Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust Project Officer - DMDP Programme Jobs in Kenya

Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust Project Officer - DMDP Programme Jobs in Kenya

Programme Overview

  • The Danida Market Development Partnership (DMDP) Programme is designed to give an opportunity to enterprises that are keen on delivering towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • The programme brings commercial and non-commercial actors together in partnerships to promote sustainable business, development and employment opportunities contributing to SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 17 (Partnerships for Sustainable Development).**

    For further information on the programme kindly visit our website www.mespt.org**

    Job Purpose

  • The job is responsible for the design and implementation of value chain strategies integral to achieving the objectives of the Banana DMDP Project and MESPT Programme objectives.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in programme planning, review, and co-ordination meetings.

  • Participate in setting and tracking project performance targets in line with overall strategic goal of the Project

  • Promote functional collaboration with project partners and other stakeholders to strengthen the performance of the banana value chain within Taita Taveta county.

  • Implement day to day activities in close consultation with consortium partners and other key stakeholders for successful achievement of project targets and objectives.

  • Build and manage effective partnerships with strategic value chain players and manage contracts with vendors.

  • Provide input to institutional annual and quarterly work plans and activity reports, and to monitoring & evaluation.

  • Work closely with the community in the region to identify and manage opportunities and risks, and approaches for development of the value chain.

  • Contribute to analytical work, advisory services and knowledge products related to the value chain, including studies and action plans, benchmarks, and indicators to monitor progress, training, and dissemination activities.

  • Support development of the value chain data base. This will require working with other departments to compile reliable and comparable data.

  • Facilitate documentation and sharing of information and lessons learnt with partners and other programme(s)

  • Participate in preparation of periodic programmatic and financial reports.

  • Represent the project at government, donors, NGOs, and other relevant events in close coordination with the supervisor and the management team.

    Key Results Areas

  • Deliver project output and outcome targets.

  • A vibrant banana sector in the target county.

  • Vibrant Farm Estates and farmers and other value chain actors.

  • Efficient and sustainable business models for the value chain.

  • Active stakeholder participation in the development of the value chain.

  • Comprehensive Project reports.

    Job Specification

  • University degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agribusiness, Project Management, or related field.

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience, of which at least 3 years are in the field of value chain Management, Project Management and Green growth.

  • Good Communication and interpersonal Skills

  • Good Report writing skills and highly organized.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, detailed CV with email address, daytime telephone contacts, names and email contacts of 3 professional referees, with one being their most recent supervisor to

  • jobs@mespt.org quoting Job Reference and Job Title in the subject line.

  • Applicants should indicate their current/last salary in their application letters.

  • Please do not send certificates at this stage.

  • Deadline for applications is 11th September 2020.

  • MESPT is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and committed to Gender Equity and Diversity. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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