SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Agroecology and Biodiversity Advisor Jobs in Kenya

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Agroecology and Biodiversity Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • SNV is seeking an experienced professional with expertise in areas of conservation agriculture, agroecology, soil conservation and climate smart agricultural practices.

  • The position holder will be responsible for guiding adoption of regenerative agricultural practices by farmers and agro-enterprises.

  • S/he will coordinate with the project team and partners to contribute to analysis that will identify and stimulate investments for effective regenerative production systems.

  • S/he will provide support to SMEs and farmer groups/cooperatives on the most appropriate climate integration strategies, which enhance income of producers and agribusinesses.

  • The incumbent will contribute to the joint learning of smallholder producers agro-enterprises adoption of regenerative agriculture. .

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide appropriate and targeted technical advice or assistance to REALMS, project staff and consultants on activities linked to the project.

    • Mentor and coach staff members and partner CSO partners on green growth agenda

    • Develop and apply training methods appropriate to the needs of the smallholder farmers and their organizations

    • Gather and manage relevant knowledge (e.g. training materials such as manuals) • Act as a focal point for any potential research project related to agroecology in the REALMS project

    • Act as focal point for potential research initiative in liaison with the M&E Officer

    • Support partner organizations in their awareness raising and agroecology capacity linked to increasing adoption of regenerative and circular food systems especially by the smallholder farmers.

    • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of partner organizations in all activities related to REALMS.

    • Support and accompany the partner organizations in developing and applying their own monitoring systems as well as assessing and managing the risks

    • Ensure strong communication and co-ordination with partner organizations, target groups and key stakeholders related to the regenerative agriculture and agroecology

    • Revise reports submitted by partner organizations regarding issues linked
    to REALMS

    • Submit visit reports to coordination office after each project visit

    • Network with like-minded organizations in the field of agroecology in close collaboration with the other REALMS colleagues.


    • University degree in Agriculture (preferred in sustainable agriculture and/or organic farming) with demonstrated knowledge and experience in Agroecology or Permaculture

    • At least 3 years of working experience with elements of capacity building, accompaniment and knowledge management for staff and communities in NGOs or other civil society actors

    • demonstrated experience as an advisor on agroecology, sustainable agriculture and organic farming with proved competences in one or several of the following fields: agroforestry, bio intensive gardening, sustainable land management practices, mixed cultivation, seed production and storage, climate change adaptation and mitigation, water harvesting and/or disaster risk reduction

    • proven competences in knowledge management and dissemination

    • Proven competences in project management and PCM instruments

    • Experience with working with farmers’ groups

    • Excellent written and oral skills in English and Kiswahili

    • Excellent IT-skills (word, excel, power point)

    • Ability to plan, set priorities and multitask

    • Proven ability to work autonomously, in teams and multidisciplinary

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; networking skills an asset

    • Knowledge and experience in participatory approaches, gender approaches and/or working with youth an asset

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Agroecology and Biodiversity Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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