8 Mar 2017

Farm Africa Agribusiness Project Officer Job

PROJECT NAME: Gwassi Integrated Community Empowerment Program (GICEP- Economic component)
REPORTS TO: Project Coordinator (PC) – GICEP
LOCATION: Gwassi, Homabay County
DURATION: Fix term, full-time, renewable based on performance and availability of funds.

Purpose of the role
To take lead in agribusiness training for “Gwassi Integrated Community Empowerment project Economic component” GICEP project beneficiaries and other implementing partners. Work with Input suppliers to develop and input supply chain. Identify and interlink agro dealers in Gwassi to form a network for input sourcing, Link input suppliers with back end suppliers to source for and get quality inputs.

Train agro dealers on business skills. Train and monitor implementing partners on business skills. This position requires an experienced Business Development practitioner with strong technical skills in implementing market focused complex agriculture projects and with a track record of marketing, product logistics, post-harvest handling, input supply chain and SME enterprise development.


  • Develop inclusive business plans for crop input supply
  • Identify and interlink agro dealers within Gwassi to for a network for input sourcing
  • Offer agribusiness support to agro dealers in Gwassi to develop robust distribution channels
  • of crop inputs to ensure accessibility by farmers
  • Set up demonstration sites to show good agricultural practices based on suitable use of
  • inputs
  • Identify and engage suitable back end suppliers for inter linkage with agro dealers
  • In collaboration with implementation partners, map input demand within the project area
  • Create strategic linkages with major input suppliers, financial institutions and other
  • partners that can help build the input supply chain
  • Work with implementation partners to ensure training and monitoring are done in ine
  • with project objectives
  • Project Monitoring and Reporting
  • Other Roles as directed by the PC, PM and CD


  • Degree level in Agri-Business or any other related field
  • Experience of working with commercial enterprises
  • Knowledge of the agriculture sector in Kenya Experience in enterprise developemnt
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in the agricultural crop input sector
  • Previous experience working in the input sector in Kenya
  • Project planning & implementation
  • Capacity building of SMEs and farmers/farmer groups
  • Knowledge & practical experience of economic models
  • Negotiating & managing partner relationships

Skills & abilities

  • Communication (both verbal & written)
  • Multi stakeholder facilitation skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Intercultural sensitive
  • Mastery Adult learning methodologies and training skills

How To Apply
If you are interested in one of these exciting roles, a full job description can be downloaded by clicking the links above. If you would like to apply please submit your CV and covering letter clearly specifying the post title in the subject line to:  latest by 5.00pm on the 17th March 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates

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