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Administration & Communications Officer and Veterinary Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Network for Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies is a local NGO with a 20-Year old mission to empower smallholder farmers to sustainably improve their household incomes and livelihoods through innovative access to information, technology, means and markets.
KENDAT has innovative Conservation Agriculture Value-Chain programmes and agri-service development interventions actualised from Village Information Resource and Exchange Centre (VIREC) platforms. KENDAT scope of development work is innovative in that it engages smallholder farmers in livelihood interventions that improve soil, water, power and market efficiency, while helping them gain respect and voice, in supported journeys from subsistence to business farming.
KENDAT is best known for her specialised work in renewable energy including animal and solar power utilisation for farm operations. The specialised Heshimu Punda Programme has focus on human behaviour change through animal welfare awareness and practice.
For 9 years, Brooke Hospital for Animals (UK) has sponsored practical community knowledge transfer efforts in donkey health & husbandry management, preventive care and even policy influencing interventions.

Administration & Communications Officer
KENDAT seeks to employ an Administration Officer with special qualities in web-based and other communication based skills and competencies in Nairobi. The post has room for innovation, self-growth & carries an attractive remuneration package with attractive benefits.
The winning candidate will provide and coordinate office and field administrative support for project staff and stakeholders. Working under the supervision of the CEO, s/he will be office anchor, to support staff on HR and manage office records and archiving, control of institutional physical assets, and flow of information between and within projects, as well as externally to help disseminate and upscale programme work.
Target profile and skills include at least a Degree in Business Administration or Communication backed by experience in publishing, web development & PR. 3-5 years’ experience in a busy office, internet uploads and blogging. Modern knowledge of media applications and innovation, fluency in spoken and communication English are mandatory. Some experience in Accounts, international exposure, logistics management and events organisation will be added advantages.
Veterinary Officer
KENDAT seeks to employ a Veterinary officer to be based in Kiambu, Nairobi or Kirinyaga. The post carries a clear
growth path, an attractive remuneration package with attractive benefits.
The winning candidate will:
·         Provide veterinary/clinical service to donkeys with a passion for good animal welfare including, responding to donkey related emergencies.
·         Train and help build sustained donkey clinical services, health and disease surveillance schemes, record keeping and other structural inputs among local animal health supporters and providers,
·         Inculcate animal husbandry, management and preventive care in communities, with special attention to farm and transport operations of donkeys,
·         Help build innovative, exciting and fun-learning, donkey welfare networks and care communities of practice, with observable and measurable gains in social stature and livelihood impacts,
·         Have credible experience in participatory community development studies and applied research methodologies.
Target profile/skills include a minimum of a Degree in Veterinary Medicine, with at least 2 years’ experience in field
practice. Knowledge and practice in equine medicine, rural development project implementation cycle, reporting and M&E including clinical and livelihoods audit are necessary. Modern use of computers for mission, analysis and communication will be advantageous.
Send CV, stating current remuneration, full personal and 2 Referees’ contact details, enclosing relevant certificates/
testimonials to
KENDAT
P.O. Box 2859-00200 Nairobi,
or Kendat@africaonline.co.ke by 5th July 2011.
Vets who applied through recent internal advert need not re-apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by about July 10, 2011.

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