The USAID Kenya Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS) Leader with Associates (LWA) program is focused on strengthening community resilience and overcome poverty, household hunger and chronic undernutrition through expanded and viable economic opportunities, improved systems, institutions, governance, and human capital. The Program comprises of Leader and Associate Awards with the objective to maximize local capacity to plan and manage integrated resilience programming and foster collaboration with other implementers to achieve significant and lasting social change.
The Expanding and Diversifying Viable Economic Opportunities in Northern Kenya (AA1) project provides market-based pull by facilitating a more competitive, commercialized livestock value chain for pastoralists that are moving up in the livestock market system and, by creating viable, diversified livelihoods opportunities for those that are moving up or moving out of the sector. The AA1 design builds vibrant market systems in livestock and other viable industries, enabling households to generate more income within the sector and to diversify into other income sources. By increasing and diversifying income sources, households –with a focus on youth and women– build resilience and create sustained pathways out of poverty. The three objectives that comprise the pull structure of AA1 are: 1) expanded and diversified viable economic opportunities; 2) strengthened institutions, systems and governance; and 3) collaborative action and learning for market systems change.
The COP will lead the oversight and management of activities implemented to create viable, diversified livelihood opportunities for pastoralists that are moving up or moving out of the livestock market system sector as well as ensuring sequencing, layering, and integration with the rest of the LMS consortium, in coordination with the AA1 DCOP and Leader Award senior management team. This position will also provide leadership and oversight of all procurement, personnel, and financial activities.
The position requires extensive field travel within and beyond Nairobi and Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, and Turkana counties.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs.