Business development advisor (BDA) – placed in Kitale

Duty Station: Kitale, Kenya
Level: Advisor
Contract Period: 2-year fixed contract
Send application to: Elizabeth.mwiyeria@viagroforestry.org
Subject Line: Business development advisor

 

About Vi Agroforestry

Vi Agroforestry is a Swedish NGO, improving livelihoods of small-holder farmer families through agroforestry and sustainable agriculture land management. The organisation has been working in the East Africa region for over 35 years. Vi Agroforestry has reached 2.3 million people and helped planting over 120 million trees. The foundation of Vi Agroforestry’s work is sustainable agriculture and agroforestry. It provides increased access to food, access to sustainable energy sources and more income. Sustainable agriculture contributes to the mitigation of climate change.

Vi Agroforestry in Kenya is the home of the “Livelihood Mount Elgon Project”. This is an ambitious 10-year project designed to secure thriving livelihoods for smallholder farmer communities around Mt. Elgon – in Trans Nzoia and Bungoma Counties. The project aims at environmental, social and economic benefits with a focus on dairy value chain. This project seeks to fill the position of a Business development advisor (BDA).

Job description

The Business development advisor will have the responsibility to support the cooperatives in actualising; their strategic plans, business plans, members mobilisation strategies, hub services development, milk bulking, strengthening of their governance systems among others while also reaching out to relevant stakeholders. The advisor will develop financial and investment plans and to produce progress reports for internal and external reporting. The job entails 60% field-based activities working closely with dairy farmer cooperatives, input suppliers, large processors and development partners on the ground.

The Business development advisor will work under the direct supervision of the Kenya country manager and in close collaboration with the project coordinator. The advisor will also directly report to the senior project management team on progress of key deliverables and engage them on methods and strategies to be applied.

For a detailed job description please read the requirements: Business Development Advisor_Livelihood Mount Elgon Project

Vi Agroforestry strives for diversity in the organisation and welcomes applicants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, age, ethnicity, religious belief of disability.

 

Deadline for application is 27rd of March 2019 not later than 6 pm.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Vi Agroforestry is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to disqualification.