International Recruiter

International Recruiter

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Position Summary

 

CNFA is seeking an International Recruiter for a position out of our Headquarters in Washington D.C. The International Recruiter will be responsible for sourcing the best possible candidates and matching them to temporary and/or permanent positions for proposals and existing projects. The International Recruiter will focus on talent sourcing, candidate identification, networking and relationship building with potential candidates, attending networking events, and serving as a strategic staffing partner to internal customers. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • The International Recruiter will be primarily responsible to lead the sourcing and selection of candidates by:
  • Managing job advertising, assisting with job description and/or statement of work development;
  • Actively using CV/resume databases, networks, social media and other mediums to identify and attract experienced international development professionals and consultants;
  • Collecting information to verify applications and background check forms;
  • Screening, evaluating and ranking of applicants based on qualifications relevant to the job description or statement of work for proposals and/or existing projects;
  • Conducting initial interviews with identified candidates, checking references and biodata forms and distribute ranked evaluation notes to proposal and/or project managers for selection and action;
  • Working with proposal and/or project managers to schedule candidate;
  • Manage communications with candidates and proposal and/or project managers to ensure optimal timing of the recruitment process;
  • Negotiating the employment terms and conditions with selected candidates, ensuring compliance with both CNFA internal processes and client requirements;
  • Actively participate in job fairs and other networking, marketing events;
  • Actively work as part of proposal teams to anticipate and plan for upcoming recruitment activities;
  • Attend New Business Development team meetings as required;
  • Occasionally assist in formatting, spinning and finalizing CVs for inclusion in proposals, as assigned; and
  • May be required to work on special projects or other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Public Administration or related field required;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the recruitment of multi-disciplinary staff for international development projects and proposals;
  • Working knowledge of current USAID rules and regulations;
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Strong written, presentation/verbal, and negotiation skills;
  • Capacity to function well on a team and as an individual contributor;
  • Extremely organized with the ability to manage deadlines;
  • Proven experience using current recruitment and social media tools; preference for experience using LEVER applicant tracking system or similar ATS;
  • A proven methodology for getting hard to source candidates;
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral; abilities in a second language preferred;
  • Ability to travel internationally when needed (approximately 10% annually);
  • US work authorization required.

International Technical Consultant- AgriBusiness Investment Project

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the USAID/Nigeria Agri-Business Investment Project. The Agribusiness activity will strengthen the business enabling environment to promote private sector investment in agriculture in four broad but inter-related areas a) promote smart and efficient regulation in agriculture; b) expand access to finance by mitigating credit risks of agribusinesses and supporting the growth of innovative financing schemes; c) provide firm level assistance to agribusinesses to strengthen their readiness to expand and scale and; d) integrate various cross-cutting themes into all Agribusiness activities.

 

Position Description:

The International Technical Consultant will support the capture effort and proposal technical design for the Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Project, including conducting field research, providing written input, and supporting logistics and recruitment throughout the entire bid. 

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in agribusiness development with a focus on agribusiness investment;
  • Experience engaging public and private sector institutions to promote private sector investment in agriculture;
  • Experience designing and/or managing agribusiness development projects;
  • Regional experience required, Nigeria experience highly desired;
  • International donor experience required, USAID program experience preferred;
  • Master’s Degree in related field required, PhD preferred;
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills required.

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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Special Assistant to New Business Development

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Assignment Overview

CNFA is seeking a short-term employee to support the new business development department in internal capacity building initiatives, research, and proposal writing.

 

This is a special role designed to assist the new business team to meet its internal growth and development objectives, while also providing surge capacity for bid preparation. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Program Development to assist in the compilation of the New Business Development Manual
  • Assist the Vice President of New Business in exploring domestic market opportunities for CNFA.
  • Contribute to the technical development of proposal sections through desk research, key informant and technical expert interviews, content review, and revision;
  • Draft proposal content as needed, in close collaboration with the technical team and lead writers;
  • Provide design support (infographics, data visualizations, etc.) to clarify and represent proposal content;
  • Assist the VP of New Business with other department development initiatives, as needed. 

Deliverables

  • A report outlining the feasibility of CNFA in entering the USA domestic market for technical advisory services and or project management.
  • A production-ready draft of the New Business Development Manual
  • Regular participation in bids within the new business development department.

Duration of Assignment:

  • This is a 3-month assignment, starting in late June/early July 2017. 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to agriculture, international development, economic growth or private sector development, a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work within teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints;
  • Understanding of business development process
  • Specific skills in GIS, production of maps, graphics and info-graphics, and/or knowledge management are also desirable.
  • Current US Work authorization.