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Friday, March 30, 2012

Chemonics International Food Security / Nutrition / Agribusiness Specialists Jobs in Kenya

Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, seeks qualified short - and long - term professionals for the anticipated USAID - funded Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises Project, a 5-year, $55 million dollar activity which will increase agricultural productivity in selected staples, horticulture, and dairy value chains.

We are seeking specialists in the following areas: 
  • Production, transformation, and commercialization of staple foods (maize, sorghum, cassava, yams) 
  • Nutrition integration
  • Gender integration
  • Youth development
  • Value chain competitiveness (staple foods, horticulture, dairy) 
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Storage, processing, post-harvest handling, sanitation/phytosanitation
  • Agricultural finance
  • Trade and policy analysis
  • Agribusiness and marketing 
  • USAID finance, grants, administration
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree plus at least 5 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree plus at least 10 years revelant experience
  • Proven track record in successful delivery of technical assistance and management/supervisory experience on large, complex development programs
  • Prior experience with USAID projects strongly preferred
  • Understanding of Feed the Future/food security performance indicators preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • For senior positions, at least 5 years of experience designing, managing, and implementing multifaceted economic growth, agricultural development, food security, and nutrition programs.
Application Instructions:

Send CV and cover letter to chemonics.kenya@gmail.com by April 15, 2012.

Please indicate area of expertise in cover letter and subject line of email.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

No telephone inquiries, please.

Finalists will be contacted.

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