Field Coordinator Job in Kenya

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit Field Coordinator – Turkana to Coordinate field activities aimed at increasing pastoralist livestock productivity and market linkages (through increased access to inputs and services as well as uptake of productivity enhancing technologies), working closely with development partners and the Turkana county government ministry/department.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.  www.ilri.org

Field Coordinator

Responsibilities  
o     Coordinate field activities aimed at increasing pastoralist livestock productivity and market linkages (through increased access to inputs and services as well as uptake of productivity enhancing technologies), working closely with development partners and the Turkana county government ministry/department.
o     Establish and manage stakeholder relationships that improve the ability of the team to achieve the agreed outputs and outcomes.
o     Ensure timely and appropriate implementation of project activities.
o     Support project monitoring activities.
o     Undertake preparation of regular reports on project field activities
Qualifications
o     Master’s degree in Veterinary, Livestock Production, Animal Health, Development Studies, Project Management or Rangeland Ecology/ Management with experience in implementing development projects OR a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing development projects.
o     Field experience in implementation of livestock development projects in the Kenyan ASALs – especially in the area of livestock husbandry, animal health, livestock production and farmer/pastoralists’ market linkages.
o     Demonstrated experience working in collaborative development projects involving multiple partners and including good understanding of both National and County Government programs and processes under the State Department of Livestock.
o     Demonstrated experience in coordination of field activities and supervision of field staff.
o     Proven experience in program management and monitoring & evaluation.

o     Good interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills especially to diverse audience and targets.
o     Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and foster teamwork.
o     Ability to work with limited supervision and to take initiatives.
o     At least five (5) years relevant work experience
o     Strong analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative)
o     Strong and evident report writing and editing skills is a requirement for this position
o     Previous experience and exposure to USAID funded project requirements is an added advantage
Terms of Appointment
These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Turkana, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on Fixed Term contract upto a period ending on 31st December 2020.
Job Level
This position is job level 2D, ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the  “Apply Now ”  tab. The position title and reference number  REF: AVCD/02/2019  should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.
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