Livestock Lead – Kenya

Livestock Lead – Kenya

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Program Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Livestock Lead for the USAID Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR) program that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries, (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti, and Ethiopia). This activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR’s interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Position Description:

The Livestock Lead will lead the livestock interventions of this project. In this capacity, s/he is responsible for the overall design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the activity’s objectives around livestock, including related cross-border trade, inputs, resilience, and policy activities.  S/he will work with local partners and conducts regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions.

This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will include travel throughout the East Africa region.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required;
  • Experience managing donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience in value chain analysis in livestock and meat production systems for quality livestock and meat marketing;
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills are required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and private-sector partners is required;
  • Experience in Kenya or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Master’s degree in economic development, business administration, agribusiness, agriculture, or a related field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; oral and written fluency in regional languages is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Input Supply Lead – Kenya

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Program Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Input Supply Lead for the USAID Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR) program that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries, (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti, and Ethiopia). This activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR’s interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Position Description:

The Input Supply Lead will lead the input supply interventions of this project. In this capacity, s/he is responsible for the overall design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the activity’s objectives around input supply, including related cross-border trade, inputs, resilience, and policy activities.  S/he will work with local partners and conducts regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions.

This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will include travel throughout the East Africa region.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required;
  • Experience managing donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience in the agro-input private sector, preferably within the East African Region;
  • Knowledge of agrochemicals, veterinary drugs, and seed;
  • Understanding of regional input trade regulations;
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills are required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and private-sector partners is required;
  • Experience in Kenya or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Master’s degree in economic development, business administration, agribusiness, agriculture, or a related field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; oral and written fluency in regional languages is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead (MEL) – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Lead for the upcoming USAID-funded Uganda FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity. The position will be based in Uganda.  The MEL Lead will provide technical expertise and strategic leadership for all monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities, with the objective of providing project managers and stakeholders with timely data collection and analysis. CNFA considers monitoring and evaluation to be an essential management support function that facilitates evidence-based program management through rigorous identification, testing, and scaling-up of interventions that maximize impact and cost-effectiveness.  Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Key Qualification:

  • Either a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree in related subject
  • 6+ years of experience in the integration of M&E into field-level programming is required, experience managing M&E from a country office is strongly preferred;
  • International donor experience is required, USAID experience is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive M&E plan and systems is required; experience doing these activities for USAID projects is preferred;
  • Outstanding ability to generate accurate qualitative information and analysis is required and must be demonstrated during the hiring process;
  • Expertise in innovative data collection, management, sharing, and visualization is required;
  • Familiarity with gender and youth development issues in Uganda;
  • Knowledge of agriculture, market systems, resilience, livelihoods, and/or food security is preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in local languages is a plus.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Small Business Day at CNFA

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CNFA is a leader in international agriculture development with existing programs in 15 countries, CNFA is committed to working with small businesses to help carry out its mission to stimulate economic growth and improve livelihoods. CNFA is pleased to announce our inaugural “Small Business Day at CNFA”, scheduled to take place on October 3rd, 2018 at our headquarters, located at 1828 L Street NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC.

About the Event:

CNFA is inviting small business services that support our technical programming, our business development needs, and our overall business operations, including IT, Finance, HR, and Compliance functions.  This event is an opportunity for CNFA to connect with the small business community and for small business owners to showcase their organizations, learn more about CNFA’s work, meet our team, and explore how our organizations can work together. We are interested in small businesses that:

·     Are US-based and registered as US small businesses.

·     Have experience implementing international development projects.

·     Are willing to present about your business (in-person is preferred but video conference/Skype format is acceptable).

Technical areas of expertise of interest to CNFA:

·    Social and behavior change

·     Technology solutions

·     Market information systems

·     Cold chains

·     Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

·     Nutrition

·     Natural Resources Management

·     Livestock and small ruminants

·     Irrigation and small-scale infrastructure

·     Access to finance

·     Any other area complementary to agriculture

·     Monitoring and Evaluation

·     Operations (IT, HR, Finance, Compliance/Legal)

How to attend:

CNFA invites interested registered small businesses to submit an application by clicking “Apply” to participate in this event and completing the form by 5pm, EST on August 31st. Please note that applications to attend will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will provide details to selected participants in advance of the event. 

Please respond before August 31st.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you October 3rd, 2018 at Small Business Day at CNFA!

Team Leader – Malawi

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Program Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Team Leader for the Foundation for a Smoke Free World-funded Center for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi. This five-year activity will promote smallholder farmers’ transition away from tobacco production by systematically creating, piloting, and scaling appropriate science, technology, and business models that will transform smallholders’ lives and Malawi’s agriculture sector.

Position Description:

The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management, including the technical, financial, and administrative functions of the activity. The Team Leader will identify issues and risks related to the program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments. S/he acts as the key liaison between the donor and all other counterparts, local implementing partners, and government officials involved with the program. The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in medium and small enterprise developing, particularly in the agricultural sector, and engaging with various stakeholders including the private sector.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required, experience serving as a Chief of Party or Team Leader preferred;
  • Experience managing donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience promoting and commercializing modern agriculture technologies and agribusiness innovations preferred;
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills are required;
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop, and manage staff;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and private-sector partners is required;
  • Experience in Malawi or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements is required;
  • Master’s degree in economic development, business administration, agribusiness, agriculture, or a related field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other local language(s), is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Chief of Party – Orora Wihaze Activity Rwanda

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Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Orora Wihaze Activity in Rwanda. The purpose of this Activity is to sustainably increase the availability, access, and consumption of animal source foods (ASF) through the development of a profitable market. The Activity will strengthen and develop a private-sector led animal source food value chain and increase demand for animal source foods through nutrition and behavior change communications.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID project, is required;
  • Prior experience managing development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries required;
  • Experience managing projects with nutrition, livestock, and market systems development;
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge of, and commitment to inclusiveness, including engaging women and youth in project activities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required, experience managing a USAID-funded program highly preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff;
  • Master’s degrees in a relevant field, such as international development, nutrition, and agriculture, required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required; knowledge of other local languages preferred;
  • Experience in Rwanda or Central and/or East Africa preferred

Women and Rwandan national are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Technical Lead for USAID Orora Wihaze – Rwanda

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CNFA is seeking the services of a Technical Lead for a short- to medium-term assignment to support the development of a proposal in response to the RFP for the USAID Rwanda Orora Wihaze opportunity. The selected consultant will work closely with CNFA staff and will be responsible for providing technical input to CNFA’s proposal. 

Tasks & Deliverables:

  • Read the RFP for the Orora Wihaze Activity and review existing capture research on this opportunity.
  • Support the proposal team in the development of the strategic approach, including win themes, results framework, objectives, and activities.
  • Provide written technical input into the development of the proposal, including conducting research and working collaboratively with the Lead Writer and CNFA staff to develop the technical sections of the proposal.
  • Conduct a capture trip, as decided upon with the proposal team.
  • Identify and recommend potential local partners, organizations, and personnel that the proposal team should meet for gathering contextual information, discussing opportunities for collaboration, and obtaining buy-in to the CNFA proposal and bidding strategy.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, economics, international development, or a related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in agricultural development, livestock productivity, market systems development, and nutrition required.
  • Demonstrated expertise and a minimum of 5 years providing technical oversight and leadership on development projects required, experience with USAID projects preferred.
  • Experience working in Rwanda preferred.
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
  • Familiarity with CNFA’s technical and geographic program areas preferred. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Lead Writer for USAID Orora Wihaze – Rwanda

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CNFA is seeking the services of a Lead Writer for a short- to medium-term assignment to support the development of proposal in response to the RFP for the upcoming USAID Rwanda Orora Wihaze opportunity. The selected consultant will work closely with CNFA staff and will be responsible for conducting research and for drafting, editing, and reviewing the full proposal. The consultant should reflect the tone and writing style of the CNFA team and should work within CNFA formatting and templates. 

Tasks & Deliverables:

  • Read the RFP for the Orora Wihaze Activity and review existing capture research on this opportunity.
  • Conduct research as required to develop the proposal and provide evidence; identify research needs to be completed by CNFA staff; and work collaboratively with the Technical Lead and CNFA staff to develop the responses.
  • Conduct a capture trip to Rwanda, as decided upon with the proposal team.
  • Responsible for writing the technical sections of the proposal and support the proposal team in the writing of other sections, as needed.
  • Review and edit field inputs for the proposal, as needed in collaboration with the field team and under the leadership of HQ.
  • Collaboratively incorporate inputs and address comments from color draft reviews.
  • Support the team in the development of a strategy for developing the design of the full proposal.
  • Maintain the formatting of the original document and work within CNFA’s formatting.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, economics, international development, or a related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in agricultural development, livestock productivity, market development, and nutrition required.
  • Demonstrated expertise and a minimum of 5 years of proposal writing experience and providing technical oversight and leadership on development projects required.
  • Experience leading the early stages of proposal design and provision of the technical “roadmap” required.
  • Strong proposal writing and editing skills required.
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
  • Familiarity with CNFA’s technical and geographic program areas preferred.
  • Experience in devising an approach for graphic designs strongly preferred.

 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Farm and Post-Harvest Production Consultant – Senegal

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Farm and Post-Harvest Production Consultant to support proposal development on the upcoming USAID/Senegal Agricultural Value Chain Services for the rice, maize, millet/sorghum and horticulture value chains. A key objective of the future project will be to increase the targeted value chains’ productivity and quality management system, including by reducing production costs and post-harvest losses and supporting the adoption of higher quality standards.

 

The position will be based in Senegal.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Combine field visits throughout Senegal with a desk review of existing literature to identify critical equipment that reduces production cost and/or improves quality standards at the farm production and post-harvest levels, in the rice, maize, millet/sorghum and horticulture value chains.
  • Conduct an in-depth cost-benefit analysis of relevant current and potential facilities, machines, and technologies that are cost-effective, time-saving, and easy to use, within these value chains.
  • Identify technical, financial, social, and related limitations that prevent the procurement of appropriate technology and suggest ways to overcome these barriers.
  • Recommend organizations and service providers that can participate in the upcoming project as partners, or who require business development services to better support smallholder farmers increase post-harvest production.
  • Develop a concise and clear strategy brief that succinctly illustrates all aspects of this study.

Key Qualifications:

  • At least 5 – 7 years’ experience in conducting cost and benefit analyses, farm production, post-harvest and handling management, and creating business plans for agricultural mechanization and industrialization
  • Demonstrated understanding of food safety and quality control is required;
  • Proven track record in analyzing or preparing feasibility study reports, market research, and agriculture value chain analyses is required;
  • Familiarity with the analytical tools for cost-benefit and investment analysis needed to conduct the assignment is required;
  • Familiar with relevant food safety issues, institutions, and standards (local, regional, and international) that affect the rice, corn, millet, and sorghum value chains in Senegal is strongly preferred;
  • International donor experience, especially with USAID, is strongly preferred;
  • Fluency in French and English is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.