Agribusiness Advisors

NairobiKE

Full-time

Bachelor

2 months ago02/20/202403/21/2024

- Accepting Applications

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Regional Manager Equity Group Foundation Food and Agriculture Pillar (F&A), the Agribusiness Advisors will act as an integral part of implementing the EGF Food and Agriculture projects. The Agribusiness Advisors will be responsible for recruitment and supporting the project target beneficiaries by implementing different interventions across the County.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Identify, mobilize, and conduct sensitization forums of the project target beneficiaries, partners, and value chain actors.
  • Enroll the targeted beneficiaries into the project in accordance with the project-set target and timelines.
  • Train the project beneficiaries in Financial Education, Agribusiness, and Good Agriculture Practices, aquatic food systems, biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. 
  • Support farmers and other players in the food and agriculture value chain in implementing appropriate practices to increase productivity and improve their technical, financial and entrepreneurship skill.
  • Introduce the project beneficiaries to Equity Bank for them to learn and access relevant financial services based on their financial needs. 
  • Visit farmer groups on a regular basis to provide mentoring/coaching and track the implementation of the project interventions. 
  • Respond to farmer queries regarding agribusiness and financial services to enhance their knowledge in farm decision-making. 
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, and quarterly status reports to Field Managers, Branch Managers, and the project management as required. 
  • Organize, coordinate, and execute project activities as per the project work plan and targets (e.g., field days, exchange visits, value chain actors’ collaboration meetings, etc. 
  • Represent Equity Group in agriculture to other Equity staff and local partners in the respective branches, counties, and regions. 
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation team to collect quality project data as required at all stages of project life.

Qualifications

  • A university degree in agriculture, Aquaculture, Fisheries, General agriculture, Marine biology, Environmental studies, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics, Animal production/health, Range Management, Agroforestry, Agricultural Extension and Education, Horticulture, or any other agriculture-related degree from a recognized University.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in industry
  • Ability to evaluate challenges at the farm level and work to implement interventions to solve the challenges. 
  • Have a good understanding of farming dynamics from food security, household incomes, and agriculture commercialization points of view.
  • Good knowledge of Equity’s financial products and services suitable for farmers and SMEs
  • Excellent communication skills, both writing and verbal.
  • Good social skills for initiating

Interested and qualified? Go to Equity Bank Kenya on equitybank.taleo.net to apply

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