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  • Posted: Aug 30, 2021
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    Young Expert Programme (YEP) - Landscape Management Expert

    About the Project

    Integrated & Climate Smart Innovations for Agro-pastoralists Economies and Landscapes Kenya’s ASAL project

    SNV Kenya (SNV) and Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) - in collaboration with County Governments - are implementing the Integrated & Climate Smart Innovations for Agro-Pastoralists Economies and Landscapes Kenya’s ASAL project (ICSIAPL). The project is implemented under the EU Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA) action. The project’s lifetime is from 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2023. The project works in the Counties of Narok, Kajiado and Taita Taveta and is funded by the European Union and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    The project’s overall objective is to improve livelihoods of agro-pastoralists communities (including women and youth) through improved forage production and livestock husbandry, building on commercialization of climate smart innovations and sustainable landscape management in Taita Taveta, Kajiado and Narok counties

    The project has three main objectives:

    a)    To increase resilience of agro-pastoralists and SMEs against climate shocks by up-scaling of appropriate grazing and feeding innovations.

    b)    To increase capacity of county governments to implement climate resilient integrated landscape management strategies and plans to support agro-pastoralist communities.

    c)    To improve capacity of county governments to develop local strategies/frameworks for drought resilient sector development compliant with national policies.

    Young Expert Programme (YEP)

     Young Expert Programmes (YEP Programmes) contribute to a dynamic inter-national network of experts in the Water, Agrofood & Energy sectors and opens it up for a new generation of experts, incentivising the sectors to invest in young Dutch and local talent. Local young experts are given opportunity to gain relevant work experience in an international environment in the themes water, food and energy.

    The YEP programme is developed as a joint venture between the water sector represented by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and was founded as a public-private programme.

    The Young Expert Programme (YEP) enables the Water, Agrofood & Energy sectors to secure their future international network and build a sustainable relationship with the emerging markets or developing countries. YEP is founded as a professional coaching & learning programme, encouraging young professionals to start an international career in the Water, Agrofood and/or Energy sector.

    Deployment of a Young Landscape management Expert position in ICSIAPL

    ICSIAPL, through SNV Kenya, wishes to engage a local landscape management young expert to participate in YEP for a period of 2 years, starting from November 2021.

    The deployment of the Young Expert in ICSIAPL is related to the project’s objective in Outcomes 3 and 4 of the projects, that aim to increase the capacity of county governments, communities, ranches, conservancies and local development partners, to develop and implement climate resilient integrated landscape management strategies and plans, to support agro-pastoralist communities.

    In this position the Young Expert will be engaged in cross-sectoral activities encompassing the three themes water, agro-food & (renewable) energy, under the overall umbrella of sustainable livestock and landscape management for Agro-Pastoralists Economies and Landscapes in Kenya's ASALs. The ASAL economies and landscapes in Kenya are threatened by overgrazing, deforestation, prolonged droughts, diminishing water bodies (both ground and surface water), invasive species, reduced pastures, low animal productivity and high livestock mortality rate.

    Job Description

    In this capacity the landscape management young expert will be assigned the following assignments or tasks:

    1. Support the County Technical Advisor (CTA) in developing   and organizing   trainings on integrated landscape management interventions including land use management plans, grazing plans, bio-diversity management and/or provide input and support to specific training sessions of the local implementing partners.
    2. Support  the SNV team & service providers in the technical capacity Development processes of  the project  local implementing partners on holistic landscape management by sharing guidelines and/or give in-field support.
    3. Conduct periodic technical monitoring visits and quality checks on trainings and collection of data on adoption of holistic landscape management, implementations on landscape management interventions and identify needs, gaps and opportunities for improvement
    4. Cooperate with partners including KWS, NDMA and county government that provide technical support to the integrated landscape management
    5. Under study from the senior advisor, consultants and other service providers; and on the basis of that; develop, manage  and maintain integrated landscape management knowledge and approaches in the project operation areas
    6. Guide the landscape clients/ implementers in the development of technical guidelines and implementation of  landscape management plans.
    7. Translate relevant technical recommendations from MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) and others to useful inputs for partners and project implementers.


    The Young Expert shall meet the following criteria:

    • Have demonstrable affinity with one or several of the themes water, agro-food and energy, within the context of landscape management in Kenya’s ASALs.
    • Hold an MSc or BSc degree in one or more of the following sciences: Environmental conservation, rangeland management, natural resource management, environmental science, sustainable energy, water management,
    • After graduation, the candidate should have maximum 8 years of work experience, of which maximum 4 years in the sector or theme ICSIAPL is engaged with.
    • Practical experience with landscape management interventions and environmental topics, such as range-land management, Water catchment management
    • Familiar with pastoralism and smallholder crop farming systems.
    • Team-player
    • Able to act as technical support for partners
    • Have an excellent command of English language and Kiswahili. Fluency in Maa language is an advantage.
    • Able to be critical and communicate criticism in a respectful and constructive manner in different and sensitive cultural and political settings.
    • Eager to learn, pro-active approach and good communication skills.
    • Be able to submit a Certificate of Good Conduct.
    • Not have been seconded previously as a UN junior professional officer
    • Must be a Kenyan citizen below 35 years of age.
    • Demonstrable interest in international cooperation, internships, foreign experience and /or gaining relevant extra-curriculum experience.
    • Proper level of professional writing skills (i.e., documentation, able to convey skills/knowledge to specific target groups, reporting, etc.)

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    HR Data Entry & Support – Short Term Contract

    Programme Overview

    SNV is and has been engaged by various donors to reach millions of people by executing programmes in agriculture, renewable energy and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). In Kenya, SNV is implementing several exciting projects in various counties in Kenya. SNV country office is located in Nairobi, but has field offices in Eldoret, Nanyuki, Kakuma and other locations.


    To implement projects SNV works with consultants who undertake short-term assignments that require expertise that is not available in-house. SNV develops a roster/database of consultants to ensure efficiency of hiring consultants by way of making a call for expression of interest by interested and qualifying consultants (consultancy firms). The HR department is developing a roster to register firms and individuals who are interested and qualified to provide consultancy services to support the different projects in implementation. This therefore means that SNV will be receiving Expression of Interest (EoIs) and will then need to sort through the documents received and correctly store the data in the roster/database.

    Job Description

    SNV is recruiting a HR Data Entry Assistant/consultant to support process of receiving, sorting and reviewing the received documents and entering the correct data into the roster.  The consultant will report to the Human Resources Officer. S/he will be based in Nairobi.


    • Monitor the Expression of Interests received on the internal recruitment portal.
    • Retrieve and review the EOIs and sort them according to the required categories
    • Enter the correct data into the roster and ensure completeness as per the procurement policy
    • Support the Due Diligence process as per the Procurement Policy
    • Respond to the applicants on the outcome of their submission
    • Support the general HR filing process
    • Provide General Support to the HR department as required


    • Bachelor’s degree in HR, business management or related field.
    • Proficient with MS Office and office equipment
    • Attention to detail with strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Knowledge of and skills in contracting & procurement.
    • At least 2 years relevant working experience with an international non-governmental organisation.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of donor regulations and compliance issues related to procurement of consultancy services.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Result-driven.
    • Highest level of integrity.

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