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Technical Lead - Kenya

CNFA is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Technical Lead 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 failure 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.

  • Lead the technical design process, in coordination with other members of the proposal team and make recommendations for approaches and interventions that will address key challenges identified;
  • Develop a network of key contacts and conduct either virtual or in-person interviews (per COVID-19 requirements) with key market system actors and local partners as part of the design process;
  • Provide written deliverables to contribute to proposal sections in close collaboration with and as requested by the Lead Technical Writer;
  • Conduct research on existing development challenges in the Kenyan agricultural context;
  • Make recommendations regarding partner and staff selection;
  • Contribute to the MEL plan, indicator selection, and target setting; and
  • Support other needs as requested by the proposal team.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in agriculture and agribusiness development is required, experience in Kenya preferred;
  • Degree in related field required, Master’s degree or PhD preferred;
  • Experience designing and/or managing agriculture market systems development projects is required;
  • Strong writing and communication skills desired;
  • Professional written and spoken fluency in English is required; Fluency in Swahili is strongly preferred.
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Date posted
January 15, 2023
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