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Agriculture and Value Chain Promotion Experts 

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The Ministry of Agriculture/GIZ Western province is advertising for the above position.

The agribusiness / value chain expert will work under the overall supervision of the provincial director of agriculture in western province. The duty station will be at the ministry of agriculture county office (Kakamega and Bungoma).

In particular the National Technical Adviser (NTA) shall:

  • Organize and facilitate trainings in value chain/Agribusiness development for ministry of agriculture staff
  • Carry out training needs assessments
  • Identification of actors in selected value chains
  • Backstopping trainings for value chain-stakeholders done by extension staff Source, compile and collate information on agroprocessing
  • Mainstream cross-cutting issues together with responsible officers Coordinate value chain-activities
  • Organize and facilitate value chain trainings as a lead trainer for extension staff
  • Reinforce networking between ministries, private sector, and development partners
  • Facilitate ministry of agriculture staff in documentation of best-practises, success stories, etc.
Profession and work experience:
  • The NTA is expected to hold a university degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness development or any agricultural related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience as agricultural extension provider is requested.
  • A minimum 2 years working experiences in value chain-promotion, and ToT are essential,
Additional knowledge and experience:
  • Common knowledge in ICT skills (Microsoft office applications, especially word, PowerPoint, Outlook Express, and Internet Explorer), data analyzing- and processing skills are a must.
Required personal qualities

The applicant must have a good communication and facilitation skills, familiar with participatory approaches, team building skills, and respect for diverse cultures.

Knowledge of languages:

Written and spoken English Spoken Kiswahili and Luhya

Interested persons should send in applications by 9th December, 2011 to:

The Provincial Director of Agriculture Western Province
P.O.Box 27 - 50100 Kakamega

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