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Country Director in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

You will be taking on a well-regarded country programme; consolidating work that was done in a recent transformation and restructuring. Plan International has moved away from reliance on sponsorship and by leading grant-funded programmes, you will be enabling over 40,000 vulnerable and marginalised children access their rights.

About Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan strives for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. They support girls to take the lead and influence decisions that matter to them, taking action and campaigning for girls today so they have the power to transform their futures.

About the Role
The 2016 – 2020 Country Strategy is being revised to align with the global strategy. The country programme covers three Programme Impact & Implementation Areas (PIIAs) across three regions and has a turnover of €13 million; 100 full time staff; a caseload of about 41,300 enrolled children; and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors.

You will be responsible for growing and managing the grant portfolio and ensuring that readiness for emergencies is built into all programme planning.

Purpose of the Role
The Burkina Faso office went through transformation and restructuring 18 months ago and there is a strong SMT made up of people who understand the vision. It now needs some innovation and creativity, along with consolidation of team spirit.

The country programme is well regarded within Plan and needs to continue as a high performer. Child marriage is a big issue in Burkina Faso, and a focus for Plan, so influencing will be needed—particularly around gender. This will involve addressing religious and traditional leaders as well as regional bodies across the Sahel. With both Niger and Mali nearby, collaborative working across the region towards a Sahel strategy would be desirable.

Although there is no funding gap at the moment, the team has big ambitions and funds will be needed to reach their goals.

Duties and Responsibilities
As the Country Director for Burkina Faso, you will be:
- A leader: able to manage, motivate and unite team members who are colocated or working at distance;
- Strategic: able to see the big picture and shape programmes towards country, regional, and global goals;
- An advocate: able to influence religious leaders and traditional leaders as well as government and regional bodies;
- Collaborative: able to work with partners externally and internally; and
- Innovative: has the imagination and creativity to drive the office to the next stage of its development.

Skills and Experience
- Excellent French & English, verbal and written, are essential.
- Ability to deliver a programme strategy within a humanitarian and/or development context.
- Able to understand the requirements of donor compliance and financial management
- Capable of developing and managing effective and motivated teams, including distance management.
- Able to communicate and think strategically, balancing future vision with practical delivery.
- Able to get to grips with the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change.
- Knowledge of programming in difficult environments with good understanding and appreciation of the historical, security context, political environment, economic, social/religious and humanitarian context in Burkina Faso or a comparable environment.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 22, 2018
Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist in DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in DR Congo seeks to fill the following position:

Position Title- Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist
Duty Station- Matadi, DR Congo

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on our operations in DR Congo and SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org

Background
The ‘Project de Dévelopment du Pôle de Croissance Ouest (PDPC)’ is implemented in the province of Congo Central with the objective of to increase productivity and employment in three selected value chains in six specific geographical clusters. The project is expected to generate 11,000 jobs, increase the revenues of 50,000 farmers and ascertain a delivery of 100,000 tons of agricultural produce to the agro-industry and other markets involving 10 larger and 30 SME. The financing of the project comes from the grant IDA n° H 860-ZR obtained by the Government of DRC from the World Bank.

In the context of implementing component 1 of the project: strengthening the capacities to agricultural supply in the three value chains oil palm, cassava and rice, SNV is developing farmers’ organisations in the sub-sectors oil palm, cassava and rice in the six specific clusters in Congo central. The objectives are the following:
• Link the farmers with market and conclude delivery contracts with private actors;
• Strengthen the organisational and operational capacities of farmers’ organisations to respond to market actual and potential demands in the oil palm, cassava and rice subsectors;
• Professionalise the farmers to increase their margins and strengthen their organisations to have a joint access to the markets;
• Strengthen the production capacity of farmers to increase their production and improve the quality.

The Cellule d’Exécution des Financements en faveur des Etats Fragiles within the Ministry of Finance is the direct donor agent and contracting party. Other stakeholders are the Unité d’Exécution de la composante 1 du project within the Ministry of Agriculture, six local NGOs, The provincial Ministry of Agriculture and the farmer apex organisation FOPAKO.

The project manager will steer a team of one financial controller and deputy manager, six advisors, four financial and logistical support staff and five drivers with backstopping services from an Operational Manager in DRC the Project Director of this project is based in Ghana. The project manager will also represent SNV in the DR Congo and has limited additional responsibilities regarding SNV DR Congo profiling and follow up on former projects and develop new projects.

Overview of the Position
The Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist has responsibility for overall management of the project which includes: efficient management of financial resources; review and approval of project budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations; procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required. S/he will ensure full compliance with the donor contract and regulations and will oversee the project reporting process to the donor. S/he will oversee performance management of all SNV project staff working in his/her project and will represent SNV in the DRC. As Agribusiness Specialist S/he is responsible for value chain development and the development of Public Private Partnerships.

Key Responsibilities
The incumbent is responsible for leadership and coordination of: program planning and management; coordination of programmatic themes; political analysis and will be in charge of the following:
• Execute overall project management;
• Guide the project set-up, including developing work plans, budgets and competence table with financial responsibilities and mandates;
• Build, strengthen and manage partnerships with regional governments, key partners, institutions and stakeholders;
• Manage donor relations;
• Overall management of all human, physical and financial resources related to the project;
• Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans;
• Account and report to SNV and the donor on project performance;
• Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with donor;
• Identify follow-up funding and partnership possibilities and business development.
• Develop value chain and the commercialization of the production of palm oil, rice and cassava and the development of Public Private Partnerships.

Requirements
• A relevant post-graduate qualification in Business Administration, Agronomy, Agricultural Economy or related field;
• Minimum of ten years of progressive responsibility work experience in managing and implementing multi-faceted donor funded development projects, preferably in Africa;
• Several years of experience with market development and inclusive business;
• Solid experience in project management, preferably in WB funded projects;
• Able to strategically inspire and energies project teams;
• Multidisciplinary profile to support the different specialist in the team ;
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation;
• Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders;
• Excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with the private sector, civil society and governments;
• Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
• Fluency in English and French is required;
• Willingness to travel to all project locations.

Contract Type: Employment
Contract Duration: up until 10 February 2019
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation in English before 28 January 2018.

NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager and Agribusiness Specialist in DRC? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 28, 2018
Horticulture Advisor in The Netherlands , Netherlands

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks to fill the following position

Position Title- Horticulture Advisor
Duty Station- The Hague, the Netherlands

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Background:
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation supports efforts to develop and implement sound agricultural, agro-industrial and value chain strategies to fight poverty, hunger and malnutrition, while boosting the competitiveness and efficiency of the agricultural and food sub-sectors in a sustainable way.
In its agriculture project implementation SNV adopts a facilitative value chain approach, where smallholder farmers are linked to markets, finance, inputs, equipment, and information through larger commercial farmers and traders who have the capacity and incentive to invest in smallholder production. These linkages build the capacity of smallholder farmers to increase the efficiency of their farm businesses with improved production and post-harvest handling practices.

Position:
We are currently seeking a Value Chain Advisor for our horticulture programs in SNV. The role of the Value Chain advisor is to (1) provide technical back stopping to selected SNV horticulture projects as per project contracts (2) support to strengthen SNV’s global position in horticulture (3) support to develop new business for SNV (4) contribute to develop innovative solutions and coordinate learning and (5) maintain and expand SNV’s relations and partnerships with key horticulture players.
This position reports to the Global Coordinator –Horticulture and works in close collaboration with the Country Sector Leaders, Project Managers, Marketing and Business Development team and the Global Agriculture Sector team.

Responsibilities:
• Support SNV’s horticulture projects in close collaboration with the project managers by delivering short-term technical back stopping for improvements on the implementation of ongoing horticulture value chain projects addressing use of inputs, production practices, post-harvest, processing and marketing priorities through market driven sustainable approaches;
• Work with value chain networks to identify upgrading opportunities, public-private partnerships and other opportunities that support an industrywide vision;
• Manage certain components of projects where required;
• Support design of new programmes and projects relating to agribusiness and value chain development specifically in the horticulture sector;
• Prepare, maintain and update horticulture knowledge agenda, capture lessons learned, stimulate internal and external knowledge exchange;
• Contribute to the collection and dissemination of data and information related to agribusiness, value chain, agro-industries and food systems trends, approaches and impacts, including lessons and good practices; support global learning, exchange of information through the internet and other mechanisms;
• Build, maintain and utilise networks and relationships for on-going and new opportunities with relevant stakeholders in horticulture e.g. companies, research institutions, universities, donors, etc.
• Undertake frequent travel to the projects.

General Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in horticulture or agronomy and/ or a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline;
• At least seven years of experience in the agriculture/horticulture sector in an international, multi country context;
• Track record in supervision, advisory work related to production, supply chain management, private sector development and technical backstopping;
• Sound experience of implementing projects;
• Focus on quality and driving for continuous improvement of deliverables in the horticulture sector;
• Proven capacity to work with teams operating at a distance;
• Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills, presentation and debating skills with experience in profiling an organisation in an international setting;
• Strong international networks within the agricultural sector, including Dutch horticulture sector;
• Entrepreneurial, result-oriented and driver for change;
• Broad interest in taking up tasks as they appear in the horticulture projects;
• Fluency in English and French, both oral and writing is required.

Contract details:
Contract Type: Dutch contract
Duty Station The Hague, the Netherlands
Contract Duration: One year, with good opportunities for extension
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter before 28 January 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Horticulture Advisor in the Netherlands? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 28, 2018
MEAL Officer in Tunisia , Tunisia

Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. We have a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development and humanitarian work.
Oxfam’s vision for Tunisia is that citizens, especially women and youth, are active to reduce gender and socio-economic inequalities in a framework of rule of law and an accountable state. The strategy focuses on gender justice, governance of socio-economic policies and civil society space.

Oxfam is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Objectives of the position
The overall responsibility of the jobholder is to coordinate the development and/or the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework for Oxfam Tunisia Programs and projects. He/she will contribute to concept notes, proposals and donors’ reporting obligations.

Post Conditions

Type of contract: Fixed term contract
Contract Duration: One year (renewable depending on staff performance and project funding)
Working hours: Full time (40hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisia (Local contract)
Reporting line: Program Manager
Starting date: As soon as possible

Main tasks of the position

MEAL systems design, implementation, reporting
Oxfam distinguishes between program & project level. Programs are the overall thematic areas we work on (governance, women’s rights etc.) defined by a set of strategic objectives and a Theory of Change. Projects are our sets of interventions to realize our program objectives, co-implemented with our partners, funded by specific donors. Therefore, our MEAL work consists of a program and project level.

On program level we ask:
 Support on Theory of Change development and lead monitoring and learning processes on program Theory of Change
 Support program development efforts in setting up MEAL frameworks for thematic country programs
 Support the design and implementation of creative methods to track progress towards achieving gender equality in all program areas.

On project level we ask:
 Support project teams to develop and establish, in consultation and collaboration with partners and allies, project MEAL systems.
 Support project proposal development efforts by facilitating the design of logics of interventions and logical frameworks
 Ensure projects’ MEAL framework are implemented as planned, and adapted as needed following lessons learned or changes in the intervention logic and/or context.
 In collaboration with relevant stakeholders develop (impact) indicators and empowering methods of measurement – such as participatory action research, most significant change stories, constituency feedback committees, etc.
 Ensure scientific and statistically viable usage of a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and methodologies to measure the project impact
 Support the preparation and dissemination of high quality reports/ program documentation/ learning among key stakeholders in projects and programs.

Data collection and analysis
 Compile and analyze data – or manage consultants who do this -- from each of the program areas and specific projects
 Develop Terms of Reference for M&E technical consultants, support their recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of qualitative and quantitative data collection, database design, and other relevant activities.
 Support project officers in the analysis of data and effective integration of monitoring activities into project activity plans ensuring that all program staffs contribute to and assist in implementing the M&E activities.
 Conduct or organize baseline, progress assessments and end line evaluation based on program/project objectives for the use of current and future program/project activities.

Capacity building
 Assess per project the needs and capacity of partners and staff to deliver on MEAL objectives at program and project levels, and build their capacity to deliver through coaching and mentoring on methodologies.

Learning, knowledge management and sharing
 Assist the program staff and partners in extracting critical lessons learned as well as identifying and highlighting achievements of stated project objectives and outcomes.
 Organize annual learning events, facilitate reflective learning by stakeholders around program indicators and outcomes, and help with delivery of an Annual Impact Review for each program;

Technical skills, experience and knowledge required for the position

Essential
 A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in development, social science, or other relevant fields.
 Knowledge of social research methodologies and techniques with proven ability to manage and analyze data sets.
 A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional working experience in development especially in the area of monitoring and evaluation; working with learning initiatives. Proven experience in research and program development and management.
 Strong skills of professional writing, facilitation, communication, data management and analysis, knowledge management, research and development, and M&E.
 Knowledge and understanding of the rights based approach to development.
 Excellent command of written and spoken English, French and Arabic.
 Strong understanding and experience in policy and advocacy, international development, governance, gender equality, or related field.
 Strong experience in building relations with research institutions, hiring consultants, and developing monitoring tools.
 Experience of working in the field of resource development, writing proposals and concept notes, reporting to donors and different constituencies.
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote gender equity and diversity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of its actions

Desirable
 Ability to work independently with confidence and quality.
 Ability to oversee the implementation, monitor and evaluate a specific project;
 Ability to manage multiple tasks in an effective, pro-active and timely manner
 Ability to lead the continuous improvement of database for project need and learning.
 A team player who works well in a multi-cultural environment.

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter in French & curriculum vitae in English) in writing and mentioning the job title “MEAL Officer” to Recruitment.Tunisie@oxfamnovib.nl no later than Sunday 7th January, 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity organization.

Are you interested in becoming a MEAL Officer in Tunisia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 07, 2018
Program Manager in Tunisia , Tunisia

Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. We have a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development and humanitarian work. Oxfam’s vision for Tunisia is that citizens, especially women and youth, are active to reduce gender and socio-economic inequalities in a framework of rule of law and an accountable state. The strategy focuses on gender justice, governance of socio-economic policies and civil society space, and economic justice.

Oxfam is looking for a “Program Manager”

Job Purpose
Contribute to delivering the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS) for Tunisia within the one program approach in close co-operation with the local partners and in accordance with Oxfam 2020 vision. With the support of the Country Director, lead in designing, developing and delivering effective strategies and development programs to improve governance, gender justice and civil society space in Tunisia as well as potential new areas of work. Ensure quality delivery of externally funded programs. Foster co-operation between Oxfam affiliates. Be an active member of the country Senior Management Team (SMT).

Post conditions
Type of contract: Fixed term contract (1 year)
Contract Duration: One year renewable
Working hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis, Tunisia
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisian (Local contract)
Reporting line: Country Director
Staff reporting to this post: Program Officer(s), Project Coordinator(s), MEAL Officer(s)
Internal Job Grading: C1
Starting date: As soon as possible

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Program design, planning and Delivery
 Ensure and be accountable for the quality design, implementation, management and monitoring of the Oxfam program in Tunisia. This includes accomplishing program and project objectives,
monitoring the progress of the Tunisia strategy and annual plan including the planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects, related to both the management of Oxfam budget for partner support, and the development and management of externally funded programs and managing potential constraints such as: costs, time, scope and quality.
 In coordination and with the support of the CD, access and use shared services as well as knowledge networks for program support.
 Contribute to the strategic reflections on Oxfam’s program work in Tunisia and in relation to the region and to global dynamics and enhance cross-regional dynamics.
 Contribute to the sign-off process when relevant of media and advocacy statements, and contribute as appropriate to the policy lines as per the country influencing strategy.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
 Lead and coordinate support to MEAL strategies and plans: Proactively lead and coordinate support for Oxfam and partner teams in designing and ensuring the operationalization and implementation of effective and participatory MEAL strategies and plans at all levels in line with Oxfam standards.
 Assure quality of program and projects: Provide assurance and control of the quality in terms of MEAL of program and project that is appropriate to the context and in line with Oxfam standards.

Management
 Manage the Oxfam program team in Tunisia, and in general be responsible for HR tasks in relation to the team (etc). This includes having work meetings with program staff, teambuilding, staff coaching & development, day to day line-management, performance interviews, being responsible for the recruitment and selection processes for new program staff, etc.).
 Empower and provide a steer to Program Officers on their respective programs and ensure linking and learning happens between the members of the team, and within the organization. Also
promote linking & learning between counterparts and key stakeholders.
 Actively participate in the Tunisia Senior Management Team.

Resource Mobilization
 In close coordination with the Country Director and the Business Development and Funding Coordinator, actively seek and participate in fundraising initiatives and negotiate funding
opportunities for the Tunisia program. Develop and implement projects and programs that potential back-donors could finance.
 Provide support in planning for participatory programme/project design: In close collaboration with funding team, guide and support CMT and program teams in planning for programme, project,
and proposal design. This includes promoting and supporting early engagement and active participation of partners, primary change agents, and of Oxfam and partner PQ staff in program and project identification and design.
 Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders on fostering external funding opportunities.

Institutional Responsibilities
 Ensure adherence and compliance of the country program to agreed Oxfam policies and management standards.
 Ensure adherence to the Oxfam code of conduct, security guidelines and health & safety.
 As needed and by delegation from the Country Director, represent Oxfam in relevant fora and meetings with donors, partners or other stakeholders in relation to the Tunisia program.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
The Program Manager is a dynamic and strong personality with high standards on norms and values. He/she is an inspiring coach for his/her team, knows his/her way with budget steering and has experience in running an office day to day. He/she has excellent networking skills and knows how to build and maintain relationships with donors. He/she is also able to work in a political environment.

Essential
 A university level education in a relevant field
 At least 8 years experience in international development, program management and participatory strategy development
 Proven experience in leading teams, people management and creative human resource management as well as change management. Specific experience in line management, facilitation and coaching.
 Proven analytical skills and the capacity to think strategically
 Familiarity with management in a complex organizational structures and multi-country programming
 Knowledge of the Tunisia specific context or experience in working in countries in transition as well as a significant knowledge of the thematic areas of work of Oxfam in Tunisia
 Experience in representing an organization at senior level to civil society organizations, government, donors, etc
 Experience in policy and advocacy work at local, national and international levels
 Financial management skills to monitor the operational budget and the ability to identify relevant investment area
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French, English and Arabic, to motivate, influence and negotiate
 Experience in fundraising and in contract management of donor funded projects
 Human rights-based approach – Gender sensitivity
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter in French & curriculum vitae in English) in writing and mentioning the job title “Program Manager” to Recruitment.Tunisie@oxfamnovib.nl no later than Sunday 7th January, 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity Organization.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager in Tunisia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 07, 2018
Livestock Production Officer in Kenya , Kenya

Livestock Production Officer Kenya Market Led Dairy Supply Chain Project

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Under the leadership of Project Manager KMDP, the Livestock Specialist is responsible for providing technical input and coordinating all functions related to improvement in performance of dairy enterprises through establishment of functional extension systems at producer organizations, modern breeding and health promoting techniques, and uses these systems to develop dairy production plans in the project. The officer will also be responsible for supporting producer organizations to offer quality and reliable services to their members, through a robust extension systems, which will facilitate easy access to inputs and services, all of which will ultimately contribute to increased production and productivity.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Result Oriented, values committed, self-motivated, accountable and honest individual

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:

Mobilization and strengthening of Dairy Interest Groups to become effective participants in the dairy production improvement activities (30%)
- Based on the ongoing assessment, develop a plan for building capacity of the Peer Farmer Trainers and use the plan to train them so that they can effectively facilitate the group strengthening activities at the grassroots.
- Coordinate the strengthening of the 800 DIGs to become active participants in the dairy production improvement activities.
- Promote the formation of Savings and Credit Schemes by the DIGs to ensure that small holder farmers at the grassroots have mechanisms to finance the dairy improvement activities
-Facilitate the training of the DIGs on Group dynamics and social capital strengthening
- Facilitate the formation of Group Management Committees in each of the hubs (Producer Organizations)

DELIVERABLES:
- A training plan for Community Facilitators, Extension staff and Dairy Farm Assistants developed within the first 6 months and implemented based on the on-going capacity assessment gaps.
- Peer Farmer Trainers (Community Facilitators) actively involved on a daily basis in strengthening Dairy Interest Groups within the first 6 months. The number of Peer Farmer Trainers will be determined after the ongoing group assessment.
- 800 Dairy Interest Groups trained on Social Capital strengthening and group dynamics by the end of the second year.
- 800 Dairy Interest Groups strengthened to become active participants in dairy production improvement activities
- Dairy Interest Groups implementing savings and credit schemes and using the schemes to finance the dairy improvement activities on a monthly basis.
- Each Hubs with functional Group Management Committees by the end of the first year.

Coordinate the delivery of Grassroot Trainings to improve Dairy Productivity (30%)
- Coordinate the delivery of dairy improvement trainings using the KMDP manuals and other relevant materials
- Develop and implement detailed training plans for each of the producer organizations
- Facilitate training of Artificial Service Providers in order to efficiently and effectively deliver quality services to farmers
- Provide technical guidance and support in the establishment of fodder demo plots and promote replication of the same by the farmers
- Provide technical support Producer organizations to prepare and implement efficient feeding and breeding plans.

DELIVERABLES:
- Detailed implementation plan developed and implemented for all training to be undertaken per quarter
- 20,000 farmers fully trained and completed the Livestock training manual by the end of the second year.
- 50 AI providers trained to efficiently and effectively deliver quality services to farmers
- Fodder demonstration plots developed using the right agronomic standards by the end of the first year
- Breeding and Feeding Plans developed by the end of the first year and being used by the producer organizations for improving dairy production and productivity.

Monitoring and Evaluation (20%)
- Develop and implement robust production monitoring indicators including a g database for all production and productivity parameters.
- Develop and regularly update a database for all the farmers trained on dairy production and productivity improvement
- Monitor production and productivity related indicators at producer organization and DIG levels and provide timely advise to enable attainment of key productivity targets;
- Undertake monthly monitoring of the farmer trainings and their effectiveness together with group performance and submit a report on the same every month.
- Facilitate the GMCs to undertake quarterly Participatory Self Reviews and Planning (PSRP)
- Develop and promote best practice examples and ensure documentation of experience and lessons learned.

DELIVERABLES:
- Production and productivity indicators identified and a data base for the same developed by the end of the first year.
- Database for all the producers trained in different modules developed and updated quarterly.
- Quarterly monitoring of the production and productivity outcomes undertaken on a quarterly and information used to inform the corresponding the quarterly reports.
- PSRP reports from the Group Management Committees submitted quarterly
- At least four success stories produced i.e. at least one during each quarter
- Produce monthly field monitoring visit reports

Provide technical support to Producer organizations to set up effective extension coordination and management structures at the grassroots (15%)
- Support to producer organizations to setup robust extension systems that effectively serve smallholder farmers to increase production and productivity.
- Work with input service providers including Artificial Insemination services, to ensure that they deliver training and quality services to farmers - feeds, animal drugs, equipment, breeding services among others;
- Support the Producer Organizations to implement sustainable AI and Animal Health delivery systems
- Submit timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports indicating progress for each of the targeted producer organization
- Participate in the business Review Meetings for the Producer Organizations

DELIVERABLES:
- Functional Extension Coordination Structures in the 18 hubs (Producer Organizations) by the end of the first year.
- 18 Producer Organizations with functional extension subcommittees and coordinating extension activities
- 18 Producer Organizations implementing efficient Breeding and feeding plans
- Each hub with a functional system for delivery of Artificial Insemination and Animal Health Services
- AI services delivered system developed to service 20,000 farmers in the project area by the end of the second year.
- Progress reports submitted on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis, within the expected schedule.

Planning and Reporting (5%)
- Prepare monthly, quarterly workplans for implementing in line with the project operational plans and submit them within the expected timelines
- Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit to the Project coordinator, within the expected timelines
- Participate in compiling of donor reports as requested

DELIVERABLES:
- Annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly work plan produced and shared with the Project coordinator
- Well prepared weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports submitted to the project coordinator on schedule

Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Clear understanding of the dairy value chain and Heifer’s Value based model.
- Experience in delivering extension services to small scale farmers
- Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
- Strong farmer mobilization skills.
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building’ to Producer Organizations with a view to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry.
- Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in dairy productivity improvement and dairy value chain development that reaches women, youth, and underprivileged.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Knowledge of and experience with developing private/public partnerships at the district level.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Value Based Holistic Community Development.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the production segment of the dairy value chain (e.g. the concept of business development service provision).
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting inflexible deadlines.
- Ability to work with small holder farmers in rural set up while appreciating the dynamics or rural extension system
- Ability to work with minimal supervision

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal science or other related field, plus three (3) years’ experience in a mix of dairy production, value chain competitiveness, or agriculture development.

Preferred Requirements:
- Demonstrated experience in setting robust and sustainable extension systems for producer organizations. This requirement is in line with the need to have in built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
- Significant experience in supporting producer organization to increase dairy production and productivity.

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: To Be Determined
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: 12/31/17

Are you interested in becoming a Livestock Production Officer in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 31, 2017
Business Development Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Business Development Manager Market Led Dairy Supply Chain Project

Job Description
The Business Development Manager under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, will provide overall leadership in designing and implementing appropriate interventions within the project with the objective of developing the 23 producer organizations in the Kenya Market Led Dairy Supply Chain Project into strong and profitable farmer business organizations and entities. This will be achieved through capacity building of the organizations in business planning and financial management, development of management structures and systems, the provision of business advisory services and the development of key marketing and financial linkages in financial services, input services and strong partnerships with both public and private organizations. The interventions to be led by the Business Development Manager seek to increase the overall level of competitiveness of the dairy production business within the farmer producer organizations.


ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Intellectual curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, accountable, values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and Team player.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:

Business Development (30%)
- Undertake capacity assessment and due diligence for farmer business organizations.
- Support producer organizations to develop business plans, strategic plans and financial and human resource management systems.
- Capacity Building of Farmer business organizations through training in business, financial management and governance.
- Analysis and conducting of feasibility to assess and develop new business, investment and financing options.
- Provide advice and assistance in the establishment and maintenance of business and financial records keeping systems.
- Develop business models clearly showing the value proposition of Hubs to members and how it will leverage the opportunities in the production and market environment.

Deliverables:
- 23 producer organizations assessed within the first year of the project implementation and 23 capacity assessment reports developed.
- Technical assistance and mentorship provided to the 23 farmer-based on a quarterly basis s through research, advisory and visits and training sessions.
- Facilitate development of business planning guidelines and the development of business plans, strategic plans and financial management systems for 23 producer organizations by the end of the first year of the project.
- Capacity Building plans developed for all 23 farmer producer organizations by the end of the first year and their implementation updated and reviewed on a quarterly basis.
- Feasibility and analysis conducted to identify business and investment opportunities for 23 producer organizations and at least 3 new opportunities explored per year per organization.
- 23 producer organizations with established financial and business records systems that provide management with the key information to govern business operations by the end of the second year of project implementation.
- 23 producer organizations with established and documented business models with clear value proposition within the first 18 months of the project.
- 23 producer organizations achieve the targeted growth in hub member mobilization numbers based project and hub membership targets by the end of the second year of the project implementation.

Cooperative Governance and Management (30%).
- Provide support in establishing and operating market structures (e.g., collection centers, market centers, processing facilities, chilling centers, etc.)
- Facilitate the transformation of producer organizations (POs) into formal dairy collective enterprises that will stimulate dairy production
- Assist to develop guidelines for the formation, management and governance of cooperatives/Hubs/Producer groups
- Coordinate and build up linkages and networks with the appropriate government Cooperative Office and other organizations, as required

Deliverables:
- 23 producer organizations with functional market structures for milk aggregation by the second year of project implementation.
- All the producer organizations operating as dairy collective producer organization and cooperatives by the end of the project.
- The project has strong linkages with the government cooperative offices in all the 5 counties and all the 23 producer organizations are compliant with cooperative guidelines and formal requirements by the end of the second year of project implementation.

Capacity development (30%)
- Design, develop and deliver business management training packages/modules, in liaison with other relevant project staff
- Identify and carry out a comprehensive capacity assessment of the potential farmer producer organizations for the project to partner with and thereafter develop and deliver a capacity building programme
- Develop capacity building and operationalization of the business and marketing plans of the producer organizations/Hubs through joint planning, monitoring.
- Facilitate the capacity building of the Cooperative/union governing board and management in effective and efficient decision making, financial management, human resource management, operation and strategic planning and implementation, conflict management and democratic governance
- Support the Producer Organizations to put in place and implement efficient financial management systems and build their capacity in all aspects of financial management.

Collaboration towards a common goal (10%)
- With the Enterprise Development manager, develop the business hubs of the cooperatives with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
- Incorporate within the framework of the project, potential ‘win-win’ business opportunities which can attract different value chain actors to engage in transactional relationships with the farmer producer organizations and develop a platform for the achieving these partnerships.
- Work in close coordination with the relevant project staff on quality assurance and control for all livestock-based products for processing, packaging, marketing, and distribution.

Deliverables:
- The 23 producer organizations develop a strong platform for engaging with the value chain actors in transactional relationships.
- Close coordination and collaboration with Country Office Enterprise Development Manager, Training Manager and Animal Wellbeing Manager to deliver quality trainings through the annual capacity building plans.
- The 23 Producer Organizations achieve and maintain high quality standards for their produce including milk and have effective systems for daily quality monitoring.

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
- Strong communication skills in both English, Swahili, and other local languages of the cluster area.
- Strong business skills development, strategic planning and planning for farmer business organizations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development that reaches women, youth, the poor, and underprivileged.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing).
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build a more efficient, competitive and sustainable livestock industry. This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
- Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified milk and yoghurt among others), poultry (eggs and meat) and vegetables for onward supply to niche and markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of the sub-sectors.
- Experience in facilitating establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign processors.
- Knowledge and experience in strategic business planning and business analysis.
- Demonstrate ability to undertake market assessments and use the information generated to support the producer organizations to leverage these opportunities to remain competitive.
- Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity investing).
- Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
- Ability to integrate financial services within the value chains with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
- Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural and multisector setting.
- Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
- Ability to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or verbal).
- Ability to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some evenings.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business management, Rural Development, Animal production with post graduate diploma or experience in Business management or a related field is required
- Experience implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging environments.
- Minimum 5 years field and technical experience working on agribusiness development projects.
- Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: To Be Determined
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: 12/31/17

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 31, 2017
Program Manager in Tunisia , Tunisia

Job Purpose
Contribute to delivering the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS) for Tunisia within the one program approach in close co-operation with the local partners and in accordance with Oxfam 2020 vision. With the support of the Country Director, lead in designing, developing and delivering effective strategies and development programs to improve governance, gender justice and civil society space in Tunisia as well as potential new areas of work. Ensure quality delivery of externally funded programs. Foster co-operation between Oxfam affiliates. Be an active member of the country Senior Management Team (SMT).

Post conditions
Type of contract: Fixed term contract (1 year)
Contract Duration: One year renewable
Working hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis, Tunisia
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisia
Reporting line: Country Director
Staff reporting to this post: Program Officer(s), Project Coordinator(s), MEAL Officer(s)
Internal Job Grading: C1
Starting date: As soon as possible

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Program design, planning and Delivery
 Ensure and be accountable for the quality design, implementation, management and monitoring of the Oxfam program in Tunisia. This includes accomplishing program and project objectives, monitoring the progress of the Tunisia strategy and annual plan including the planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects, related to both the management of Oxfam budget for partner support, and the development and management of externally funded programs and managing potential constraints such as: costs, time, scope and quality.
 In coordination and with the support of the CD, access and use shared services as well as knowledge networks for program support.
 Contribute to the strategic reflections on Oxfam’s program work in Tunisia and in relation to the region and to global dynamics and enhance cross-regional dynamics.
 Contribute to the sign-off process when relevant of media and advocacy statements, and contribute as appropriate to the policy lines as per the country influencing strategy.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
 Lead and coordinate support to MEAL strategies and plans: Proactively lead and coordinate support for Oxfam and partner teams in designing and ensuring the operationalization and implementation of effective and participatory MEAL strategies and plans at all levels in line with Oxfam standards.
 Assure quality of program and projects: Provide assurance and control of the quality in terms of MEAL of program and project that is appropriate to the context and in line with Oxfam standards.
Management
 Manage the Oxfam program team in Tunisia, and in general be responsible for HR tasks in relation to the team (etc). This includes having work meetings with program staff, teambuilding, staff coaching & development, day to day line-management, performance interviews, being responsible for the recruitment and selection processes for new program staff, etc.).
 Empower and provide a steer to Program Officers on their respective programs and ensure linking and learning happens between the members of the team, and within the organization. Also promote linking & learning between counterparts and key stakeholders.
 Actively participate in the Tunisia Senior Management Team.

Resource Mobilization
 In close coordination with the Country Director and the Business Development and Funding Coordinator, actively seek and participate in fundraising initiatives and negotiate funding opportunities for the Tunisia program. Develop and implement projects and programs that potential back-donors could finance.
 Provide support in planning for participatory programme/project design: In close collaboration with funding team, guide and support CMT and program teams in planning for programme, project, and proposal design. This includes promoting and supporting early engagement and active participation of partners, primary change agents, and of Oxfam and partner PQ staff in program and project identification and design.
 Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders on fostering external funding opportunities.

Institutional Responsibilities
 Ensure adherence and compliance of the country program to agreed Oxfam policies and management standards.
 Ensure adherence to the Oxfam code of conduct, security guidelines and health & safety.
 As needed and by delegation from the Country Director, represent Oxfam in relevant fora and meetings with donors, partners or other stakeholders in relation to the Tunisia program.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
The Program Manager is a dynamic and strong personality with high standards on norms and values. He/she is an inspiring coach for his/her team, knows his/her way with budget steering and has experience in running an office day to day. He/she has excellent networking skills and knows how to build and maintain relationships with donors. He/she is also able to work in a political environment.

Essential
 A university level education in a relevant field
 At least 8 years experience in international development, program management and participatory strategy development
 Proven experience in leading teams, people management and creative human resource management as well as change management. Specific experience in line management, facilitation and coaching.
 Proven analytical skills and the capacity to think strategically
 Familiarity with management in a complex organizational structures and multi-country programming
 Knowledge of the Tunisia specific context or experience in working in countries in transition as well as a significant knowledge of the thematic areas of work of Oxfam in Tunisia
 Experience in representing an organization at senior level to civil society organizations, government, donors, etc
 Experience in policy and advocacy work at local, national and international levels
 Financial management skills to monitor the operational budget and the ability to identify relevant investment area
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French and Arabic, to motivate, influence and negotiate
 Experience in fundraising and in contract management of donor funded projects
 Human rights-based approach – Gender sensitivity
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter & curriculum vitae) no later than Wednesday 15th November, 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity Organization.

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Expiring: Nov 15, 2017

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