Technical Experts for the Kenya Feed the Future (FtF) Private Sector Activity at Chemonics International

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Research, Teaching & Training

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 months ago

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Job Description (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service-service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. From our founding in , we have worked in more than countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned, giving us both the freedom and the responsibility to pursue our mission with single-minded focus. Holding ourselves to the highest quality standards, we are also committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve.Key Responsibilities for each position are below.Financial Management and Investment Experts Contribute to the creation and implementation of a blended finance strategy to support business growth and increase access to finance in the agriculture sector.Support financial institutions and investors to develop new financing solutions and products for agricultural firms and build capacity of lenders to structure financial products and transactions for agriculture SMEs.Strengthen the capacity of local business advisory service (BAS) providers to assist agricultural SMEs to negotiate and complete financing transactions.Enable agricultural firms to access finance and investment to expand their operations, develop new products, and reach new customers.Work closely with the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure adequate monitoring and recording of investment deals. Agriculture Market Systems Development and Transformation Experts Support agriculture firms to develop robust out-grower schemes with smallholder farmers to increase agriculture sector sales and exports.Co-develop processes and structures with and facilitate linkages among agriculture market actors to reach new buyers and access new markets (domestic and export).Strengthen the sustainability and inclusivity of the agriculture market system. Identify gaps, barriers, and challenges that impede progress.Monitor environmental challenges and considerations like climate change, emerging/strong crop markets, pests and infestations. CLA and MEL Knowledge Systems & Management Experts Lead activity learning, contribute to industry conversations, communicate successes and failures to inform investment. Qualification: Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.Minimum 5-7 years of relevant work experience.Experience in and knowledge of Kenyan agriculture markets and private sector strongly preferred.Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills required; proficiency in Kiswahili preferred.Demonstrated experience working closely with and supporting governments.Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

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