Self Help Africa Programme Coordinator (Agribusiness) Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Title: Programme Coordinator – Agribusiness

Company: Self Help Africa Kenya

Department: Programmes

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Salary: Annual Gross Salary -Kshs. 1,920,000

Benefits: 21 days annual leave, Medical Insurance and 10% Employer pension contribution

Restrictions: 6 Months’ Probation period, 2 years contract renewable and 2 Months’ Notice Period

Expected travel: Significant nation-wide travel and minimum international travel required

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihoods security programmes in nine Countries in Africa.

SHA’s vision is an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a mission to support sustainable livelihoods for Kenya’s smallholder farmers. SHA has been working in Kenya since 2005 implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihood security programs.

Job Purpose: The job role will be to ensure development of profitable smallholder farmer-led enterprises that are fully integrated into sustainable value chains within the SHA Country Programme.

The Coordinator will identify and support the growth of farmer business groups, cooperatives and farmer associations to develop and manage both on farm and off farm Income generating Activities; identify and promote sustainable value chains; ensure effective engagement of partners and stakeholders including private sector in supporting the achievement of programme goals and strategic objectives in line with the of the Kenya strategic plan.

He/She will conduct economic, commercial and market assessments, participatory action research and market intelligence for the relevant sectors and assist farmer organisations in establishing and elaborating business and strategic plans.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Agri-business, management, or economics required;
  • Strong computer skills especially with MS Word and Excel and other related packages

Knowledge and Skills:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the implementation of agri-business/enterprise development projects, working with Lead Firms/MSMEs within value chains or related projects, at a similar level
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience in facilitating the provision of business development services (BDS) to develop smallholder enterprises.
  • Experience in mentoring micro, small to medium enterprises
  • Strong training and facilitation skills.
  • High level skills and experience in capacity building and report writing
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills

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Job Description

Application Form

Qualified candidates should send a completed application form by E-mail as follows: – .

Please type each code and title e.g. “Programme Coordinator Agribusiness – [your name]” in the subject line of the e-mail.

The closing date for receiving applications is not later than close of business on 7 September 2018.

Please do not send certificates at this stage. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Self Help Africa is committed to equal employment opportunities

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Agriculture and Agribusiness, Business Administration, Community Development, Economics and Statistics, NGO and UN, Project Management
Updated: August 24, 2018 — 6:09 am