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27 Mar 2014

Marketing & Poultry Specialist Job Vacancy

Job Title: Marketing &Poultry Specialist
Location: Lokichar, Turkana
Job Family: Project Management &Administration
Salary: 35K
Contract: Fixed Term – 9 months

Organization:
Alemun Pastoralists Empowerment Initiative (APEI)

Job Purpose:

  • To work with a Women Group (and a focal group of Alemun Pastoralists Empowerment Initiative, APEI) team to successfully implement a Poultry Enterprise Expansion and business support component in order to establish and support a viable and sustainable group businesses managed by a Self Help Women Group.
  • Then ultimately, the Women group are expected to create wealth opportunities to increase household food and income security.
  • She/he has to perform technical grading/inspections on poultry/poultry products to determine appropriate KBS grades and quality.
  • Duties include monitoring commercial and government specifications to ensure farm compliance with formulation and processing standards as specified by various processing contracts; ensuring maintenance of sanitation standards; trains and monitors the work of authorized farm workers; and signing off on all documentation that pertains to grading and inspection functions.

Dimensions:

  • Set up effective Marketing strategies for Poultry Enterprise venture.
  • He/she will be expected to produce well organized, reports and/or records with accurate information, put together independently with only general guidance.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and give appropriate advisory on Enterprise daily routine activities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and strategize the markets for enterprise products.
  • Supervise the daily routine management of Farm routine activities e.g feeding, vaccination, eggs collection etc.
  • Advice on procurement of farm inputs e.g. Chicks, Feeds, equipment etc.
  • Supervise the poultry attendants.
  • Compiling farm daily reports and submits to the Business Manager.
  • Provide the technical assistance to farm workers/management on poultry activities carried out on the farm.
  • Ensures proper sanitation is maintained in the farm.
  • Training the beneficiaries on poultry management skills.

Skills and Competence:

  • At least a Diploma in Animal Production from Kenya AHITI or University.
  • Working knowledge of the poultry industry, poultry processing techniques, marketing strategies, grading standards.
  • Effective customer service, oral and written communication, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with farm management and agency supervisory personnel; to work with limited supervision; and to train and monitor farm personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply regulations. Prior work experience or background in poultry production, processing, or grading and in working with limited supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coursework in poultry science or related field; knowledge of Kenya Poultry Grading Standards and Regulations; and work experience directly related to the Poultry management.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge and abilities may substitute for this education and experience.

Date of issue: 28th March, 2014

Deadline: 21th April, 2014

Send your applications,CVs &testimonials to address:
Human Resource &Recruitment PanelAPEI – Kalapata building.
P.O.Box 540-3500.
Lodwar, Kenya
Email: apeicbn@yahoo.com

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