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SACDEP Kenya Jobs

Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP – Kenya) is a Development Organisation, with its head office based in Thika and working in 12 Counties in Central, Eastern, Coast and Rift Valley Regions of Kenya.

SACDEP - Kenya invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill in the posts as below:

General Qualifications:
  • Bias in Sustainable (Organic) Agriculture Principles and Practices.
  • Over 10 years experience in Community Based Project Implementation.
  • Proven ability in fund-raising through winning project proposals.
  • Proven experience in working with small holder farmers in rural settings
  • A valid Motor Cycle riding license

1. Small Holder Agro – Marketing Coordinator

The position will require a person who is able to coordinate implementation and further develop a Food and Agriculture Value Chain Programme.

Reporting to the Programs Manager, the person should have the following qualifications:-

Specific Qualifications

  • Diploma or BSc. in any of these disciplines; Agriculture Marketing, Agribusiness, Agriculture Economics or Food Science.
  • Practical Skills in designing and execution of community based/led Agriculture Marketing programme.
  • 10 years experience working in a community integrated marketing, processing and savings programme.
  • Knowledge on value chain development for Small Holder Agriculture
  • Experience in working with Small Holder Farmers on an integrated marketing project will be an added advantage.
2. Agriculture Training and Extension Officer

The position will require a person who is able to coordinate field training for Small Holder Farmers. The Person should be knowledgeable on use of demonstration farm to enhance farmers learning.

Reporting to the Outreach and Networking Manager, the person should have the following qualifications:-
  • Experience in managing a Farm as a commercial enterprise with viable farming enterprises.
  • Diploma, BSC professional training in General Agriculture.
  • Experience in small-holder community based productivity projects.
  • Skills in designing and implementing structural community based Projects e.g. cattle dips and livestock sheds
  • Skills in agro-products food processing, value addition, packaging and marketing.
  • Practical knowledge in designing and implementing irrigation projects.
3. On-Farm Participatory Research and Training Officer

The position will require a person who is able to coordinate a Research and Training Programme implemented for Small Holder Farmers.

The Person should be knowledgeable on participatory research techniques.

Reporting to the Outreach and Networking Manager, the person should have the following qualifications:-

Specific Qualifications
  • Diploma, BSc. professional training in General Agriculture.
  • Practical experience in handling honey bees and general beekeeping
  • Past knowledge and experience in implementation of integrated environmental conservation projects
  • Previous skills in designing and implementing participatory research initiatives.
Applications, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, names of three references, day time telephone contact and e-mail address to be sent to:-

The Executive Director
SACDEP- Kenya,
P.O Box 1134, Thika 01000,
Thika.

Closing date: Friday, 8th July 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

If you do not hear from us by 1st August 2011 please consider yourself unsuccessful.


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