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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Chemonics International (USAID Funded)

Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks experienced professionals for an anticipated livestock growth project in Kenya funded by USAID. 

This five-year contract aims to improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness of livestock value chains in Marsabit and Garissa while furthering livestock-related economic opportunities. 

Specific areas of expertise include: improved livestock productivity, animal science, range management, livestock marketing, dairy/meat processing, agribusiness management, pastoral livestock systems, animal nutrition/health, and breeding.

Chief of Party

  • Minimum 10 years experience, including 5 years as COP or Senior Programme Manager, working in livestock or agricultural development programs in the Horn of Africa, including pastoral areas.
  • Strong communications skills and proven ability to work collaboratively with host-country officials, donor organizations, and other key stakeholders.
Value Chain Competitiveness and Inclusiveness Expert / DCOP
  • Minimum 10 years regional/international experience in relevant technical sector.
  • Demonstrated success implementing programs using USAID’s facilitated value chains approach.
  • Strong background in gender integration and women’s empowerment.
Livestock Specialist
  • Minimum 10 years experience in livestock development, including marketing and processing.
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing or evaluating livestock programs in the Horn of Africa.
Chief Financial Officer
  • Minimum 10 years financial management/administration experience for international projects.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in management of sub-grants and sub-contracts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and donor reporting requirements.
All candidates must possess Master’s degree in relevant field or Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years relevant experience and English fluency. Experience in Kenya or E. Africa, specifically in pastoral areas, preferred.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to by May 25, 2012. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries please. 

Finalists will be contacted.

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