Dec 2017 Job Vacancy Heifer International NGO for 2 Livestock Production Officers

Job Career: Heifer International NGO for 2 Livestock Production Officers

 

Career Vacancy: Heifer International NGO for 2 Livestock Production Officers

Heifer International is a humanitarian development organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth by empowering small holder farm families around the globe to become self-reliant and attain sustainable livelihood through economically viable agricultural enterprises.
Heifer international Kenya seeks to fill the positions below to support its country programs.2 Livestock Production Officers (KEMDAP)

Based in Heifer International’s Rift valley and Upper Eastern Regional Offices under the leadership of Project Manager, Kenya Market Led Dairy Supply Chain (KEMDAP) Project.

This is three and half year project whose goal is to improve the livelihoods of farmers and increase household incomes through improving dairy production and productivity.
The project is funded by Swedish International Development Agency under the Public Private Development Partnership Programme and is to be implemented in partnership with New Kenya Cooperative Creameries Ltd.
Tetra Pak Kenya and Tetra Laval Food Development Office in 6 counties in Eastern Kenya and the Rift Valley targeting 30,000 smallholder farmers in 23 producer organisations.
 
The Livestock production officers will:
  • Mobilize and strengthen Dairy Interest Groups to become effective participants in the dairy production improvement activities
  • Coordinate the delivery of Grassroot Trainings to improve Dairy Productivity
  • Develop and implement robust production monitoring indicators including a database for all production and productivity parameters
  • Provide technical support to Producer organizations to set up effective extension coordination and management structures at the grassroots
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly workplans and reports and submit to the project manager within the expected timelines
  • Participate in compiling of donor reports as requested
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal science or other related field.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a mix of dairy production, value chain competitiveness, or agriculture development.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting robust and sustainable extension systems for producer organizations.
  • Significant experience in supporting producer organization to increase dairy production and productivity
Business Development Manager
Based in Nairobi, the Business Development Manager under the guidance of the Project Manager will design and implement business interventions whose overarching goal is to scale level of competitiveness and sustainability of the dairy and associated businesses within the Farmer Owned Agri-Businesses (FOABs) in the KEMDAP Project.

Your Specific responsibilities will to:
  • Design and execute Capacity Building programs for FOABs
  • Develop strategies, business plans, innovations and solutions for business problems
  • Develop and execute Business mentorship programs for FOABs in key management and business development components
  • Facilitate Value chain linkages, strategic alliances and partnerships (public and private) for essential business services and inputs
  • Generate periodic reports on business activity in the KEMDAP Project
Minimum Requirements
  • Degree in Agricultural Economics, Enterprise Development, Agricultural Business management, Rural Development, Animal production with post graduate diploma or experience in Business management or a related field is required
  • Experience implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging environments.
  • Minimum 4 years field and technical experience working on agribusiness development projects.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.
  • Knowledge and experience in technology based applications in dairy value chain will be an added advantage

How to Apply

Closing date for all applications is 5th January 2018







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