Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Food and Agriculture Program Manager Job in Kitui South

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominationalevangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid tohurting people around the world.

Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victimsof war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose ofsharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

 Food and Agriculture Program Manager 

One Position

Reports to:
 Area Manager

Duty Station:
 Kitui South

 Kenya Programs

Samaritan’s Purse is looking for a qualified individual to work as a Food andAgriculture Program Manager in a program based in Kitui South in Kenya. Theposition will involve extensive travel to community work sites. 


  • Direct the selection of beneficiaries.
  • Organize the beneficiaries to develop the activities of the project.
  • Provide technical training and assistance to the beneficiaries.
  • Supervise the construction of the agriculture project infrastructure i.e. embankments, irrigations systems etc.
  • Select and purchase seeds, saplings etc for the beneficiaries.
  • Assist in the commercialization of the projects when this is a component of the program.
  • Link between buyers of products and the beneficiaries in the manner indicated by the organization in the time period, manner and quality that will be established.
  • Carry out the tasks and coordination in the field that are required for the development of the project according to the plan of the organization e.g. monitoring, evaluation and program sustainability.
  • Prepare computer written reports of the field work and submit to the Area Manager.
  • Participate in the activities of the organization when they relate to agriculture projects.
  • Establish clear strategy and direction for Food Assistance Project in the districts of operation in collaboration with the Area Manager.
  • Work alongside Area Manager to develop additional food security programs in districts of operation.
  • Coordinate effective implementation of clear security protocol for distribution.
  • Ensure all project activities are conducted in accordance with agreed work-plan and proposal.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to Area Manager, including activity summary, progress against objectives, commodity distributed, beneficiary caseload data, achievements to date, issues faced, impact stories and financial expenditure.
  • Ensure coordination of all activities at District-level with relevant Local Government departments, NGOs and CBOs, and community stakeholders, and maintain constant coordination with WFP in strategic project implementation
Person Specification 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representativeof the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution in a relevant social sciences discipline (social work, sociology, community development, and related development studies
  • 3 to 5 years experience in a Food and Agricultural community based programs.
  • Strong and demonstrable experience in all aspects of project cycle management.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in mobilizing and building capacity of the community and / or the local church.
  • Strong report writing skills, including experience in implementing Agricultural and Food programs and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Skills and knowledge
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent financial management skills including budget preparation, reporting and analysis of financial reports.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Driver’s license and experience is required.
Character qualities
  • High level of motivation and proven ability to work independently both in the field and in the office.
  • Diplomatic and culturally sensitive.
  • Team player.
  • A strong Christian.
If youare interested in this position please send your C.V only and an applicationletter to hr@spkenya.org

Application deadline:
 Friday, September 28th 2011

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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