The Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (USAID-KAVES) is a five-year project funded by the United State Agency for International Development with the goal of increasing the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other actors along dairy, horticulture, and staple crop value chains, in order to improve the food security and nutrition of 550,000 households.
USAID-KAVES is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
The candidate will direct a team of M&E Specialists based in Nairobi and three regional offices.
Main responsibilities will include:
- Deliver on time all M&E analyses and reports required by Fintrac’s contract, and others requested by USAID, to meet Feed the Future and other USG requirements
- Produce a high quality, monthly reporting system for prices and market trends for each of KAVES target products (maize, dairy products, sorghum, export vegetables, potato, banana, mango, and passion fruit)
- Generate reports that offer insights to the enterprise/commodity potential and provide marketing strategies after doing a thorough analysis of value chain actors, competition and the industry’s annual and monthly price trends using charts, graphs and explanatory text
Qualifications, Experience and Key Skills
Applicants should possess at least an MSc Degree, preferably in agricultural economics or statistics, from a recognized university and at least 7 years of work experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation of agricultural projects.
Candidates with knowledge of USAID and the Feed the Future Initiative will have an added advantage.
Women are encouraged to apply for the position.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume stating level of experience and current remuneration to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Director of Monitoring & Evaluation” on the subject title, latest by Nov 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.