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The African conservation Tillage Network (ACT) has built a high performance professional team which works with the network stakeholders towards attainment organizational objectives. Opportunities to be part of this team are open to all in line with ACT policies.

Qualification & Criteria

  • ACT is particularly interested in candidates with expertise, experience or interest in conservation agriculture.
  • Applicants should either be recent graduates or students in a recognized university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the work of ACT
  • All volunteers and interns would need to demonstrate that they are fluent in written and spoken English, French, and or local national languages and be computer literate.
    Interns would preferably bring their own laptops.

We've posted a selection of vacancies under each category. For details on engagement opportunities please visit the links below:

Volunteering is a great way to participate in skills and knowledge exchange and be a part of ACT Network activities and development. We rely on the valuable support of volunteers with a range of professional skills and experience. Placements are from 3 months up to one year for qualified professionals with at least two years' post qualification experience.

Current Positions

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ACT provides students from all parts of the world with the opportunity to be part of its operations at the headquarters and sub-regional offices as interns. The internship programs are geared to enable students get practical experience which complements their field of study and creates a better understanding of global issues and cultural diversity. Placements are for 1-3 months for students currently enrolled at a higher learning institution/university or graduates of not more than 12months.

Current Positions

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Agribusiness Development Officer

Location: Nairobi

Type: Full time

Posted on 27 Feb-2014

Number of positions

1

Deadline

14 Mar-2014

Job Category

Nationally Recruited Staff

Department

CIMMYT

Designation

Agribusiness Development Officer

Country

Kenya

Roles and responsibilities

ssess small-scale mechanization opportunities with special emphasis on service demand and supply at both country- and site-specific levels, including market and demand assessment and their implications for agribusiness development.
• Appraise and analyse the financial viability of the conservation-based mechanization technologies for small holder farmers.
• Identify national and local stakeholders (farmers, importers, manufacturers, mechanization and business service providers, financial institutions etc.) involved or interested in supporting the provision of mechanization services amongst smallholder farmers.
• Support the RADS to develop new (or upgraded) commercially viable business models and associated development strategies to deliver small-mechanization options to smallholders.
• Facilitate linkages and contracts between business model stakeholders including importers, distributors, operators, local promoters and farmers.
• Support the RADS in developing appropriate financial products targeting rural service providers and smallholder farmers in consultation with collaborating financial institutions.
• Assist the RADS to train farmers, importers, local manufacturers, equipment hirers, local promoters and associated businesses in business management, financial management and marketing.
• Contribute to the development of promotional materials and marketing strategies by the private sector to support small scale mechanization.
• Assess and enhance the performance of the business models and develop upgrading strategies
• Diagnose national institutional constraints in the delivery of small-scale mechanization to smallholders and formulate policy options.
• Any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.

Skill set

• MBA/MSc in Agribusiness, Agricultural Development, or a related field, from a recognized University
• Minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience in agribusiness development or a related area
• Experience in the provision of business services
• Experience with public-private partnerships
• Experience with agri-business development and market and financial analysis
• Familiarity with agricultural development and technology delivery issues in Kenya
• Experience with conservation agriculture, agricultural mechanization and business services will have clear advantage
• Good written and verbal communication skills in English
• The job holder needs to be a dynamic, innovative, self-motivated, and service-orientated professional
• Ability to work with different nationalities, as a member of a diverse work team
• Ability to analyze complex data, carry out and explain computations or to resolve complex problems
• Experience with conservation agriculture, farm level economic analysis, agricultural mechanization and business services is of advantage

Work experience

5 - 7 years

Advert

Agribusiness Development Officer.pdf

Duty station

Nairobi, Kenya

Job Summary

The Agribusiness Development Officer has the responsibility of assessing small-scale mechanization opportunities with special emphasis on service demand and supply; support the Regional Agribusiness Development Specialist (RADS) to develop new commercially viable business models and help to assess enhance the performance among others.

For specific projects and contracts ACT Network works with associate consultants. We believe that our consultants are central to our continued success. The reputation of ACT is maintained and strengthened by the experts that work with us on a regular basis. We want to invest in long-term relationships based on mutual trust and commitment.

Current Positions

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Duty Station: DAR ES SALAAM

The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) is a Pan-African not for profit organization
built on and driven by the values and principles required to harness indigenous African
energies, inspiration and commitment to lead and contribute to Africa’s own development.
The thrust of ACT is to add value through strategic partnership in the identification,
adaptation and scaling up of conservation agriculture principles and practices.
Job Profile:
The Accounts Assistant role is to provide accounting support and assist in ensuring
compliance to financial and operational policies and procedures of the organization. The
accounts assistant shall contribute to effective management of financial and accounting
systems, timely reporting and compliance to international financial reporting standards
and best practices.
Responsibilities:
The incumbent will:
• Provide accounting support to project staff while assuring compliance with
internal control, donor regulations and budget restrictions.
• Register all financial transactions in the accounting system and maintain accounting
records according to agreed standards.
• Liaise with procurement in ensuring all documentation is in compliance with budgets
and procurement policies and procedures.
• Posting of creditors invoices after confirmation of proper supporting documentation.
• Assist in the daily financial accounting procedures of projects including recording all
cash, cheque and bank transfer transactions, maintain cash and bank ledgers, monitor
cash advances and field expense reports and reconcile cash-on-hand.
• Update and maintenance of the Fixed Assets Register.
• Invoicing as per agreement and contracts with donors and implementing partners.
• Process and make payments as provided in the approved budget and ensure that
proper authorization is obtained for all disbursements and proper financial
documentation is used.
• Ensure timely processing and remittance of statutory payments
• Undertake some of the monthly closing procedures including bank reconciliations,
creditors’ reconciliations, staff accounts, Petty cash audit and submitting of monthly
returns to head-office.
• Maintain efficient, accurate, timely, proper and transparent financial filing system of all
documents relating to finance. Ensure complete documentation and audit trail for each
transaction is maintained.
• Undertake any other related duties as may be required by the sub-regional coordinator
and head of department.
Qualifications/Experience:
• Degree with a bias in accounting/finance or equivalent and professional
qualifications (CPA/ACCA).
• Have at least 3 years experience in a busy accounting environment preferably
INGO.
• Be proficient in computerized accounting systems and strong spreadsheet
skills. Knowledge in QuickBooks will be an added advantage.
• Must be a self starter who requires minimum supervision and ready to work
under pressure.
• Integrity, commitment to service and respect for diversity;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work productively in a multicultural team
• Must be a National
Tenure of Appointment:
• The initial appointment will be for 12 months including a 3 months probation period.
• Contract extension will be subject to performance and availability of funding.
How to apply:
Submit your application including your CV/resumé stating your salary expectation via email
not later than 18th March 2014 to: hr@act-africa.org ACT is an equal opportunity
employer.

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