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Meru Greens Ltd Project Jobs in Kenya


Meru Greens Ltd is a major grower and marketer of Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables in Kenya.
 
Through a Project partnership with USAID, Meru greens is working with small holder farmers on a project aimed at enhancing sustainable farming and marketing of fresh vegetables and fruits and is seeking experienced, dynamic, motivated individuals to work on the development and implementation of the project

1) Project Coordinator
 

The main function of this position includes 
  • Leadership and representation, program support and coordination, team management and supervision, communication and organizational learning.
  • Plan, develop and implement lean operational processes aligned to best practice to deliver long term competitive advantage, growth and profitability.
  • Through effective communication, lead, mentor, manage and develop individuals and teams.
  • Ensuring that there is integration and coordination of all program objectives and activities
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of work plans with clear indicators, expected outputs and timeframes
  • Coordinate with program, finance, administrative, and logistics staff at all levels to ensure project systems are in compliance with organization policies and procedures and donor requirements
  • With the M&E officer Prepare tools for monitoring and evaluation and use them for monitoring and evaluating the project
Qualifications and experience
  • The person should have a B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a managerial position
  • Must have excellent report writing, communication and resource mobilization skills
  • Experience in managing donor funded projects is an added advantage
  • Private sector experience will be an added advantage as well
2) Agronomists 

4 Positions
 
Duties
 
The Agronomists will be required to provide extension and training services to the small holder farmers, participate in the development of cropping programs and production planning. 

Offer training on safe use of pesticides, export quality specification, post-harvest handling and household nutrition.

Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture or related courses. 
  • A minimum of three years experience in managing out-grower schemes or a horticultural farm in a private sector company
  • Must possess a valid motor cycle riding license with 2 years’ experience
  • Possess general knowledge in Global GAP and other food safety standards
3) Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - Meru
 
Reporting to the Project Coordinator and based In Meru.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation systems and framework
  • Design and implement research studies and evaluations
  • Organize formal training programs and ensure systems are in place and running.
  • Provide on-site participatory M&E training for farmers
  • Facilitate out grower schemes and operations while enhancing accountability systems
  • Assist in report preparations and provide document support to technical advisers
Qualifications, experience and skills.
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture or related courses
  • At least 2 years hands on experience in social science research, monitoring & evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skills in at least two recognized statistical packages e.g. SPSS, Epi-Info, Excel and Access
  • Documentation skills and record keeping
  • Good working experience in community participation and development
  • Must possess a valid motor cycle riding license with 2 years’ experience
  • Possess general knowledge in Global Gap and other horticulture standards
Interested candidates to submit application, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, detailed and updated curriculum vitae indicating current and expected salary, and contacts of three professional referees to Muthomi@merugreens.com on or before 28th  February 2013.

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