ILRI Kenya – Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Given the recent IBLI strategy revision that emphasizes the efforts necessary to develop the capacities of institutions and services to improve market effectiveness, to catalyze informed demand, and to ensure the sustainability of the IBLI industry in the course of the project’s second four year phase, the responsibilities for the current IBLI Program have necessarily grown.
The considerable increase in their mandate resulting from a required scaling from one pilot District (Marsabit) to at least seven counties in Northern Kenya, we are also supplementing the team to include one more staff, as the Market and Capacity Development Specialist.
Partnership and stakeholder engagement:
- Identification and coordination of technical, implementing and commercial partners to interesting and capable of playing a key role in a relevant node along the IBLI market chain.
- Developing and/or enhancing institutions for more cost-effective delivery of IBLI services (sales provision, information dissemination, extension and indemnity payments) and building their capacity.
- Engaging government agencies and new County government structure to leverage implementation and offer regulatory support.
- Contributions to relevant policy-making and regulations in the agricultural insurance space.
- Support in the identification and coordination of technical partners who will announce and verify the index.
- Support project partners in Marsabit and the scaling out sites in implementation of the project in activities such as identification of extension and sales staff and community engagement
- Oversee the planning and actual implementation of the project in the field
- Set up the commercial partners for implementation; building delivery channels and linking them to the IBLI ICT based transactions platform.
- Support the commercial partners in the development of marketing and publicity materials, sales plans etc.
- Support implementation partners with the execution of their various agreed roles.
- Drawing up relevant Memoranda of Understanding or other documents clearly specifying the roles and responsibilities of the various partners etc.
- Documentation of the implementation process, the challenges and the lessons learnt
- Contribute to the development of project reports for donors and other partners.
- Contribute to the development of proposals to advance the teams agenda.
- Support in the development of a range of curriculums for targeted IBLI training relevant to a range of stakeholders and functions.
- Lead in the training of commercial partners on IBLI
- Support in the training of technical partners and policy makers
- Support on the ground training of insurance company staff.
- Development of a Monitoring and evaluation framework for IBLI
- Support in monitoring and evaluating the projects in the field
- M&E documentation and reporting
- Support in the development of proposals for funding IBLI’s market and capacity development agenda
- Master Degree in Business Administration, Program Management, or a relevant Social studies (e.g. economics, agricultural economics, agricultural extension and education) from a recognized university
- At least 4 years relevant experience in project management and implementation of innovative projects
- Experience with training, extension provision and implementation of development projects at community level
- Previous experience in and demonstrated ability to maintain good relations with project partners and stakeholders.
- Experience in proposal writing and previous success in winning grants
- Knowledge in livestock and familiarity with arid land issues
- Good presentation and oral/ written communication skills
- Creative and dynamic person who can operate both individual and as part of a team.
This position is in job Grade 3A with an attractive salary and benefits package.
Location: The position will be based at the ILRI, Nairobi.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document addressed to the Human Resources Director, explaining 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.