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KCB Group Limited – Agriculture Specialist.

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Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) Operations, the Agriculture Specialist will be responsible for providing overall agricultural technical and administrative oversight to all agricultural activities of the Project on behalf of KCB Foundation in liaison with the various implementing partners. The job holder will work in close collaboration with implementing partners responsible for farm production, construction, and manufacturing. S/he will also work closely with Clerk of Works and the Project’s M&E Manager. The contract duration for the position is as per the project life cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure execution of all tasks and activities related to agricultural production in time and as per agreed standards and operating procedures in liaison with the implementing partners.
  • Work with the relevant implementing partners and Clerk of Works to identify appropriate crops to be produced across the farms suited to the local contexts.
  • Be responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring of crop production, productivity and income related to targeted crops being produced.
  • Provide technical guidance on farm specifications, farm inputs and hydroponic structures.
  • Embed crop management and agronomical best practices across all hydroponic and other crop farms by implementing partners, farm managers, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Provide progress and completion reports on relevant Project activities to Chief of Party, DCOP-Operations and M&E Manager.
  • Providing periodic operations reports to the management team, reporting on progress vs targets and production reports.
  • Support the M&E Manager in the design and implementation of the monitoring framework and plan as it relates to the agriculture component of the Project.
  • Ensure adherence to Horticultural Crops Development Authority regulations, including Food Safety and Quality, Environment Safety and Workers Welfare, Health, and Safety. Management, training and supervision of all farm staff.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders in the Project.
  • Work with DCOP Operations to ensure all farms are adequately resourced with necessary human and physical resources to enable efficient and optimal performance.
  • Oversee the work of all farm managers and be responsible for performance management of any staff working under him/her.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the DCOP Operations.

The Person:

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • A degree in Agriculture or Horticulture
  • A Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Agricultural Sector, with at least 5 years’ experience in Agricultural Production and Agricultural Projects Management.
  • At Least 3 years’ experience in Hydroponics farming and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Climate Smart Agriculture.
  • Experience in Relationship and People Management.

The above position is demanding; for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.

To be considered your application must be received by Tuesday 4th October 2022.

Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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