Principal Resource Mobilization Officer at Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre

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  • Company: Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre Jobs in KenyaProject Management Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) formally known as Central Artificial Insemination Station (CAIS) was established by Kenya Gazette Notice Number 557 of 19th June 1946 with the objective of controlling venereal diseases and genetic improvement of exotic dairy Cattle. KAGRC is situated 15 km from City Centre (West of the Nairobi City), and has its Headquarters in Lower Kabete in Nairobi and has land capacity of about 358 Acres, 124 bulls in the stud. The functions of the management committee have since been taken over by the Board of Directors, appointed vide the Gazette Notice No L.N. 110 of 5th Sept. 2011. The mandate of KAGRC is to produce, preserve, and conserve, animal genetic material (semen embryo, tissues and live animals) and rear breeding bulls for provision of high quality disease free semen to meet the national demand and for export. In order to meet its mandate, KAGRC works in close collaboration with other breeding organizations such as the Kenya Stud Book, the Dairy Recording Services of Kenya and the Livestock Recording Center. Together, these organizations implement the Contract Mating and Progeny Testing Programmes. The organization also works closely with the breed societies as well as individual and institutional farms which provide herds for the breeding program. It is a profound achievement that the centre has attained the ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification in management standards on the world best practices. Bull Stud The station initially started with an importation of six bulls in 1946 ; four Guernsey and two Jersey bulls from America and Scotland respectively. Ayrshire and Friesian breeds were later introduced.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing KAGRC’s resource mobilization strategy;
  • Initiating and establishing relationships with donors at the National, Regional and International levels and lead in programmes that will facilitate this;
  • Researching and analyzing donor calls for funding applications including expressions of interest and requests for proposals;
  • Providing technical support and advice on grant proposal development to the programme team members;
  • Developing innovative approaches in mobilizing non-financial resources locally and internationally and develop a strategy for obtaining this regularly;
  • Developing and executing pitches and strategies to reach funder segments, including creating supporting materials such as funding proposals;
  • Effectively linking strategic partners interests with the organization’s Strategic and Programmatic priorities;
  • Working closely with programmes, field, and other staff to provide seamless service and information to potential partners e.g. donors, national & county governments and prospects; and
  • Ensuring that the set targets are realized consistently in value and volume.
Job Specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

  • Have a Bachelors degree in Economics, Project Management, Social sciences or related development field or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Masters degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Have a minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at a senior level;
  • Be a registered member of a relevant professional body;
  • Have a certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated results in work performance; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key competencies and skills

  • Organization skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Proposal writing skills;
  • Negotiation skills; and
  • Integrity.
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 15 August. 2022
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