Practical Action Senior Agroecology Project Officer Job in Kenya

Practical Action

Job Vacancy: Senior Project Officer – Agroecology

Practical Action have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer.

Practical Action is commencing a five-year project in East Africa, working initially in Kenya with expected implementation in other countries in the region.

The objective of the project is to establish vibrant and inclusive rural economies in East Africa by promoting agricultural livelihoods for the youth underpinned by agro-ecological principles and practices.

The project aims to break the cycles of low productivity and increasing rural poverty, through a holistic approach which will enable young men and women to increase their income through agri-business.

The senior project officer will be based in Kisumu with the primary responsibility of working directly with the youth in selected sub-counties, aged between 25-35 years to deliver the project.

The role will spearhead the delivery of agro ecological interventions within the project, ensuring the uptake of the principles by young men and women and working with others in the team towards the successful attainment of the overall goal of the project.

An experienced professional, you will have excellent knowledge and experience in the field of agroecology and sustainable agriculture in NGO related setting and directly working with small-scale farming communities.

You will also have excellent understanding of low input systems and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). You should be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Organic Agriculture, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Agro-Ecology, Ecology or related studies from a reputable University with significant knowledge and understanding of the agricultural sector and climate resilience.

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.

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How to Apply

If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your supporting statement that describes your suitability and updated CV by email to: not later than 14th February 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

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Updated: February 6, 2019 — 2:07 am