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  • Posted: Jul 1, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 12, 2020
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  • DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regar...
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    Field Extension Officers

    No of Positions: 2

    DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position: Field Extension Officers – AgriTech Solutions Project (2 positions); The position holders will each be based in Nakuru or Nyandarua County and reports to the Programme Officers – AgriTech Solutions Project.

    The main responsibilities of the FEO are:

    • Facilitate and support the DCA Project Officer in the day-to-day implementation of Agri-extension services and Agri-business development; and financial inclusion and organisational capacity development through effective mobilisation, field-training support, and supervision of lead farmers.
    • Support in the review and development of training materials and modules for food security, livelihoods and resilience initiatives
    • Lead in the routine day to day monitoring and data management actions including filing of project data, routine data collection, analysis and updating of relevant project statistics
    • Prepare weekly action plans and project progress reports to the project officers and project manager
    • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor

    Professional Qualifications:

    • Technical level education in agricultural extension, climate smart farming technologies or any other relevant academic qualification.
    • Technical skills and hands on experience in climate smart agro-extension services, financial inclusion work, agri-business support and organisational capacity development
    • Having worked for an MFI or as an Agricultural Extension worker is an added advantage.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results orientated in challenging rural working environments.

    · Experience in training at field/community level and excellent reporting skills. Excellence in English, oral and written.

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    Agricultural Extension and Agri-Business Project Officer

    DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position: Agricultural Extension and Agri-Business Project Officer – AgriTech Solutions Project; The position is based in Nakuru, with frequent field travel to Nyandarua, Siaya and Busia Counties and reports to the Project Manager – AgriTech Solutions Project.

    The main responsibilities of the Programme Officer (PO) are:

    • Manage all the DCA direct implemented agricultural extension and agri-business development activities of the project. This includes the DCA self-implemented components in Nakuru and Nyandarua counties and partner led actions in Busia and Siaya County
    • Facilitate DCA initiated innovation initiatives at the field level in close consultations with the Project Manager (PM), Head of Programme (HoP) and DCA consortium partners. These will include private sector & universities partners and related innovation incubation and prototyping to enhance effective adoption of agricultural advisories and sustainable market access for small holder farmers.
    • Support the day to day implementation of DCA and Partner staff project interventions at the field level. This entails development and execution of detailed implementation plans, having a teaching and facilitative role, staff supervision as well as monitoring and evaluation of the project.
    • Network and coordinate with other field operational I/NGOs, UN Agencies and County Government and explore/advise on possible areas of collaboration/partnerships to enhance program synergy.
    • Facilitate, support and initiate digitised baseline, monitoring and evaluation data collection and other assessments and generate relevant reports as well as support initiation of relevant concept paper development at the field level as part of DCA fundraising efforts.
    • Facilitate/support collaboration and cross learning among DCA projects & partners through information sharing, exposure visits and active partner participation in DCA platforms/forums.
    • Facilitate logistical arrangements for DCA staff, consultant field visits and donor visits in consultation with the Project Manager.
    • Perform any other responsibilities as determined and assigned by the Project Manager from time to time.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • University level education in agriculture, horticulture or any other relevant academic qualification.
    • Technical skills and hands on experience in agricultural extension, climate smart agriculture, agribusiness development programming ((preferably working with private sector actors).
    • Knowledge of the rights-based approach & Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) is an added advantage.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results orientated in challenging rural working environments.
    • Experience in training at field/community level and excellent reporting skills. Excellence in English, oral and written.

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    Financial Inclusion and Organizational Development Project Officer

    DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position: Financial Inclusion and Organizational Development Project Officer – AgriTech Solutions Project; The position is based in Nakuru, with frequent field travel to Nyandarua, Siaya and Busia Counties and reports to the Project Manager – AgriTech Solutions Project.

    The main responsibilities of the PO are:

    • Manage all the DCA direct implemented financial inclusion and organisational capacity development activities of the project. This includes the DCA self-implemented components in Nakuru and Nyandarua counties and partner led actions in Busia and Siaya County
    • Facilitate DCA initiated innovation initiatives at the field level in close consultations with the Project Manager (PM), Head of Programme (HoP) and DCA consortium partners. These will include private sector & universities partners and related innovation incubation and prototyping to enhance financial inclusion and organisational capacity development.
    • Support the day to day implementation of DCA and Partner staff project interventions at the field level. This entails development and execution of detailed implementation plans, having a teaching and facilitative role, staff supervision as well as monitoring and evaluation of the project.
    • Network and coordinate with other field operational I/NGOs, UN Agencies and County Government and explore/advise on possible areas of collaboration/partnerships to enhance program synergy.
    • Facilitate, support and initiate digitized baseline, monitoring and evaluation data collection and other assessments and generate relevant reports as well as support initiation of relevant concept paper development at the field level as part of DCA fundraising efforts.
    • Facilitate/support collaboration and cross learning among DCA projects & partners through information sharing, exposure visits and active partner participation in DCA platforms/forums.
    • Facilitate logistical arrangements for DCA staff, consultant field visits and donor visits in consultation with the Project Manager.
    • Perform any other responsibilities as determined and assigned by the Project Manager from time to time.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • University level education in agri-business, agro-economics, social sciences or any other relevant academic qualification.
    • Technical skills and hands on experience in financial inclusion, organisational capacity development and market systems development programming (preferably working with private sector actors).
    • Knowledge of the rights-based approach & Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) is an added advantage.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results orientated in challenging rural working environments.
    • · Experience in training at field/community level and excellent reporting skills. Excellence in English, oral and written.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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