Agriculture Expert Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Agriculture Expert MSP

Company profile: SoCha (a word created by combining the terms Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges.

We are a veteran-owned small business, registered in the United States, and headquartered in Mauritius, which is an IT hub for Southern Hemisphere international organizations. SoCha is structured to be nimble and flexible, where we can rapidly respond to evaluative and analytical requests globally and have a well-established network across Africa and Asia.

Since our inception in 2010, we have grown from a consortium of globally recognized experts who specialize in evaluating the effectiveness of development assistance, to a full-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.

Background: To support USAID/Kenya East Africa (KEA) to align programming toward promoting self-reliance outcomes, SoCha LLC has recently been awarded and will implement a two-year (optional three-year) mission support program to enable USAID to pivot into this journey to self-reliance (J2SR).

To support this journey, the J2SR program will support USAID/KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.

Scope of Work: The MSP program, implemented by SoCha LLC, seeks a consultant to serve as an agriculture expert and team lead for a forthcoming assessment/site visit of the USAID-funded Kenya Crops and Dairy Market System (KCDMS) activity, which spans 12 counties.

The expert will be contracted by SoCha and will report directly to the Program Quality Improvement Advisor or a designated PQI team member.

Roles and Responsibilities

The expert will serve as the team leader of the assessments/site visit, and undertake the following tasks:

  • Oversee the development/refinement of the scope of work
  • Design data collection tools and support/oversee quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Prepare and deliver high-quality reports to USAID and other relevant stakeholders
  • Facilitate meetings/briefings with USAID and other relevant stakeholders
  • Supervise enumerators and/or short- or long-term staff required for work order completion
  • Lead or participate in regular check-in calls with USAID staff, as required
  • Ensure quality and utility of the assessment/site visit


The following deliverables will be required:

  • Scopes of work, inclusive of proposed methodology and data collection tools
  • Desk and document review of available materials
  • Qualitative and quantitative datasets
  • High-quality reports inclusive of sound and robust data collection
  • Presentation of findings to USAID and other invested stakeholders

Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of post-graduate qualifications in agribusiness, agriculture market systems and or resilience
  • Minimum seven years serving as a team lead for agriculture-focused assessments, evaluations, and/or monitoring and verification activities.
  • Minimum seven years of technical experience in agriculture market systems,food security, resilience and or other related fields.
  • At least five years of experience working on/with USAID projects; preference for experience with the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative.
  • Experience in writing and delivering high quality reports.
  • Experience in dissemination to high level stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent client relations.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with the ability to travel throughout the country.

LOE or Contract Length: The consultant is expected to start working in August 2020, for a period of approximately 45-60 days over a period of three months.

How to Apply:

To lodge an application, please lodge CV via the following link:

Agriculture and Agribusiness, NGO and UN
Updated: July 13, 2020 — 7:32 am