Regional Agricultural Input Systems Advisor, EAC

Nairobi, Kenya
Apply by 16 June 2018
Posted on 17 May 2018

Job Description

ACDI/VOCA is recruiting for a Regional Agricultural Input Systems Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded cross-border trade and resilience project in the East African Community (EAC) countries. This project will assist the Governments of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi as well as other neighboring nations to improve regional integration by identifying and mitigating policy constraints to agricultural trade and value chains, scaling up best practices, and strengthening the resilience and cooperation of regional networks.

The Regional Agricultural Input Systems Advisor responsibilities and qualifications for this program include but are not limited to the following:


  • Assume responsibility for overall technical management of Component 2: Improved Regional Agricultural Inputs under the supervision of the Chief of Party
  • Provide technical leadership, oversight, and support to all aspects of Component 2: Improved Regional Agricultural Inputs
  • Represent the Activity in coordination, capacity building, and partnership meetings with regional agro-input supply companies, research organizations, and government/ministry staff.
  • Quality control and timeliness of all deliverables
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Master’s degree required in Business, Agriculture, International Development, or related field

  • Minimum of five years combined experience in:

    • the agro-input private sector, preferably in multiple countries in the region.
    • USAID-funded agricultural, enterprise development, and/or cross-border trade projects
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the private sector, government entities, and international donors

  • Fluency in English required, proficiency in regional languages desired

Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women, minorities, and local nationals encouraged to apply. EOE.


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About the Organization

ACDI/VOCA is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries. Offering a comprehensive range of technical assistance services, ACDI/VOCA addresses the most pressing and intractable development problems. Driven by the goal of adding value to local enterprise, which underlies prosperity and stability, ACDI/VOCA works in five main practice areas: * Agribusiness * Enterprise Development * Financial Services * Community Development * Food Security The ACDI/VOCA Difference ACDI/VOCA has a proven record of development success dating back more than 45 years. This experience coupled with operational integrity, technical expertise and the ability to operate at scale means that clients and partners can always expect positive results from ACDI/VOCA. ACDI/VOCA is also distinguished by its: * identity as a nonprofit that means business * proficiency at grassroots, self-help organizing * private sector and market orientation * dedication to beneficiary gains in income, jobs and savings * leadership in value chain approaches to enterprise development * legacy of lasting institutions and organizations * vast talent bank * experience working on a regional/global scale * network of U.S. and international partners * systems approach to technical solutions and operations * grants-management capacity * cutting-edge approaches to fragile/failing states, trade capacity building, public-private partnership, information and communications technology and integrated HIV/AIDS programming * experience with large indefinite quantity contracts (IQCs)

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