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02 July, 2022
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Business Development Officer 2022

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Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse (VSF-Suisse), is a politically and religiously neutral humanitarian organization focusing on preventing and alleviating suffering, disease and hunger, and contributing to socio-economic development and sustainable environment, in areas where livestock, agriculture and related issues play, or could play an important role in peoples’ livelihoods, food and nutrition security and resilience. VSF-Suisse works both in humanitarian aid and in long-term development in seven countries of West and East Africa.Four exciting positions have arisen in our Kenya Programme. Compensation will be aligned with the VSF-Suisse rates for the respective position. These roles require applicants to have the right to work in Kenya. Priority will be accorded to qualified applicants who reside in the targeted project locations. VSF-Suisse does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process for the advertised position.

Duty Station: The position will be100 % field based in Western Kenya

Reporting to: Project Manager

Expected Start Date: 01 August 2022

Duration: Six (6) months but will be subject to annual contracts based on acceptable performance and availability of donor funding

Overall Responsibilities:

The position holder will support the activity implementation of an oncoming animal welfare and food safety activities along the poultry value chain in Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu and Siaya Counties, currently under negotiation. S/he will work under the direct instructions, guidance,and supervision of the Project Manager, and in liaison and close collaboration with all otherproject team members in the programme in the discharge of the functions s/he is responsible for.The project aims to improve incomes and employment opportunities for youth along the value chain. The project aims to improve incomes and employment opportunities for youth along the value chain.Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the position holder will:

  • Oversee the implementation of the business-related project activities based on the activity logframe and approved work plans.
  • Coordinate the business-related activities of the project.
  • Facilitate community dialogue meetings for community sensitization and awareness creation on the project and document the outcomes.
  • Carry out business-related training needs assessments for poultry value chain actors,produce reports develop a training curriculum
  • Facilitate all business training sessions and document the outcomes through written reports
  • Collect, evaluate and report on business information on poultry in relation to animal welfare and food safety.
  • Develop a business case for poultry value chain that considers poultry welfare issues.
  • Assist entrepreneurs to set up appropriate self-monitoring and evaluation systems for their businesses.
  • Prepare and timely submit high-quality project progress reports according to donor requirements.
  • Represent VSF Suisse in the livestock sector/food security meetings/County stakeholder meetings.
  • Prepare and submit project imprest requests and periodic field work plans based on the project logframe and budgets to the supervisor for processing.
  • Participate in periodic team planning meetings and share information on daily and weekly progress on project implementation.
  • Liaise with community leaders, local government officials, NGOs, UN-bodies and other partners wherever appropriate and required.
  • Maintain daily communications with the country office on all issues relating to weather, security, project activities, staff movement and welfare issues,

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required

  • Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Degree in Agricultural or Livestock economics, Agribusiness, or Marketing. A Post-graduate training in the same or related field would be desirable
  • At least 5 years working experience in agricultural/livestock value chains in, but not restricted to, smallholder setting in the rain-fed high agricultural potential areas
  • Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises.
  • Experience in gender sensitive participatory approaches in community development work
  • Excellent organizational, managerial and report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team•Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines
  • Person of integrity –honesty and good moral standing
We look forward to receiving your application(s) in English. Please add:

  • Motivation Letter (maximum one page) stating why you are the right person for this position
  • A recent CV of 2 pages maximum
  • Scanned copies of your work certificates and relevant academic certificates
  • Scanned copy of National ID/Passport
  • Names of three referees and their contact details.

How To Apply

Send your application by e-mail to [email protected] by Tuesday 7July,2022 at 5:00 PM East Africa Time. The application e-mail should indicate on the subject line the Job Title. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Interviews are planned between 14 and 16July 2022 in Nairobi.

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