Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Facilitator-Marketing~MVIWATA Job Vacancy

Deadline: Dec 03, 2012
Position Description:
Reports to:Team Leader, Economic Empowerment
Duration of contract:2 years renewable on the basis of performance
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Undertake capacity building of farmers on marketing of produce
Provide market oriented technical support to the farmers
Facilitate market linkages for farmers
Work with producer and marketing groups and cooperatives in view of improving their capacity
Monitor performance and provide technical backstopping to management and leadership of rural markets established under MVIWATA programmes.
Facilitate sharing of experience on market access among farmers
Facilitate networking with other stakeholders, projects and development partners to strengthen the selected value chains.
Participate in training programme of MVIWATA in matters pertaining to market access
Share with the knowledge management personnel and other key stakeholders key lessons and best practices on market access for documentation.
Prepare periodic progress reports as per the institutional requirements
Required Qualifications
University Degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized university
Masters Degree In business or social studies will be an added advantage.
At least three (3) years of proven experiences in relevant field
Essential competencies for all positions
Ability to work in team and complement one another
Strong interpersonal skills    
Ability to work under pressure and complete tasks on deadlines       
Excellent communication and facilitation skills  
Excellent fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Excellent writing skills (reports, articles, & publications)
Essential qualities for applicants
These should be considered as senior positions and adequate experience is a must. Candidates without the required experience need not apply farmers and adapting to the MVIWATA organizational philosophy,
all times to act in a professional and courteous manner to maintain a positive image of MVIWA'TA
Good organizational skills, ability to work in a diverse team and independently (With minimum supervision)
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Ability to make timely decisions and communicate effectively
Excellent fluency in English and Kiswahili both in writing and speaking is a must
Strong writing skills (reports, articles & publications) is a must
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a rural setting is a must
Result  oriented approach and thinking

Application Instructions:
Applicants should apply by post or email, sending a cover letter expressing their suitability to the position and providing names and addresses of three credible referees, CV, copies of certificates by3rd December 2012 to:
Executive Director
P.O. BOX 3220

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