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Thursday, September 16, 2010

ACDI/VOCA Agriculture and Market Linkages Specialists, East Africa Vacancy

For 46 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international dcvelopmcnt organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 93 projects in 40 countries and revenues of $124 million.

We are currently seeking senior-level professionals for a large, multiyear agricultural development project in Kenya that will focus specifically on staple crops.

Desired areas of specialization include agronomy, producer organization strengthening, agricultural marketing and trade, business development and financial services for the agriculture sector, storage and warehouse receipt systems, monitoring and evaluation, and communication.

Experience working with smallholder farmers to increase their technical and management skills and create sustainable market linkages is preferred.

  • Minimum 5—10 years of experience in one or more technical disciplines relevant to the above
  • University degree in agronomy, agricultural economics, business management or other relevant held (advanced degree is preferred).
  • Experience working with international and/or regional NGOs, donor agencies, Ministry of Agriculture and/or private sector actors (buyers, agribusinesses, and financial institutions) along staple value chains is preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required.
  • Fluency in local dialects (e.g., Kiswahili) is preferred.
  • Experience working in Kenya and/or East Africa is required.
To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to by September 24th

No phone calls please.

Only finalists contacted.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

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