Agribusiness Officer – Kakuma, KE At Action Africa Help – International

Agribusiness Officer – Kakuma
Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.
Job Summary:
To build the capacity of AAHI livelihood project staff by providing agricultural extension technical support. S/He will be responsible to ensure that agricultural extension services are effectively and efficiently provided during FAO project implementation.
 To provide support regarding FAO Livelihood programme issues and enhance program strategy & policy development and compliance so that AAHI and FAO mission and vision is enhanced at implementation site.
 Be directly involved in the implementation of proposed initiatives.
 Keep the Program Manager (PM) informed on progress of the various initiatives, monitoring their progress and ensuring that they remain relevant and appreciated by the beneficiaries.
 Be responsible for ensuring that the FAO interventions are effective in terms of creating self-reliance in the PoC mind set and that activities undertaken are profitable and sustainable in the life of PoC.
 Plan for a target number of PoC to receive relevant agriculture training to deepen their involvement in livelihood activities in the camp.
 Be responsible for proper collection, storage and dissemination of data on PoC economic activities, clearly identifying gaps and instituting interventions to fill the gaps in PoC knowledge, attitude and practice in livelihoods and self-reliance.
a) Conceptualization, innovation, planning and management of the livelihood project as well as the transfer of knowledge and skills.
b) Prepare the necessary reports as per FAO guidelines and handle reporting requirement in a timely manner.
c) Formulation, development and planning of programme goals and objectives of the livelihoods program.
d) Monthly work (action) plans for the program, ensuring objectives and targets are achieved.
e) To promote communication between all the stakeholders in order to encourage the sharing of information and continual development and improvement of the livelihoods service i.e. promoting professional learning and development as well as seeking to encourage a unity of vision and purpose among the PoC.
f) Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of services in the organization.
 Diploma/ University Degree preferred in Agricultural, Agriculture Economics, Agro-Enterprise, Rural Development, Business Administration, or a closely related field.
 Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle, design and management.
 Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment;
 Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
 Able to manage relationships to achieve results.
Desirable Skills
 Project management Field experience.
 Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
 Proficiency in local language(s).
 Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control; able to manage long-distance relationships to achieve results
Additional Skills & Competences
 Communicational skills (written and spoken)
 Organisational and managerial skills
 ICT speciality (email, Spread-sheets, MS-word, Databases, job-related software, etc.)
 Team-work and participation
 Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative
 Degree of accuracy and attention to detail
 Technical side of the job (numeracy, report-writing, critical thinking, leadership, etc.)
 INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector
 Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.

How to apply

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 16th July 2021. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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