• Job Opportunities at GROOTS Kenya - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 15 February, 2018 Deadline: 21 February, 2018
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    GROOTS is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya. GROOTS Kenya has invested in nearly 2,500 women-led groups across 14 counties out of the 47 where we have direct presence. Founded in 1995 after the fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing, China, GROOTS Kenya began as a response to the lack of visibility of grassroots women in development processes and decision-making forums that affect them and their communities.

    Program Officer (Agribusiness)

     

    Overall Responsibility: To lead in the implementation of a rural women development program targeting small scale women farmers in the potato and banana value chain in Nyandarua and Muranga Counties;

    Specifically;

    • Lead the mapping and organizing of small scale farmers into groups
    • Enhance farmers capacities and organization to produce for the market
    • Support in conducting of baselines surveys and rapid value chain analysis
    • Develop & lead the implementation of such innovations that accelerate rural women small scale farmers’ engagement higher up the value chain
    • Support farmer groups to map strategic agri-markets and build sustainable market linkages
    • Develop and mainstream into the program innovations to address traditional challenges that hinder women engagement in agri- business e.g- care work burden, gender based violence, lack of land control, lack of capital e.t.c
    • Support the women farmers to map stakeholders ‘conduct community –led advocacy to compliment the program investments
    • Sustain strategic partnerships with policy makers and stakeholders mapped under the program
    • Support mapped farmers to mobilize own financial resources, save and borrow to support their value chain activities
    • Build a participatory monitoring system for the targeted individual farmers and farmer groups.
    • Build a men for women movement to enhance the quality of program outcomes at individual and group level
    • Any other role assigned by the Executive Director
    • Reporting to: Executive Director
    • Start date: March 2018
    • Qualification:
    • Bachelors’ degree in agribusiness or agricultural related studies
    • A deep understanding of the horticulture value chain and in particular for crops such as potatoes, banana and kales
    • At least over 3 years working experience in the sector
    • Experience working with small scale farmers/entrepreneurs
    • Female Candidates are encouraged to apply. Position is based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the project sites
    • VERY IMPORTANT: ONLY CANDIDATES WITH MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE SHORTLISTED

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    Research & Advocacy Officer

     

    Overall Responsibility: Lead and support grassroots champions to generate evidence, develop advocacy materials and carry out different advocacy activities on different thematic issues including clean energy, climate change, agriculture, extractives, land rights e. t. c

    Specifically;

    • Support grassroots women to conduct context analysis for different themes started for advocacy
    • Capacity building of grassroots women to generate and analyze data for advocacy
    • Organizing grassroots women groups for community-led, evidence based advocacy; including supporting them to develop & disseminate relevant advocacy materials
    • Mapping and sustained engagement with multi-stakeholders and policy makers (Executive and elected leaders) on policy development & implementation (policy dialogue)
    • Supporting other program staff to develop advocacy content for their different programs.
    • Participatory M & E & Report writing as necessary
    • Any other role assigned by the executive director.

    Reporting to: Executive Director

    Start date: March 2018

    Qualification:

    • Experience in group organizing, research and policy advocacy
    • Bachelors’ degree in political or other social sciences
    • Familiarity on such issues like clean energy, mining & extractives, climate change & DRR, agriculture, environmental conservation is required
    • At least over 3 years working experience in the NGO sector
    • Experience working with local communities
    • An advocate of gender equality & grassroots women empowerment

    Female Candidates are encouraged to apply. Position is based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the project sites

    VERY IMPORTANT: ONLY CANDIDATES WITH MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE SHORTLISTED

    Method of Application

    Email CV only to admin@grootskenya.org by 21st February 2018 with subject head Program Officer (Agribusiness)

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