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Agriculture Consultant Job in Isibania, Kuria West

Job title: Agriculture Consultant (Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease)
Nuru International Kenya is accepting applications for an Agriculture Consultant to work on issues related to Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease in Kenya.
The Agriculture Consultant reports to the Agriculture Senior Program Manager.
Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Migori County, Kenya
Timeline: January to June 2013.
Kenya Work Authorization is required.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
·         Lead strategy for Nuru’s response to Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease in Kenya in conjunction with the Agriculture Program Manager in Kenya and the Agriculture Senior Program Manager (remote).
·         Build and rely on a network of partners in Kenya and internationally to research and strategize about Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease.
·         Inform strategy on the ground through actionable items to be implemented in conjunction with the Agriculture Program Manager.
·         Supervise the MLND-infected crops detection and treatment operations.
·         Track the spread of MLND throughout Kuria West District, in Kenya, and in East Africa.
·         Liaise with Nuru Kenya’s Social Marketing team to develop awareness materials.
·         Coordinate internal and external communication regarding maize lethal necrosis including interaction with Nuru staff, members of the public, donors, and partners.
·         Maintain web and other external facing materials up to date, accurate and relevant.
Required Skills and Attributes:
·         Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Business or Agriculture, MA preferred.
·         Experience in agriculture, crop disease management, and contacts with organizations working on such issues in Kenya preferred.
·         At least 2 – 3 years of professional experience in agriculture, natural resources, international development, project management, or related fields.
Languages: English (fluent).  Kiswahili (fluency preferred).
·         Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments.
·         Prior experience living and/or working in a developing country; experience in working with the poor.
·         Strong work ethic.
·         Strong quantitative and project management skills.
·         Strong commitment to organization’s mission, vision and theory of change.
·         Physically able and willing to work in both field and office settings.
·         Kenya Work Authorization is required.
Additional Considerations:  The consultant must relocate to Isibania, Migori County, Kenya for the duration of the contract.  No housing or relocation allowance is available.  Frequent travel to field sites in Kuria West District, and to regional and national level meetings is expected.
To Apply
Please apply online at and upload your resume/CV and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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