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RTI is recruiting candidates for an US government-funded program in Kenya
Around the globe, RTI’s work is helping foster stronger food systems, reduce malnutrition in all its forms, build resilience and engage the next generation of food security leaders. RTI is currently partnering on nearly 30 projects in East Africa, including activities focused on private sector-driven agricultural growth in Rwanda and youth employment in Kenya. To build on these efforts, RTI is currently seeking professionals for the USAID-funded Feed the Future Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity in Kenya. Candidates should be fluent in English. We are currently accepting CVs/resumes for the following:
1. Senior Program Specialist 2 (Senior Agricultural Policy & Institutional Capacity Building Specialist): Responsible for engaging public sector stakeholders, including county governments, to facilitate improvements to the agricultural policy environment and public-private sector relationships. This position will be in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to Western and Eastern Kenya. Qualifications: Master’s degree in public administration, economics, business, agricultural or rural development and at least 9 years of experience in agricultural policy or market systems projects. Experience in economic growth, agricultural development, or governance programs is required. Demonstrated understanding of private sector agribusiness and investment; Knowledge of market facilitation approach. Demonstrated success building relationships with Kenyan government and private sector stakeholders.
2. Technical Advisor 3 (Access to Finance Specialist), Responsible for facilitating linkages between financial services and agribusinesses. Support the development of financial products tailored for value chain actors. Support This position will be in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to Western and Eastern Kenya. Qualifications: Master’s degree in business administration, agricultural economics, finance, or a related field and at least 6 years of experience in agricultural finance, banking, investment, or value chain/ market systems projects. Knowledge of market facilitation approach.
3. Senior Program Coordinator 2(Regional Market Systems Managers Kisumu and Eastern Kenya), Responsible for building relationships with public and private sector stakeholders, overseeing interventions, and managing staff and project partners. This position will be based in Eldoret and a TBD location in Eastern Kenya, with frequent travel within regional areas of responsibility. Qualifications: Master’s degree in international development, economics, business, agricultural or rural development and at least 9 years of demonstrated management experience in managing value chain or agri-business projects. At least 12 years’ experience in economic growth, value chain development, or agricultural development programs is required. Knowledge of market facilitation approach (M4P) is required.
4. Human Resources Manager 1(Office and Human Resource Manager): Responsible for overall office management, including the oversight of drivers, logistics, and office equipment. Provides HR support to the project, including administration, management, new hire orientation, and recruitment support for project staff. Qualifications: Master’s degree in HR, business, or related and at least 6 years of experience in human resources administration or Bachelor’s degree in HR, business, or related and at least ten years of experience in area of human resources and office administration. Experience with USAID preferred.
In addition, we are accepting expressions of interest for additional positions. Preferred candidates will have specific experience in agricultural value chain development and financial services development in Kenya.
Program Specialist 3 (Agricultural Extension Facilitation Specialist)
Program Specialist 3 (Agricultural Input Systems Specialist)
Program Specialist 3 (Nutrition/Behaviour Change Communications specialist)
Grants Specialist 3(Grants Coordinator)
Procurement and Logistics Specialist 3) Procurement Specialist
Information technology Specialist 2(IT Specialist)
To apply, please email your CV/resume to [email protected]. English language CVs preferred. Please put position title and applicant name in the Subject Line.
RTI offers competitive compensation and benefits and robust home office project support. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.