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Kilimo Trust (hereinafter referred to as the Trust) is a Regional Agricultural Development organization, implementing public and private sector supported programs and projects.

KT – VACANCY 2013-1

Director Programs Implementation (Making Markets Work to Reduce Poverty)

Qualifications and Experience Required:

Individuals applying for this position will have:

  • An advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) qualification in Agricultural Economics, Agri-business or equivalent with proven strong program implementation skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience as a Director or Manager responsible for major programs dealing with the development of Agricultural Value Chains, implementation of M4P approaches and the development of inclusive markets and structured trade.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in regional & systems – thinking and management of diagnostics-driven interventions.
  • A track record of delivering outcomes and impacts that self perpetuate after the end of an intervention program/project.
  • A presence, strong personality, proven team working skills and a results-orientated hands-on approach to work.
  • Impeccable communication skills especially writing and presentation in English as well as working knowledge of French and/or Swahili.

    Your application should include:

  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above), the names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number;
  • Copies of Impact Assessment Reports of at least two of the major programs you have led; and
  • A statement and proof of current remuneration package.

    Closing date: 8th March 2013 or until suitable candidates are identified

    Please apply to:

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi GPO, 00100

    E-mail: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Website: www.kilimotrust.org


    KT – VACANCY 2013-6

    Programme Officer (Agricultural Production Systems)

    The Trust wishes to recruit a Program Officer (POAPS) to support the Assistant Director (Agricultural Production Systems) within the team responsible for executing and coordinating the Trust’s processes to enhance crop and livestock production in support of Making Markets Work better for food commodities and products and contribute to the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger in the EAC region.

    Therefore, based in Kampala, Uganda, the Program Officer will be working across all the EAC Partner States + South Sudan.

    The POAPS will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Hands-on work with value chain actors to design, install and commission market –oriented systems for increasing field level productivity to facilitate necessary and sufficient supply response to the opportunities at national and regional markets for the agricultural commodities targeted by the Trust.
  • Work with technology developers and the private sector suppliers to achieve critical mass and commercial adoption and availability of superior technologies for enhancing productivity.
  • Ensuring that the Trust is promoting and the partner private sector are adopting, the most up-to-date and applicable technology and practices. This will be implemented by building the capabilities of firms to conduct technological prospecting, diffusion and utilization.
  • Implementing training programs of the Trust with respect market-oriented approaches to raising agricultural productivity of SMEs of producers in the EAC.

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required:

  • An advanced Degree (Masters) in Agriculture with emphasis on agronomy, plant animal husbandry or a related field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with agricultural production systems in the context of M4P and/or Value Chains Development.
  • Good knowledge and application of GIS/GPS information
  • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office software, email, internet, spread sheets.
  • Good diagnostic and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate – verbal & written skills
  • Hands-on experience in making high level and influential presentations on policy and strategy issues.
  • Report writing and deducing high impact recommendations from research findings as well as participating in country-wide and/or regional surveys along agricultural value chains.
  • Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision
  • A self-motivated team player, with good work ethics and a willingness to learn.
  • The candidate is also required to produce evidence of work done with former employer(s) e.g. a country wide and/or regional survey they have headed or participated in and reports s/he has written from research work.

    Application procedure:

    Your application should include:

  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and the experience areas listed above);
  • The names and contacts of three referees, and their daytime contact telephone number;
  • The names and contacts of your immediate supervisor(s) in the current job and two of your previous jobs – where applicable,
  • A daytime contact telephone number; and
  • A statement of current remuneration package.

    Languages

    Being a regional organization, Kilimo Trust expects candidates for all positions to be excellent in written and spoken English.

    Basic knowledge of Kiswahili and French will be an added advantage

    Closing date: 8th March 2013 or until suitable candidates are identified

    Please apply to:

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi GPO, 00100

    E-mail: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Website: www.kilimotrust.org


    KT – VACANCY 2013-5

    Programme Officer (Qualitative and Quantitative Statistics)

    The Trust wishes to recruit a Program Officer (POQQS) to support the Assistant Director (Markets & Policy Analysis) within the team responsible for the robust analysis and diagnostics of the agricultural market in the EAC region with respect to reducing poverty and eliminating hunger.

    Therefore, based in Kampala, Uganda, the POQQS will be working across all the EAC Partner States + South Sudan – on agricultural markets statistics focusing on EAC as a single unit of analysis.

    Reporting to Assistant Director – Markets & Policy Analysis, the Programme Officer will be responsible for:

  • Provision of latest cutting-edge statistical skills in all KT projects.
  • Ensuring correctness and robustness of data analysis by KT technical team.
  • Supervision of data analysis by third parties contracted by KT on various assignments.
  • Introducing and leading in the use of different statistical models to solve a wide range of statistical challenges, as applied in the agricultural sector.
  • Planning and coordinating the research exercises.
  • Developing high quality data collection tools.
  • Updating KT’s data analysis software.
  • Backstopping the data collection process.
  • Spearheading the data analysis process including results interpretation and report writing.

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required:

    Individuals applying for this position will have:

  • An advanced Degree (Masters) qualification in Statistics, Econometrics, and /or economic modeling.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience gained from a senior position dealing with:

    1. Defining objectives, commissioning and supervision of surveys and data collection process;

    2. Preparation, coding and feeding the data to either Excel, SPSS, or other analysis packages; and

    3. Production of Descriptive Analysis

  • Tables of results
  • Graphs and/or charts such as histograms and pie
  • Summary statistics(mean, mode, minimum and maximum and percentages)
  • Identify oddities
  • Patterns and relations through cross tabulation

  • A presence, strong personality, proven team working skills, and a results-orientated hands-on approach to work.
  • Skills for report writing and deducing high impact recommendations from research findings as well as participating in country-wide as well as regional surveys along agricultural value chains

    Your application should include:

  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above), the names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number; and
  • Evidence of work done with former employer(s) e.g. a country wide and/or regional survey they have headed or participated in and reports s/he has written from research work.

    Closing date: 8th March 2013 or until suitable candidates are identified

    Please apply to:

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi GPO, 00100

    E-mail: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Website: www.kilimotrust.org


    KT – VACANCY 2013-4

    Administration and Human Resources Manager

    Reporting to the Director – Finance and administration, the Administration and Human Resources Manager (AHRM) will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Build a strong, dynamic and internationally respected Unit for General Administration of the Trust through strategic recruitments, capacity development, and building of strong network of service providers.
  • Human Resource management – from recruitment to exit; review and update of HR policies and procedures and ensuring adherence to them; HR planning, coordination of the performance management process; and management of reward and recognition.
  • Provide leadership and high level coordination of:

    1. All administrative and logistical functions, including but not limited to: high quality and security of office premises and facilities at the HQs and satellite offices, transportation, training and conferences of the Trust, and the organization of meetings of the Board and its committees.

    2. All personnel management functions to include personnel files, leave plans and execution, disciplinary matters, and staff welfare and security.

    3. Procurement process including but not limited to the tender process, contracting of service providers, M&E of quality of the procured materials and services, and timely disposal of obsolete material assets.

    4. Legal functions and needs of the Trust including but not limited to: being main contact person with the Attorneys of the Trust, and designing of templates for binding agreements.

    5. Synergy among different administrative activities of the Trust.

    6. A non-compromising focus to value for money.

  • Develop (in collaboration with the Senior Accountant) 3 year rolling Operational Plan for the Financial and Admin Division of the Trust – by identifying logistical and administrative inputs that are needed to support implementation of programs as well as general running of the Trust.
  • Make relevant inputs to Annual and other Reports of the Trust as well as contents of the Website - including reporting to the Board, Funders and Stakeholders of the Trust.

    Qualifications and Experience Required:

    Individuals applying for this position will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience as Head of Administration and/or HR Department of organizations equivalent to Kilimo Trust.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in handling administrative, HR and legal matters in a regionally diverse atmosphere.
  • A Masters or higher Qualification in Human Resources Management + a Bachelors of Law degree.
  • A track record of efficient administration and management.
  • A presence, strong personality, proven team working skills and a results-orientated hands-on approach to work.
  • Impeccable communication skills especially writing and presentation in English as well as working knowledge of French and/or Swahili.

    Your application should include:

  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above), the names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number; and
  • A statement and proof of current remuneration package.

    Closing date: 8th March 2013 or until suitable candidates are identified

    Please apply to:

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi GPO, 00100

    E-mail: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Website: www.kilimotrust.org


    KT – VACANCY 2013-3

    Assistant Director (Database and Knowledge Management)

    Reporting to the Director – Analysis and Planning, the Assistant Director will be responsible for leading a Team charged with:

  • Providing leadership in the development and implementation of a robust Strategy for Knowledge Management, Sharing and Communication, so as to promote joint leaning among all the stakeholders working with the Trust and to also enhance and promote the reputation, image and credibility of the Trust.
  • Producing and marketing revenue generating Knowledge Products of the Trust.
  • Building and/or Strengthening the Knowledge Assets of the Trust in the form of data and knowledge bases (including for example raw data, processed information; recommendations and lessons; library holdings, electronic & paper publications, films and photographs ); and influential knowledge sharing products going beyond publications.
  • Managing a very high quality website as well as IT technology functions of the Trust.
  • Overseeing integrated functions in knowledge sharing, communication, networking, and outreach of the Trust, using an effective combination of media.
  • Leading learning and capacity building of staff members of the Trust with respect to quality capture of data and information; the global wealth of knowledge and how to harness it for the Trust and its stakeholders; and quality writing and publishing.

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required - Individuals applying for this position will have:

  • An advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) qualification in Agricultural Knowledge Management + Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Statistics.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience at a senior position dealing with knowledge management and information system design for agricultural program or organizations. Experience gained while working with M4P and/or value Chain Development Programs will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office suite (with special emphasis on modeling in Excel and Access); intranet software in Windows; and working knowledge of desk-top publishing.
  • Hands-on experience in editing with attention to high standards, meticulous eye for detail, and a track record of editing and publishing high calibre, influential and technical documents.
  • A presence, strong personality, proven team working skills, and a results-orientated hands-on approach to work.
  • Hands-on experience in making high level and influential presentations on policy and strategy issues.
  • A publications record as evidenced by at least 5 publications authored.

    Your application should include:

  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above), the names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number;
  • Copies of Key Publications; and
  • A statement and proof of current remuneration package.

    Closing date: 8th March 2013 or until suitable candidates are identified

    Please apply to:

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi GPO, 00100

    E-mail: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Note: Those who applied in response to the advert in 2012 – need not apply again

    Website: www.kilimotrust.org


    KT – VACANCY 2013-2

    Assistant Director (Markets and Policy Analysis)

    The Assistant Director will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to ensure that the staff members of the Trust have a good understanding of relevant policy environment, and utilize this understanding in the design, planning and implementation of all programs and projects commissioned and/or implemented by the Trust. This will include:

    1. A strong working relationship with all other teams of the Trust;

    2. Technical hands-on input to surveying and compiling policies and strategies of relevant public and private organizations at regional and national levels;

    3. Coordination of the design and implementation of relevant policy research and analysis;

    4. Coordination of the monitoring and tracking of policy developments and current issues with respect to agriculture and food security in the EAC Region; and

    5. Working with the Assistant Director for Database and Knowledge Management to build and manage a depository of policy documents and analyses, in the intranet portal of the Trust.

  • Lead in the production and marketing of revenue-generating policy products of the Trust.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of relations between the Trust and key policy and legislative stakeholders, partners, policy advocacy networks, and other organizations relevant and critical to the achievement of the Mission of the Trust.
  • Supervise all technical staff (core and associates) as well as sub-contractors of the Trust with respect to policy analysis and advocacy functions of the Trust.
  • Develop and Manage Annual Plans and Budgets with respect to the policy analysis and advocacy functions.
  • Serve in, and/or lead Working Teams of the Trust with respect to Branding and Promotion.

    Qualifications and Experience Required:

    Individuals applying for this position will have:

  • An advanced Degree (Masters or PhD) qualification in agricultural policy analysis and/or planning in addition to a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience at a senior position dealing with:

    1. Policy research, analysis and advocacy;

    2. Policy mapping;

    3. Hands-on development of policies and business strategies;

    4. Building and/or coordinating coalitions with a wide range of stakeholders to drive policy change.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office suite and policy mapping software in Windows.
  • Hands-on experience in making high level and influential presentations on policy and strategy issues.
  • A presence, strong personality, proven team working skills, and a results-orientated hands-on approach to work.
  • A publications record as evidenced by at least 5 publications authored by the candidate
  • Impeccable communication skills especially writing and presentation in English and Swahili.

    Your application should include:

  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above), the names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number;
  • Copies of Key Publications; and
  • A statement and proof of current remuneration package.

    Closing date: 8th March 2013 or until suitable candidates are identified

    Please apply to:

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi GPO, 00100
    e-mail: recruit [at] adeptsystems.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Note: Those who applied in response to the advert in 2012 – need not apply again

    Website: www.kilimotrust.org

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