GROOTS Kenya Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

GROOTS Kenya Program Officer Jobs in Kenya


Overall Responsibility:

To lead in the implementation of the Markets & Trade Program targeting small scale women farmers largely in the Horticulture value chain in Nyandarua (Potato) ,Nakuru (Horticulture & Dairy) ,Kitui (Poultry & Horticulture) and Muranga (Banana) Counties;

Specifically;

  • Lead the mapping and organizing of small scale farmers into groups
  • Enhance farmers capacities and organization to produce for the market
  • Support in conducting of baselines surveys and rapid value chain analysis
  • Develop & lead the implementation of such innovations that accelerate rural women small scale farmers’ engagement higher up the value chain
  • Support farmer groups to map strategic agri-markets and build sustainable market linkages
  • Develop and mainstream into the program innovations to address traditional challenges that hinder women engagement in agri- business e.g- care work burden, gender based violence, lack of land control, lack of capital e.t.c
  • Support the women farmers to map stakeholders ‘conduct community –led advocacy to compliment the program investments
  • Sustain strategic partnerships with policy makers and stakeholders mapped under the program
  • Support mapped farmers to mobilize own financial resources, save and borrow to support their value chain activities
  • Build a participatory monitoring system
    for the targeted individual farmers and farmer groups.
  • Build a men for women movement to enhance the quality of program outcomes at individual and group level
  • Any other role assigned by the Executive Director
  • Reporting to: Executive Director

    Qualification:

  • Bachelors’ degree in agribusiness or agricultural related studies
  • A deep understanding of the horticulture value chain and in particular for crops such as potatoes, banana and kales
  • At least over 3 years working experience in the sector
  • Experience working with small scale farmers/entrepreneurs
  • Female Candidates are encouraged to apply. Position is based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the project sites

    Start date:

  • January 2019**

    How to Apply

  • Email CV only to accounts@grootskenya.org by 4th January 2019
  • Entry Salary is KShs 70,000(Gross)

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