Mercy Corps Agriculture and Technology Expert Urgent Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Mercy Corps Agriculture and Technology Expert Urgent Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Background:

The AgriFin Accelerate Program (AFA) is $25 million initiative funded by the Gates Foundation to expand access to digitally-enabled financial and non-financial services for at least 1 million smallholders across in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia by 2021.

The program is in deep implementation mode and requires additional technical support on programming in Kenya.

AFA is also working to expand relevant programming and requires support on technical program management across a number of key streams with DigiFarm, our largest product implementation, in order to ensure strong active use and impact, as well as preparations for the AFA Annual Learning Event, which will require a great deal of strategic positioning and coordination.

This Scope of Work sets out support activities for AFA programming related to Kenya, with specific tasks to be agreed over the consulting period with the AFA program Director.

Purpose / Project Description:

The Consultant will work closely with the AFA Program, staff and other relevant field teams to support program engagements and inputs to evolving concept notes, including participating in relevant meetings, such as the Annual Learning Event.

Support Provided by Program Team:

The Consultant will work under the guidance of the Task Manager and a work with relevant Mercy Corps team members and partners.

Scope of work:

The Scope of Work sets out two specific support activities for Mercy Corps AgriFin programming in Kenya:

  • Support AFA engagements in Kenya (no travel required); and
  • Support on preparations for an implementation of the Annual Learning Event on December 3, 2019.
  • Purpose / Project Description: The Consultant will provide the technical support and project management support until December 15, 2019.
  • The Consultant will work closely with AFA’s Program Director to determine priority activities on a bi-monthly basis.
  • This will include determining how the consultant will deploy with the AFA team and relevant partners. Adjustments will be made as
    necessary with feedback from partner timelines and project development.

    Consultant Activities

  • The Consultant and AFA Program Director will agree on a monthly work-plans.
  • Indicative activities in Kenya
  • Support franchise model development;
  • Support case study development;
  • Support work to geotag farmer plots to support precision ag pilot and other use cases for this data;
  • Support pilot of DVA app and related geotagging activities;
  • Support AFA partnership developments and delivery of irrigation solutions on the DigiFarm platform;
  • Support a Technology project and related work with 14 award winners to structure effective support activities to reach 1 million farmer target;
  • Other engagements as agreed with the program director.

    Indicative activities

  • Work with the AFA team to develop full agenda and learning program for ALE
  • Support development of specific sessions at ALE and potentially participate as facilitator in sessions at the event
  • Participate in post-event learning consolidation.

    Consultant Deliverables
  • All work product as agreed with Program Director related to Kenya work streams.
  • All Work product as agreed with Program Director related to ALE.
  • The Consultant will report to: AFA program director.

    [How to Apply[
  • Email all the responses to: mnzaumi@mercycorps.org
  • Potential applicants should provide below details;
  • Detailed CVS, Cover and 3 References
  • Proposal with detailed information on qualification and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake the assignment illustrated in our scope of works.
  • Share with us daily consultancy rate for the assignment inclusive of all expenses and Taxes.
  • Deadline for submission: before COB on Saturday 2nd September 2019

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