Job Vacancy ILRI For Restructuring of Kenya Livestock Marketing Council in Nairobi
Job Application: ILRI For Restructuring of Kenya Livestock Marketing Council in Nairobi
Career Vacancy: ILRI For Restructuring of Kenya Livestock Marketing Council in Nairobi
General background: Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) was formed in 2000 by pastoralist groups / communities, with support from civil society organizations (Oxfam, Acton Aid among others) and a World Bank supported Arid Lands Resource Management Project (ALRMP) under the Office of the President at that time.
The major goals of KLMC are to promote livestock marketing, to improve pastoralists’ livelihood and to reduce their vulnerability to the vagaries of weather and man-made disasters such as conflicts.
- To improve the livelihood of KLMC members through strengthened markets and financial access for producers and traders
- To generate reliable evidence to lobby and advocate county and national governments, and policy makers for information of favourable livestock policies
- To design and implement more innovative projects and programs for the pastoralists
- To effectively improve KLMC’s organizational structure, governance and leadership capability
- To design and implement a financially sustainable KLMC business model/revenue streams
- To provide an organogram, clear guidance and a clear road map on restructuring of KLMC, including the review of the registration of KLMC to check whether it is in line with their mandate and promotes uptake of opportunities available in livestock sector.
- To consult with other stakeholders/actors in the livestock sector and propose the best fit for the roles, responsibilities and mandate of KLMC and its branches (CLMC, LMA), vis-à-vis its sustainability.
- Review and recommend a mechanism that ensures sustainable funding and possible sources that ensures sustainability of KLMC and its branches.
- To propose an operational environment with KLMC that is required for effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the agreed upon roles and responsibilities.
ILRI, through the USAID-funded Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project has been working with KLMC for the past 24 months.
KLMC has been supported by different partners for the last fifteen years to implement its mandate in fourteen arid land Counties.
- What are the needed changes for KLMC to be sustainable?
- Is KLMC as currently constituted efficient and effective? Are the vision, mission, and objectives of KLMC attainable? If not, how can they be revised to be deliverable?
- What is the most efficient, and cost effective structure for KLMC to delivers its vision, mission and objectives.
- What is the most sustainable funding mechanism for KLMC?
Inception Report – The inception report will be a scoping exercise for the evaluation and will include the proposed methodologies, data collection and reporting plans with draft data collection tools such as interview guides, the allocation of roles and responsibilities by/within the consultant/team of consultants, a timeframe with firm dates for deliverables, and the travel and logistical arrangements.
Debriefings/feedback – to AVCD and KLMC management – The consultant will report its preliminary findings to AVCD Management and KLMC secretariat in a timely manner (3 weeks), and will adhere to the above-mentioned review process.
Final report – The final report will contain a short executive summary (no more than 1,000 words) and a main body of the report (no more than 10,000 words) covering the background of the assessment, a description of the evaluation methods and limitations, findings, conclusions, lessons learned, clear recommendations. Recommendations should be specific and feasible.
All products arising from this assessment will be owned by the KLMC.
Essential Skills and Qualifications will include:
This assignment calls for a multi-skilled team or firm, who should possess the following: –
- Master’s Degree in economics, agricultural economics, development studies and/or related disciplines as the team leader
- At least 10 years’ experience at high level institutional management level
- At least 10 years’ experience in institutional development and strategic management
- Proven track record carrying out similar assignments/reviews and strategic planning processes)
- Experience in pastoralist livestock value chain development dynamics desirable
- Demonstrable experience in pastoral systems and their socio-economic dynamics desirable
- Master’s Degree in Socio-economics, Sociology and Commerce as a member of the team
- Experience in Kenya pastoralists’ livestock development and marketing dynamics
- Demonstrable experience working in Kenyan extensive livestock systems is essential
- Proven track record carrying out similar assignments/restructuring and strategic planning processes
- Master’s Degree in strategic management and/or business administration. A specialization in organization development is highly desired
- At least 7 years’ experience working in business administration and/ or advising business ventures.
- Experience in Kenyan extensive livestock sector highly desirable
- Proven track record of previous similar assignments and strategic planning processes
Expected places of travel: Half of the counties (7 out of 14) where KLMC has its presence
Consultancy Fee: Payment shall be made based on the agreed deliverables and timelines.
Duration: From approximately Oct 2017 – Dec 2017 with a maximum number of 60 working days (with 30 days in the field at the CLMC branches)
How to apply:
Only selected candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
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