Senior Livestock Production Lead – Kenya LWA

Senior Livestock Production Lead – Kenya LWA

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems project will focus on the development of the livestock market system within Northern Kenya by linking activities to increase production of livestock and build the capacity of the private sector along the livestock value chain.  By the end of this 5-year project, people, households, and communities in the counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana will be more resilient in the face of complex risk and reoccurring drought. 

CNFA is looking for candidates with proven track records in East African development and the livestock sector, specifically with experience working in Kenya. 

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Livestock Productivity and Value Chain Advisor.

Women and Kenyan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in the East African livestock industry, including in livestock and other market systems development, is required, preferably in Northern Kenya;
  • Demonstrated success strengthening livestock sector value chains, including support to producer organizations, input and service providers, and ancillary value chain actors is required;
  • Experience designing and managing implementation of interventions that support improved herd management, livestock-related livelihood and small business development, rangeland rehabilitation, livestock market infrastructure, insurance, investment, processing, supply chain management, behavior change, quality standards, access to finance, and other related areas is strongly preferred;
  • 2+ years of experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred;
  • Experience in the inclusion of youth and women into livestock value chains is strongly preferred;
  • Experience developing inclusive commercial relationships among livestock actors that facilitate the profitable participation of pastoralists and other vulnerable communities is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is strongly preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili are required; knowledge of local languages is strongly preferred. 

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Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor – Kenya LWA

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems project will focus on the development of the livestock market system within Northern Kenya by linking activities to increase production of livestock and build the capacity of the private sector along the livestock value chain.  By the end of this 5-year project, people, households, and communities in the counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana will be more resilient in the face of complex risk and reoccurring drought. 

CNFA is looking for candidates with proven track records in East African development and the livestock sector, specifically with experience working in Kenya. 

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor.

Women and Kenyan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in the design, implementation, and adaption of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems and collaborative learning and adaptation (CLA) for complex, multi-sectoral projects is required, preferably for USAID and other donor-funded projects;
  • 2+ years of relevant supervisory experience is required;
  • Experience managing MEL and CLA for livestock, nutrition, and/or livelihood activities or related activities is required;
  • Experience strengthening the capacity of government entities and other organizations to better manage knowledge sharing, monitoring, evaluation, and learning;
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills within rural and pastoralist settings is required;
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan livestock industry is preferred;
  • Familiarity with the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili are required; knowledge of local languages is strongly preferred. 

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Public/Private Engagement and Coordination Advisor

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems project will focus on the development of the livestock market system within Northern Kenya by linking activities to increase production of livestock and build the capacity of the private sector along the livestock value chain.  By the end of this 5-year project, people, households, and communities in the counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana will be more resilient in the face of complex risk and reoccurring drought.

 

CNFA is looking for candidates with proven track records in East African development and the livestock sector, specifically with experience working in Kenya. 

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor.

Women and Kenyan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • 7+ years of experience coordinating public and private stakeholders to produce evidence-based policies, regulatory reforms, and frameworks to support agricultural development is required;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Kenyan stakeholders involved in resilience and economic growth, including livestock sector development, livelihood diversification, health and nutrition, drought cycle management, natural resource management, conflict management, and other related fields, is required;
  • Experience assessing institutional capacity of government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders and developing organizational strengthening plans is required;
  • Demonstrated capacity to integrate input from county governments, civil society, and private sector to align with the priorities of national policy reform and devolution is preferred;
  • Experience strengthening institutional capacity of government entities to develop and implement pro-growth policy and regulatory frameworks;
  • Demonstrated success supporting county, national, and East African regional government entities to attract investment in the agriculture sector is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated success facilitating cross-border economic development with Tanzania and working with Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is preferred;
  • Master’s degree is required, a PhD is preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili are required; knowledge of local languages is strongly preferred. 

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Senior Grants Manager – Kenya LWA

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems project will focus on the development of the livestock market system within Northern Kenya by linking activities to increase production of livestock and build the capacity of the private sector along the livestock value chain.  By the end of this 5-year project, people, households, and communities in the counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana will be more resilient in the face of complex risk and reoccurring drought. 

CNFA is looking for candidates with proven track records in East African development and the livestock sector, specifically with experience working in Kenya.    

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Grants Manager.

Women and Kenyan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in the design and administration of grants-under-grants/contracts is required, preferably related to value chain/market systems approaches;
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience in grants administration is required, preferably for grants facilities in excess of $5 million;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID financial and management systems, regulations, and reporting requirements, while maintaining an attitude of creativity and flexibility, is required;
  • 2+ years of experience working on USAID-funded projects is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to include women and youth in grant implementation is strongly preferred, especially within the Northern Kenyan livestock industry;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili are required; knowledge of local languages is strongly preferred. 

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GIS Officer – Kenya LWA

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Brief Project Overview:

The USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems project will focus on the development of the livestock market system within Northern Kenya by linking activities to both increase production of livestock and building the capacity of the private sector along the livestock value chain.  By the end of this 5-year project, people, households, and communities in the counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana will be more resilient in the face of complex risk and reoccurring drought. 

CNFA is looking for candidates with proven track records in East African development and the livestock sector, specifically with experience working in Kenya.  We encourage innovators, technicians, managers, intellectuals, and dynamos to apply.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a GIS Officer.

Women and Kenyan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applications will be reviewed on the rolling basis.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • 3-5+ years of experience in the use and administration of GIS, ILWIS, Kalypso, TerraView, Oracle Spatial, and/or other remote sensing/mapping software is required;
  • 2+ years of experience in the management of a database is required;
  • 2 + years of experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is strongly preferred;
  • Experience with the design, coding, and implementation of software for both the public and private sector is strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with both the Kenyan and East African technology industry is strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with the Northern Kenyan livestock industry is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s is preferred;
  • Experience working in Kenya is highly preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili are required; knowledge of local languages is strongly preferred. 

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Market Systems Governance Advisor – Kenya LWA

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Brief Project Overview

The USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems project will focus on the development of the livestock market system within Northern Kenya by linking activities to increase production of livestock and build the capacity of the private sector along the livestock value chain.  By the end of this 5-year project, people, households, and communities in the counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana will be more resilient in the face of complex risk and reoccurring drought. 

CNFA is looking for candidates with proven track records in East African development and the livestock sector, specifically with experience working in Kenya. 

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Market Systems Governance Advisor.

Women and Kenyan Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in the design, implementation, monitoring, and adaption of livestock and other market policies in Northern Kenya;
  • Experience strengthening public-private sector relationships in Kenya is required;
  • Experience in developing county-level systems for improved market governance is required;
  • Experience strengthening the institutional capacity of government entities to develop and implement pro-growth policy and regulatory frameworks;
  • Demonstrated success supporting local governments to attract investment in the agriculture sector;
  • 2+ years of experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is strongly preferred;
  • Experience in the inclusion of youth and women into value chains is strongly preferred;
  • Experience with the East African livestock import/export market is strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of Kenyan institutions involved in livestock and livestock investment is preferred;
  • Familiarity with livestock insurance mechanisms is preferred;
  • Master’s degree is required;
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili are required; knowledge of local languages is strongly preferred. 

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Call for Experts for the Kenya LWA

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Position Description

As we prepare to participate in this Request for Application, we are keen to identify consultants with a range of expertise to facilitate the successful delivery. You will provide technical assistance to the Activity on national and county levels as required troubleshooting and aiding in the stimulation of economic growth across the project. You must be able to quickly build rapport with key government institutions, non-state actors and private sector organizations, as well as the Activity beneficiaries. There will be a requirement to travel to various counties. There may also be the need to be permanently located in a specific city or county, as required by the Activity.

Required Expertise

  • Livestock Market Policy
  • Livestock Market Linkages and Business Development
  • Livestock Production and Inputs
  • Livestock Economic Opportunities
  • Gender
  • Finance Operations
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Substantial years of professional working experience delivering economic growth projects in one or more of the five expertise areas mentioned above in East Africa, desirably in Kenya
  • An advanced university degree (or equivalent) in business, agronomy, livestock, animal health and science, livestock management, or related field
  • Practical experience in the fields of business, agronomy, livestock, animal health and science, livestock management, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results on donor funded projects
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Strong networks/relationships in government and in county level governments, and demonstrated experience in being able to influence decision makers
  • Track record of facilitating relationships and partnerships between public and private sector actors
  • Demonstrated diplomatic and negotiation skills

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Chief of Party: Kenya FTF Livestock Market Systems Development Activity

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Project Description:

The Feed the Future Kenya Livestock Market Systems Development Activity is a planned activity in Northern Kenya funded by USAID.  The purpose of this activity is to enable people, households, and communities to escape poverty and chronic vulnerability and strengthen their resilience so they can do sustainably, in the face of complex risk and recurrent shocks and stresses.

 

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party will lead the overall management of the project and ensure the project efficiently meets or exceeds performance targets while maintaining compliance with USAID rules and regulations. S/he will provide strong technical leadership and ensure a strong commitment to CNFA’s guiding principles, chiefly, fostering inclusive development, facilitating connections to the private sector, developing self-sustaining projects, and encouraging innovation at all levels.  The COP will serve as CNFA’s primary representative and the project’s interlocutor and will liaise closely with donors, other implementing partners, private sector firms, government officials, and institutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of technical experience with donor-funded development programs focused on value chain development, livestock, agriculture, or market systems, including at least 5+ years of experience in senior leadership positions;
  • 5+ years of management experience of projects of similar complexity, with experience in direct supervision of management personnel and assembling teams on multi-faceted international development programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required;
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving agriculture and/or livestock market systems for underserved communities
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative, creative, and flexible;
  • Experience in East Africa is required, preferably in northern Kenya;
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Livestock Management, Business, International Development, or a related field;
  • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in Swahili is preferred.