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9 Mar 2017

Winrock Livestock Marketing Director Job Vacancy

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.Winrock International Welcomes Applicants from all geographic regions of the world. If you do not have a five digit zip code in your region, please populate the zip code prompt with 11111 to proceed.

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting
applicants for a Livestock Marketing Director for a proposed Kenya Feed the Future project. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description.

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Salary: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Department: Agriculture & Enterprise
Reports to: Chief of Party

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify market and business enabling barriers to livestock sector competitiveness, and work with project partners and stakeholders to develop private-sector led solutions.
  • Identify capacity gaps across the broad range of livestock market system actors, and facilitate capacity building plans and access to training services.
  • Design and implement a market-led strategy that incentivizes private sector investment in upgrading the livestock market infrastructure and supporting services.
  • Identify and work closely with lead and intermediate private sector firms, building their capacity on firm-led services reaching pastoralist communities.
  • Facilitate private sector investment in embedded services, expansion to rural areas, and other innovative solutions.
  • Liaise closely with financial institutions, end-markets, and service providers to increase pastoralist access to markets.
  • Promote a culture of learning across project stakeholders that leads to improved and more transparent market access, improved natural resource management, and inclusion of vulnerable groups, women and youth.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in degree in business administration, finance, agronomy or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in facilitating investment and partnerships in agricultural market systems, preferably in the livestock sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the economic, social, and cultural dynamics of pastoralist production systems in Northern Kenya.
  • Demonstrated networks and trust relations with pastoralist communities.
  • Demonstrated track record of working with financial service providers, investors, and private sector.

How to Apply
Please submit a current CV and cover letter to WIKenya@winrock.org with the subject line “Livestock Marketing Director Application”.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Only candidates with citizenship in Kenya will be considered for this position.

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