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ToR – Irrigation Farmers’ Organization Specialist

The following are some of the key specific TOR:

  • Conduct a well structured beneficiaries sensitization campaigns with an aim of strengthening the Cooperatives
  • In consultation with key stakeholders, design and develop training programs aimed at strengthening the cooperative societies’ capabilities in the areas mentioned above and other general statutory requirements. The trainings will include but not limited to governance issues, their rights and obligations, statues, financial and credit management, O&M and internal organization in relation to the overall irrigation scheme management.
  • Implement the trainings in liaison with the key stakeholders
  • Assist the Cooperatives in obtaining water abstraction permits
  • In liaison with relevant Ministries link farmers with other irrigation support service providers on production, value addition and marketing.
  • Prepare regular progress reports of his/her activities to PMU

    Qualifications

  • Background in Social Sciences, rural sociology or institutional development –at least first degree in any of these disciplines from an accredited/ recognized university. A Master’s degree in related areas will be an added advantage Knowledge of the socio-economic and socio-cultural setting of the program area
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team worker and network organizer
  • Practical experience with institutional and organizational development in rural areas preferably in irrigation sector
  • Basic knowledge of Kenya administration and law pertaining the water and irrigation sector
  • Practical experience in designing, program development and implementing group based training programmes
  • Some knowledge in financial management
  • Practical experience in donor- funded investment projects

    This position will require a full time commitment and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applications in hard copies only to be delivered to:

    GIZ PSDA
    Attn: Head of Finance and Administration
    Maendeleo House Building
    Monrovia Street,
    Box 41607- 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

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    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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