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Team Leader - Kisumu

Published on 16.04.2020


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Position : Team Leader - Kisumu

With its special initiative "EINEWELT ohne Hunger" (ONE World without Hunger), the BMZ wants to make a significant contribution to reducing poverty and hunger. The module objective of ProSoil is therefore: Approaches to sustainable soil protection and soil rehabilitation have been broadly implemented in Kenya. 
Intervention areas are the three counties of Siaya, Kakamega and Bungoma in Western Kenya. 

The focus of the country package is to support small farmers in implementing best practices for soil protection and soil rehabilitation. The responsibility of the contractor will be field of action 1: the implementation of soil protection and soil rehabilitation measures in the 3 districts of Bungoma, Kakamega and Siaya.

Job description:

  • Technical and financial administration of the project according to GIZ standards
  • Support to the GIZ responsible in the implementation of the country package with management and cross-sectional tasks, impact-oriented monitoring, communication and knowledge management (in particular on the subject of soil protection)
  • Supporting the GIZ responsible in updating and/or adapting the design of the country package and regular reviews coordinated by the steering unit
  • Cooperation with strategic partners
  • Advice and management of national long-term staff as well as national and international STEs
  • Contribution to the conception of Human Capacity Development measures and to the implementation of training and HCD measures on site
  • Contribution to the implementation of accompanying research measures
  • Control, consulting and quality assurance of local service providers
  • Close cooperation with the other fields of action 2 and 3 of the country package
  • Consideration of "do no harm" and "leave no one behind" principles
Required profile for job ad : Team Leader - Kisumu
  • Education: University degree (Diploma/Master) in Agricultural Sciences, Agroecology, Tropical Crop Production, Soil Protection/ Soil Science or a comparable relevant course of study
  • Language: Fluency in German and English
  • General professional experience: 6 years professional experience in the agricultural/rural development sector.
  • Specific professional experience: 3 years in counselling local decision-makers
  • Leadership experience/management: 3 years of leadership experience as team leader in projects or manager in companies; 3 years of experience in the implementation of public funds (e.g. management of local grants, resource requirements planning, compliance with German/European procurement guidelines)
  • Regional experience: 1 year experience in projects in the East African region, of which 1 year in projects in Kenya
  • DC experience: 3 years experience in DC projects
  • Miscellaneous: Communication skills (evaluation in the context of concept presentation)
Job criteria for job ad : Team Leader - Kisumu
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Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract - Temporary work - Internship - Freelance - Cooperative Education Program - Part-time work
Region :
North Eastern
City : Kisumu
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
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Number of Position(s) : 10

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