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Africa Harvest Jobs in Kenya: Field Project Coordinator and Internship Opportunity

Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI or Africa Harvest) is an International Technology Development and Transfer Foundation incorporated in the United States of America as a non-profit organization.
It has its headquarters in Kenya and operational regional offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, Toronto Canada and Washington D.C in the U.S.A. The Vision of the foundation is Africa free of hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. The Foundation seeks to empower rural communities in Africa by providing appropriate technologies to boost their food production and income (see our website www.africaharvest.org).
The Foundation is seeking to recruit a dynamic person to the positions of Field Project Coordinator based in Kitui who will also serve as an Assistant Project Manager. The successful candidate will be offered an initial two year contract to coordinate the project implementation in Kitui, Nzaui and Makueni districts in Eastern Province.
Key Responsibility
Reporting to the Project Manager, within the Technology Deployment Programme, the Field Coordinator’s responsibilities will include the following:

  • Mobilizing smallholder farmers into operational groups and building their capacity in identified gaps
  • Supporting adoption of horticulture and traditional crops innovations and technologies- e.g. tissue culture banana, sorghum, millets and on-farm trees
  • Promoting improvement of soil fertility and productivity at community and farm levels through use of manure and soil fertility enhancing crops
  • Promoting improvement of water conservation, harvesting and management through appropriate techniques
  • Supporting short cycle livestock production for dairy goats, sheep and poultry
  • Data collection, compiling reports and submitting same to the project manager
  • Networking with diverse stakeholders
Academic Qualifications and Experience
  • A degree in agriculture, veterinary, science or any other relevant field
  • Five year hands on experience implementing projects with similar scope
  • Team player, self driven, strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Networking and people skills
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
All applications should be sent with current CV, cover letter explaining your suitability for the job, salary expectations
and three names of your referees.
Opportunity for Internship
Are you a young Masters Degree holder (or about to graduate) and looking for some practical experience in
development?
Africa Harvest would like to provide an opportunity for you through our internship programme.
Internships will be offered in the Africa Harvest’s headquarters in Nairobi.
Interested applicants should submit their current CV, a two page write up describing their interest in agricultural development.
Hard copies OR electronic copies of applications should be submitted before June 30, 2010.
The Human Resources Manager
Africa Harvest P.O. Box 642-00621
Village Market, Nairobi
Kenya.
E mail addressed: kenya@ahbfi.or.ke

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