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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup o...
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    Project Driver - Kenya

    Description

    Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

    FUNCTION

    The Driver will maintain Heifer vehicles by ensuring they stay clean and receive regularly scheduled maintenance. S/he will be responsible for receiving international visitors, driving staff or guests to project sites, and running office errands. This position, in conjunction with administrative staff, will be responsible for ensuring that all required permits and insurance are kept current by alerting the appropriate staff members in time for renewals, in accordance with Heifer's policies and procedures.

    Essential Character Traits
    Respectful, accountable, good communicator, teachable, flexible, initiative, creative and team player.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES

    A. To establish, manage and maintain Project vehicles (40%)

    • Daily, track and record vehicle mileage and fuel consumption.
    • Prepare and submit vehicle-monitoring reports, including records of vehicle operations and mileage at the end of each month.
    • Record official and personal trips as needed.
    • Comply with Heifer Policies and procedures regarding vehicle use.

    B. Vehicle Security and Maintenance (35%)

    • Ensure the vehicles are equipped with all the necessary tools and documents before leaving for any duties.
    • Ensure vehicle is kept clean and tidy.
    • Ensure vehicle is closed and secured after working hours.
    • Ensure that all the necessary tools and documents are kept in vehicles. These include valid driving license, First Aid kit, insurances, reserve types, control technique papers, taxes, jack, jack handle, wheel spanner, and fire extinguishers.
    • Ensure vehicle insurance and registration is updated according to schedule.

    C. Be ultimately responsible for the safety of the vehicles and passengers (20%)

    • Observe the road and Kenya’s traffic laws and regulations.
    • Ensure punctuality and safe transport.

    D. May perform other job-related duties (5%)   

    • To perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

    Minimum Requirements
    Secondary education with an O level certificate; possession of a valid commercial driver’s license; certificate of Good Conduct and at least 3 years’ experience working as a driver in a non-profit/developmental organization setting.

     

    Preferred Requirements

    Basic to intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), is an added advantage and knowledge of simple clerical work.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

    1. Excellent driving records and knowledge of driving rules and regulations as well as skills in minor vehicle repairs. Certificate in mechanics is an added advantage.
    2. Perfect command of both oral and written English, Kiswahili and knowledge of local languages would be an asset.
    3. Wilingness to take initiatives if necessary.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

    1. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
    2. Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
    3. Willingness to travel extensively.
    4. Ability to work independently.
    5. Willingness and ability to work with a flexible schedule.
    6. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) floor to waist as required.
    7. Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures, beliefs, and Gender Equality.

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    Project Manager

    Description

    Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

    FUNCTION

    Heifer International is partnering with Cargill Inc. on the upcoming USAID project in India and Kenya. This anticipated five-year-multi-country activity will require the expertise of a qualified full-time Project Manager for Heifer International Kenya’s role on the project, which is implementing an innovative and market-driven solution that will inform research and development to increase access to safe, affordable, and high-quality animal-source nutrition and prevention of emerging zoonoses, transboundary animal diseases. 

    The Project Manager will have wide-ranging responsibilities; including, but not limited to the following:  

    • Responsible for management and coordination of project activities in Kenya to achieve the agreed impact.
    • S/he provides leadership, technical, and administrative oversight to the project team to ensure high-quality programming and alignment with the prime and consortium members, through reporting to the Project Director.
    • Manage sub-awards

    Please note the position is contingent on the award. 

    ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS

     Heifer International Kenya is looking for a self-motivated and result-oriented person to fill in the position of the Project Manager.

    RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES

    A. Project Technical Management, and Private and Public sector linkages, partnerships, (40%)
    All in collaboration with the Project Director

    • Manage the implementation of the various project studies and activities to drive the project towards the achievement of the planned outcomes and following USAID compliance regulations for implementation.
    • In collaboration with the prime, lead the review, preparation, and development of training curriculum and materials on biosecurity and farm management as well as animal nutritional health-related issues with USAID approval.
    • Mobilize CAVES and technical experts as appropriate as well as arranging their trainings on biosecurity, improved animal health and husbandry as well as farm management practices.
    • Provide overall coordination in designing, engagement and implementing partnerships that will entail the provision of specialized biosecurity/ animal health advisory services, agro-inputs and training to address the commercial needs of various animal health/production value chain actors within the Project.
    • In collaboration with PD, develop and deploy a data management system for antimicrobial usage surveillance to help assure the public of responsible antibiotic use as well as monitor Inappropriate use of antimicrobials.
    • Establish and document comprehensive disease surveillance, early warning, and response, offering disease detection within days and up to to-the-moment knowledge as data is gathered.
    • Establish traceability systems with evidence of certain practices or inputs, which will allow farmers or input suppliers to secure accreditation or achieve market benchmarks, increasing their competitiveness in the market and potentially opening new market channels.

    DELIVERABLE

    • Impact study on holistic nutrition of market-based feed additive on animal health, performance, antibiotic use, vaccine efficacy, ROI and prevalent foodborne pathogen presence.
    • Design and conduct pilot study for a nutritional small pack feed additive by identifying smallholder farmers and farmer groups for validation.
    • Contextualization and feasibility, support through Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC)the messaging to ensure proper adoption and use of the product.
    • Feasibility study highlighting key socio-economic factors that affect the position of smallholder farmers to sustainably adopt the product including determining appropriate price points for sustained use.
    • Revised and USAID approved training manuals and guides
    • Comprehensive capacity building of CAVES on animal nutrition and farm management undertaken.
    • Training deployed through CAVES to producer organizations- targeting poultry and dairy farmers on biosecurity and farm management practices towards increasing household income.
    • Manager research the impact of holistic nutrition of market-based feed additive on animal health, performance, antibiotic use, vaccine efficacy, ROI and prevalent foodborne pathogen presence.
    • Developing and deploying a data management system/ Animal Health Production information system
    • Early warning and response system developed and embedded into extension systems operational in the determined Counties
    • Livestock and farm produce traceability and farmer accreditation systems established for the farmer-owned agribusiness/producer organizations under the project in the determined counties
    • Quality Assurance and accreditation system established for feed input suppliers to producer organizations in the determined counties

    B. Project Planning, Administrative Management, Budgeting and Reporting (25%)
    All in collaboration with the Project Director

    • Develop an overall project operational plan aligned to the project results framework that will guide in project implementation.
    • Development and implementation of project work plans per prime and donor requirements.
    • Per prime and USAID requirements maintain monthly budget projections aligned to the project work plan and manage/ report on the spending as per the budgets.
    • Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Project including project resources ensuring adherence to the compliance and accountability of USAID policies.
    • Facilitate the establishment of project management structures within the targeted cluster/project area. Maintain and manage internal Heifer relationships including the director for programs and country director.
    • Promote team effectiveness and organization through coordination of team meetings and events and manage the performance of employees engaged in the implementation of the project.
    • Adhere to the USAID contractual reporting as well as internal Heifer reporting.

    DELIVERABLE

    • Overall project operational plan developed and implemented.
    • Project Workplans developed and approved by prime and donor as applicable for implementation
    • Budget monitored, expenses tracked and within budget (monthly, quarterly, annual projections) developed and managed to ensure spending variance is within +/- 10% through monthly and quarterly reports.
    • Project physical resources are maintained in good condition in compliance with both Heifer and USAID requirements.
    • Project Management structures operational and meetings documented.
    • Employees engaged to work for the project effectively achieving project objectives and performance objectives are achieved per required by Heifer HR Policies.
    • High- quality timely contractual reporting documents submitted.

    C. Communications & social behavioral change (15%)

    • Provide technical input into the development of messaging and guiding instructions that will accompany the small pack feed additive product for small-scale farmers. 
    • Provide technical input into the development of social behavioral change messaging and communication.       

    DELIVERABLE

    • Adoption and proper use of feed additive messaging deployed in the target counties.
    • Technically sound social behavioral change messaging deployed for the target counties.

    D. Monitoring and Evaluation (15%).
    Work closely with the M&E officer to:

    • Track the achievement of project outcomes.
    • Undertake quarterly technical reviews for the project.
    • Develop and implement a system for monitoring the delivery and effectiveness of capacity building on biosecurity animal health and farm management practices.
    • In coordination with PD and Project Staff prepare project reports, presentations, develop project materials, in compliance with requirements.

    DELIVERABLE        

    • Project outcomes tracked and reported on a quarterly basis.
    • Technical Reviews of the project based on the M&E framework developed.
    • Project issues and risks monitored and reported.  
    • Improved biosecurity and animals’ health and husbandry practices attributed to trained Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES).
    • Project reports timely and effectively submitted in compliance with requirements.

    Any other duties as assigned needed (5%)            

    • This will be dependent on the specific duties assigned

    Minimum Requirements

    A bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent plus seven (7) years of job-related experience is required. Demonstrated experience in project management including in USAID-funded project budgets management, proposal development and monitoring and evaluation.

     

    Preferred Requirements

    • Master’s Degree in Veterinary Science (Epidemiology) or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture (Animal production), or other related fields, plus five (5) years in a mix of animal production, epidemiology research and monitoring of transboundary diseases, livestock value chain competitiveness or project management.
    • Minimum of five (5) years’ in epidemiology research combined with project management and human resource management level work experience.
    • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the Agriculture/ Veterinary/Animal health sector.
    • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and innovate within the Agriculture/Veterinary industry.
    • Demonstrated project reporting and donor reporting experience.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

    • Strong project cycle management skills and financial management skills including planning, management of project budgets and reporting.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in animal wellbeing/farm management /animal production and veterinary practice.
    • Strong communication skills both in English, Swahili, and other local languages of the cluster area.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building’ to Producer Organizations with a view to build more efficient, competitive, and sustainable animal/livestock value chains by project end.
    • Experience and ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers in animal health & husbandry, Biosecurity, nutrition, and farm management.
    • Experience in facilitating the establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign partners including the collation of data to support research and development in the field of animal health and production.
    • Experience in influencing policy formulation and decisions in the livestock/animal health industry.
    • Previous experience in the establishment/implementation of good agricultural/ farm management practices relating to animal health and production.
    • Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
    • Ability to integrate financial services within a value chain with the view to foster trust and build a strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
    • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
    • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
    • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
    • Must be a team player and the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

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    Communications Specialist

    Description

    Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

    FUNCTION

    Heifer International is partnering with Cargill Inc. on the upcoming USAID project in India and Kenya. This anticipated five-year-multi-country activity will require the expertise of a qualified full-time Communication Specialist for Heifer International Kenya’s role on the project, which is implementing innovative, market-driven, and sustainable solutions that will inform research and development.

    The Communication Specialist has the following roles:

    • Responsible for leading and coordinating the communications plan for Kenya that feeds into the global communications plan for the project.
    • S/he plays a critical role for the project by serving as the principal focal point for internal and external communication of the project in Kenya.
    • S/he is responsible for establishing and managing relations with partners, media, and government representatives within Kenya, as well as being responsive to USAID requirements.

    Work closely with Heifer International’s Global Communications Team, Support documentation and dissemination impact data is shared with appropriate stakeholders. The outputs are communications products that drive the project’s social behavioral change objective around increasing awareness and education.

    ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
    Stakeholder focused, strong writer, manager complex communication environments, creative, analytical, pragmatic, self-motivated, attentive to details and team player.

    RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES
    A.Communication Planning and Product Development and Partnership (50 %)

    • Design and develop communication strategy for the project in compliance with Donor’s requirements, aligned with global communication strategy and coordinating with Heifer International’s Global Communications Team.
    • Lead the design, development, and quality control of all the projects communication products and materials following USAID, Cargill and Heifer’s branding and marketing requirements.
    • Work Closely with Project Director, Project Manager for each country, and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MELs) team to tell the story of project achievements, including project background, successful stories, and best practices with media and internal and external stakeholders.
    • Support country teams to plan and execute project launches, end of project conferences, and other project events as needed.
    • Develop and nurture good working partnerships and linkages with NGOs, government agencies, local institutions including and other like-minded organizations to advance the objectives of the project as well the mission of Heifer and the project partners.
    • Support the engagement of and liaison with SBCC Consultant towards the achievement of project milestones as well as support stakeholder workshops and Key M & E events

    DELIVERABLE

    • Approved project communication strategy in place and is reviewed and updated at least twice a year reflecting project communication priorities and global communication priorities.
    • Regular coordination on strategy and other deliverables with Heifer International’s Global Communications Team
    • Develop quality communications materials and products that follow USAID, Cargill and Heifer branding guidelines for internal and external use.
    • Project reports are timely produced with quality and professionalism, including but not limited to annual, quarterly, and Monthly reports
    • Outreach project events are successful and well participated.
    • Good working relationship and linkage is maintained with Government, media, NGO’S and other stakeholders. Including donor community point of contact and communication officers, local government public relation officers,
    • Communication plans and activities are implemented on time and within budget.
    • Project activities and events are documented in a most accurate and professional manner.

    B. Mass Media Campaign on Animal Health and Nutrition (25%)

    • Develop an overall project mass media campaign and outreach strategy for the project duration; including social media, blogs, other web-based means to reach in-country and global audiences and manages social media accounts.
    • Generate an annual plan of key project mass media activities, events, and materials.
    • Develop key messages and materials including radio, print and electric media materials on poultry production, nutrition, and consumption.
    • Support the development of messaging and instructions targeted towards consumers of the small pack animal feed additive to ensure proper use and adoption

    DELIVERABLE

    • Mass Media and dissemination and outreach strategies developed and monitored quarterly with communication focal points of the project, plugging into multi-country strategy.
    • Successfully carry out the project Annual Communication Program including activities such launch events, radio and television features, press releases, impact stories delivered, newsletters, web content, etc.
    • Mass media campaign activities implemented, and reach monitored for all the project target audiences.
    • Appropriate communications and marketing material targeting project participants developed and rolled out in consultation with the project partners.

    C. Managing of communication materials (10%)

    • Ensure both proactive and reactive communication to Cargill, USAID and Heifer stakeholders concerning project events.
    • Maintain and update communication and networking files
    • Develop and maintain communication materials such as photographs, films (both soft and hard Copies) and recording materials such camera in line with Heifer’s brand guidelines
    • Strengthen Heifers branding and visibility with government officers and development community (donor and NGO).

    DELIVERABLE        

    • Communication and information materials are well managed and high quality.
    • Communication Assets are safeguarded and well managed.
    • Develop and maintain a stakeholder database

    D. Knowledge management and organization learning and exchange processes (10%)

    • Secure coverage in relevant newspapers and journals.
    • Facilitate capacity building program to country staff on communication parameters i.e. success story write-ups, Photography, among others.

    DELIVERABLE        

    • Organization and project participants are well conversant with the intervention in question.
    • Project capacity development needs in communications and train staff in the use of communication equipment, writing skills, media relations, etc.
    • Contribution to the establishment of an Animal Health and Production Information System in the target counties.

    E. May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)

    • Carry out other duties that may be assigned to you in the interest of Heifer International and the partners

    Minimum Requirements
    Bachelor’s in Public Relations, Communications, Development Studies, or related field, plus at least five (5) years of related experience.  Must be able to synthesize technical material into short and concise communication pieces across different platforms; ability to work independently, under supervision, and part of a team; culturally aware and sensitive. Experience in creating, marketing, and disseminating publications and other communications products; fluency in Microsoft office, adobe acrobat, and Adobe Creative Suite; knowledge and ability to articulate pertinent issues in agricultural or health-related research and development is essential and previous experience with USAID funded projects.  Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

    Preferred Requirements

    1. Master’s degree in a similar field preferred with at least 5 years of practical working experience in communication and networking.
    2. Prior working experience supporting Agricultural or Health-related research and development is a plus.
    3. Prior knowledge and experience in the field of Social Behavior Change Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

    1. Good analytical and writing skills and ability to verify information.
    2. Excellent qualities and management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    3. A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, environment, natural resources management, climate change and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
    4. Ability to promote the vision and strategic goals of Heifer International and its partners.
    5. Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, email, and Internet software (Microsoft Office preferred).
    6. Conversant with communication soft wares for report, video, and photo editing
    7. Strong organizational skills.
    8. Skilled at strategic thinking and anticipating future developments and trends to incorporate them into organizational plans.
    9. Demonstrated proficiency in English and Kiswahili oral and written.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

    1. Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
    2. Ability to lead teams effectively and exhibit strong conflict resolution skills.
    3. Proven team and customer care skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations.
    4. Demonstrates integrity by modeling Heifer’s and project partner values and ethical standards.
    5. Openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
    6. Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues both within and outside of the project area.
    7. May require constant sitting and moving, working at a computer for extended periods.
    8. Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
    9. Performing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
    10. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms) floor-to-waist.
    11. Willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
    12. Willingness to travel both locally and internationally.

    Method of Application

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