• Career Opportunities at Global Communities - 3 Positions

  • Posted on: 3 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.
     

    Market Systems Value Chain Specialist

     

    Responsibilities:

    The Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Specialist is responsible for the following:

    • Lead Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) activities for the program.
    • Manage the Monitoring and Evaluation components of the program and make operational decisions
    • Oversee data collection and ensure that the M&E system and results reporting meet the requirements of the Feed the Future initiative.
    • Lead a system for continuous communication with the two established external evaluation partners
    • Use critical inputs, feedback, and assessments received from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up.
    • Ensure that program components are results-oriented.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Solid foundation in a broad range of agriculture subjects preferred, including areas such as agriculture economics, agriculture policy, agribusiness, agronomy, agriculture extension, and market development.
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills.

    Qualifications:

    Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent in statistics, a social science, business administration or related area of study.

    Agricultural Productivity Specialist

     

    Responsibilities:

    The Agricultural Productivity Specialist is responsible for the following:

    • Provide strategic direction and lead interventions aimed at diversifying agricultural production and improving productivity of target commodities, including nutrient-rich products.
    • Oversee strengthening of agricultural inputs system, including its ability to source, develop markets, and increase demand for a wide range of affordable productivity-enhancing technologies, practices, and services.
    • Strengthen role of youth and women in targeted agricultural value chains and ensure that program activities are inclusive of marginalized groups.
    • Promote tailored behavior change strategies that diversify diets and encourage food safety.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Solid foundation in a broad range of agriculture production subjects preferred, including but not limited to soil quality, natural resources management, climate smart agriculture, water systems management, fertilizer, IPM, and post-harvest storage and handling.
    • Deep understanding of agricultural operations and businesses; quality and food safety requirements for the Kenyan market; ability to work with both producers and their organizations as well as private sector buyers, aggregators and apex organizations.
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills.

    Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree a field related to agricultural development such as: agricultural economics, marketing, agronomy, agribusiness management or related fields. Masters’ degree preferred

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years’ international experience with successful value chain development projects in the technical area of management responsibility.
    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience on projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
    • Demonstrated success in implementing projects aimed at increasing the productivity and inclusiveness of value chains using facilitation approaches.
    • Technical expertise in a field related to agricultural development such as: agricultural economics, marketing, agronomy, agribusiness management or related fields.

    Contracting Officer/Grants Manager

     

    Responsibilities:

    The Contracting Officer/Grants Manager is responsible for the following:

    • Lead the solicitation, disbursement, management, and closeout processes for local sub-grantees and contractors.
    • Review all grant/procurement activities for compliance with program policies and USG regulations and ensure proper documentation.
    • Supervise the grants and contracts management team.
    • Monitor grants and contracts activities during implementation and provide continuous assessments of performance against objectives.
    • Report to the Chief of Party and HQ team on overall grants and contracts implementation to ensure proposal and budget feasibility, schedule viability, and performance.

    Qualifications:

    Requirements: Education: Bachelor’s Degree a field related to international development, contracting, public administration, and business development. Masters’ degree preferred

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years’ international experience of successful design, implementation and management of a grants application process for grants under a cooperative agreement or grants under a contract.
    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience on projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
    • Preferred experience working with USAID and/or other major U.S. government donors.

    Kenyan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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