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Financial Services Specialist Job in Nairobi

Republic of Kenya

Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme

Recruitment of Programme Coordination Unit Staff

Background: The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, State Department of Agriculture, is rolling out the Kenya Cereals Enhancement Programme (KCEP) whose objective is to contribute to National Food Security.

The programme is funded by European Union through IFAD.

The Ministry wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to the following position:

Financial Services Specialist (FSE) – Nairobi

Ref: FSS06

The Financial Services Specialist will report to Programme Coordinator.

S/he will coordinate the implementation of Financial Inclusion in collaboration with the Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT).

Duties and Responsibilities include:-

(a) Liaising with the Value Chain Development Specialist and the Agri-business Officers to ensure adequate synergies between Postharvest Management and Market Linkages and Financial Inclusion;

(b) Monitoring the performance of the partners and service providers intervening in the implementation of the Component;

(c) Monitoring the performance of limited liability companies set up by the project;

(d) Developing knowledge management on innovative financial instruments in collaboration with the Knowledge Management, Communication and Visibility Officer and partners/service providers of Financial Inclusion; and

(e) Contributing to the preparation of the AWPB and progress reports;

For appointment to this position, applicants must have:-

(a) Bachelor’s degree in either Commerce (Finance Option) or Business Administration with Finance or Agricultural sciences or any other relevant/equivalent field from a recognized institution; a relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage;

(b) Eight (8) years’ experience in the financial sector on financial sector development, microfinance, rural finance or banking, three (3) of which must have been at a senior management level and preferably in an international development project setting;

(c) Demonstrated experience in training and capacity building of rural clients on financial services ; and

(d) Strong computer application and communications skills (oral, written, presentation).

Application Process

i. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

ii. Each application should have a CV and covering letter indicating the Reference Number for the position.

Applicants for positions in the Nakuru or Siakago Town sub-units should clearly indicate the preference (N or S) as in the reference numbers.

Photocopies of relevant credentials should be enclosed.

iii. Each application in a sealed envelope should be submitted to:

Principal Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
State Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 30028-00100

Not later than 10.00 a.m. on 11th April 2014.

iv. Only shortlisted candidates shall be invited for the interview

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