Kilimo Trust Jobs

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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 relat