Project Officer

Date Posted: Oct. 18, 2022, 11:03 a.m.

Corporate Staffing Services

Job Description

Overall Responsibilities:

The position holder will support the activity implementation of an oncoming animal welfare and food safety activities along the poultry value chain in Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu and Siaya Counties, currently under negotiation. S/he will work under the direct instructions, guidance,and supervision of the Project Manager, and in liaison and close collaboration with all otherproject team members in the programme in the discharge of the functions s/he is responsible for.The project aims to improve incomes and employment opportunities for youth along the value chain. The project aims to improve incomes and employment opportunities for youth along the value chain.Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the position holder will:

  • Oversee the implementation of the business-related project activities based on the activity logframe and approved work plans.
  • Coordinate the business-related activities of the project.•Facilitate community dialogue meetings for community sensitization and awareness creation on the project and document the outcomes.
  • Carry out business-related training needs assessments for poultry value chain actors,produce reports develop a training curriculum
  • Facilitate all business training sessions and document the outcomes through written reports
  • Collect, evaluate and report on business information on poultry in relation to animal welfare and food safety.
  • Develop a business case for poultry value chain that considers poultry welfare issues.
  • Assist entrepreneurs to set up appropriate self-monitoring and evaluation systems for their businesses.
  • Prepare and timely submit high-quality project progress reports according to donor requirements.
  • Represent VSF Suisse in the livestock sector/food security meetings/County stakeholder meetings.
  • Prepare and submit project imprest requests and periodic field work plans based on the project logframe and budgets to the supervisor for processing.
  • Participate in periodic team planning meetings and share information on daily and weekly progress on project implementation.
  • Liaise with community leaders, local government officials, NGOs, UN-bodies and other partners wherever appropriate and required.
  • Maintain daily communications with the country office on all issues relating to weather, security, project activities, staff movement and welfare issues,

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required

  • Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Degree in Agricultural or Livestock economics, Agribusiness, or Marketing. A Post-graduate training in the same or related field would be desirable
  • At least 5 years working experience in agricultural/livestock value chains in, but not restricted to, smallholder setting in the rain-fed high agricultural potential areas
  • Experience in carrying out assessments, baseline surveys, monitoring and community participatory evaluation exercises.
  • Experience in gender sensitive participatory approaches in community development work
  • Excellent organizational, managerial and report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution abilities
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrable track record of managing a successful team•Ability to work in multicultural team and strict adherence to rules, regulations and guidelines
  • Person of integrity –honesty and good moral standing

How To Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; kindly send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to [email protected] or [email protected]

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