ACDI/VOCA Deputy Team Lead, IGNITE Jobs in Kenya

ACDI/VOCA Deputy Team Lead, IGNITE Jobs in Kenya


  • Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking a creative and dynamic Deputy Team Leader with technical expertise in nutrition-sensitive agriculture for the Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women’s empowerment by strengthening African institutions’ ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

  • The Deputy Team Leader will provide managerial oversight of the IGNITE technical experts to ensure high-quality and timely technical deliverables to IGNITE clients so that they are equipped to achieve sustainable gender and nutrition outcomes through agricultural growth. S/he will combine managerial and technical thought leadership responsibilities. Technical responsibilities will strengthen the work of IGNITE to deliver nutrition-sensitive agriculture and Social Behaviour Change (SBC). The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Responsibilities

  • Manage the technical team and relevant consultants in accordance with sound management practices, Tanager’s employee manual, and Kenya labor laws

  • Review and expedite deliverables to ensure timely delivery of high-quality work to IGNITE clients

  • Build relationships with clients and other stakeholders within the IGNITE project

  • Manage the Tanager components of the learning agenda process, ensuring that technical experts participate in learning agenda activities and provide quality inputs for the learning agenda

  • Implement the IGNITE learning agenda; guide client research discussions and provide insights to frame research within the broader industry discussion on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and SBC

  • Develop annual program reports, outlining progress towards meeting activity deliverables and targets as well as any lessons learned, success stories, and upcoming activities

  • Support the Team Leader in fostering a productive, professional, inclusive, and safe team culture that embodies Tanager’s values and strives for shared success, joint accountability, and commitment to achieving project deliverables

  • Develop client deliverables and IGNITE tools and resources in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and SBC, based on best practices and global learning

  • Support identification of local service providers, conduct trainings and other capacity building activities for
    identified local service providers, and accompany local service providers in providing technical support to IGNITE clients

  • Leverage professional networks to draw on best practices and innovative approaches in nutrition-sensitive agriculture, SBC, and gender-integrated nutrition tools, methodologies, and approaches to contribute to IGNITE’s efforts to integrate gender, nutrition, and agriculture tools and approaches.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, or other relevant technical fields around the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and gender

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressive work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 2 different countries; at least 6 years of program management experience in a supervisory role

  • Demonstrated experience and working with Agricultural development, agricultural market systems and/or value chains, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and social and behaviour change approaches as they pertain to nutrition-sensitive agriculture

  • Demonstrated track record in providing technical and managerial leadership on sizable nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs, preferably those with a gender lens

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and effectiveness with strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition and gender-inclusive agriculture interventions

  • Proven experience building organizational capacity of national- or regional-level institutions

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders

  • Excellent oral and written communication, technical, and reporting skills for a high visibility, flagship program

  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired

  • Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ACDI/VOCA Deputy Team Lead, IGNITE Jobs in Kenya


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