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AQUACULTURE SPECIALIST

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AQUACULTURE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ABDP)

Aquaculture Specialist

The Aquaculture Specialist will be responsible for leading all the technical work related to the ABDP including capacity building of aquaculture extension staff at the County and Sub-county levels, identification of capacity needs of the beneficiaries, identification of research needs in the aquaculture sector, lead capacity building of Programme beneficiaries in aquaculture farming.

JOB DETAILS

Reporting and Location

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator,the Aquaculture Specialists will be expected to make occasional visits in the country and the Programme target Counties. One Aquaculture Specialist will be stationed in Nyeri and another one in Kisumu Regional Programme Coordination Office.

Terms of Service:

A one (1) year contract with a six-month probation period renewable every year on continued satisfactory performance.

Remuneration

Competitive

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate all aquaculture related activities of the ABDP at National, County, Sub-county and the community level to ensure the Programme objectives are achieved;
  • Provide advice to County and Sub-county extension staff on all matters relating to aquaculture development and in line with the Programme objectives;
  • Assess training/capacity needs of the County aquaculture extension staff and plan, coordinate and implement a capacity building plan for the staff in collaboration with Programme staff and Programme partners;
  • Assess training needs of the target aquaculture Programme beneficiaries and plan and coordinate a capacity building plan;
  • Collaborate with Sagana National Aquaculture Center, RIAT and KMFRI in designing an appropriate capacity building plan for the County extension staff and the target communities;
  • Support the development, management and implementation of the SDF&BE aquaculture strategy, ensuring its on-going alignment with National priorities, sector plans, policies and legal frameworks;
  • Support the PCU and the County level teams in AWPB making processes ensuring priority aquaculture activities are captured in the annual work plans and appropriately budgeted for;
  • In collaboration with KMFRI and other partners identify priority areas for strategic aquaculture- related research in the biology, farming, climate change adaptation, value addition, storage, transportation and social sciences, and coordinate implementation of some of this research;
  • Provide management advice and disseminate results to inform decision and policy making process on the aquaculture Subsector, biodiversity conservation and environmental protection;
  • Provide policy and strategic advice on sustainability criteria for aquaculture.
  • Prepare and review  ToRs for consultancy assignments and other contracts;
  • Review technical proposals and lead the selection process;
  • Support the KM and M&E officer in preparing technical impact reports in aquaculture initiatives;
  • Ensure NRM are fully integrated in programme interventions.

Key Qualifications

  1. Bachelor`s Degree in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Aquatic Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry or any other relevant subject from a recognized institution;
  2. At least eight (8) years of work experience in Aquaculture sector five of which must be in a management level (preference will be given for experience in Aquaculture sector best practices);
  3. Experience with multi-disciplinary environment teams, (Government, NGO’s, Donors, Civil Society), would be a strong asset;
  4. Knowledge of the institutional and legal framework of the aquaculture sector in Kenya, as well as of relevant policy issues will be an added advantage;
  5. Field experience with aquaculture specific activity will be an advantage;
  6. Background in NRM is required;
  7. Ability to coordinate and facilitate meetings/ workshops/ consultations;
  8. Proven leadership skills;
  9. Strong skills in programme planning, financing, management, implementation and evaluation.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of Kenya Constitution 2010 by attaching copies of the following:

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations;
  2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  5. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Candidates should submit their applications including copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and updated detailed CV indicating current position, qualifications, working experience, names of at least two (2) professional referees, remuneration and day time telephone.

APPLICATIONS CLEARLY INDICATING JOB APPLIED FOR SHOULD BE EMAILED TO

vacancy.ifad@acal.co.ke

Addressed to

The Director, Recruitment

Alpex Consulting Africa Ltd (ACAL)

Riverside Drive, Victoria Office Suites

Opp. Sameer Investment Ltd

P.O Box 20382-00100

Nairobi, KENYA

Only applications submitted via email will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation and IFAD are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity and gender equality. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

WED 19 SEPTEMBER 2018 BY 4:00PM

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