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9 Mar 2017

Winrock Livestock Productivity 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 Productivity Director for a proposed Kenya Feed the Future project.

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

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership to activities that improve livestock productivity, which include but is not limited to animal health and nutrition, husbandry and breeding practices, herd management, and feed.
  • Design, test and scale market-led mechanisms to promote and deliver inputs and services to livestock producers.
  • Develop partnerships to increase year-round access to affordable and high quality animal feed.
  • Design embedded extension solutions to facilitate the transfer of improved livestock rearing practices to producers.
  • Improve learning and adoption of technologies and practices.
Job Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in degree in veterinary science, agronomy or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in livestock production and marketing, including at least 5 years spent working in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL).
  • 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 service providers in the livestock sector, including veterinary and input services.

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