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For over 45 years and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community
development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 97 projects in 38 countries and revenues of over $140 million.

Head Driver/Technician 


Nairobi, Kenya.  

We are currently seeking a Head Driver/Technician for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. 

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond. 

The Head Driver/Technician is responsible for ensuring that car maintenance work is done and monitored as per the reports of the drivers and is responsible for providing safe, reliable and efficient vehicle transportation according to the needs of the REGAL-AG program.

Responsibilities:
  • Determine safe and efficient driving routes for transportation of personnel and goods
  • Schedule and oversee—in coordination with the Office and Logistics Manager—the work of all other REGAL-AG project drivers
  • Assist with daily business errands and the photocopying of office documents
  • Maintain accurate vehicle logs
  • Manage the service and oil changing schedule for all vehicles
  • Maintain clean conditions inside vehicles
  • Carry out routine bus safety check and report needed repairs
  • Assist in inspection and diagnosis of any worn or defective parts on vehicles
  • Assist in repairing basic field mechanical malfunctions of vehicles before sending the car for workshop maintenance
  • Ensure cleanliness and maintenance of program vehicles
  • Assist with the delivery of documents and receipt of procurements into the office
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Office and Logistics Manager and senior staff
  • Ensure strict compliance with ACDI/VOCA Employee Policy Manual, particularly regarding security procedures; use of a cell phone/PDA while driving; vehicle usage policy
Qualifications:
  • At least three year certificate training in motor vehicle mechanics
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • At least two (2) years of experience in a similar occupation or with off road vehicle manufacturers (Land cruiser, Land Rover, Rangers)
  • Fluency in English required
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

Finance and Office Manager, Garissa, Kenya.
 
We are currently seeking a Finance and Office Manager for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. 

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond.  

The primary REGAL-AG office will be based in Nairobi, with an office in each of the target operational regions, Marsabit and Garissa. The Regional Finance and Office Manager will handle all aspects of the administration, operations and financial management of the regional office in Garissa.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that administrative, operations and procurement functions of Garissa office are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA’s Employee Personnel Manual (EPM), Procurement Manual, USAID rules and regulations, and applicable Kenyan law; prepare required documentation
  • Address general mail deliveries for the Garissa office, including invoices, requests for information, etc.
  • Monitor office equipment and maintain supply levels, submit supply order requests as needed
  • Act as liaison to outside vendors
  • Assist with setup for new staff members to ensure smooth orientation
  • Ensure kitchen area is cleanly maintained and stocked
  • Ensure efficient maintenance of office assets, equipment, facilities, IT, security, etc.
  • Ensure efficient organization and execution of events, conferences, workshops, large general meetings in Garissa
  • Supervise the driver and any temporary or contract workers such as cleaners, security guards, maintenance workers, etc.
  • Monitor and record staff attendance times and dates for Garissa office – inform the Office and Logistics Manager of staff leave (annual and sick) and ensure that prior approval as needed
  • Maintain organized and accurate records  including the submission of payment requests for general invoices, payments, and expense reports
  • Maintain adequate Petty Cash for Garissa office, notifying Office and Logistics Manager   as needed if additional funds are required
  • Perform cash counts on a daily basis and report the end day balance to Finance Manager.Enter all cash transactions in cash book on a daily basis
  • Maintain and/or prepare receipts of items purchased and provide office asset information to the Office and Logistics Manager for entering into the electronic inventory system
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in management or related field is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing office operations and demonstrated    understanding of and experience with USAID policy and procedures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, creative and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills required
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line. 

 No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

Finance and Office Manager

Marsabit, Kenya

We are currently seeking a Finance and Office Manager for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID. 

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. 

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond.  

The primary REGAL-AG office will be based in Nairobi, with an office in each of the target operational regions, Marsabit and Garissa. The Regional Finance and Office Manager will handle all aspects of the administration, operations and financial management of the regional office in Marsabit.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that administrative, operations and procurement functions of Marsabitoffice are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA’s Employee Personnel Manual (EPM), Procurement Manual, USAID rules and regulations, and applicable Kenyan law; prepare required documentation
  • •    Address general mail deliveries for the Marsabitoffice, including invoices, requests for information, etc.
  • •    Monitor office equipment and maintain supply levels, submit supply order requests as needed
  • •    Act as liaison to outside vendors
  • •    Assist with setup for new staff members to ensure smooth orientation
  • •    Ensure kitchen area is cleanly maintained and stocked
  • •    Ensure efficient maintenance of office assets, equipment, facilities, IT, security, etc.
  • •    Ensure efficient organization and execution of events, conferences, workshops, large general meetings in Marsabit
  • •    Supervise the driver and any temporary or contract workers such as cleaners, security guards, maintenance workers, etc.
  • •    Monitor and record staff attendance times and dates for Marsabitoffice – inform the Office and Logistics Manager of staff leave (annual and sick) and ensure that prior approval as needed
  • •    Maintain organized and accurate records  including the submission of payment requests for general invoices, payments, and expense reports
  • •    Maintain adequate Petty Cash for Marsabitoffice, notifying Office and Logistics Manager   as needed if additional funds are required
  • •    Perform cash counts on a daily basis and report the end day balance to Finance Manager.Enter all cash transactions in cash book on a daily basis
  • •    Maintain and/or prepare receipts of items purchased and provide office asset information to the Office and Logistics Manager for entering into the electronic inventory system
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in management or related field is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing office operations and demonstrated    understanding of an experience with USAID policy and procedures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, creative and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills required
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org. 
 
Please include the position title in the subject line.  No phone calls please. 

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

Livestock Productivity Specialist /Regional Manager

Garissa, Kenyq

We are currently seeking a Livestock Productivity Specialist/Regional Manager for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond. 

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the technical quality of livestock development activitiesincluding improved livestock productivity, animal nutrition, animal health, breeding, and livestock marketing in Garissa.
  • Support general programmatic components of improving livestock productivity and expanding existing/developing new input and service markets. 
  • Work with Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Advisor to develop and implement value chain facilitation interventions that increase livestock productivity by increasing access to animal feed in all seasons, improving access and affordability of feed and improving herd health/management.
  • Play a lead role in interacting with key implementing actors and other development partners in Garissa. Coordinate with the Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Advisor on a regular basis to participate in and coordinate regular planning processes; discuss field activities, successes, and potential issues and risks; and contribute to knowledge management.
  • Ensure implementation of the Gender Integration Strategy and Work Planso that gender considerations can be meaningfully and efficiently integrated throughout all of REGAL-AG activities and operations in Garissa.
  • Collaborate closely with the REGAL-IR project in Garissa to improve community based rangeland management.
  • Ensure REGAL-AG activities in Garissa comply with environmental recommendations and appropriate environmental compliance status reporting.
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.  
  • Prepare and contribute to work plans, financial, logistical and other documents as requested to facilitate the successful, responsive implementation of the program.
  • Support the overall knowledge management process, contributing to quarterly reports and the M&E process. 
  • Emphasize and facilitate the development of a robust learning culture within the REGAL-AG team in Garissa.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Under the guidance and supervision of the DCOP/Livestock specialist
  • Provide leadership in identifying livestock-related household economic strengthening activities for vulnerable households in the county.
  • Maintain strong relationships with groups, associations and government partners supporting various actors in the livestock value chain.
  • Work with target actors to provide opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial/innovations/capacity building or training, as well as other market-based opportunities by linking with REGAL–AG and other USAID programs and implementers conducting economic, livestock and nutrition development programs.
  • Maintain regular constructive communication with all project subcontractors
  • Develop project collaboration with the public authorities in the District of Garissa and particularly with the Ministries of Livestock Development, Agriculture and the Provincial Administration.
  • Promote the project in Garissa and seek leverage with other projects, donors, and investors.
  • Regularly visit project sites as well as the subcontractor offices in locations slated for intervention.
  • Ensure that appropriate security procedures and roles are followed by the project staff and any other assignments or tasks at the request of his/her supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in livestock development, including livestock marketing and processing. 
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in animal science, range management, livestock marketing, dairy/meat processing, agribusiness management, International relations, development studies, pastoral livestock systems or related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, creative and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills required.
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

Livestock Productivity Specialist /Regional Manager

Garissa, Kenyq

We are currently seeking a Livestock Productivity Specialist/Regional Manager for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond. 

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the technical quality of livestock development activitiesincluding improved livestock productivity, animal nutrition, animal health, breeding, and livestock marketing in Garissa.
  • Support general programmatic components of improving livestock productivity and expanding existing/developing new input and service markets. 
  • Work with Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Advisor to develop and implement value chain facilitation interventions that increase livestock productivity by increasing access to animal feed in all seasons, improving access and affordability of feed and improving herd health/management.
  • Play a lead role in interacting with key implementing actors and other development partners in Garissa. Coordinate with the Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Advisor on a regular basis to participate in and coordinate regular planning processes; discuss field activities, successes, and potential issues and risks; and contribute to knowledge management.
  • Ensure implementation of the Gender Integration Strategy and Work Planso that gender considerations can be meaningfully and efficiently integrated throughout all of REGAL-AG activities and operations in Garissa.
  • Collaborate closely with the REGAL-IR project in Garissa to improve community based rangeland management.
  • Ensure REGAL-AG activities in Garissa comply with environmental recommendations and appropriate environmental compliance status reporting.
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.  
  • Prepare and contribute to work plans, financial, logistical and other documents as requested to facilitate the successful, responsive implementation of the program.
  • Support the overall knowledge management process, contributing to quarterly reports and the M&E process. 
  • Emphasize and facilitate the development of a robust learning culture within the REGAL-AG team in Garissa.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
 
Under the guidance and supervision of the DCOP/Livestock specialist
  • Provide leadership in identifying livestock-related household economic strengthening activities for vulnerable households in the county.
  • Maintain strong relationships with groups, associations and government partners supporting various actors in the livestock value chain.
  • Work with target actors to provide opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial/innovations/capacity building or training, as well as other market-based opportunities by linking with REGAL–AG and other USAID programs and implementers conducting economic, livestock and nutrition development programs.
  • Maintain regular constructive communication with all project subcontractors
  • Develop project collaboration with the public authorities in the District of Garissa and particularly with the Ministries of Livestock Development, Agriculture and the Provincial Administration.
  • Promote the project in Garissa and seek leverage with other projects, donors, and investors.
  • Regularly visit project sites as well as the subcontractor offices in locations slated for intervention.
  • Ensure that appropriate security procedures and roles are followed by the project staff and any other assignments or tasks at the request of his/her supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in livestock development, including livestock marketing and processing. 
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in animal science, range management, livestock marketing, dairy/meat processing, agribusiness management, International relations, development studies, pastoral livestock systems or related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, creative and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills required.
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

Livestock Productivity Specialist/Regional Manager

Marsabit, Kenya

We are currently seeking a Livestock Productivity Specialist/Regional Manager for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID. 

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. 

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the technical quality of livestock development activities including improved livestock productivity, animal nutrition, animal health, breeding, and livestock marketing in Marsabit.
  • Support general programmatic components of improving livestock productivity and expanding existing/developing new input and service markets.  
  • Work with Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Advisor to develop and implement value chain facilitation interventions that increase livestock productivity by increasing access to animal feed in all seasons, improving access and affordability of feed and improving herd health/management.
  • Play a lead role in interacting with key implementing actors and other development partners in Marsabit. Coordinate with the Deputy Chief of Party and Livestock Advisor on a regular basis to participate in and coordinate regular planning processes; discuss field activities, successes, and potential issues and risks; and contribute to knowledge management.
  • Ensure implementation of the Gender Integration Strategy and Work Planso that gender considerations can be meaningfully and efficiently integrated throughout all of REGAL-AG activities and operations in Marsabit.
  • Collaborate closely with the REGAL-IR project in Marsabit to improve community based rangeland management.
  • Ensure REGAL-AG activities in Marsabit comply with environmental recommendations and appropriate environmental compliance status reporting.
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.  
  • Prepare and contribute to work plans, financial, logistical and other documents as requested to facilitate the successful, responsive implementation of the program.
  • Support the overall knowledge management process, contributing to quarterly reports and the M&E process. 
  • Emphasize and facilitate the development of a robust learning culture within the REGAL-AG team in Marsabit.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Under the guidance and supervision of the DCOP/Livestock specialist
  • Provide leadership in identifying livestock-related household economic strengthening activities for vulnerable households in the county.
  • Maintain strong relationships with groups, associations and government partners supporting various actors in the livestock value chain.
  • Work with target actors to provide opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial/innovations/capacity building or training, as well as other market-based opportunities by linking with REGAL–AG and other USAID programs and implementers conducting economic, livestock and nutrition development programs.
  • Maintain regular constructive communication with all project subcontractors
  • Develop project collaboration with the public authorities in the District of Marsabit and particularly with the Ministries of Livestock Development, Agriculture and the Provincial Administration.
  • Promote the project in Marsabit and seek leverage with other projects, donors, and investors.
  • Regularly visit project sites as well as the subcontractor offices in locations slated for intervention.
  • Ensure that appropriate security procedures and roles are followed by the project staff and any other assignments or tasks at the request of his/her supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in livestock development, including livestock marketing and processing.  
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in animal science, range management, livestock marketing, dairy/meat processing, agribusiness management, International relations, development studies, pastoral livestock systems or related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, creative and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills required.
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE. 

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.


Training Coordinator

Garissa, Kenya

We are currently seeking a Training Coordinator for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth. 

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond.  

The primary REGAL-AG office will be based in Nairobi, with an office in each of the target operational regions, Marsabit and Garissa. 

The regional Training Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating training activities with the local community and ACDI/VOCA and implementing partner staff.

Responsibilities:
  • Organize all REGAL-AG training activities in Garissa, including coordinating between the trainers—both ACDI/VOCA and partner organization staff—and the community
  • Provide logistical support to training activities; help project staff coordinate training space, minimize training costs and procure the required resources; work closely with finance officer on tracking current training costs and estimating future expenditures
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system for REGAL-AG trainings, including names of participants, dates of trainings, etc.
  • Attend training sessions and assist in follow-up activities with participants as needed
  • Assist with data collection for REGAL-AG program performance indicators as needed
  • Tailor training materials as needed to the area’s specific needs and level of knowledge
  • Collaborate with partner agencies and other international development organizations operating in the county to share information and adopt collaborative, participatory approaches
  • Provide input to REGAL-AG team on local capacity needs and appropriate responses
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of relevant deliverables
  • Significant travel required
Perform other duties as assigned by senior staff

Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4years or more of practical work experience in pastoral communities required. 
  • Experience working in Garissa or Marsabit preferred
  • Experience organizing trainings, and good administrative and organizational skills
  • Sensitivity to gender issues
  • A minimum of a diploma certificate in a relevant discipline
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.


Training Coordinator

Marsabit, Kenya

We are currently seeking a Training Coordinator for the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) project, funded by USAID.  

This project will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance, and to build on these investments to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

The goal of REGAL-AG is to foster an inclusive livestock value chain that increases pastoralists’ resilience and stimulates economic growth in several Kenyan counties and beyond.  

The primary REGAL-AG office will be based in Nairobi, with an office in each of the target operational regions, Marsabit and Garissa. 

The regional Training Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating training activities with the local community and ACDI/VOCA and implementing partner staff.

Responsibilities:
  • Organize all REGAL-AG training activities in Marsabit, including coordinating between the trainers—both ACDI/VOCA and partner organization staff—and the community
  • Provide logistical support to training activities; help project staff coordinate training space, minimize training costs and procure the required resources; work closely with finance officer on tracking current training costs and estimating future expenditures
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system for REGAL-AG trainings, including names of participants, dates of trainings, etc.
  • Attend training sessions and assist in follow-up activities with participants as needed
  • Assist with data collection for REGAL-AG program performance indicators as needed
  • Tailor training materials as needed to the area’s specific needs and level of knowledge
  • Collaborate with partner agencies and other international development organizations operating in the county to share information and adopt collaborative, participatory approaches
  • Provide input to REGAL-AG team on local capacity needs and appropriate responses
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of relevant deliverables
  • Significant travel required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by senior staff
Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of 4 years or more of practical work experience in pastoral communities required. Experience working in Garissa or Marsabit preferred
  • Experience organizing trainings, and good administrative and organizational skills
  • Sensitivity to gender issues
  • A minimum of a diploma certificate in a relevant discipline
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to REGALAG@joinav.org.  

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.  

Please apply by close of business, August 30, 2012.

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