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Dupoto-e-Maa Economic Programme Manager Job Vacancy in Kajiado Kenya

Dupoto-e-Maa, Pastoralists Development Organization NGO based and operating in Kajiado District, promoting Pastoralists resources related (livestock value chain) economic programme is looking for a qualified, dynamic, innovative and motivated economic manager for a 2 year programme.

Reporting to the Programme Manager he/she will lead a team of staff and collaborate with the other Programme staff. Eligible candidate will have a minimum of Bachelors degree in Econ/Agribusiness, Commerce (marketing option); or equivalent
The task will include but not restricted to:
  • Managing and coordinating effective implementation of economic programme under Dupoto
  • Lead the preparation of key programme documents including strategic plan, production and implementation of business plans, business propositions and action plans for the next two years

  • Contributing to and effecting Dupoto institutional/organizational/ management requirements
  • Ensuring quality livestock standards and delivery to market on schedule as per agreement while ensuring environmental protection and land management for increased yields.
  • Formulating and implementing effective strategies, mechanisms and action plans to ensure gender equity such that women participate effectively and benefit adequately from the programme.
  • Promote Institutional and program structure development of the marketing groups
  • Promote participation of households in commercial beef production and marketing
  • Coordinate and ensure participation of actors in particular the private sector and other key stakeholders in the value chain
  • Produce periodic reports for the programme and presentation to the key stakeholders
Skills and experience: 
  • Analytical skills, acquainted with the approach of value chain, smallholder/pastoralists production and marketing programmes,
  • Computer literacy, clean driving license and driving for at least 4 years, Have at least 3 years of managing similar economic programme (and preferably using value chain approach),
  • Have experience of working with private sector actors involved in the livestock marketing, Age (28-45), and have proven management, leadership and business networking capacity,
  • Good communication in English and Swahili and Maa language is an added advantage and
  • prepared to start work by August 2010 latest
Application with Covering Letter, Applicant's CV (email, address and telephone contacts for the Applicant and at least three referees), must reach the undersigned NOT later than 5.00 PM on, Saturday 24th July 2010.

The application should be posted (hard copy) or emailed to the following address:

The Programme Manager,
Dupoto-e-Maa,
P. O. Box 264,
Kajiado

or Email address: dupoto-e-maa@africaonline.co.ke

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