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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.
In this capacity the landscape management young expert will be assigned the following assignments or tasks:
The Young Expert shall meet the following criteria:
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.
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.
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