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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 3, 2020
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    Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance a...
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    Agriculture Field Officer

    Description

    Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is a corporate foundation of Equity Group Holdings Plc. It was created in 2008 to undertake the social investment work of the Bank. It focuses on six critical thematic areas; Agriculture, Education & Leadership Development, Energy & Environment, Entrepreneurship, Financial Education & Inclusion, and Health. Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below.
     
    Role Description:

    Agriculture Field Officers will act as an integral part of implementing FASRAT Project. The project aims at enhancing access to financial services by building financial education, entrepreneurship capacities of 60,000 farmers and 5,000 SMEs. The field officer will be responsible in recruitment, and supporting the project target beneficiaries by implementing different interventions across the regions.

    • Recruit farmers and SMEs with financial access as per the project targets.
    • On-board project beneficiaries to digital platform access markets, financial services and training contents.
    • Implement project interventions to ensure that the project beneficiaries can access financial services.
    • Train farmers in crop, animal production, financial education and other areas per the training needs assessment.
    • Represent Equity Group Foundation in the area of agriculture / Development Programme to other Equity staff and local partners.

    Qualifications

    •  University degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, development studies or related fields and a preference for related course
    • 3-5years experience in implementation of agriculture projects
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of the Agriculture value cha//8in in Kenya
    • Good knowledge and understanding of financial services for agriculture sector in Kenya.
    • Good understanding of crop and livestock husbandry in the entire production cycle.
    • Hardworking, result oriented with social skills for initiating and managing relationships with project partners and stakeholder.
    • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbal
    • Flexible to adjust to work schedules and priorities to meet deadlines, multitask assignments and work in a dynamic environment

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    Agriculture Field Manager

    Description

    Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is a corporate foundation of Equity Group Holdings Plc. It was created in 2008 to undertake the social investment work of the Bank. It focuses on six critical thematic areas; Agriculture, Education & Leadership Development, Energy & Environment, Entrepreneurship, Financial Education & Inclusion, and Health.

    We seek to recruit well qualified and experienced candidate to fill the following position within Equity Group Foundation.

    Role Description:

    Regional Manager are an integral part in the implementation FASRAT (Financial Access to SMEs and Rural Population in Agriculture using Technology) project. The project aims at enhancing access to financial services by building financial education, entrepreneurship capacities of 60,000 farmers and 5,000 SMEs. The Regional Manager shall be responsible in implementation of project and supervision of the project staff in the respective regions.  

    • Manage a group of Agriculture Field Officers and support them in project implementation.
    • Review and monitor Agriculture Field Officers monthly workplans, training schedules, expense claims and performance against set targets
    • Develop viable materials/ lessons learnt and best practices with the support of Agriculture Field Officers that will increase the awareness and understanding of the project.
    • Organize and coordinate project team activities where appropriate (e.g. regional meetings, workshops, trainings and field days).
    • Represent Equity Group Foundation in the area of agriculture / Development Programme to other Equity staff, partners and stakeholders.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly status reports and give regularly feedback to Senior Program Manager and the Branch Manager

    Qualifications

    University degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, development studies or related fields and a preference for a Masters in Agri-Business related course.

     Skills/Experience Required

    • 7 years of experience executing agricultural programs with regional and national organizations
    • Ability to achieve excellent results in the training program and grasp practical and theoretical knowledge of management, planning and implementation and evaluation of farming operations
    • Good understanding of crop husbandry from establishment to harvest of the major crops
    • Good understanding of good Agricultural practices.
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of the Agriculture value chain Kenya
    • Good Knowledge and understanding financial services for agriculture in Kenya
    • Ability to evaluate challenges at the farm level and work to coordinate implementation of the program both in crop and livestock management
    • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbal, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and demonstrated problem-solving ability
    • Excellent attention to detail with good organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

    Method of Application

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