Project Officer - Market Systems/Enterprise Development at Practical Action

Category
Non Profit
Location
Mandera (North Eastern), Kenya
Hours per week
As Needed: < 10
Gender
Indiferente
Candidate
_Project Officer - Market Systems/Enterprise Development at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *PROJECT OFFICER - MARKET SYSTEMS / ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the officer will have a specific duty of leading the delivery of the Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS) aspects of the project. The job holder will also be responsible for continued programme development, field implementation and routine monitoring support to the designated projects within the Programme. More specifically the position will be directly responsible for mainstreaming market oriented approaches as espoused under Practical Action’s Participatory Market Systems Development Approaches (PMSD). *Key responsibilities* * Effectively implement market systems component of the project in close collaboration with other actors such as the District Livestock Marketing Council (DLMC), Ministry of Livestock Development, Veterinary Department and Livestock Marketing Associations (LMAs) amongst others * Take lead in capacity building e.g. delivering training on PMSD * Effectively monitor and evaluate the projects with a view to informing the implementation process and keep the desired project outputs in perspective * Develop and review relevant project documents for information sharing * Document lessons learnt in each project and desired actions to be taken * Play lead role in managing relationships with project participants and other stakeholders * Prepare and implement work plans/activity logs agreed upon with the line manager * Participate in programme development (concept notes, proposals, log frames, budgets). *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * At least a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/ Enterprise Development or Relevant social Development field * At least three (3) years relevant working experience in Market/Enterprise development * Markets facilitation, BDS, TOT and project management from a recognized institution * Proven project cycle management skills * Good understanding of markets development landscape in the Eastern Africa Region * Good understanding of gender issues and how they relate to market development * Strong advocacy skills and ability to negotiate and network with a broad range of stakeholders * Adept at data collection, analysis and report writing * Problem solving skills and strong conviction in team work Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Description
_Project Officer - Market Systems/Enterprise Development at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *PROJECT OFFICER - MARKET SYSTEMS / ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the officer will have a specific duty of leading the delivery of the Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS) aspects of the project. The job holder will also be
responsible for continued programme development, field implementation and routine monitoring support to the designated projects within the Programme. More specifically the position will be directly responsible for mainstreaming market oriented approaches as espoused under Practical Action’s Participatory Market Systems Development Approaches (PMSD). *Key responsibilities* * Effectively implement market systems component of the project in close collaboration with other actors such as the District Livestock Marketing Council (DLMC), Ministry of Livestock Development, Veterinary Department and Livestock Marketing Associations (LMAs) amongst others * Take lead in capacity building e.g. delivering training on PMSD * Effectively monitor and evaluate the projects with a view to informing the implementation process and keep the desired project outputs in perspective * Develop and review relevant project documents for information sharing * Document lessons learnt in each project and desired actions to be taken * Play lead role in managing relationships with project participants and other stakeholders * Prepare and implement work plans/activity logs agreed upon with the line manager * Participate in programme development (concept notes, proposals, log frames, budgets). *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * At least a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/ Enterprise Development or Relevant social Development field * At least three (3) years relevant working experience in Market/Enterprise development * Markets facilitation, BDS, TOT and project management from a recognized institution * Proven project cycle management skills * Good understanding of markets development landscape in the Eastern Africa Region * Good understanding of gender issues and how they relate to market development * Strong advocacy skills and ability to negotiate and network with a broad range of stakeholders * Adept at data collection, analysis and report writing * Problem solving skills and strong conviction in team work Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
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Start date
As soon as possible
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Country
Kenya
City
Mandera (North Eastern)
Candidate
_Project Officer - Market Systems/Enterprise Development at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *PROJECT OFFICER - MARKET SYSTEMS / ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the officer will have a specific duty of leading the delivery of the Economic Recovery and Market Systems (ERMS) aspects of the project. The job holder will also be responsible for continued programme development, field implementation and routine monitoring support to the designated projects within the Programme. More specifically the position will be directly responsible for mainstreaming market oriented approaches as espoused under Practical Action’s Participatory Market Systems Development Approaches (PMSD). *Key responsibilities* * Effectively implement market systems component of the project in close collaboration with other actors such as the District Livestock Marketing Council (DLMC), Ministry of Livestock Development, Veterinary Department and Livestock Marketing Associations (LMAs) amongst others * Take lead in capacity building e.g. delivering training on PMSD * Effectively monitor and evaluate the projects with a view to informing the implementation process and keep the desired project outputs in perspective * Develop and review relevant project documents for information sharing * Document lessons learnt in each project and desired actions to be taken * Play lead role in managing relationships with project participants and other stakeholders * Prepare and implement work plans/activity logs agreed upon with the line manager * Participate in programme development (concept notes, proposals, log frames, budgets). *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * At least a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/ Enterprise Development or Relevant social Development field * At least three (3) years relevant working experience in Market/Enterprise development * Markets facilitation, BDS, TOT and project management from a recognized institution * Proven project cycle management skills * Good understanding of markets development landscape in the Eastern Africa Region * Good understanding of gender issues and how they relate to market development * Strong advocacy skills and ability to negotiate and network with a broad range of stakeholders * Adept at data collection, analysis and report writing * Problem solving skills and strong conviction in team work Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Company
Practical Action

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