NGO Jobs in Kenya – Heifer International 2020
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Business Development Officer

The Business Development Officer under the overall guidance
of the Project Manager, will provide overall leadership in designing and
implementing appropriate interventions within the project with the objective of
improving the business capacity of 6,000 Poultry producers in Nakuru, Nairobi
and Uasin Gishu Counties.

This will be achieved through capacity building of
distributor and supporting their marketing, extension and promotion work to
increase their reach and improve the quality of input services, advisory,
marketing and financial services they provide to poultry producers.

The Business Development Officer will work in identifying
and recruiting Cargill aligned feed distributors and other key feed retail
actors in the target counties and establish string partnerships with poultry
producer and Heifer Kenya’s dairy cooperatives.
The interventions to be led by the Business Development
Officer seek to increase the overall level of competitiveness of the poultry
production business at farm and producer organization level.
Essential Character Traits
  • Intellectual
    curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, accountable,
    values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and Team player. 
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Business Development (50%)
  • Undertake
    the identification and capacity assessment of feed distributors in target
    counties.
  • Support
    distributors to establish partnerships with dairy cooperatives and other
    retail actors to strengthen their outreach to 6,000 farmers.
  • Capacity
    Building of distributors and their extension staff in extension
    approaches, social capital , marketing and promotions.
  • Develop
    and implement ad annual calendar of joint promotions , field days and
    events to market and support uptake of feeds and other products in the
    target areas.
  • Analysis
    and conducting of feasibility to assess and develop new business,
    investment and financing options.
  • Distributors
    identified and their capacity assessed within the first year of the
    project implementation and capacity assessment reports developed.
  • 30
    key distributor partnerships developed with the project and 10 dairy
    producer cooperatives within the first year of project implementation.
  • Business
    and strategic plans developed for 30 distributors integrating activities
    in extension , marketing, social capital and promotions.
  • 30
    distributors and their core staff trained and mentored on extension, social
    capital and promotions.
  • An
    annual calendar of promotions , fields days and marketing events
    implemented reaching at least 20,000 farmers annually.
  • Collect
    and Collate Catalytic Leverage Fund (CalF) and shared with the manager on
    Monthly basis
Capacity Development (40%)
  • Design,
    develop and deliver business management training packages/modules, in
    liaison with Cargill and other relevant project staff
  • Identify
    and carry out a comprehensive capacity assessment of the distributors,
    dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers and thereafter develop and deliver
    a capacity building programme
  • Develop
    capacity building and operationalization of the business and marketing
    plans for the distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers through
    joint planning, monitoring.
  • Support
    distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry producers to put in place and
    implement efficient financial management systems and build their capacity
    in all aspects of financial management.
  • An
    operational and module-based business, technical and social capital
    training package that integrates the experience of Cargill is developed
    and in use within the first 3 months of the project implementation.
  • Capacity
    assessment is completed and continuously reviewed using the Scope Insight
    methodology and LINK methodologies in the project.
  • Annual
    capacity development plans are developed overall for the project every
    year and their implementation reviewed and monitored on a quarterly basis.
  • 30
    distributors, 10 cooperatives and over 6,000 poultry farmers with
    efficient and effective financial management, poultry production and
    business and strategic plans by the end of the first year of project
    implementation.
Collaboration towards a common goal
(10%)
  • With
    the Enterprise Development manager, develop the business of the Poultry
    producers with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
  • Incorporate
    within the framework of the project, potential ‘win-win’ business
    opportunities which can attract different value chain actors to engage in
    transactional relationships with the farmer producer organizations and
    develop a platform for the achieving these partnerships.
  • Work
    in close coordination with the relevant project staff on quality
    assurance and control for all livestock-based product for processing, packaging,
    marketing, and distribution
  • The
    30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers develop a strong
    platform for engaging with the value chain actors in transactional
    relationships.
  • Close
    coordination and collaboration with Country Office Enterprise Development
    Manager, Training Manager and Animal Wellbeing Manager to deliver quality
    trainings through the annual capacity building plans.
  • The
    30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers achieve and maintain
    high quality standards for their produce and have effective systems for
    daily quality monitoring.
  • Any
    other duties as assigned by the supervisor 
Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business
Management, Rural Development or Animal Production with post graduate diploma
or experience in business management or a related field is required
  • Experience
    implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging
    environments
  • Minimum
    of five (5) years of field and technical experience working on
    agribusiness development projects
  • Significant
    experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the
    dairy sector 
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Strong
    business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Strong
    communication skills in English, Swahili and other local languages of the
    cluster area.
  • Strong
    business skills in development, strategic planning and planning for farmer
    business organizations.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in
    value chain development that reach women, youth, the poor and the
    underprivileged.
  • Demonstrated
    creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to
    incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within
    the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing).
  • Demonstrated
    ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing
    institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to
    build a more efficient, competitive and sustainable livestock industry.
    This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit
    strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are
    self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Knowledge
    of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded
    poultry products (eggs and meat) for onward supply to niche and markets as
    well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the
    context of the sub-sectors.
  • Experience
    in facilitating the establishment of strategic alliances and joint
    ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge
    and experience in strategic business planning and business analysis.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to undertake market assessments and use the information generated
    to support producer organizations to leverage these opportunities to
    remain competitive.
  • Knowledge
    of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity
    investing).
  • Strong
    computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite. 
Essential Job Functions and Physical
Demands
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to
    groups and individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability
    to integrate financial services within the value chains with the view to
    foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and
    financial service providers.
  • Must
    be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure
    situations.
  • Self-starter
    and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural and
    multisector setting.
  • Must
    be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks
    with minimal supervision.
  • Ability
    to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or
    verbal).
  • Ability
    to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some
    evenings.
  • Ability
    to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
  • Ability
    to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
The Project Coordinator, under the management of the
Director for Programmes, will assume overall responsibility for the management
and coordination of the Food for All Project Kenya, which is implemented in
partnership with Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Center, Meru
Greens Horticulture, Soil Cares Foundation, and Horticultural Crop Directorate.
This is a five-year € 5,352,986 project funded by
Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security Facility (FDOV) in which Heifer
International Kenya is responsible for the establishment and strengthening 5
farmer-owned milk marketing organizations through which 10,000 smallholder
farmers will be able to sell their milk.
This position is expected to contribute to the development
and replication of the hub model in the Heifer Kenya Country Program.
Essential Character Traits
  • Heifer
    International Kenya is looking for a self-motivated and result-oriented
    person to fil in the position of the Food for All Project
    Coordinator. 
Responsibilities & Deliverables
  • Assume
    overall responsibility for the management of the Food for All Project
    including project resources ensuring adherence to the compliance and
    accountability policies.
Producer Organizations Capacity
Building (30%).
  • Facilitate
    the transformation of producer organizations (POs) into formal collective
    enterprises that stimulate rural dairy business hubs
  • Compile
    the monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports and submit them
    on a timely manner.
Manage the Delivery of Farmer
Training by the Technical Resource Persons (10%)
  • With
    Support from the Animal Wellbeing Manager and the Training Manager,
    develop and manage the implementation of an extension system to ensure the
    target farmers are adequately trained according to the project plan.
Annual Planning and Budgeting (5%).
  • Develop
    an overall project operational plan aligned to the project log frame that
    will guide in project implementation.
Private Sector Linkages,
Partnerships, and Collaboration (5%)
  • Provide
    overall leadership in designing and implementing partnerships that will
    entail the provision of specialized business advisory services and
    training to address the commercial needs of various value chain actors
    within the Food for All project.
Monitoring and Evaluation (5%).
  • Develop
    and implement a system for monitoring the delivery and effectiveness of
    farmer training
Program Development and Scaling Up of
Hub Models (5%).
  • Participate
    in the development of new initiatives including the scaling up of the
    Heifer Hub model in Kenya
  • Any
    other duties as assigned by the supervisor 
  • Bachelor’s
    degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business
    Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related
    fields, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain
    competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development. 
  • Master’s
    degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business
    Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related
    fields, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain
    competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.
  • Minimum
    of five (5) years’ management level work experience.
  • Significant
    experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the
    dairy sector.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in conducting business, investment analyses, and capital
    budgeting and sufficient evidence on how the results were used to develop
    potentially viable business ideas and subsequently tangible
    businesses.
  • Proven
    experience in building the capacity of partner institutions, manage
    knowledge, measure progress and plan and innovate within the dairy
    industry.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in project management including in donor project budgets
    management, proposal development, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated
    project reporting and donor reporting experience. 
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Strong
    project cycle management skills and financial management skills including
    planning, management of project budgets and reporting
  • Strong
    business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Demonstrated
    creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to
    incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within
    the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing, designing
    appropriate business models that link hubs to the markets directly etc.).
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in
    value chain development.
  • Strong
    communication skills both in English, Swahili, and other local languages
    of the cluster area.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing
    institutional capacity building’ to Producer Organizations with a view to
    building a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy value chain.
    This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit
    strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are
    self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Ability
    to manage training programs targeted at farmers in animal husbandry, feed,
    and health.
  • Knowledge
    of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally
    branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified milk and yogurt
    among others) for onward supply to niche and markets as well as
    implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of
    dairy sub-sector.
  • Experience
    in facilitating the establishment of strategic alliances and joint
    ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge
    of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity
    investing).
  • Strong
    computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals
    diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability
    to integrate financial services within a value chain with the view to
    foster trust and build a strong relationship between chain actors and
    financial service providers.
  • Must
    be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure
    situations.
  • Proven
    interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to
    individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Self-starter
    and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
  • Must
    be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks
    with minimal supervision.
  • Ability
    to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
The Business Development Officer under the overall guidance
of the Project Manager, will provide overall leadership in designing and
implementing appropriate interventions within the project with the objective of
improving the business capacity of 6,000 Poultry producers in Nakuru, Nairobi
and Uasin Gishu Counties.
This will be achieved through capacity building of
distributor and supporting their marketing, extension and promotion work to
increase their reach and improve the quality of input services, advisory,
marketing and financial services they provide to poultry producers.
The Business Development Officer will work in identifying
and recruiting Cargill aligned feed distributors and other key feed retail
actors in the target counties and establish string partnerships with poultry
producer and Heifer Kenya’s dairy cooperatives.
The interventions to be led by the Business Development
Officer seek to increase the overall level of competitiveness of the poultry
production business at farm and producer organization level.
Essential Character Traits
  • Intellectual
    curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, accountable,
    values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and Team player. 
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Business Development (50%)
  • Undertake
    the identification and capacity assessment of feed distributors in target
    counties.
  • Support
    distributors to establish partnerships with dairy cooperatives and other
    retail actors to strengthen their outreach to 6,000 farmers.
  • Capacity
    Building of distributors and their extension staff in extension
    approaches, social capital , marketing and promotions.
  • Develop
    and implement ad annual calendar of joint promotions , field days and
    events to market and support uptake of feeds and other products in the
    target areas.
  • Analysis
    and conducting of feasibility to assess and develop new business,
    investment and financing options.
  • Distributors
    identified and their capacity assessed within the first year of the
    project implementation and capacity assessment reports developed.
  • 30
    key distributor partnerships developed with the project and 10 dairy
    producer cooperatives within the first year of project implementation.
  • Business
    and strategic plans developed for 30 distributors integrating activities
    in extension , marketing, social capital and promotions.
  • 30
    distributors and their core staff trained and mentored on extension,
    social capital and promotions.
  • An
    annual calendar of promotions , fields days and marketing events
    implemented reaching at least 20,000 farmers annually.
  • Collect
    and Collate Catalytic Leverage Fund (CalF) and shared with the manager on
    Monthly basis
Capacity Development (40%)
  • Design,
    develop and deliver business management training packages/modules, in
    liaison with Cargill and other relevant project staff
  • Identify
    and carry out a comprehensive capacity assessment of the distributors,
    dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers and thereafter develop and deliver
    a capacity building programme
  • Develop
    capacity building and operationalization of the business and marketing
    plans for the distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry farmers through
    joint planning, monitoring.
  • Support
    distributors, dairy cooperatives and poultry producers to put in place and
    implement efficient financial management systems and build their capacity
    in all aspects of financial management.
  • An
    operational and module-based business, technical and social capital
    training package that integrates the experience of Cargill is developed
    and in use within the first 3 months of the project implementation.
  • Capacity
    assessment is completed and continuously reviewed using the Scope Insight
    methodology and LINK methodologies in the project.
  • Annual
    capacity development plans are developed overall for the project every
    year and their implementation reviewed and monitored on a quarterly basis.
  • 30
    distributors, 10 cooperatives and over 6,000 poultry farmers with
    efficient and effective financial management, poultry production and business
    and strategic plans by the end of the first year of project
    implementation.
Collaboration towards a common goal
(10%)
  • With
    the Enterprise Development manager, develop the business of the Poultry
    producers with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
  • Incorporate
    within the framework of the project, potential ‘win-win’ business
    opportunities which can attract different value chain actors to engage in
    transactional relationships with the farmer producer organizations and
    develop a platform for the achieving these partnerships.
  • Work
    in close coordination with the relevant project staff on quality
    assurance and control for all livestock-based product for processing,
    packaging, marketing, and distribution
  • The
    30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers develop a strong
    platform for engaging with the value chain actors in transactional
    relationships.
  • Close
    coordination and collaboration with Country Office Enterprise Development
    Manager, Training Manager and Animal Wellbeing Manager to deliver quality
    trainings through the annual capacity building plans.
  • The
    30 distributors, 10 cooperatives and 6,000 farmers achieve and maintain
    high quality standards for their produce and have effective systems for
    daily quality monitoring.
  • Any
    other duties as assigned by the supervisor 
Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business
Management, Rural Development or Animal Production with post graduate diploma
or experience in business management or a related field is required
  • Experience
    implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging
    environments
  • Minimum
    of five (5) years of field and technical experience working on
    agribusiness development projects
  • Significant
    experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the
    dairy sector 
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Strong
    business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Strong
    communication skills in English, Swahili and other local languages of the
    cluster area.
  • Strong
    business skills in development, strategic planning and planning for farmer
    business organizations.
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in
    value chain development that reach women, youth, the poor and the
    underprivileged.
  • Demonstrated
    creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to
    incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within
    the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing).
  • Demonstrated
    ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing
    institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to
    build a more efficient, competitive and sustainable livestock industry.
    This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit
    strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are
    self-sustaining businesses by project end.
  • Knowledge
    of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally
    branded poultry products (eggs and meat) for onward supply to niche and
    markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in
    the context of the sub-sectors.
  • Experience
    in facilitating the establishment of strategic alliances and joint
    ventures with local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge
    and experience in strategic business planning and business analysis.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to undertake market assessments and use the information generated
    to support producer organizations to leverage these opportunities to
    remain competitive.
  • Knowledge
    of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity
    investing).
  • Strong
    computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite. 
Essential Job Functions and Physical
Demands
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to
    groups and individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability
    to integrate financial services within the value chains with the view to
    foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and
    financial service providers.
  • Must
    be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure
    situations.
  • Self-starter
    and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural and
    multisector setting.
  • Must
    be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks
    with minimal supervision.
  • Ability
    to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or
    verbal).
  • Ability
    to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some
    evenings.
  • Ability
    to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
  • Ability
    to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
Accountable to provide substantive support for financial aspects
of grant funded programs/projects.
Accountable for the maintenance grant compliance and
financial management, budgeting, and related systems.
Accountable to implement best-practices in grant management
and compliance and perform guided assessments of controls related to project
financial activities, reporting and compliance.
Accountable to monitor and facilitate control of project
budgets, provide critical analysis of burn-rates to facilitate project
management and change, and maintain clear communication with Programs and key
implementing and/or funding partners.
Accountable to apply and reinforce application of standards,
policies and procedures.
Essential Character Traits
  • Financial
    Acumen; Manages Complexity; Action Oriented; Plans and aligns; Optimizes
    work processes; Ensures accountability; Drives results; Collaborates;
    Communicates effectively; Persuades; Courage; Situational adaptability
Responsibilities and Deliverables
Support the Programs in Pre-award
Grant Proposal Development, Review and Negotiation
.
  • Provide
    support on post-award financial and accounting management to ensure
    compliance with donor agreements.
  • Partner
    closely with the Department Head to chart the teams response to an
    ever-increasing demand for financial support and services.
  • Proposal
    budget review and/or preparation
  • Coordinate
    and monitor project burn-rates
  • Monitor
    compliance with grant agreements.
  • Monitor
    and/or prepare accurate and timely donor reporting, dashboards and other
    key donor deliverables
  • Provide
    Programs with input on key financial aspects of programs/projects
  • Complement
    ongoing documentation and implementation of industry standard grant
    management and compliance procedures
  • Preparation
    and maintenance of accurate and timely periodic reporting, dashboards and
    other key deliverables to senior management
  • Coordinate
    project budgeting and reforecasting among the Country program teams;
    manage cashflows efficiently; Regular and timely expenditure review
  • Monitor
    donor agreement reporting dates and respond to compliance inquiries
    related to donor request.Monitor Regulatory and
    Organizational Compliance of Project Financial Activities Within the
    Country Program Offices and Support Consolidation of Financial Statements
    .
  • Continuously
    monitor and assess adequacy of country systems and procedures for
    transparent accounting, financial management and reporting.
  • Coordinate
    and/or perform internal reviews to eliminate or reduce fraud
    opportunities, performing assurance and monitoring procedures.
  • Facilitate
    independent external audits and other agreed-upon procedures as assigned,
    including auditor scheduling and communications, financial information
    requests, internal control questionnaires and follow-up
  • Support
    implementation and institutionalization of Heifer’s enterprise resource
    planning (ERP) system, including capturing and sharing of best practices
    for cross-area replication and support.
  • May
    perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Administration, or
    related field, plus seven (7) years of related experience or master’s
    degree plus five (5) years of related experience.
  • Experience
    in a donor-funded international development environment with compliance
    requirements of the U.S. government and institutional funders for
    international development, such USAID, EU, IFAD, DFID, mega-foundations
    and others.
  • Project
    management experience, with project management certification a plus.
  • Supervisory
    experience a plus.
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Knowledge
    of the NGO business sector, including compliance requirements of the
    government; Knowledge of institutional funders for international
    development, a plus.
  • Ability
    to navigate financial and non-financial data gathering and analytics;
    technically adept with ability to quickly learn and maximize usage of
    technology and software; effective user of Microsoft Office Suite with
    good skill in MS Excel.
  • Effective
    communicator and influencer with ability to clearly convey complex
    financial issues in a clear format for non-finance professions, motivating
    continuous and collaborative improvement.
  • Proficient
    in the local country generally accepted accounting principles and fiscal
    statutes. 
Essential Job Functions and Physical
Demands
  • Ability
    to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks and manage consistently
    competing priorities; comfortable in rapidly changing environment. Must be
    flexible and able to improvise to handle a variety of situations.
  • Ability
    to effectively mentor and train individuals and teams using participatory
    methodologies. Strong facilitation skills preferred.
  • Ability
    to work with delicate personnel situations and to maintain
    confidentiality.
  • Ability
    to maintain close relationships and work with team members from a distance
    and with limited opportunity for personal interaction.
  • Constant
    sitting and working at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Constant
    face-to-face, electronic and telephone communication with colleagues and
    the general public.
  • Ability
    to prepare documents and other materials in a well-designed and attractive
    format, with attention to detail
  • Willingness
    and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Adequate
    physical condition necessary to travel to project sites in rural areas.
This position will manage the development and implementation
of all data management duties in the Accelerated Value Chain Development
Project (AVCD II).
A strong emphasis is on data collection, integrity, data
analysis, data management, reporting and dissemination to key stakeholders.
The Incumbent shall track and document measurable outputs
and intended outcomes generated by the project to which s/he shall be assigned
by the project coordinator.
Essential Character Traits
  • The
    ideal candidate is detailed oriented, self-driven and has strong
    leadership skills.
Responsibilities & Deliverables
Data Management, Analysis, and
Utilization of Learning. (50%)
  • Summarize/
    aggregate data at County/PO/Cooperative level and contribute to
    organization-wide aggregation.
  • Manage
    all data properly in clean form, and analyze to use for project
    management, learning and meet all the reporting needs.
  • Manage
    the Data based on ODK guidelines for project Monitoring
  • Collect
    and manage data to support AVCD II project logical framework
    design/Review, target setting, and progress management.
  • Ensure
    timely data availability and reporting to stakeholders as needed.
  • Document
    lessons learned, successes, failures and best practices via case studies.
  • Support
    Heifer wide research for Learning as needed.
  • Elevate
    MELS related challenges to Project Coordinator.
  • Assist
    in monitoring and verifying the quality and accuracy of data collected
    from the field.
  • Contribute
    to AVCD II Project effectiveness:
    Data Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and
    Systems for AVCD II Project (40%).
  • Design
    and manage data collection tools for the project
  • Produce
    system generated monthly reports
  • Design/Manage
    data collection tools, plans, and processes for all required information,
    ensuring high quality and integrity of data.
  • Ensure
    alignment of AVCD II data management and procedures with the
    organization’s (Heifer and ILRI/USAID) standards and requirements.
  • Assist
    in networking with other development organizations, governments, and other
    line agencies in promoting Heifer’s and ILRI/AVCD development
    model/initiatives, and potential collaborations.
  • Assist
    in preparation of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress
    reports.
Capacity Development( 10%).
  • Equip
    FOAB/PO/Cooperatives, management and staff with skills to deliver data
    management activities efficiently.
  • Orient
    and build FOAB/PO/Cooperatives capacity in data management activities
    including proper record keeping.
  • Supervise
    and manage to support FOAB/PO/Cooperatives for efficient work and
    maintaining compliance.
  • Provide
    coaching and training to equip FOAB/PO/Cooperatives to deliver the
    assigned responsibilities efficiently.
  • Work
    with the PME Manager in planning, designing and undertaking program
    evaluations and other programmatic assessments.
  • Perform
    other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor.
  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Statistics/project planning, Monitoring and Management,
    Economics and/or Statistics.
  • Minimum
    of one (1) years of directly relevant experience in data management
    in agricultural value chain project setup for degree holders; or must have
    two (2) years hands-on experience, for diploma certificate Holders
  • Demonstrated
    experience in the management of Data, analysis, and interpretation of the
    data.
  • Experience
    in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the region.
  • Experience
    in managing databases and coordinating evaluations, surveys, and impact
    monitoring.
  • Demonstrate
    high-level capacity in data collection using ODK, Survey CTO, etc. and
    analysis using advanced computer packages (SPSS, Stata, Epi-Info, GENSTAT,
    etc.)
Most Critical Proficiencies
  • Innovative,
    analytical, and solutions-oriented.
  • A
    good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty,
    hunger, agriculture, and the environment, and knowledge of the context in
    which non-profit organizations operate
  • Excellent
    organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient
    knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic
    mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and the Internet.
  • Strong
    knowledge and skills in data management and analysis using statistical
    software (eg. STATA, SPSS, SAS, EViews, etc.) and management systems:
    Survey CTO and ODK
  • Demonstrated
    proficiency in English, both oral and written.
  • Experience
    with ICT.
  • Ability
    to work in a team.
Essential Job Functions and Physical
Demands
  • Ability
    to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic
    Community Development model.
  • Demonstrated
    creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to
    incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Quantitative
    and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MEL
    concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels.
  • Willingness
    and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use
    participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
  • Proven
    team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work
    cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in various
    locations.
  • Constant
    face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and
    the public.
  • Working
    with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability
    to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting
    sometimes inflexible deadlines.
  • Willingness
    and ability to travel.

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