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Team Leader & Manager Job Vacancy

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 livelihoods through innovative access to information, technology, means and markets.

KENDAT has innovative Conservation Agriculture Value-Chain, Renewable Energy and Animal Welfare programmes.

KENDAT innovative interventions are actualised under partnership efforts that are propelled from village level Agribusiness Health Centres (AHCs).

These are the platforms from which smallholder farmers are engaged in self-advancement training and development exchange with supply-side actors in matters of understanding and participating in technology transfer processes climaxing on information, means and markets in
supported livelihood journeys from subsistence to business farming.

KENDAT is best known for her specialised work in animal power and welfare and particularly the highly specialized Heshimu Punda Programme. Undertakings here have deeply grounded efforts that focus on human behaviour change through animal welfare awareness and practice.

For 9 years, The Brooke Hospital for Animals (UK) has sponsored practical community knowledge transfer efforts in donkey health & husbandry management, preventive care and even policy influencing interventions.

KENDAT seeks to employ a Team Leader and Manager with specialised knowledge and experience in sustainable and innovative development interventions that influence positive change in human-animal interactions for the betterment of work-animal welfare and household livelihood systems.

This Senior Staff position based in Nairobi (Kenya) requires a highly motivated and animal welfare passionate individual, familiar with equine welfare and Kenya’s agribusiness and logistical operations under farm and peri-urban work environment.

Great familiarity with agribusiness and animal welfare partnership mobilization and building at individual, group and institutional level, from farm to policy levels is a mandatory backing.

The post has room for exploiting own innovative etiquette, leading a team of 20 to 30 able employees with a nudge for teamwork and self-growth as much as organizational development.

The post carries an attractive remuneration package with attractive benefits.

The winning candidate will demonstrate skills and capacity to provide first class leadership, include and attract stakeholders, coordinate staff and focus on beneficiaries, to grow the programme and advance the KENDAT mission.

Working under the supervision of the Board and the CEO, the Manager will be the prime programme planner, anchor and disseminator, supported by management and a wide range of donor representatives to excel and fast-track the reach to ever-more work animals, their use-regulators and beneficiaries.

Target profile and skills include:

  • At least a first degree in a relevant discipline such as agriculture and livestock development studies, social sciences, management or other related areas of agri-business value-chains and general rural development.
  • Significant experience working with a national or international animal welfare or humanitarian, development NGO, with demonstrable and strong programme planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Knowledge of basic animal welfare concepts and an understanding of the importance of working equines to the economies of developing countries.
  • Experience in playing implementation as well as representational roles in partnership building at local and senior levels, including policy and international arena.
  • Proven experience in developing, leading and managing teams and building partnership agreements, with confidence and due regards to dependable budgeting of finance and other resource management.
  • Credible experience with organizational risk registers, security procedures, rural development project M&E tools, conflict resolution, engagement of children and the youth, animal risk and welfare assessment, micro-finance and other group effort etc.
  • Excellent engaging communication and presentational as well as information management skills and the ability to write clear concise reports for a variety of audiences.
  • An excellent Team Player and Strategic Thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, backed by IT and internet savvy, social media and other competence.
  • Capacity to prioritise and work with a high degree of independence and in flexible work hours to undertake a heavy workload under pressure and tight deadlines, including under international travel conditions.
  • A post-graduate degree, experience in agribusiness, draft animal power engineering, equine health and husbandry, financial accounting and audit, and international relations will be added advantages.
Send Application Letter justifying your interest, stating current remuneration, CV with full personal and 2 Referees’ contact details, enclosing copies of relevant certificates/testimonials to:

The CEO, KENDAT, 
P.O. Box 2859-00200 
Nairobi, 

or info@kendat.org;

by 25th January, 2012. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted no later than February 1, 2012.


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