Agribusiness Advisor at SNV, Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 9 September 2018

SNV is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Agribusiness Advisor in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Agribusiness Advisor will support the achievement of the SWA project’s ambition of improving irrigated agriculture technology, fostering the marketing systems, strengthening and linkages development of the industry players, through leading the project’s capacity building strategy in developing and providing targeted market based solutions.

SNV’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people living in poverty.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Agribusiness Advisor will perform the following functions:

  • Design overall enterprise and marketing development strategy; encompass market led / value chain development approach to be integrated in all outcome areas to unlock growth; increase productivity, employment and income, enhance innovation adoption and uptake, embed sustainability; socio-economic and environmentally sustainability.
  • Facilitate development of commercial / business linkages.
  • Promote and profile innovation and investment funds.
  • Design a strategy to strengthen linkages between stakeholders – governments’ representatives and the private sector.
  • Maintain working relations with relevant government line ministries and private sector / research institutions to coordinate the adoption and uptake of innovations and/or approaches in irrigation agriculture development.
  • Support identification of market-led / sustainable agro-based economic opportunities and assist in understanding and implementation of demand-driven, commercialization approach to rural development based on access to markets.
  • Develop or facilitate training modules for project staff related to the key decision making tools for market analysis and program intervention design.
  • Provide support and guidance to the project manager to develop, review, oversee and review project strategy and activities related to the implementation of the project according to the project proposal.
  • And any other duty that may be assigned by the project manager from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ related experience; or a Master’s degree and 3 years’ related post-graduation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in the following or related field’s agriculture economics, business administration, public administration, agriculture policy, etc.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in value chain and market access related, and/or analysis/research of agribusiness and/or socio-economic development projects.
  • Practical experience supporting the development of farmers’ and farmers’ enterprises.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with private sector players (financial institutions, exporters, buyers, traders, transporters, input suppliers or processors).
  • Skill in training, facilitation, networking, interpersonal relationships and familiarity with commonly used tools for market analysis and program design.
  • An understanding of climate-smart agriculture principles is preferred.
  • Higher than average competence in MS Office applications.
  • Fluency in English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit SNV.

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