Agricultural Value Chain and Private Sector Promotion Specialist

SustaiNet Group Ltd (SGL) offers development consulting services to facilitate effective agricultural market-oriented and private sector-led development to clients including governments, international development organisations and agri-businesses. The company is looking for suitable consultant to undertake the following project implementation-based tasks for Youth employment in the agri-food sector project by GIZ in western Kenya.

Specific Tasks

· Taking stock and analysing the value chains to be promoted and pre-selected.

· Taking stock and assessing the actors involved.

· Follow-up support for successful graduates with BDS in selected WSK in cooperation with agricultural training centers and youth organizations.

· Implementation/organization of needs-based qualification packages with certified private sector-recognised qualifications for young people in selected WSK (agripreneurship, production techniques, etc.) by age group (under and over 23 years) by ATVET and other institutions including incentive systems for disadvantaged target groups/youth champions.

· Innovation in innovative advisory approaches in the agri-food sector (private sector, civil society, peer-to-peer, ICT platforms (co-creation) and mass media.

· Co-ordinating in the development of and following private sector advice to improve the range of products and services especially for young entrepreneurs (standards, needs, etc)

Qualification

· B.Sc. or higher in economics or comparable subject area

· Language : English (C1), Swahili (B2), Luo or Luhya (B1)

· 10 years in WSK support, rural private sector support, agricultural advice

· 5 years of experience in competence-based education and training and advice to increase employability, e-extension

· 2 years of management experience.

· 5 years of regional experience in sub-Saharan Africa.

· 5 years of cooperation with development partners

· Experience in working with civil society and youth organizations

Applicant should have following soft skills:

  • Teamwork

  • Initiative

  • Communication skills

  • Sociocultural competence

  • Partner- and customer-oriented, efficient action

  • interdisciplinary thinking

  • Innovation

How to apply

Please use this link to access the job profile: https://sustainetgroup.zohorecruit.com/recruit/Portal.na?digest=PfuFotfb…

Candidates who meet the requirements should upload their updated resume and indicate expected monthly salary.

SustaiNet Group Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates, whose CVs and motivation statements are submitted through the dedicated link will be contacted.

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