Agronomic and Climate Resilience Advisory Consultant at Root Capital


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  • Company: Root Capital
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Consulting Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Root Capital is an agricultural impact investor that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

Reports To:  Advisory Services Manager, East Africa Contact:  Please apply by filling out the form below.

We supply these businesses with vital credit and capacity building to foster their growth and resilience. We work in hard-to-serve communities where others don’t. To date, we’ve distributed $1.5 billion to improve the lives of over 10 million people in farming families.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Root Capital currently has associated offices in Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Ghana, and Kenya.

Position Summary

This role will support the implementation of the agronomic and Climate resilience advisory (ACRA) program in the coffee value chain in Uganda. The incumbent will be charged with the following responsibilities:

  1. Conduct climate resilience diagnostics with clients to identify gaps for capacity building
  2. Develop a training schedule to address gaps identified through diagnostics
  3. Help clients to prepare climate adaptation & mitigation strategies
  4. Conduct climate risks vulnerability to coffee co-operatives
  5. Develop a training work plan for a portfolio of clients in collaboration with the senior ACRA consultant
  6. Provide agronomic and climate resilience training to field staff and farmers
  7. Monitor the implementation of the ACRA activities
  8. Provide timely reporting
  9. Help cultivate, manage relevant partnerships with academic and research or implementing organizations working on climate-smart agriculture
  10. Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time
Responsibilities
  • Conducting diagnostics (10%)
  • Developing climate adaptation and mitigation strategies (30%)
  • Providing training (30%)
  • Monitoring (20%)
  • Relationship building (5%)
  • Reporting (5%)
Qualifications & Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, crop science, horticulture, or related agricultural based degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in providing extension education to agribusiness enterprises or smallholder farmers
  • Experience in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in agricultural value chains-preferably coffee
  • Experience in agronomic extension education preferably in Robusta Coffee value chain
  • Experience in adult training and delivery methodologies
  • Experience in certification Standards eg Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Organic or FairTrade.
  • Proficiency in MS Office such as Word, Excel, and Google Apps
  • Relationship building skills
  • Project management skills
  • Time management
  • Strict adherence to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with multicultural teams

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 30 October. 2021
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