Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP – Kenya)- Field Coordinator, Security Officer and Programme Officers Jobs in Kenya

Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP – Kenya) is a Development Organisation, with its head office in Thika and working in 12 Counties in Central, Eastern, Coast and Rift Valley Regions of Kenya.

SACDEP-Kenya invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill in the following posts.

1. Programme Officers - Agro Production Enhancement (2 Vacancies)

2. Programme Officer – Agro Income Enhancement (3 Vacancies)

3. Programme Officer - Outreach Projects (1 Vacancy)

General Responsibilities for each post

1. Programme Officer – Agro production Enhancement: The position will require a person who is able to coordinate, implement and develop an integrated programme in production enhancement in livestock and crops through diverse Sustainable Agriculture approaches.

2. Programme Officer – Agro income Enhancement: The position will require a person who is able to coordinate implementation and development of an Agriculture Value Chain Programme. The person will be linking Small Holder Farmers to Market outlets through Contract Production System.

3. Programme Officer – Outreach Projects: The person will be an outward looking person with capacity to establish and handle initiatives that are implemented in partnership with other organisation.

Professional qualifications
  • BSc. Or Diploma in; General Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture, Agriculture Marketing, Agribusiness or Agriculture Economics. or related disciplines.
  • 5 years experience working in Agriculture training and Extension programme for Small Holders Farmers.
  • Knowledge and experience in setting cottage industries will be an added advantage for Agro income enhancement
  • Knowledge and experience in setting up Farmers Learning approaches.
  • Experience in Resource Mobilisation and Fund Raising.
4. Programme Officer – Water and Health ( 1 Vacancy)

5. Field Coordinator - Public Health ( 1 Vacancy)

General Responsibilities

To coordinate and technically support the implementation and development of a Water, Health, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme in schools and at community level.

Professional qualifications
  • BSc. Or Diploma or in Water or Agriculture Engineering or Public Health as is appropriate.
  • Practical Skills in designing and execution of community based/led Water and Sanitation Projects and infrastructure.
  • 5 years experience working in a community integrated Water, Health and Sanitation programme.
  • Knowledge on Water Sector and environmental Policies is important.
6. Programme Officer: Natural Resources Management (NRM)


Establish the NRM subsector which will feed into the larger Sustainable Agriculture, rural and peri-urban development strategy.

Professional qualifications
  • Diploma or Bsc. in Agricultural Engineering or Natural Resource Management
  • Over 5 years experience in Community Based Project Implementation.
  • In possession of a valid riding license.
  • Ability to organize rural communities in order for them to be able to undertake Natural Resource Management and Renewable Energy Projects.
7. Programme Officer- Transport & Office Management (1 Vacancy)


Be responsible of expanding the existing SACDEP’s Transport and Office facilities in terms of standards and income generation.

Professional qualifications
  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • 5 years and above being in charge of a busy commercially oriented entity.
  • Ability to set up a transport and office maintenance unit as an enterprise for the Organization.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Similar experience in running a fleet of vehicles, motorcycles operating from a station and in rural areas.
8. Programme Officer – Conference/Training Centres Management (1 vacancy)

  • Expanding the existing SACDEP’s conference facilities in terms of standards and uniqueness. Expand the capacity from its current status in order to be a key fundraising tool providing at least 40% of SACDEP’s community development budget.
Professional qualifications
  • Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Institutional Management, or other hospitality related field from a recognized institution.
  • 5 years experience in a hospitality industry.
  • Ability to develop and implement new packages in the hospitality industry.
  • Required to oversee the overall operations of a development, training and conference centre/facility.
9. Security Officer (1 Vacancy)

  • Maintain the organizational security system covering personnel, vehicles, centers, good and services.
  • Be able to advice the whole organisation regarding prevention of potential crime. Link up with other security agents with a view to obtaining necessary crime related intelligence.
Further the person should have the following:-

Professional qualifications
  • Certificate, Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Security Management, Criminology or other security related disciplines.
  • Holder of a current certificate of Good conduct.
  • 5 years experience in security in a busy environment preferably in a private organization.
  • Holder of certificate in first aid and fire fighting is an added advantage.
  • Clean certificate of discharge from the previous employment.
Candidates can view full details of these Positions from our website; www.sacdepkenya.org

Applications indicating position applied for and current salary, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, day time telephone contact and e-mail address to be sent to

The Executive Director
SACDEP- Kenya,
P O Box 1134, Thika 01000,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on phone for interviews.

Closing date: Friday, 9th February 2012


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