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Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine (KFIE) Project Staff, Nairobi, Kenya

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for various positions with the Empowerment and Civic Engagement Group. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. Only Kenyan nationals are eligible for consideration.

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to www.winrock.org to the Jobs link and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing KFIE by February 24.

Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Various/TBD

LOCATION: Nairobi or Kisumu, Kenya

UNIT: Empowerment and Civic Engagement Group

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party/Project Director

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

USAID/Kenya is planning a new program called “Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine” (KFIE). KFIE is designed to foster and bring to scale innovative private sector solutions to persistent poverty and food insecurity.

KFIE is intended to harness the power of innovative private sector approaches to leverage resources and integrate new approaches to agricultural solutions thereby accelerating efforts to address poverty and food security needs in Kenya.

Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. Only Kenyan nationals are eligible for consideration.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project staff will be responsible for program delivery including identification of promising innovations that will contribute to increased agricultural productivity and improved nutritional status in food insecure areas of Kenya, monitoring capital investments/grants to selected innovations, providing technical assistance in business management to selected innovations and coordinating outside technical assistance in targeted areas, as needed, collaborating with USAID and its implementing partners to monitor and assess innovations’ success.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education: Advanced degree in business, agriculture, or related field.

Work Experience: At least 10 years’ experience, in one or more of the following areas:

• Enterprise development • Enterprise management in maize, dairy or horticulture value chains • Organizational development • Value chain development • Microfinance access • Agriculture technologies transfer • Public-private partnership building • Public relations & communications • Behavior change communications • USAID project monitoring and evaluation • USAID grants management • Experience with USAID funding strongly preferred

Skills: Proven ability to leverage private sector investment to advance Kenya’s development agenda will be a distinct asset. Experience with technical and financial reporting and communicating program success is essential.

Other: Fluency in English and Kiswahili required

How to apply:

Applicants should go to www.winrock.org to the Jobs link and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing KFIE by February 24.

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