Heifer International Project Coordinator - F4AK Project Jobs in Kenya
Heifer International Project Coordinator - F4AK Project Jobs in KenyaFunction The Project Coordinator, under the management of the Director for Programmes, will assume overall responsibility for the management and coordination of the Food for All Project Kenya, which is implemented in partnership with Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Center, Meru Greens Horticulture, Soil Cares Foundation, and Horticultural Crop Directorate.
This is a five-year € 5,352,986 project funded by Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security Facility (FDOV) in which Heifer International Kenya is responsible for the establishment and strengthening 5 farmer-owned milk marketing organizations through which 10,000 smallholder farmers will be able to sell their milk.
This position is expected to contribute to the development and replication of the hub model in the Heifer Kenya Country Program.
Essential Character Traits
Heifer International Kenya is looking for a self-motivated and result-oriented person to fil in the position of the Food for All Project Coordinator.
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Project Management (30%)
Producer Organizations Capacity Building (30%).
Project reporting (10%).
Manage the delivery of farmer training by the technical resource persons (10%)
Annual planning and budgeting (5%)
Private sector linkages, partnerships, and Collaboration (5%)
Monitoring and Evaluation (5%).
Program Development and Scaling Up of Hub Models (5%).
Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related fields, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.
Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related fields, 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.
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 building 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 yogurt 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 the 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 and communication skills with the ability to relate to groups and individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
Ability to integrate financial services within the value chains 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.
Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural and multisector setting.
Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
Ability to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or verbal).
Ability to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some evenings.
Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Project Coordinator - F4AK Project Jobs in Kenya
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