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Regional Input Specialists

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) focused on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.


Project Description
IFDC is recruiting for the anticipated USAID Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR) Project based out of Nairobi. The overall goal of the activity is to promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks in the larger East Africa region including select IGAD, COMESA and SADC countries by addressing agricultural issues that can only be solved on a regional basis. STARR has the following objectives:
1. Strengthening cross-border agricultural trade and value chains;
2. Improved regional agricultural inputs;
3. Strengthening resilience;
4. Strengthening the regional policy environment.


Responsibilities

  1. IFDC seeks various regional input specialists in the following technical areas: fertilizers, seeds, pesticides, irrigation, feed & fodder, veterinary products, mechanization & farm implements
  2. Support cross border value chain actors that diffuse and apply new or improved agricultural inputs, practices and processes.
  3. Support development of strong cross border associations and other private sector networks that can facilitate the availability of improved agricultural inputs.
  4. Increase the capacity of regional government institutions and the private sector to produce and distribute uniform, high quality seed throughout the region.
  5. Promote market access and investments in the cross border agricultural input sector.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Business development; Partnerships; Programme management; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

International Fertilizer Development Center

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

The International Fertilizer Development Center (known as IFDC) is a science-based public international organization working to alleviate global hunger by introducing improved agricultural practices and fertilizer technologies to farmers and by linking farmers to markets. Headquartered in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, the organization has projects in over 25 countries.