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1. Project Coordinator-India Kenya Dairy Innovation Jobs in Kenya

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Strong project cycle management skills and financial management skills including planning, management of project budgets and reporting
  • Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing, designing appropriate business models that link hubs to the markets directly etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development.
  • Strong communication skills both in English, Swahili, and other local languages of the cluster area.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building’ to Producer Organizations with a view to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy value chain. This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers in animal husbandry, feed and health.
  • Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified milk and yoghurt among others) for onward supply to niche and markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of dairy sub-sector.
  • Experience in facilitating establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity investing).
  • Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability to integrate financial services within a value chain with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

    Required Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, 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 five (5) years’ management level work experience.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting business, investment analyses, and capital budgeting and sufficient evidence on how the results were used to develop potentially viable business ideas and subsequently tangible businesses.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and innovate within the dairy industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management including in donor project budgets management, proposal development and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated project reporting and donor reporting experience.

    For more information and job application details, see; Project Coordinator - India Kenya Dairy Innovation Jobs in Kenya

    2. Project Coordinator-Food

    Responsibilities and Deliverables

    (including approximate percentage effort)
  • Project Management ( 30%)
  • Annual planning and budgeting ( 5%)
  • Project reporting ( 10%)
  • Private sector linkages, partnerships and
  • Collaboration ( 5%)
  • Producer Organizations Capacity Building ( 30%)
  • Manage the delivery of farmer trainings by the technical resource persons (10%)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation ( 5%).
  • Program Development and Scaling Up of Hub Models ( 5%)
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Most Critical Proficiencies:
  • Strong project cycle management skills and financial management skills including planning, management of project budgets and reporting
  • Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing, designing appropriate business models that link hubs to the markets directly etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development.
  • Strong communication skills both in English, Swahili, and other local languages of the cluster area.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building’ to Producer Organizations with a view to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy value chain. This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers in animal husbandry, feed and health.
  • Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified milk and yoghurt among others) for onward supply to niche and markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of dairy sub-sector.
  • Experience in facilitating establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity investing).
  • Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability to integrate financial services within a value chain with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, 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 five (5) years’ management level work experience.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting business, investment analyses, and capital budgeting and sufficient evidence on how the results were used to develop potentially viable business ideas and subsequently tangible businesses.

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