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Business Development Officer


The Business Development Officer under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, will provide overall leadership in designing and implementing appropriate interventions within the project with the objective of improving the business capacity of 6,000 Poultry producers in Nakuru, Nairobi and Uasin Gishu Counties.
This will be achieved through capacity building of distributor and supporting their marketing, extension and promotion work to increase their reach and improve the quality of input services, advisory, marketing and financial services they provide to poultry producers.

The Business Development Officer will work in identifying and recruiting Cargill aligned feed distributors and other key feed retail actors in the target counties and establish string partnerships with poultry producer and Heifer Kenya’s dairy cooperatives.
The interventions to be led by the Business Development Officer seek to increase the overall level of competitiveness of the poultry production business at farm and producer organization level.
Essential Character Traits
  • Intellectual curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, accountable, values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and Team player. 
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Business Development (50%)
  • Undertake the identification and capacity assessment of feed distributors in target counties.
  • Support distributors to establish partnerships with dairy cooperatives and other retail actors to strengthen their outreach to 6,000 farmers.
  • Capacity Building of distributors and their extension staff in extension approaches, social capital , marketing and promotions.
  • Develop and implement ad annual calendar of joint promotions , field days and events to market and support uptake of feeds and other products in the target areas.
  • Analysis and conducting of feasibility to assess and develop new business, investment and financing options.
  • Distributors identified and their capacity assessed within the first year of the project implementation and capacity assessment reports developed.
  • 30 key distributor partnerships developed with the project and 10 dairy producer cooperatives within the first year of project implementation.
  • Business and strategic plans developed for 30 distributors integrating activities in extension , marketing, social capital and promotions.
  • 30 distributors and their core staff trained and mentored on extension, social capital and promotions.
  • An annual calendar of promotions , fields days and marketing events implemented reaching at least 20,000 farmers annually.
  • Collect and Collate Catalytic Leverage Fund (CalF) and shared with the manager on Monthly basis
Capacity Development (40%)
  • Design, develop and deliver business management training packages/modules, in liaison with Cargill and other relevant project staff
  • Identify and carry out a comprehensive capacity assessment of the distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers and thereafter develop and deliver a capacity building programme
  • Develop capacity building and operationalization of the business and marketing plans for the distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers through joint planning, monitoring.
  • Support distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry producers to put in place and implement efficient financial management systems and build their capacity in all aspects of financial management.
  • An operational and module-based business, technical and social capital training package that integrates the experience of Cargill is developed and in use within the first 3 months of the project implementation.
  • Capacity assessment is completed and continuously reviewed using the Scope Insight methodology and LINK methodologies in the project.
  • Annual capacity development plans are developed overall for the project every year and their implementation reviewed and monitored on a quarterly basis.
  • 30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and over 6,000 poultry farmers with efficient and effective financial management, poultry production and business and strategic plans by the end of the first year of project implementation.
Collaboration towards a common goal (10%)
  • With the Enterprise Development manager, develop the business of the Poultry producers with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
  • Incorporate within the framework of the project, potential ‘win-win’ business opportunities which can attract different value chain actors to engage in transactional relationships with the farmer producer organizations and develop a platform for the achieving these partnerships.
  • Work in close coordination with the relevant project staff on quality assurance and control for all livestock-based product for processing, packaging, marketing, and distribution
  • The 30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers develop a strong platform for engaging with the value chain actors in transactional relationships.
  • Close coordination and collaboration with Country Office Enterprise Development Manager, Training Manager and Animal Wellbeing Manager to deliver quality trainings through the annual capacity building plans.
  • The 30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers achieve and maintain high quality standards for their produce and have effective systems for daily quality monitoring.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor 
Minimum Requirements
Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business Management, Rural Development or Animal Production with post graduate diploma or experience in business management or a related field is required
  • Experience implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging environments
  • Minimum of five (5) years of field and technical experience working on agribusiness development projects
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector 
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Strong communication skills in English, Swahili and other local languages of the cluster area.
  • Strong business skills in development, strategic planning and planning for farmer business organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development that reach women, youth, the poor and the underprivileged.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing).
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build a more efficient, competitive and sustainable livestock industry. This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded poultry products (eggs and meat) for onward supply to niche and markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of the sub-sectors.
  • Experience in facilitating the establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge and experience in strategic business planning and business analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake market assessments and use the information generated to support producer organizations to leverage these opportunities to remain competitive.
  • Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity investing).
  • Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite. 
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to groups and individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability to integrate financial services within the value chains with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural and multisector setting.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or verbal).
  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some evenings.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
How to Apply

Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator, under the management of the Director for Programmes, will assume overall responsibility for the management and coordination of the Food for All Project Kenya, which is implemented in partnership with Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Center, Meru Greens Horticulture, Soil Cares Foundation, and Horticultural Crop Directorate.
This is a five-year € 5,352,986 project funded by Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security Facility (FDOV) in which Heifer International Kenya is responsible for the establishment and strengthening 5 farmer-owned milk marketing organizations through which 10,000 smallholder farmers will be able to sell their milk.
This position is expected to contribute to the development and replication of the hub model in the Heifer Kenya Country Program.
Essential Character Traits
  • Heifer International Kenya is looking for a self-motivated and result-oriented person to fil in the position of the Food for All Project Coordinator. 
Responsibilities & Deliverables


Project Management (30%)
  • Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Food for All Project including project resources ensuring adherence to the compliance and accountability policies.
Producer Organizations Capacity Building (30%).
  • Facilitate the transformation of producer organizations (POs) into formal collective enterprises that stimulate rural dairy business hubs
Project Reporting (10%).
  • Compile the monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports and submit them on a timely manner.
Manage the Delivery of Farmer Training by the Technical Resource Persons (10%)
  • With Support from the Animal Wellbeing Manager and the Training Manager, develop and manage the implementation of an extension system to ensure the target farmers are adequately trained according to the project plan.
Annual Planning and Budgeting (5%).
  • Develop an overall project operational plan aligned to the project log frame that will guide in project implementation.
Private Sector Linkages, Partnerships, and Collaboration (5%)
  • Provide overall leadership in designing and implementing partnerships that will entail the provision of specialized business advisory services and training to address the commercial needs of various value chain actors within the Food for All project.
Monitoring and Evaluation (5%).
  • Develop and implement a system for monitoring the delivery and effectiveness of farmer training
Program Development and Scaling Up of Hub Models (5%).
  • Participate in the development of new initiatives including the scaling up of the Heifer Hub model in Kenya
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor 
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related fields, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development. 
Preferred Requirements
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related fields, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ management level work experience.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting business, investment analyses, and capital budgeting and sufficient evidence on how the results were used to develop potentially viable business ideas and subsequently tangible businesses.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and innovate within the dairy industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management including in donor project budgets management, proposal development, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated project reporting and donor reporting experience. 
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Strong project cycle management skills and financial management skills including planning, management of project budgets and reporting
  • Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing, designing appropriate business models that link hubs to the markets directly etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development.
  • Strong communication skills both in English, Swahili, and other local languages of the cluster area.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building’ to Producer Organizations with a view to building a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy value chain. This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers in animal husbandry, feed, and health.
  • Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified milk and yogurt among others) for onward supply to niche and markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of dairy sub-sector.
  • Experience in facilitating the establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity investing).
  • Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite. 
Qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability to integrate financial services within a value chain with the view to foster trust and build a strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
How to Apply

Business Development Officer

The Business Development Officer under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, will provide overall leadership in designing and implementing appropriate interventions within the project with the objective of improving the business capacity of 6,000 Poultry producers in Nakuru, Nairobi and Uasin Gishu Counties.
This will be achieved through capacity building of distributor and supporting their marketing, extension and promotion work to increase their reach and improve the quality of input services, advisory, marketing and financial services they provide to poultry producers.
The Business Development Officer will work in identifying and recruiting Cargill aligned feed distributors and other key feed retail actors in the target counties and establish string partnerships with poultry producer and Heifer Kenya’s dairy cooperatives.
The interventions to be led by the Business Development Officer seek to increase the overall level of competitiveness of the poultry production business at farm and producer organization level.
Essential Character Traits
  • Intellectual curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, accountable, values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and Team player. 
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Business Development (50%)
  • Undertake the identification and capacity assessment of feed distributors in target counties.
  • Support distributors to establish partnerships with dairy cooperatives and other retail actors to strengthen their outreach to 6,000 farmers.
  • Capacity Building of distributors and their extension staff in extension approaches, social capital , marketing and promotions.
  • Develop and implement ad annual calendar of joint promotions , field days and events to market and support uptake of feeds and other products in the target areas.
  • Analysis and conducting of feasibility to assess and develop new business, investment and financing options.
  • Distributors identified and their capacity assessed within the first year of the project implementation and capacity assessment reports developed.
  • 30 key distributor partnerships developed with the project and 10 dairy producer cooperatives within the first year of project implementation.
  • Business and strategic plans developed for 30 distributors integrating activities in extension , marketing, social capital and promotions.
  • 30 distributors and their core staff trained and mentored on extension, social capital and promotions.
  • An annual calendar of promotions , fields days and marketing events implemented reaching at least 20,000 farmers annually.
  • Collect and Collate Catalytic Leverage Fund (CalF) and shared with the manager on Monthly basis
Capacity Development (40%)
  • Design, develop and deliver business management training packages/modules, in liaison with Cargill and other relevant project staff
  • Identify and carry out a comprehensive capacity assessment of the distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers and thereafter develop and deliver a capacity building programme
  • Develop capacity building and operationalization of the business and marketing plans for the distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers through joint planning, monitoring.
  • Support distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry producers to put in place and implement efficient financial management systems and build their capacity in all aspects of financial management.
  • An operational and module-based business, technical and social capital training package that integrates the experience of Cargill is developed and in use within the first 3 months of the project implementation.
  • Capacity assessment is completed and continuously reviewed using the Scope Insight methodology and LINK methodologies in the project.
  • Annual capacity development plans are developed overall for the project every year and their implementation reviewed and monitored on a quarterly basis.
  • 30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and over 6,000 poultry farmers with efficient and effective financial management, poultry production and business and strategic plans by the end of the first year of project implementation.
Collaboration towards a common goal (10%)
  • With the Enterprise Development manager, develop the business of the Poultry producers with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
  • Incorporate within the framework of the project, potential ‘win-win’ business opportunities which can attract different value chain actors to engage in transactional relationships with the farmer producer organizations and develop a platform for the achieving these partnerships.
  • Work in close coordination with the relevant project staff on quality assurance and control for all livestock-based product for processing, packaging, marketing, and distribution
  • The 30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers develop a strong platform for engaging with the value chain actors in transactional relationships.
  • Close coordination and collaboration with Country Office Enterprise Development Manager, Training Manager and Animal Wellbeing Manager to deliver quality trainings through the annual capacity building plans.
  • The 30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers achieve and maintain high quality standards for their produce and have effective systems for daily quality monitoring.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor 
Minimum Requirements
Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business Management, Rural Development or Animal Production with post graduate diploma or experience in business management or a related field is required
  • Experience implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging environments
  • Minimum of five (5) years of field and technical experience working on agribusiness development projects
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector 
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Strong communication skills in English, Swahili and other local languages of the cluster area.
  • Strong business skills in development, strategic planning and planning for farmer business organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development that reach women, youth, the poor and the underprivileged.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing).
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build a more efficient, competitive and sustainable livestock industry. This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded poultry products (eggs and meat) for onward supply to niche and markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of the sub-sectors.
  • Experience in facilitating the establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge and experience in strategic business planning and business analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake market assessments and use the information generated to support producer organizations to leverage these opportunities to remain competitive.
  • Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity investing).
  • Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite. 
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to groups and individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability to integrate financial services within the value chains with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural and multisector setting.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or verbal).
  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some evenings.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
How to Apply

Finance Manager

Job Description
Accountable to provide substantive support for financial aspects of grant funded programs/projects.
Accountable for the maintenance grant compliance and financial management, budgeting, and related systems.
Accountable to implement best-practices in grant management and compliance and perform guided assessments of controls related to project financial activities, reporting and compliance.
Accountable to monitor and facilitate control of project budgets, provide critical analysis of burn-rates to facilitate project management and change, and maintain clear communication with Programs and key implementing and/or funding partners.
Accountable to apply and reinforce application of standards, policies and procedures.
Essential Character Traits
  • Financial Acumen; Manages Complexity; Action Oriented; Plans and aligns; Optimizes work processes; Ensures accountability; Drives results; Collaborates; Communicates effectively; Persuades; Courage; Situational adaptability
Responsibilities and Deliverables
Support the Programs in Pre-award Grant Proposal Development, Review and Negotiation.
  • Provide support on post-award financial and accounting management to ensure compliance with donor agreements.
  • Partner closely with the Department Head to chart the teams response to an ever-increasing demand for financial support and services.
  • Proposal budget review and/or preparation
  • Coordinate and monitor project burn-rates
  • Monitor compliance with grant agreements.
  • Monitor and/or prepare accurate and timely donor reporting, dashboards and other key donor deliverables
  • Provide Programs with input on key financial aspects of programs/projects
  • Complement ongoing documentation and implementation of industry standard grant management and compliance procedures
  • Preparation and maintenance of accurate and timely periodic reporting, dashboards and other key deliverables to senior management
  • Coordinate project budgeting and reforecasting among the Country program teams; manage cashflows efficiently; Regular and timely expenditure review
  • Monitor donor agreement reporting dates and respond to compliance inquiries related to donor request.Monitor Regulatory and Organizational Compliance of Project Financial Activities Within the Country Program Offices and Support Consolidation of Financial Statements.
  • Continuously monitor and assess adequacy of country systems and procedures for transparent accounting, financial management and reporting.
  • Coordinate and/or perform internal reviews to eliminate or reduce fraud opportunities, performing assurance and monitoring procedures.
  • Facilitate independent external audits and other agreed-upon procedures as assigned, including auditor scheduling and communications, financial information requests, internal control questionnaires and follow-up
  • Support implementation and institutionalization of Heifer’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including capturing and sharing of best practices for cross-area replication and support.
  • May perform other job-related duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, plus seven (7) years of related experience or master’s degree plus five (5) years of related experience.
Preferred Requirements
  • Experience in a donor-funded international development environment with compliance requirements of the U.S. government and institutional funders for international development, such USAID, EU, IFAD, DFID, mega-foundations and others.
  • Project management experience, with project management certification a plus.
  • Supervisory experience a plus.
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Knowledge of the NGO business sector, including compliance requirements of the government; Knowledge of institutional funders for international development, a plus.
  • Ability to navigate financial and non-financial data gathering and analytics; technically adept with ability to quickly learn and maximize usage of technology and software; effective user of Microsoft Office Suite with good skill in MS Excel.
  • Effective communicator and influencer with ability to clearly convey complex financial issues in a clear format for non-finance professions, motivating continuous and collaborative improvement.
  • Proficient in the local country generally accepted accounting principles and fiscal statutes. 
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
  • Ability to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks and manage consistently competing priorities; comfortable in rapidly changing environment. Must be flexible and able to improvise to handle a variety of situations.
  • Ability to effectively mentor and train individuals and teams using participatory methodologies. Strong facilitation skills preferred.
  • Ability to work with delicate personnel situations and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to maintain close relationships and work with team members from a distance and with limited opportunity for personal interaction.
  • Constant sitting and working at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Constant face-to-face, electronic and telephone communication with colleagues and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare documents and other materials in a well-designed and attractive format, with attention to detail
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Adequate physical condition necessary to travel to project sites in rural areas.
How to Apply

Data Administrative

This position will manage the development and implementation of all data management duties in the Accelerated Value Chain Development Project (AVCD II).
A strong emphasis is on data collection, integrity, data analysis, data management, reporting and dissemination to key stakeholders.
The Incumbent shall track and document measurable outputs and intended outcomes generated by the project to which s/he shall be assigned by the project coordinator.
Essential Character Traits
  • The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong leadership skills.
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Data Management, Analysis, and Utilization of Learning. (50%)
  • Summarize/ aggregate data at County/PO/Cooperative level and contribute to organization-wide aggregation.
  • Manage all data properly in clean form, and analyze to use for project management, learning and meet all the reporting needs.
  • Manage the Data based on ODK guidelines for project Monitoring
  • Collect and manage data to support AVCD II project logical framework design/Review, target setting, and progress management.
  • Ensure timely data availability and reporting to stakeholders as needed.
  • Document lessons learned, successes, failures and best practices via case studies.
  • Support Heifer wide research for Learning as needed.
  • Elevate MELS related challenges to Project Coordinator.
  • Assist in monitoring and verifying the quality and accuracy of data collected from the field.
  • Contribute to AVCD II Project effectiveness:
    Data Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Systems for AVCD II Project (40%).
  • Design and manage data collection tools for the project
  • Produce system generated monthly reports
  • Design/Manage data collection tools, plans, and processes for all required information, ensuring high quality and integrity of data.
  • Ensure alignment of AVCD II data management and procedures with the organization’s (Heifer and ILRI/USAID) standards and requirements.
  • Assist in networking with other development organizations, governments, and other line agencies in promoting Heifer’s and ILRI/AVCD development model/initiatives, and potential collaborations.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress reports.
Capacity Development( 10%).
  • Equip FOAB/PO/Cooperatives, management and staff with skills to deliver data management activities efficiently.
  • Orient and build FOAB/PO/Cooperatives capacity in data management activities including proper record keeping.
  • Supervise and manage to support FOAB/PO/Cooperatives for efficient work and maintaining compliance.
  • Provide coaching and training to equip FOAB/PO/Cooperatives to deliver the assigned responsibilities efficiently.
  • Work with the PME Manager in planning, designing and undertaking program evaluations and other programmatic assessments.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics/project planning, Monitoring and Management, Economics and/or Statistics.
  • Minimum of one (1) years of directly relevant experience in data management in agricultural value chain project setup for degree holders; or must have two (2) years hands-on experience, for diploma certificate Holders
Preferred Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of Data, analysis, and interpretation of the data.
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the region.
  • Experience in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys, and impact monitoring.
  • Demonstrate high-level capacity in data collection using ODK, Survey CTO, etc. and analysis using advanced computer packages (SPSS, Stata, Epi-Info, GENSTAT, etc.)
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions-oriented.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture, and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and the Internet.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical software (eg. STATA, SPSS, SAS, EViews, etc.) and management systems: Survey CTO and ODK
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Experience with ICT.
  • Ability to work in a team.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
  • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development model.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MEL concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various locations.
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
How to Apply

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