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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2022
    Deadline: Mar 9, 2022
  • Our Vision: A secure and wealthy Nation anchored by an innovative, commercially oriented and competitive agricultural sector. Our Mission: To improve the livelihood of Kenyans and ensures food security through creation of an enabling environment and ensuring sustainable natural resource management. Core Values To complete the Vision and Mission and ...
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    Livestock Marketing Specialist

    VACANCY NO: 4/2021

    The Livestock Marketing Specialist will work as the Lead of the Marketing component to oversee implementation of all marketing activities in Component 2 specifically on marketing infrastructure and capacity development; building inclusive value chains; and the value chain management information system. The workstation will be at PMCU Nakuru but he/she will travel extensively within the Project area, as may be required.
    He/she will sign a six (6) year Contract of Employment with the initial six months on probation. The contract will remain in force but renewable annually based on satisfactory annual performance. He/she will be answerable to the Project Coordinator for the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. Familiarize with the IFAD Project documents as well as each County Integrated Development Plans.
    2. Map the targeted value chains and institutional support.
    3. Oversee the building of graphic maps of the value chains and understanding the targeted value chains and providing public and visual documentation.
    4. A deep understanding of targeted value chains represented in visual maps will facilitate the identification of constraints, specifically financial, technological, infrastructural, marketing, regulatory, policy-related, institutional, and human resource constraints.
    5. Contribute to investor forums and MSPs (Multi-Stakeholder Platforms), and recommend public and private investments and policies that will help to develop the value chains.
    6. Produce physical poster-board maps of the value chains
    7. Prepare an annual and monthly work plan in line with the PIM and the AWP&B.
    8. Identify and establish contact with implementing partners and inform them of upcoming activities.
    9. Take responsibility for grant programs
    10. Take the lead in creating and maintaining a program for internships for youth trained in the KeLCoP project;
    11. Map out key entrepreneurship opportunities.
    12. Prepare quarterly reports that summarize all activities accomplished by the financial quarter and project scheduled activities and meeting of beneficiary targets.
    13. Oversee the conclusion and verify deliverables for all the Service Provider activities defined above and in the PIM.
    14. Any other official duty as may be assigned by the project coordinator.

    Academic qualifications and other requirements for the Position:

    Minimum Requirements:

    1. Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Development or Development Economics with a specialization in Agriculture with an emphasis on livestock or in relevant field
    2. At least ten (10) years of practical experience in the field of agricultural marketing and rural development.
    3. At least five (5) years of experience in a donor project.
    4. Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    Other requirements:

    1. Must be highly proficient in Word, Excel, Power-Point etc,
    2. Must have a solid working knowledge of basic statistics and sampling theory.
    3. Must also have experience with value chain analysis and assessments, and private sector operations in agribusiness.
    4. Experience in ICT and/or programming is an advantage.
    5. Must have strong skills and experience in donor-funded projects.
    6. Must have excellent English reading, writing and speaking and be fluent in Swahili.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants who meet the qualification requirements should send their applications along with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae. They must also state their present employer, current position and names and addresses of two referees and daytime telephone and email contacts. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications should be clearly marked quoting the reference number of the position applied for on the letter and envelope and addressed to :

    The Principal Secretary
    State Department for Livestock,
    Kilimo House, Cathedral Road,
    P. O. Box 34188-00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    To reach on or before 9th March 2022 at 17:00 hours local time

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