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19 Aug 2014

Field Officers Job in Kenya

Cereal Growers Association (CGA) is a national member-based farmer organization incorporated in August 1996, to bring cereal farmers together in addressing industry challenges in Kenya.

CGA works with industry stakeholders such as agricultural input suppliers, financial service providers, output buyers, development partners, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and others to provide services to its members.

Through a partnership with the Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES), a five-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),

CGA is seeking to recruit Field Officers to help in developing the maize value chain in Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Bomet, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kericho,
Migori, Meru, and Makueni counties and the sorghum value chain in Machakos, Kitui and Tharaka Nithi Counties.

The goal of the activity is to increase the productivity and incomes of maize and sorghum smallholder farmers through new strategic partnerships with different stakeholders along the value chain.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the role of the Field Officers will be to lead in the execution of all project field activities including:-

  • Training farmers on proper agronomic practices, post-harvest handling, storage management, and EAC grain standards;
  • Spearhead the identification, establishment, and branding of aggregation centres in the respective county;
  • Link smallholder farmers to identified grassroots aggregation centers and monitor their operations;
  • Establish market linkages for both inputs and maize/sorghum output;
  • Coordinate the establishment of crop demonstration plots and organization of farmer field days and business/market linkage meetings;
  • Monitor the performance of CGA contracted grassroots organizations;
  • Represent CGA in county level agricultural meetings;

Desired Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Agriculture related field;
  • At least two (2) years relevant working experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Experience working with smallholder farmers;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite tools;
  • Possess a valid motor cycle riding license with at least one year riding experience.

If your background, experience and passion match the above description, please send an application letter and updated CV to recruitment@cga.co.ke by August 25, 2014.

The subject line should be: Field Officers indicating the preferred County.

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews.

Late applications will not be considered.

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