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  • Posted: Jul 10, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 26, 2020
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  • Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in many of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain...
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    Team Leader (Open to both national and international applicants)

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Country Director, the Team leader will have overall responsibility and accountability of the programme which includes overall programme management i.e. contract implementation according to planning and budgeting agreement, strategic guidance and partnership development with key stakeholders, supervision of human resources, and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables including reporting as required by the donor. This position will deliver 16 expert months (i.e. 40%) spread across a 44 calendar months’ project and is open to both national international applicants.

    Responsibilities And Tasks

    • Overall responsibility for the advisory package of the project;
    • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the programme of SNV/WHH Kenya with the key project strategy and actions at local and national level;
    • Promote strategy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development among local implementing partners and stakeholders;
    • Ensuring application of cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, climate change, social stability);
    • Personnel management, including the deployment of short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting local and international short-term experts;
    • Ensuring results-based monitoring is conducted;
    • Regular reporting in accordance with contract compliance;
    • Responsibility for the use of funds according to financial planning and budgeting in consultation with GIZ’s officer responsible for the commission;
    • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase
       

    Qualifications

    • University qualification in economics, agricultural economics, or any other related fields of study;
    • Very good business language skills in English;
    • 10 years of professional experience in rural development, employment;
    • 5 years in rural employment promotion with focus on youth, local economic development, agriculture value chain development, MSME and start-up promotion, private sector cooperation;
    • 6 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company;
    • 3 years of experience in projects in East Africa (region);
    • 6 years of experience in Developing Cooperation projects;
    • Experience in financial management.

    Additional Information

    Contract Duration: 16 expert months delivered across a 44 months’ project.

    Desired start date: Subject to Project award

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    National Technical Expert (Deputy Team Leader)

    Opportunities for Rural Youth Employment in Kenya (ORYE Kenya) Programme – (Subject to Project Award) which is an anticipated GIZ-funded programme seeks to improve the overall training and employment situation in rural areas of Western Kenya, especially for young people and women. SNV, in a consortium with Welthungerhilfe, is in the process of designing a youth employment programme that specifically focuses on employment opportunities in the agricultural sector in five counties in Western Kenya, namely: Siaya, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kisumu and Vihiga. The programme is part of a global rural youth employment project that is coordinated by a GIZ steering unit in Germany.

    The programme has two key fields of action:

    1. Business environment and improved access to inputs, services and markets which aims to ensure that Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), smallholder farmers/cooperatives and start-ups benefit from new or improved access to inputs (including land), services (including financial services) and markets to better start or grow their business.
    2. Strengthening the demand for labour which aims at identifying and developing employment potentials for the rural youth with reference to the agricultural and food sector (i.e. cross-value chain support, coaching & mentoring, better access to markets, etc.).

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Team Leader, the National Technical expert will act as an expert for technical and administrative management of the project responsible for coordinating and conducting all project activities on ground. The expert will ensure regular reporting in accordance with GIZ requirements and will be responsible for results-based monitoring for anticipated impacts of proposed activities.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    • Act as the deputy team leader and as an expert for the technical and administrative management of the programme.
    • Support agricultural enterprises and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), in line with set indicators, to implement employment-promoting practices (employability skills demand identification; expansion, diversification, intensification of business activities).
    • Support to youth-inclusive business models in combination with market-based employability skills training and business coaching of aspiring youth in agricultural value chains.
    • Identification of demands for inputs, services and markets by MSME, start-ups and small holders/cooperatives
    • Identification of business models for demanded, production-related inputs and services and for improved access to markets
    • Facilitation of contract farming schemes for improved access to markets
    • Development of new training materials for input and service providers
    • Creation of linkage to existing advisory and qualification structures, especially in the non-formal Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET)
    • Ensure development of training materials for small holders and cooperatives.
    • Coordinating and conducting programme activities on the ground
    • Regular reporting of programme activities according to GIZ requirements
    • Responsible for results-based monitoring of anticipated impacts of activities

    Qualifications

    • University qualification in agriculture, agribusiness, or related fields; A master’s degree will be an advantage.
    • Very good business language skills in English and Swahili;
    • General professional experience in Agricultural Value Chain Development, Agricultural production
    • Specific professional experience in services around agriculture, contract farming, cooperation with the private sector, farmer organisations;
    • 5 years leadership/management experience;
    • 7 years of work experience in Kenya;
    • 4 years of experience in Developing Cooperation projects;

    Additional Information

    Contract Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension subject to good performance.

    Desired start date: Subject to Project award

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    Technical Expert

    The programme

    Opportunities for Rural Youth Employment in Kenya (ORYE Kenya) Programme – (Subject to Project Award) which is an anticipated GIZ-funded programme seeks to improve the overall training and employment situation in rural areas of Western Kenya, especially for young people and women. SNV, in a consortium with Welthungerhilfe, is in the process of designing a youth employment programme that specifically focuses on employment opportunities in the agricultural sector in five counties in Western Kenya, namely: Siaya, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kisumu and Vihiga. The programme is part of a global rural youth employment project that is coordinated by a GIZ steering unit in Germany.

    The programme has two key fields of action:

    1. Business environment and improved access to inputs, services and markets which aims to ensure that Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), smallholder farmers/cooperatives and start-ups benefit from new or improved access to inputs (including land), services (including financial services) and markets to better start or grow their business.
    2. Strengthening the demand for labour which aims at identifying and developing employment potentials for the rural youth with reference to the agricultural and food sector (i.e. cross-value chain support, coaching & mentoring, better access to markets, etc.).

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Team Leader, the Technical expert will work full time contributing to ensure completion of project activities, especially on developing and implementing models for youth employability skills development, business coaching to self-employed youth and new youth-led micro-enterprises as well as contributing to results-based monitoring and reporting.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    • Implementation of programme strategy in supporting agricultural enterprises and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in line with set performance indicators to implement employment-promoting practices (expansion, diversification, intensification of business activities).
    • Support to youth-inclusive business models in combination with market-based employability skills training and business coaching of aspiring youth in agricultural value chains.
    • Support the identification of demands for inputs, services and markets by youth start-ups, youth-inclusive MSMEs, and small holders/cooperatives.
    • Support the identification of business models for demanded, production-related inputs and services and for improved access to markets.
    • Work with agricultural enterprises, start-ups, small holders and farming schemes for improved access to markets for youth with improved employability skills and business ambitions.
    • Provide input to development of training materials for input and service providers, small holders, and cooperatives.
    • Support creation of linkage to existing advisory and qualification structures, especially in the non-formal Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET).
    • Overseeing and guiding programme activities on the ground.
    • Provide data and information to reporting of programme activities according to GIZ requirements.
    • Provide data and information to results-based monitoring of anticipated impacts of activities.

    Qualifications

    • University qualification in agriculture, agribusiness, or related fields; A Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
    • Very good business language skills in English and Swahili;
    • General professional experience in Agricultural Value Chain Development, Agricultural production;
    • Specific professional experience in services around agriculture (e.g. mechanisation, input sector), business promotion, agricultural markets;
    • 5 years of work experience in Kenya;
    • 3 years of experience in Developing Cooperation projects;
    • 2 years of work experience in the private sector.

    Additional Information

    Contract Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension subject to good performance.

    Desired start date: Subject to Project award

    Method of Application

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

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