Inclusive Agribusiness Advisor Job – Kenya at International Fertilizer Development Center

Inclusive Agribusiness Advisor Job – Kenya at International Fertilizer Development Center… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Fertilizer Development Center.

Descriptions;

We provide solutions to alleviate global hunger and poverty through the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collect and analyze market and industry information related to anticipated and existing PPPs under her/ his responsibility.
  • Design, formalize, implement, monitor, and document PPPs with private business champions (companies or cooperatives) and other relevant private/ public partners:
    • Mobilization of actors around target agribusiness clusters and value chains.
    • Profiling/ assessments of agribusiness cluster and value chain actors.
    • Business connections of grassroots actors.
    • Coordination of activities of connected local actors within agribusiness clusters, based on competitive strategies.
    • Capacity building (technical, organizational) and empowerment programs.
    • Promotion of innovations within agribusiness clusters and value chains.
    • Capacity and trust building activities to improve efficiency and reduce transaction costs within value chains.
    • Linkage of value chain actors to financial and other support services.
    • PPP key performance indicators and markers for change.
    • PPP action plans and cost-shared budgets.
  • Facilitate the development of PPP strategies that are gender-transformative, foster youth inclusion, and are environmentally sustainable:
  • Develop partnership agreements with clear theories of change, and well as related action plans and cost-shared budgets.
  • Coordinate field interventions that fall under 2SCALE’s responsibility, in line with set targets, and in close collaboration with supporting 2SCALE cross-cutting specialists. These activities may include but not be limited to the following:
  • Monitor and document the progress of the PPPs in line with:
  • Use a gender lens in every action, analyze gender-related constraints and ensure that proposed strategies are gender-sensitive and address key constraints faced by female stakeholders in each PPP.
  • Analyze youth-related constraints (for both young women and young men) and ensure that proposed strategies improve youth employment and youth integration in PPPs and their value chains.
  • Lead the inclusion of environmental considerations in all PPPs, and in every pilot of a new technology/ practice, and design – if needed – capacity building activities to mitigate environmental risks.

Communication and stakeholders’ engagement

  • Ensure that business champions and other relevant private partners understand and adhere to commonly agreed standards of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
  • Design upon request – capacity building activities to deepen the design/ implementation/ monitoring of CSR policies.
  • Organize frequent governance meetings with the lead partner(s) and other parties in the PPPs.
  • Ensure that governance mechanisms implemented in the partnership are inclusive
  • Collaborate with the Communication Specialists to develop outreach materials in a frequent manner
  • Ensure the visibility of the PPPs and their development (achievements, challenges, lessons learnt).
  • Represent the program at relevant national/ local events.

Administration

  • Write and submit timely activity reports, as well as other technical reports, notes, and partnership profiles.
  • Prepare service agreements for business support services, in collaboration with the 2SCALE Contract Manager. Monitor these agreements, particularly through frequent field visits to cluster actors.
  • Lead the validation, sharing and filing of the minutes of every governance meeting.
  • The Inclusive Agribusiness Advisor may implement other tasks that the 2SCALE management deems necessary for the success of the program.

Supervision and team collaboration

  • The Inclusive Agribusiness Advisor is supervised by and reports to his / her Country Team Leader-
  • She / he benefits from the coaching of his/her Country Team Leader
  • She / he is a team player and works in close collaboration with thematic specialists and 2SCALE colleagues from other consortium members.
  • Participate pro-actively in the industry team, composed of all Inclusive Agribusiness Advisors with PPPs in the same industry.
  • Respond to and seek advice from the 2SCALE management to improve industry knowledge, forward-looking strategizing within the industry, and priority-setting within existing and new PPPs.

Required Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in agribusiness or agriculture.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in agribusiness/agriculture with the private sector.
  • Good understanding of and work experience in value chain development.
  • Proven experience in organizing and facilitating capacity building programs (trainings, demonstrations, field visits, etc.), business meetings, and other events for value chain stakeholders.
  • Result-orientation and ability to take initiatives under minimal supervision, and to reach targets.
  • Excellent spoken English and ability to write quality documents in Standard English.

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