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World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Kenya) WWF-Kenya, is seeking to recruit a highly qualified and competent individual to fill the role below to support the implementation of the EU Green Horticulture at Lake Naivasha Basin Project (GOALAN):

Project Officer – Agribusiness
To Be Based in Naivasha
Major Function: To support the implementation of sustainable green horticulture (vegetables and fruits) production within the framework of the GOALAN project supported by EU SWITCH Africa Green (Phase II) in the Naivasha Landscape, Kenya.
The key objectives of the project are two-fold: from one side it promotes the uptake of an integrated approach to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), operating in the horticulture sector in the area, to shift towards sustainable production, with a particular focus on youth entrepreneurship.
Secondly, the GOALAN project supports a shift towards sustainable consumption by consumers, public institutions, retailers and hotels in Kenya.
Roles & Responsibilities
·         Implement Green Horticulture Project activities in line with the project objectives and work plan;
·         Prepare and present periodical updates, in the form of technical reports on the progresses of the implementation level of the various GOALAN project´s activities;
·         Provide technical support on the field to project assistants and work closely with other project officers in the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities;
·         Closely collaborate with the project manager to prepare advocacy materials and engage with the relevant policy makers at the county and national level to foster the uptake of policies and strategies promoting sustainable horticulture production and procurement;
·         Support the development of the GOALAN project’s communication plan; develop content and support the dissemination of information highlighting the progresses of the project including, blogs and fact sheets to promote both GAP and SCP principles in the region and at the national level, in Kenya;
·         Identify and in consultations with the Project Manager, pursue strategic collaborations and partnerships with governments, civil society organizations, WWF stakeholders and professional bodies in order to advance Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) principles in line with WWF Kenya’s collaboration and partnership policy framework and strategy;
·         Represent the project in stakeholder meetings related to the GOALAN project or when requested by the Project Manager;
·         Ensure optimal management and safety of project assets and resources;
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualification & Experience
·         Minimum Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agribusiness management or related field with 5 years of relevant working experience;
·         At least 3 years of project management experience;
·         Field experience in smallholder farmer agribusiness capacity development and in agricultural enterprise as well as sustainable value chain development;
·         Track-record of project work in the field of horticulture agronomy, horticultural production, and well-rounded knowledge of the code of practice in Kenya, and understanding of the range of smallholder farming activities taking place in the county and at national level;
·         Experience in participatory training methodologies;
·         Experience in the organization of high-level meetings bringing together large groups to discuss technical issues;
·         Experience in project monitoring, evaluation as well as proposal development will be an added advantage.
Key Skills & Competencies
·         Good command on English and Kiswahili written and spoken;
·         Good technical report writing and financial management skills;
·         Excellent facilitation and communication skills (both oral and written); good inter-personal skills; demonstrable ability to innovate, be creative and solution-oriented;
·         Ability to work effectively as part of a team and with minimum supervision; Demonstrated willingness to learn and share;
·         Leadership and people management skills – ability to oversee and work with external consultants/experts; excellent problem solving and conflict management skills;
·         Ability to manage multiple project tasks;
·         Strong IT skills: Microsoft Office Package; Online Meeting Tools;
·         Ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels – in particular, within the private and public sector, to engage with CSOs and CBOs as well as other conservation organizations;
·         Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking, conceptualization and planning of strategic initiatives within the context of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields;
·         Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.
Working Relationships
Internal – interacts with Africa Rift Lakes Manager, the CEO, Heads of Department and programmes and staff on a regular basis, and may also interact with ROA, WWF International, and other WWF Network staff.
External – Interacts with programme partners, local, regional and national governmental institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, and other stakeholders.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV with ‘Project Officer- Agribusiness’ on the subject line to the HR & Administration Manager, WWF-Kenya hresource@wwfkenya.org not later 15th March 2018.


Social Development Officer
Based in Naivasha
Major Function: To play a lead role in community mobilization and community engagement. The role will also lead in mainstreaming of sustainable production and consumption practices as well as promote principles and business entrepreneurship of the target Horticulture groups in Lake Naivasha Basin (LNB).
In addition, the incumbent will support mainstreaming of WWF social policies, development of Natural Resource Management (NRM) policies and advocacy materials and advancement of equitable opportunities (inclusive economic growth) amongst local communities.
Roles & Responsibilities
·         Support the development of, and lead in the execution of key stakeholders engagement plans (including power relations and conflict Analysis) for effective implementation of GOALAN and SIDA projects and support development of criteria for selection of GOALAN project beneficiaries;
·         Support GOALAN MSMEs and SIDA CSOs needs and capacity assessment;
·         Support development of GOALAN MSMEs and SIDA CSOs training modules and conduct trainings, ensuring strong and responsible governance, social & environmental safety and improved community livelihoods;
·         Lead strengthening of CSOs platforms and effective engagement with both National and County Governments (including development of citizen-led monitoring for responsiveness and accountability).
·         Support development of NRM policies and, lobbying and advocacy tools/materials. Facilitate communities to advocate for appropriate policy and regulatory frameworks in NRM
·         Facilitate community dialogue on peace building and conflict resolution around use of natural resources (e.g. water, pasture)
·         Lead mainstreaming of WWF Social policies in ARL Programmes and beneficiary
MSMEs and CSOs (including Gender and Human Right Based Approaches)
·         Lead development of strategy on promotion of GOALAN sustainable consumption and green procurement;
·         Take charge of collating gender and socio economic information (wellbeing) of the beneficiaries and updating the programme monitoring matrix;
·         Support M&E training activities (including social aspects) for ARL Kenya programme staff and beneficiaries, including WWF Standards workshops;
·         Maintain regular contact with GOALAN and SIDA project beneficiaries and respond to queries and special requests;
·         Guide communities to develop Community Action Plans (CAPs);
·         Support the /WWF Kenya Communication Unit in the compilation of news and the production of conservation communication materials and bulletins for the ARL Kenya Programme;
·         Provide support to project mid-term reviews, evaluations and consultancies for the ARL Kenya Programme;
·         Support development of new programmes or aspects thereof;
·         Perform other relevant duties as requested by the Naivasha Programme Coordinator and/or the ARL Programme Manager.
Qualification & Experience
·         Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Development Studies or related field with at least 5 years’ experience (a bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years of experience may be considered)
·         Good working knowledge of relevant National and International Policies and Regulations and natural resource management strategies such as Green Consumption and Production Principles
·         Experience in Social Impact Assessments, Socio-Economic Surveys, and livelihood intervention Action plans etc.
·         Knowledge and understanding of the political, social and economic issues affecting communities in Naivasha and Mau Mara landscapes
·         Experience working with Natural Resources networks, CSOs, CSO platforms/networks
·         Sensitive to poverty, diversity, gender & social inclusion
Key Skills & Competencies
·         Excellent command of English and Kiswahili;
·         Good technical report writing and financial management skills;
·         Excellent facilitation and communication skills (both oral and written); good inter-personal skills; demonstrable ability to innovate, be creative and solution-oriented;
·         Ability to work effectively as part of a team and with minimum supervision; Demonstrated willingness to learn and share;
·         Strong IT skills: Microsoft Office Package; Online Meeting Tools;
·         Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking, conceptualization and planning of strategic initiatives within the context of conservation, natural resource management, international development, and/or other related fields;
·         Conflict resolution, advocacy and negotiation skills
·         Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.
Working Relationships
Internal – interacts with Africa Rift Lakes Manager, the CEO, Heads of Department and programmes and staff on a regular basis, and may also interact with ROA, WWF International, and other WWF Network staff.
External – Interacts with programme partners, local, regional and national governmental institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, and other stakeholders.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV with ‘Project Officer- Social Development’ on the subject line to the HR & Administration Manager, WWF-Kenya hresource@wwfkenya.org not later 15th March 2018.
Kindly note only shortlisted persons will be contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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