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Dairy Value Chain Director
Purpose of the position of “Value Chain Director: Dairy, Kenya”
SNV Kenya is currently seeking a Dairy Value Chain Director for the anticipated USAID funded Kenya Feed the Future Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity Program. The project’s primary focus will be to increase agricultural productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers. This anticipated FTF-funded Activity will have a strong focus on sustainable, private-sector driven market development in the dairy, horticulture, and grains value chains. The Dairy Value Chain Director is expected to manage value chain
assessments that will inform interventions following a facilitative approach that promotes lasting sustainability. Program interventions in dairy will work through market participants as drivers of change and are likely to target improved competitiveness and trade, increased farm household productivity and market access, improved nutrition-related behaviors and improved access to diverse and quality food, and building the sustainability local organizations.
The Dairy Value Chain Director is expected to lead the development and management of all interventions across the dairy value chain. This position is will be required to lead a team of technical advisors. The location for this position is Kisumu.
- Serve as the senior field-level manager and representative with primary responsibility for coordinating, planning, and implementing technical interventions across the dairy value chain.
- Support the Chief of Party in all aspects of program management including ensuring integration and coordination across consortium teams and the establishment of a “one team” approach to implementation.
- Lead design of program interventions that identify and develop new market opportunities that seek to upgrade the potential of the dairy value chain.
- Develop value chain strategies for working with producers and enterprises to develop their capacity to identify and respond to business opportunities in the dairy value chain. These strategies should facilitate private sector engagement and investment among various levels of agriculture value chains including but not limited to producer, trader, processor, and wholesaler levels.
- Ensure that program strategies facilitate strategic, commercially viable partnerships between value chain actors, especially with women and youth.
- Manage a team of technical advisors that provide technical leadership in areas related to improved aggregation, post-harvest handling and storage; market linkages; business enabling environment; and other interventions that promote value chain competitiveness and food security.
- Promote strong relationships with USAID, the Government of Kenya, other donor, multi-lateral, and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
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