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    Inclusive Market System Specialists-2 at - Nairobi, Kenya - World Vision Kenya

    World Vision Kenya
    World Vision Kenya Nairobi, Kenya

    Found in: beBee S2 KE - 6 days ago

    World Vision Kenya background
    Full time
    Description

    World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.


    Key Responsibilities:
    Technical Leadership and Program implementation (45%0

    Ensure capacity building of the staff, farmers and where applicable implementing for effective engagement in the Local Value Chain development/Inclusive Market System Development...

    To provide advice, mentoring, motivation, supervision and support for Project staff in Local Value Chain Development/iMSD interventions.
    Market actors mapping per AP and development of engagement plan and platforms such as Business to Business for enhanced farmers' profitability along key value chains supported through Building Secured Livelihood model (BSL)

    Provide a leadership role in working with the project staff in the formation, strengthening and capacity building of households and producer groups in Local value Chain Development/iMSD interventions.

    In liaison with the field staff, explore and establish aggregation centres among the producer groups areas and other strategic points where needful and feasible.

    Oversee establishment of Business-to-Business Forums, production groups, marketing groups and enhanced collective marketing of produce.

    Develop practical Local Value Chain Development/iMSD training materials and references according to local context and conduct relevant training sessions for staff, partners, local authorities, and other stakeholders.

    Support Project Staff in facilitating the formation of Producer Groups within the project implementation areas.
    Engagements with respective counties and National government for more investment in infrastructure development to support Local Value Chain development
    Provide quality assurance for LVCD/iMSD project models implementation, in accordance to WVKs Strategy.

    Work with government staff and other key stakeholders to guide farmers in their respective producer groups do farming as per the market demand.

    Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, Learning and Innovation (30%)

    Carry out participatory market research and value chain analysis for selected and prioritized value chains (for on-farm and off-farm)
    Develop tools, frameworks and resources to enable better Local Value Chain Development & Inclusive Market System Development integration in THRIVE Project
    Coordinate field level monitoring of Local Value Chain Development/ iMSD interventions and the implementing partners.
    Track and report against Local Value Chain Development/iMSD indicators in THRIVE project.

    Working closely with the DMEAL coordinator, generate Quality & Accurate quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports informed by Monthly Management Reports and in line with support office requirements and regulations.

    In liaison with the DMEAL coordinator and the field program managers, develop a regular schedule for monitoring and support visits and organize reflection and learning forums on Local Value Chain Development interventions
    Lead the capacity building initiatives of communities and partners on monitoring and ensure participatory data collection on Local Value Chain Development/ iMSD initiatives

    Review and provide technical feedback on project results and reports to donors in order to ensure quality with a focus on Local Value Chain Development.

    Identify successful LVCD/iMSD practices in the project that can be showcased in publications, communication materials and conferences
    Prepare communications materials that highlight the Project's LVCD/iMSD programming, successes and lessons learnt.

    Engagement Networking and Advocacy (20%)

    Establish and sustain working relationships with key THRIVE stakeholders including, local value chain partners.

    Mapping of key buyers at the Field & National level and fostering buyer seller agreements with farmers for maximum profitability.

    Engagements with respective counties for more investment in infrastructure development to support Local Value Chain development.
    Strengthen linkages between the Project and other WVK programs
    Ensure program representation in key strategic LVCD technical working groups and forums at the county and national level
    Actively participate in the Project meetings, and other WVK forums and meetings as appropriate


    Others:
    (5%)

    Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
    Participate and contribute to committees and task forces which you may be appointed to.
    Participate and lead devotions as appropriate.

    Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

    Minimum 4 years' experience in community development work implementing Livelihoods & Resilience programs.
    Demonstrated understanding and experience on Economic empowerment and specifically through Local Value Chains Development/Inclusive Market System Development.

    Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness Management, Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Agriculture Extension, or a closely related field from a recognized University.

    An understanding of poverty analysis and livelihood security frameworks; Value Chain Development, Making Markets Work for the Poor.

    Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in mindset change, agricultural production, on-farm and off-farm Local value chain development, marketing and financial inclusion.

    Demonstrated understanding and experience in Results-Based management, staff capacity development, development of community capacity and community-based organizations, linking of professional, academic and community-based learning models
    Ability to build capacity of staff on Local Value Chain Development and Inclusive Market System Development technical fields;
    Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment;
    Ability to work with minimum supervision;
    A team player, capable of building staff and partners in economic development activities
    Cross-cultural sensitivity, and emotional maturity.

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