Project Assistant – Agronomy & Business Development (Two Positions: Field Based)

  • Contract
  • Kenya
  • Posted 3 weeks ago


DCA is in search of to recruit two skilled and energetic Kenyan Nationals for the next place: Undertaking Assistant – Agronomy & Enterprise Improvement. One place can be initially primarily based in Subukia Sub County, and one primarily based in Kinangop South Sub County. Because the mission progresses, the holder of this place shall be requested to help different goal places throughout the respective county. The Undertaking Assistants report back to the Undertaking Officer primarily based in Nakuru.

In regards to the mission:

DCA is main a mission titled ‘From Loss to Worth Creation (L2V): Decreasing Meals Loss by partnerships in Inexperienced Chilly Storage Options in Kenya’. The mission goals to cut back meals loss by scalable chilly storage options working intently with smallholder farmers in Kenya who face a myriad of challenges in manufacturing and advertising of their produce. At the moment, the worth misplaced by post-harvest losses is pushed again translating into decrease incomes for farmers and better costs for the customers. DCA in partnership with industrial companions and different stakeholders within the goal areas are working to develop an progressive industrial and enterprise strategy that can guarantee smallholder farmers rising greens for export and native consumption, have entry to reasonably priced cooling/chilly infrastructure inside an setting that promotes and upholds accountable enterprise conduct.

The primary tasks of the Undertaking Assistants are:

Technical help and steerage:

  • Mobilize and onboard farmers, cooperatives, and dealer associations and supply technical help throughout implementation of L2V mission.
  • Improve organisational, governance and administration capability of farmer, farmer organisations and dealer associations by coaching, mentorship, and publicity.
  • Conduct coaching applications on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS), post-harvest administration, meals security chilly storage greatest practices, and environment friendly utilization of the cooling items.

Enterprise improvement help:

  • Establish and nurture enterprise alternatives for smallholder horticulture farmers in alignment with mission targets.
  • Present tailor-made coaching applications and help to boost the enterprise expertise of chosen farmers and Farmer Organizations, enabling lively engagement out there.
  • Facilitate market linkages and commerce relationships between smallholder farmers and related markets.
  • Help in establishing strategic partnerships between farmers, cooperatives, and monetary establishments to discover potential financing choices.
  • Facilitate efficient enterprise relationships between farmers and off-takers/exporters inside focused worth chains.
  • Domesticate strong partnerships with farmers, related County authorities departments, enter suppliers, and different stakeholders to drive mission targets on the native degree.

Undertaking implementation and monitoring:

  • Help within the identification and setup means of cooling items by participatory approaches.
  • Present common progress reviews, information assortment, and documentation of area actions.
  • Contribute to mission monitoring and analysis, figuring out challenges and proposing options.

Communication and Illustration:

  • Signify the mission at related conferences, workshops, and conferences to advertise mission targets.
  • Doc and share key achievements / influence created by implementation of the mission.
  • Collaborate with mission companions and stakeholders to boost consciousness in regards to the mission and its advantages.

{Qualifications}, expertise & expertise

  • 4-5 years of related expertise in group improvement, enterprise improvement or associated fields.
  • Bachelor’s diploma in agriculture, agricultural economics, or a associated area.
  • Confirmed expertise in cooperative improvement and agricultural extension providers, ideally in horticultural GAP coaching, agroecology, post-harvest administration and chilly chain techniques.
  • Sound data of smallholder farming practices, administration of out-grower schemes, worth chains/market system improvement.
  • Robust communication and interpersonal expertise to successfully have interaction with farmers, cooperatives, and stakeholders from various backgrounds.
  • Skill to ship coaching applications and facilitate workshops to construct capability and data amongst mission beneficiaries.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of work independently in distant area places with restricted supervision.
  • Proficiency in laptop purposes and information administration software program.
  • Fluency in English, Swahili and native languages is a requirement.
  • Have to be a licensed motorcycle rider (or prepared to be taught) & be prepared to reside within the Sub-County of placement.

About DCA

DanChurchAid (DCA) is working in Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nyandarua, Nakuru, and Nairobi counties with refugees and native communities to boost peace, livelihoods and resilience. DCA implements tasks immediately in addition to by native accomplice organizations. For extra data on DCA, please go to

DCA presents: The place is for a interval of 24 months (renewable topic to funding). DCA presents a aggressive wage bundle (wage, insurance coverage, and advantages) in accordance to expertise and DCA Kenya HR Handbook.

Learn how to apply

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The deadline for purposes is eighth April 2024

Any revealed deadlines are estimated. We purpose to fill this emptiness as shortly as attainable. Which means that we’ll shut adverts as quickly as we’ve discovered the appropriate candidate, and this can be earlier than the revealed cut-off date. We’d subsequently advise candidates to submit an utility as early as attainable.

Solely short-listed candidates can be contacted.

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