Care International is looking for a project manager for it’s Enhancing crop yield and profitability in Kenya through biological plant protection project.
Must have a bachelor’s degree, and preferably an advanced degree, or equivalent in Agriculture, Rural development/livelihoods, agribusiness or other relevant field.
Minimum of five years’ experience working in agricultural development, value chains, enterprise, access to finance and/or agribusiness in an East African setting and Kenya in particular
Consulting, corporate sustainability, start-up and/or financial sector experience preferred.
Experience in agricultural market & value chain analysis, designing and piloting outgrower schemes or other activities linking small holder farmers to agricultural commodities markets
Experience in potatoes coffee, maize and sugarcane value chains preferred
Experience in enterprise development, business analytics and SME financing – with a particular focus on agri-businesses and producer organisations
Experience in commodity price risk management, and financial modelling for agribusinesses
Experience building capacity development plans for SMEs and producer organisations
Experience with certification of farmers and their associations like Fair Trade or organic
Demonstrated experience providing financial and business analysis that increase the competitiveness and inclusiveness of SME and value chain actors
Capable of working largely independently. In addition to managing the members of the Country Project Team, s/he is expected to interact extensively with the Programme Technical Team
This position will be based in Nairobi with travel to the project sites in 2 counties, Nyandarua and Machakos.
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