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A2L Agribusiness Private Sector Development Adviser

The Department for International Development (DFID) has a vacancy for a PSD Adviser, specializing in agribusiness, to be part of the DFID Kenya Sustainable Economic Development (SED) section based in the Nairobi office. The PSD Adviser will report to the Head of SED. It is a staff position at A2L level and subject to local terms and conditions and security clearance.

The DFID Kenya SED section has in place a range of programmes that aim to support transformational inclusive growth in Kenya. Some of these strengthen the broader environment (trade, investment climate, energy), others target entrepreneurs and youth (financial access, skills) and others target key industry development (market access, urban economic development). Overall, the SED mission is to create jobs, reduce poverty for the marginalized, increase climate resilience and solve key social challenges through power of the private sector. This PSD (Agribusiness) post offers an outstanding opportunity to work within SED, with a particular focus on the role of agribusiness in supporting private sector led growth in Kenya. The size of the SED portfolio is significantly increasing and the SED team is putting in place a rigorous impact dashboard to measure our success or failure in achieving the impact we desire.

How to Apply:

  • The candidate must complete and send the application form to AfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UK with a copy of their most recent CV.

  • The reference “KEN/002” must be clearly indicated in the subject line of the email. Failure to follow the outlined procedure may result in the application not being considered.

For a full job description, please see the attached documents below:

A2L Agribusiness / Private Sector Development Adviser (MS Word Document, 1020KB)

Application Form A2L Agribusiness/Private Sector Development Adviser (MS Word Document, 133KB)

The closing date for the vacancy is 12:00 pm on 09 August 2016. If no response has been received after 2 weeks from the closing date, consider the application as unsuccessful.