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Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya National Domestic Biogas Programme is part of the African Biogas Partnership Programme promoting large scale dissemination of domestic biogas in six African Countries .

The programme aims to provide 8000 households in Kenya with clean and green fuel for cooking and lighting in the next 4 years.

The Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers, the National Implementing Agency for the Programme is looking to fill in the following vacancies:-



1. Promotion and Marketing Officer

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, the Promotion and Marketing Officer will be responsible for;

  • Formulation and development of the programme promotion and marketing strategy.
  • Creation of a communication and PR strategy for the programme
  • Development of linkages with other biogas stakeholders
  • Monitoring customer satisfaction
  • Coordination of the programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Creation of awareness and develop demand for the programmes biogas digesters.
Qualifications 
  • The candidate should have a minimum of Masters Degree in Socio-Economics, Business Administration or community development
Experience:
  • Minimum 7 years experience in marketing, agricultural Project management, community mobilization, Monitoring and Evaluation, and have strong interpersonal, communication and PR skills, and must have experience in the livestock industry dynamics.
  • Experience on gender mainstreaming will be an added advantage.
2. Training and Extension Officer

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator.

Roles:
  • Development of a training and extension strategy for the programme.
  • Development of linkages with other extension service providers including those in private sector.
  • Promote Business Development Services ( BDS )
  • Dissemination of knowledge and information from research.
  • Providing advisory support on bio-slurry use to programme extension team.
Qualifications:
  • The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and with a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Extension or community development
Experience:
  • 5 years in agricultural extension and rural development or commercial BDS provision and must have strong training and facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in BDS provision is an advantage
3. Finance and Administration Officer

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator.

Responsibility
  • Development of sound financial management policies for the programme.
  • Take lead in the development, maintenance and implementation of an efficient finance management information system.
  • Responsible for the programme general administrative systems, routines and controls.
  • Responsible for budget management including liquidity planning and application preparation of midterm reviews budget monitoring and analysis.
  • Preparation of financial reports.
  • Development and implementation of internal controls.
  • Planning, management and facilitation of external audits.
  • Develop and implement the programme procurement procedures.
Qualification: 

The ideal candidate should have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and have a minimum of a Bachelor of commerce - accounting/finance option and with relevant professional qualifications.

Experience: 5 years working experience in donor funded programme, NGO or CBO's will be an added advantage.

4. Biogas Engineer

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator.

Roles
  • Supervise and coordinate construction of programme biogas digesters
  • Develop biogas masons training strategy.
  • Develop and ensure biogas plant quality assurance systems.
  • Coordinate and support the programmes regional biogas supervisors.
  • Compile technical reports.
  • Monitor performance pf completed plants.
Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate should have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Environmental, Civil or Agricultural engineering.
Experience: 
  • 5 years hands-on experience in the construction industry.
  • Experience in biogas/ renewable energy development will be an added advantage.
5. Programme Accountant

Reporting to the Finance & Administration Officer.

Roles
  • Maintenance and implementation of an efficient finance/ management information system.
  • Budget management
  • Procurement
  • Financial planning and reporting
  • Efficient processing of payments to programme staff, partners and service providers.
Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and proficient in computers.
  • And be a holder of a Bachelors degree in commerce (Accounting/ Finance option).
  • Professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
Experience: 
  • 2 years working experience.
  • Experiences in donor funded programme, NGO's or CBO's will be an added advantage.
6. Biogas Technicians 
(5 posts)

Reporting to the Biogas Engineer

Roles
  • Supervise and coordinate construction of programme biogas plant in their respective regions.
  • Ensure compliance to quality assurance standards of plants constructed.
  • Guide clients on biogas plants sizing, and procurement of construction materials.
  • Monitor performance of completed biogas plants.
Qualifications:
  • The ideal candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, and have a minimum of a diploma in civil, Building construction or agricultural engineering or any other relevant course.
Experience:
  • 2 years working experience.
  • Knowledge of biogas/ renewable energy development will be an added advantage.
Candidates who fully meet the requirements above should submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates, details and contacts of three (3) professional referees to the address below on or before Friday, 9th April 2010.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers,
P.O. Box 43148, 00100, GPO
Family Health Plaza
Mai Mahiu road
Nairobi

Or email: - jobs @ kenfap.org

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