in working in the development context.
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field based programs in the country.
  • Proven experience in staff training. ____________________________________________

    8. Project Accountant - Heifer International


  • Coordinate the submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual finance reports and financial statements and interpret variance reports and expenditure analysis to staff and projects
  • Manage the program/project cash flow including reviewing payment requests, monitoring the petty cash imprest, checking bank reconciliations, etc
  • Manage payroll processing and tax filing activities
  • Support producer organizations with accounting matters and assess how project funds are utilized.
  • Ensure that all transactions are in line with government laws.
  • Conduct training and staff development workshops with the accountant’s team in order to maintain a high standard of reporting.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and monitor the project budget.
  • Check the bank reconciliations every month and forward them to the Finance and Administration Manager for approval.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles and standards including HPI Partners, donors, local, and HQ cost principles.
  • Maintain knowledge of required rules and regulations related to project implementation and activities that affect the budget.
  • Review payment requests and ensure timely processing of funds.
  • Establish and maintain sound financial management systems, and provide administration support to the project.
  • Ensure effective filing system in the office, and coordinate with Program staff to ensure the project’s resources are effectively and efficiently utilized.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in project accounting
  • At least two (2) years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
  • Certified Public Accountant, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) certification, or equivalent. _______________________________________________________

    9. Production Advisor - Heifer International


  • Mobilize farmers into dairy groups and thus facilitate them to form a legally registered producer organization.
  • Facilitate training of farmer, farmer organizations and partners in Heifer’s Value Based Holistic Community Development model.
  • Responsible and accountable for production and productivity performance of producer organizations within the assigned catchment area.
  • Support producer organizations to setup robust extension systems that effectively serve smallholder farmers to increase production and productivity.
  • Work with input service providers to ensure that quality services are delivered farmers – feeds, animal drugs, equipment, breeding services among others.
  • Monitor production and productivity related indicator at producer organization level and thus provide timely advise to enable the producer organizations to achieve its productivity targets.
  • Support producer organizations to prepare and thus implement feed plans, extension and breeding plans.
  • Mainstream gender youth activities and ensure that there is increased women participation in dairying within the hub catchment area.
  • Ensure that hubs have a robust production monitoring indicators and a data base for all dairy production and productivity parameters.
  • Submit timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports with regard to progress at each producer organization.
  • Represent the project on the producer organization board as an ex-officio.
  • May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned by management.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal science or other related;
  • 5 years’ experience in a mix of dairy production, value chain competitiveness, or agriculture development.

    10. Communication & Information Officer - Heifer International


  • Plan, develop and manage all systems of information flow and communications in EADD.
  • Review and guide implementation of communication and networking strategy for EADD at regional & country levels.
  • Assist the country programs to develop and implement a grant and external donor agency strategy.
  • Design, write, edit, produce and distribute simple and/or complex communication products (e.g. newsletters, annual report, short note series, brochures, Web sites) to communicate consistent and coherent strategic messages about EADD and its activities.
  • Coordinate donor and volunteer activities, including regular communications, visits, events, study tours, etc.
  • Stay informed and share on issues of socioeconomic development, poverty eradication, fundraising and community development programs and policies, as they relate to EADD.
  • Develop collegial connections with media representatives for directing their interests to EADD accomplishments in East Africa.
  • Train and keep EADD staff informed of dialogue techniques with media.
  • Serve as EADD’s internal consultant on media relations in East Africa.
  • Prepare updates and handouts on EADD’s work and situation for EADD partners and other visitors.
  • Provide recommendations to senior management staff on media strategies, public statements and other information matters.
  • Meet frequently with EADD management to discuss new programs, special events, outreach to media, donors, etc.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in EADD’s communications (both internal and external) and take measures to leverage or address them.
  • Assist in organizing project events and formation of such events as conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Document and share key success stories detailing the project contribution to specific change of lives in East Africa.

    Minimum Requirements

  • You must have a university degree in Public Relations, Communications or equivalent and 5+ years experience, at least 2 years in supervisory capacity.
  • You must be a strategic thinker able to anticipate future developments that impact our image. ________________________________________

    11. Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Manager - Heifer International


  • Drive the development of the MLE framework and specific initiatives across the East Africa countries.
  • Provide overall leadership in documenting key outcomes, lessons learned and impact on key innovations embedded within the project on a continuous basis.
  • Provide technical leadership on strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks and corrective action
  • Manage third party service providers such as researchers and trainers to ensure Heifer standards
  • Design and put into use MLE tools that would permit project to carry out its role, jointly with field staff, consortium partners and the funding agency.
  • Oversee all evaluations and operational research for the project including baseline, midterm and end-line assessments.
  • Ensure that production of training and education materials reflects information needs identified by the MLE system in the region

    Minimum Requirements

  • You will have a Masters degree in a relevant discipline; with at least 7 years experience in MLE in the development sector preferably international donors.
  • Essential experience and skills includes: complex data analysis, agriculture/dairy value chains, proficiency in MLE Systems, people management and training skills.

    How to apply:

    You should only apply for only one position and your application should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best suited candidate for it; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience; details of current and expected remuneration; a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees. All applications and enquiries should be sent to

    Adept Systems
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
    Email: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke
    Web: www.adeptsys.biz

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