SoCha Agriculture Experts Jobs in Kenya

SoCha Agriculture Experts Jobs in Kenya


Company profile

  • SoCha (a word created by combining the terms Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges.

  • We are a veteran-owned small business, registered in the United States, and headquartered in Mauritius, which is an IT hub for Southern Hemisphere international organizations.

  • SoCha is structured to be nimble and flexible, where we can rapidly respond to evaluative and analytical requests globally and have a well-established network across Africa and Asia.

  • Since our inception in 2010, we have grown from a consortium of globally recognized experts who specialize in evaluating the effectiveness of development assistance, to a full-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.

    Background:

  • To support USAID/Kenya East Africa (KEA) to align programming toward promoting self-reliance outcomes, SoCha LLC has recently been awarded and will implement a two-year (optional three-year) mission support program to enable USAID to pivot into this journey to self-reliance (J2SR).

  • To support this journey, the J2SR program will support USAID/KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.

    Scope of Work:

  • The MSP program, implemented by SoCha LLC, seeks a consultant to serve as an agriculture expert and team lead for a forthcoming assessment/site visit of the USAID-funded Kenya Crops and Dairy Market System (KCDMS) activity, which spans 12 counties.

  • The expert will be contracted by SoCha and will report directly to the Program Quality Improvement Advisor or a designated PQI team member.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The expert will serve as the team leader of the assessments/site visit, and undertake the following tasks:

    ● Oversee the development/refinement of the scope of work

    ● Design data collection tools and support/oversee quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis

    ● Prepare and deliver high-quality reports to USAID and other relevant stakeholders

    ● Facilitate meetings/briefings with USAID and other relevant stakeholders

    ● Supervise enumerators
    and/or short- or long-term staff required for work order completion

    ● Lead or participate in regular check-in calls with USAID staff, as required

    ● Ensure quality and utility of the assessment/site visit

    Deliverables

    The following deliverables will be required:

    ● Scopes of work, inclusive of proposed methodology and data collection tools

    ● Desk and document review of available materials

    ● Qualitative and quantitative datasets

    ● High-quality reports inclusive of sound and robust data collection

    ● Presentation of findings to USAID and other invested stakeholders

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

    ● Minimum of post-graduate qualifications in agribusiness, agriculture market systems and or resilience

    ● Minimum seven years serving as a team lead for agriculture-focused assessments, evaluations, and/or monitoring and verification activities.

    ● Minimum seven years of technical experience in agriculture market systems,food security, resilience and or other related fields.

    ● At least five years of experience working on/with USAID projects; preference for experience with the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative.

    ● Experience in writing and delivering high quality reports.

    ● Experience in dissemination to high level stakeholders.

    ● Strong communication skills, excellent client relations.

    Location:

  • Kenya, with a preference for individuals living or able to travel to the following counties: Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Kakamega, Bungoma, Vihiga, Busia, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, and Siaya.

    LOE or Contract Length:

  • The consultant is expected to start working in August 2020, for a period of approximately 30-40 days over a period of three months

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SoCha Agriculture Experts Jobs in Kenya


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