Program Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for Livestock Lead for the USAID Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR) program that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries, (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti, and Ethiopia). This activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR’s interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas:
1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains
2) improved regional agricultural inputs
3) strengthening resilience
4) strengthening the regional policy environment

Position Description:

The Livestock Lead will lead the livestock interventions of this project. In this capacity, s/he is responsible for the overall design, implementation, oversight, and reporting of the activity’s objectives around livestock, including related cross-border trade, inputs, resilience, and policy activities.  She/he will work with local partners and conducts regular site visits to ensure effective implementation while coordinating closely with other technical team leaders to increase impact of program interventions.

This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will include travel throughout the East Africa region.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required;
  • Experience managing donor-funded development projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience in value chain analysis in livestock and meat production systems for quality livestock and meat marketing;
  • Proven and demonstrable leadership skills are required;
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and maintaining relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and private-sector partners is required;
  • Experience in Kenya or Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred;
  • Master’s degree in economic development, business administration, agribusiness, agriculture, or a related field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required; oral and written fluency in regional languages is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

NB: Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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