FAO recruits 01 Value Chain and Business Development Specialist
Value Chain and Business Development Specialist –SC10
Closure Date: 19/Apr/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FAO REPRESENTATION IN KENYA
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi
Duration: 11 months (subject to extension based on availability of funds)
Post Number: N/A
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The post is located in the FAO Representation Office in Kenya.
The Value Chain and Business Development Specialist will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Kenya and Programme Coordinator; and direct supervision of the Sub Programme Team Leader – Inclusive Value Chains. The Value Chain & Business Development Specialist will be responsible for providing technical leadership to FAO Kenya’s work on youth and agribusiness under the project “reducing the adverse drivers of migration through local value chain development”. In addition to this role the specialist will also provide strategic advice and guidance on the design, development and implementation of an Inclusive Livestock Value Chain Program.
Agribusiness and Value Chain Development.
Tasks and responsibilities
Develop and pilot models for engagement of the youth in agribusiness.
Oversee the assessment of selected value chains with a view of identifying opportunities for market driven production and coordinate the implementation of project activities on agri-business development.
Identify training needs and design training-of-trainers and frontline training programmes in collaboration with project partners and service providers in aspects of market-oriented production, business management, marketing and value addition.
Lead and coordinate agribusiness training for related youth groups including business development /enterprise management as well as financial literacy.
Link youth groups and individual youth enterprises to markets.
Strengthen producer organizations/small and medium agricultural enterprises/agricultural service providers through business incubation to foster entrepreneurship and value addition initiatives.
Support resource mobilization for the implementation and potential scale up of the project.
Contribute to periodic official reports according to project requirement/deadlines and donor related requests.
In relation to Livestock, the incumbent will;
Work with a team of Livestock professionals in designing a comprehensive Livestock Program.
He/she will also support the resource mobilisation efforts for the Livestock sector.
He/she will also support the implementation of value chain related initiatives in the Livestock sector.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Advanced university degree in agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural economics or a related field
8 – 10 years of relevant experience in providing advice and support to senior management within government.
Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili
National of Kenya
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Extent and relevance of experience in agriculture related emergency response and provision advice to high levels of government
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the public sector
Demonstrated ability to influence decision making
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
Experience and knowledge of FAO’s procedures is an advantage
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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