Position title
Deputy Chief of Party
Description

CNFA is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Deputy Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID-funded Feed the Future Kenya Agriculture Activity. This Activity will increase agriculture-led growth, resilience of people and systems, and the population’s nutritional status, especially among women and children. This Activity will facilitate the development of a competitive agricultural market system that is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable in the provision of goods and services demanded by actors. The approach for this activity will help identify and minimize the root causes of market failures that disadvantage and exclude the vulnerable, women, and youth. This Activity will also create incentives for market actors to invest in developing and sustaining productive relationships for the efficient delivery of goods and services and an improved enabling and regulatory environment for agricultural sector growth. This Activity provides USAID the opportunity to target solutions such as: build an inclusive and responsive financial system for rural individuals and SMEs; address the inefficiencies in the inputs distribution system; establish strong and transparent relationships between actors; among others.

Responsibilities
  • Serve as principal point of contact in Kenya for procedural and substantive matters in the absence of the COP;
  • Support the development of strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and other deliverables in line with USAID guidelines to achieve objectives;
  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation;
  • Represent CNFA with partners and key stakeholders, maintain positive relationships with USAID, local authorities, and the country office team;
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the program, including compliance with donor transparency and due diligence requirements.
  • Ensure that synergies among Activity elements and grantees are capitalized upon;
  • Ensure that the Activity focus remains on achieving results;
  • Manage an effective monitoring and reporting system; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • At least seven (7) years of experience managing agribusiness, market systems development, and/or value chain development projects in Africa, with experience in Kenya strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in access to finance, investment, economics, banking, or related field required, Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated professional success in the areas of agribusiness, industrial agriculture, and/or building coalitions of agricultural companies required.
  • Demonstrated capacity for diplomacy, negotiation, and communications is required.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded or other international donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Strong English and Swahili written and oral skills required.
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Kenya
Base Salary
Ksh.Competitive
Date posted
January 15, 2023
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