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The following positions are currently open:

1. Crop Production Extension Officer (Agronomist)

Duration of contract: One year renewable annually on performance and in any case ending on 9th June 2023

Place of work: Tana River Delta and outside as required

The Crop Production Extension Officer (Agronomist) will be responsible for: mobilizing communities to participate and engage in undertaking baseline assessments, annual project surveys and external evaluations and assessments; supporting farmers to set up farmers field schools; ensuring farmers receive timely support and advise with ploughing, seeds, climate data and extension services; carrying out hands on training of farmers in conservation agriculture and climate smart agriculture; supporting wider community learning at farmers field schools and replication of practices in beneficiaries farms; ensuring best value for money in implementing all aspects of the project; among others.

Required Functional Skills:

  1. University degree in Agronomy, agriculture, agricultural economics or equivalent.
  2. At least 2 years of proven experience in agricultural extension or production in the field.
  3. A good understanding of the contextual realities of agricultural production, dry-land agriculture, climate smart agriculture and conservation agriculture.
  4. Experience working with communities at the grassroots level.
  5. Knowledge of green agricultural production techniques.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Excellent community organization skills.
  3. High ethical standards of behavior, good judgment, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail coupled with a positive attitude.
  4. Passionate about the environment and sustainable development particularly green value chains.
  5. Excellent writing, hands on demonstration and oral presentation skills.
  6. Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team.

Working Relationships

  • Internal: Interacts with the Executive Director, Senior Managers, Programme Coordinators, Project Managers and ALL staff on an ongoing basis.
  • External: Interacts with national and county governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, and other stakeholders.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

A more detailed job description is available from Nature Kenya on request.

Qualified candidates from the local communities in Tana Delta and the wider Tana River County are highly encouraged to apply.

If interested please send your application and curriculum vitae to: Executive Director, Nature Kenya, e-mail: office@naturekenya.org no later than 26th August 2020

 

2. Enterprise Development Officer

Duration of contract: One year renewable subject to continued donor funding and performance and in any case ending on 9th June 2023

Place of work: Tana River Delta and outside as required

The Enterprise Development Officer will be responsible for implementing all Nature Kenya’s enterprise development initiatives. Overall, the post holder is expected to: develop business plans and value chains for each income generating activity; assess training needs and  support capacity building in entrepreneurship; Implement and establish a suite of biodiversity linked nature-based enterprises inside Tana Indigenous Conservation Area jointly with the livelihoods officer; convene group of key private companies, investors and public officials to establish a facility that provides business readiness support to local entrepreneurs in order to scale up investment in the Tana Delta; support the development of  Tana Delta Green Industrial park business case, which includes climate smart agriculture initiatives as well as pilots and demonstrations for green development pathways for food production and eco-tourism; among others.

Required Functional Skills:

  1. University degree  in Agribusiness Management or its equivalent
  2. At least 4 years of proven experience in carrying out value chain analysis for nature based enterprises, carry out feasibility studies on markets for community products and developing business & marketing plans for community products
  3. Experience working with communities at the grassroots level.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Excellent community organization skills.
  3. High ethical standards of behavior, good judgment, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail coupled with a positive attitude.
  4. Passionate about the environment and sustainable development particularly green value chains.
  5. Excellent writing, hands on demonstration and oral presentation skills.
  6. Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team.

Working Relationships

  • Internal: Interacts with the Executive Director, Senior Managers, Programme Coordinators, Project Managers and ALL staff on an ongoing basis.
  • External: Interacts with national and county governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, and other stakeholders.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

A more detailed job description is available from Nature Kenya on request.

Qualified candidates from the local communities in Tana Delta and the wider Tana River County are highly encouraged to apply.

If interested please send your application and curriculum vitae to: Executive Director, Nature Kenya, e-mail: office@naturekenya.org no later than 26th August 2020.

 

3. Livestock Production Extension Officer

Duration of contract: One year renewable annually on performance and in any case ending on 9th June 2023

Place of work: Tana River Delta and outside as required

The Livestock Production Extension Officer will be responsible for: Identification and mapping of project beneficiaries ensuring gender thresholds are met; mobilizing communities to participate and engage in undertaking baseline assessments, supporting communities to carry out rangeland restoration with appropriate grass species; supporting communities to grow and preserve nutritious fodder species; carrying out livestock products value chain analysis and disseminate to communities and county government for uptake; providing technical assistance to communities and hands-on training in among others principles of livestock husbandry, veterinary and disease control, and breed improvement; ensuring best value for money in implementing all aspects of the project; assisting to convene multi stakeholder project meetings at site level; among others.

Required Functional Skills:

  1. University degree in livestock production, Animal health and production or equivalent.
  2. At least 2 years of proven experience in provision of livestock extension services in the field.
  3. A demonstration of practical experience in breed improvement, rangeland seeding, fodder production and preservation.
  4. Experience working with communities at the grassroots level.
  5. Knowledge of green livestock production techniques and value chains.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Excellent community organization skills.
  3. High ethical standards of behavior, good judgment, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail coupled with a positive attitude.
  4. Passionate about the environment, community engagement and sustainable development particularly green value chains.
  5. Excellent writing, hands on demonstration and oral presentation skills.
  6. Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team.

Working Relationships

  • Internal: Interacts with the Executive Director, Senior Managers, Programme Coordinators, Project Managers and ALL staff on an ongoing basis.
  • External: Interacts with national and county governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, and other stakeholders.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

A more detailed job description is available from Nature Kenya on request.

Qualified candidates from the local communities in Tana Delta and the wider Tana River County are highly encouraged to apply.

If interested please send your application and curriculum vitae to: Executive Director, Nature Kenya, e-mail: office@naturekenya.org no later than 26th August 2020.

 

4. Restoration and Biodiversity Extension Officer

Duration of contract: One year renewable subject to continued donor funding and performance

Place of work: Tana River Delta and outside as required

The Restoration and Biodiversity Extension Officer is expected to: work with county governments, national government agencies and other stakeholders to influence  creation of an enabling policy and regulatory environment that integrates and advances forests and landscape restoration; in partnership, and consultation with stakeholders on the ground, facilitate implementation of forest and landscape restoration initiatives including mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation in production landscapes; Liaise with the enterprise development officer to catalyze increased private, public and local investment in large-scale landscape restoration through identification and development of sustainable value chains and financing mechanisms; catalyze scaling up best practices and tools through knowledge management. among others

Job Profile
Required Functional Skills:

  1. University degree  in wildlife management, natural resource management, environmental science or equivalent
  2. At least 4 years of proven experience in biodiversity conservations, specifically restoration of forests and other natural areas
  3. Experience working with communities at the grassroots level.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Excellent community organization skills.
  3. High ethical standards of behavior, good judgment, respect for others, confidentiality and attention to detail coupled with a positive attitude.
  4. Passionate about the environment and sustainable development particularly green value chains.
  5. Excellent writing, hands on demonstration and oral presentation skills.
  6. Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team.

Working Relationships

  • Internal: Interacts with the Executive Director, Senior Managers, Programme Coordinators, Project Managers and ALL staff on an ongoing basis.
  • External: Interacts with national and county governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, and other stakeholders.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs. A more detailed job description is available from Nature Kenya on request.

Qualified candidates from the local communities in Tana Delta and the wider Tana River County are highly encouraged to apply.

If interested please send your application and curriculum vitae to: Executive Director, Nature Kenya, e-mail: office@naturekenya.org no later than 26th August 2020.