Agri-business Specialist Vacancy

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Kakuma

Action Africa Help - International

Agri-business Specialist
JOBfrom Action Africa Help – International Closing date: 06 Sep 2018
AAH Kenya is a country programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), an African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Department: Livelihoods

Reports to: Area Manager

Duty Station: Kakuma, Kenya

Job Summary

To oversee all agriculture related activities from planning to implementation and monitoring that will ensure improved food security and increased economic opportunities in Kakuma. S/He will be responsible to ensure that the approaches used during implementation are accurate and effective, conforming to the global best practice while staying relevant to the context of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities

a) To provide advice on Agriculture programme issues and enhance program strategy & policy development and compliance so that AAHI and UNHCR mission and vision is enhanced at both Kakuma Refugee Camp and the Kalobeyei Settlement Site.

b) Be directly involved in the implementation of proposed initiatives ensuring to adopt modern and climate smart interventions.

c) Support the farmer cooperatives to analyse and develop marketing strategies looking at aspects such as planning where and how much to sell the farm produce.

d) Develop and supervise implementation of a capacity building program that will strengthen the agricultural value chain.

e) Keep the Program Manager (PM) informed on progress of the various initiatives, monitoring their progress and ensuring that they remain relevant and appreciated by the beneficiaries.

f) Be responsible for ensuring that the agriculture interventions are effective in terms of creating self-reliance in the PoC mind set and that activities undertaken are profitable and sustainable in the life of PoC.

g) Ensure that the social economic and skills of new PoC are captured in basic PoC data.

h) Ensure that new PoC receive life skills and financial literacy induction process that prepares them for self-reliance during their stay in the camp.

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Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to [email protected] to be received by 6th September, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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