GROOTS SACCO Kenya Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

GROOTS SACCO Kenya Program Officer Jobs in Kenya


Who We Are:

GROOTS SACCO is a startup SACCO established in July 2017 for members of GROOTS Kenya.

GROOTS Kenya is a national movement of grassroots women across Kenya. Our mission is to facilitate effective engagement of grassroots women in development spaces.

Position Description:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 agribusiness 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 policymakers 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

    Qualifications:

  • 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 of working experience in the sector
  • Experience working with small-scale farmers/entrepreneurs

    How To Apply:

  • Qualified applicants should email their CV’s only to [email protected] by 4th January 2019.

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