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NGO Jobs in Kenya - ACDI / VOCA

ACDI / VOCA is currently implementing the five-year USAID funded Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth (REGAL-AG) program in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties. 

The program aims to strengthen the livestock value chain through investing in livestock related businesses through the provision of business development grants. 

Further investments are being made by constructing livestock market infrastructure and strengthening the livestock value chain through trainings and analysis of best practices.

ACDI / VOCA is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Community Investment Specialist

ACDI / VOCA will support livestock market expansion through infrastructure development and provision of business development grants to initiate livestock value addition enterprises. 

In order to successfully implement the program, a community Investment Specialist will work with livestock market actors in Marsabit to streamline and make markets efficient and attractive to actors, while expanding market opportunities through working closely with selected businesses to develop linkages with livestock producers and provide business advisory services.

A successful candidate must have a minimum of degree in Agricultural or livestock Economics or Entrepreneurship and/or Business Management, with at least 5 years’ experience in value chain development. 

Experience in livestock value chain and MSME development will be an added advantage.

Strong English writing skills are also required. 

The position will be based in ACDI/VOCA Offices in Marsabit and will include significant travel to the field.

Business Development Specialist

Over the next 2 years, ACDI/VOCA will support up to 30 businesses in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties through the provision of business development grants. 

In order to successfully implement the program, a business development specialist will work closely with selected businesses to develop project applications, business plans, and provide business advisory services throughout the first year of grant activities. 

The business development specialist will also be responsible for identifying and screening commercial viable MSMEs to be funded under the program.

A successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and/or Business Management, with at least 5 years’ experience supporting successful business startup and growth. 

Experience in livestock value chain and MSME development will be an added advantage.

Strong English writing skills are also required. 

The position will be based in ACDI/VOCA Offices in either Isiolo or Marsabit (depending on preference) and will include significant travel to field locations and Nairobi.

How to Apply


Please reference the job title and send Curriculum Vitae to the following address: regalag@joinav.org


The deadline for applications is February 6, 2015.

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