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NGO Jobs in Kenya - ACDI / VOCA

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. 

ACDI/VOCA currently has 79 projects in 35 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

We are seeking candidates for various positions for the anticipated multiyear, USAID-funded U.S. Trade and Investment Center project in East Africa, which will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

US Trade and Investment Center will work to increase regional trade of key staple foods within East Africa and trade of export products to international markets. It will improve the capacity of the private sector by working to reduce trade barriers.

Seeking candidates for the following positions:

Export Business Development Advisor: Experience in export value chains, international market access requirements and international trade enabling environment. Demonstrated success in leveraging private sector investment.

Regional Staple Foods Value Chain Specialist:Experience in regional staples and livestock trade. Significant experience working on production, processing, aggregation and marketing issues. Success in leveraging private sector investment.

Structured Trade Specialist: Experience in MIS, knowledge of regional grades and standards, and experience working on structured trading schemes such as warehouse receipts.

Trade and Regional Integration Specialist: Experience addressing regional trade and transport policy and demonstrated experience working with regional economic communities. Strong understanding of trade-enabling environment and constraints to regional staples trade.

Investment and Ag Finance Specialist: Demonstrated experience facilitating access to finance for SMEs in agriculture and finance sector. Must have experience developing credit products and finance solutions. Background in trade and equity financing in Africa.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist: Demonstrated experience designing and managing results management systems. M&E experience on large-scale USAID-funded projects.

Market Information System Specialist: Experience developing regional market-driven MIS platforms, and leveraging private sector buy in and investment,

Gender Specialist: Experience integrating gender into all project activities.

Finance and Accounting Specialist: Experience managing finances for large USAID-funded projects.

Grants Specialist: Demonstrated experience managing large grant portfolios for USAID.

Communications and Knowledge Management Director: Experience managing communications department for large, complex projects. Success working over a wide variety of communications mediums. Demonstrated experience implementing knowledge-sharing strategies.

Regional Institutional Capacity Building Expert: Experience developing and implementing institutionalization and sustainability strategies for local organizations. Demonstrated ability to work with and obtain support of private sector stakeholders.


·                     Master’s degree in international trade, economics, business administration or other relevant area
·                     Minimum eight years of progressive professional experience in an applicable subject area
·                     Excellent English language skills; French language skills a plus
To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to by September 20, 2013.

Please write the position for which you are applying in the email subject line.

Resumes should list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work.

In your resume, please also provide sufficient detail about your specific contributions and responsibilities.

No phone calls please.

Only finalists will be contacted.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE.

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