WRI Food Systems Transformation Associate Jobs 2023

WRI Food Systems Transformation Associate Jobs 2023 – Kenya NGO Jobs. WRI Kenya looking for “Food Systems Transformation Associate”. Applicants with a Completed PhD degree may apply on or before 03 February 2023.

The World Resources Institute is a global research non-profit organization established in 1982 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation under the leadership of James Gustave Speth. WRI’s activities are focused on seven areas: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and ocean.NGO Jobs in Kenya 2022

WRI Food Systems Transformation Associate Jobs 2023

The WRI has published a job vacancy announcement on 30 January 2023 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Food Systems Transformation Associate to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

WRI Job Vacancy 2023

Job Highlight: In this role, you will build on your networking and strategy capabilities for broader outreach for partnerships to scale through investments, research, and implementation. You will be adept at managing multiple opportunities with the ability to negotiate and develop complex strategic partnerships to advance the program’s work. You will be supported by a team of Researchers, working closely with the Vital Landscapes director to fine tune and deliver on WRI Africa food strategy while aligning it with the global strategy. You will provide overall leadership and strategic direction to ongoing projects under the Food program in Africa on approaches and best practices for food systems transformation. You will take lead in fundraising, staff recruitment and general and oversee growth of the food portfolio. You will report to the director of Vital Landscapes at WRI Africa.

What will you do:

  • Develop a robust portfolio of work anchored on solid research, inputs from stakeholder and best practices around the five priority areas in the food strategy
  • Lead the developing of new projects and supervise existing ones
  • Represent WRI Africa in strategic meetings on food systems
  • Explore opportunities for cross-collaboration and cross-learning between the food program and other vital landscape programs/initiatives
  • Recruit and manage staff and consultants as needed
  • Identify and coordinate capacity development initiatives for the food program team
  • Identify major data and knowledge gaps impeding effective deployment of food systems transformation in priority countries and propose ways of addressing them
  • Develop and align the food program within the “produce” elements with the WRI Strategy including the developing of a theory of change and a monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Framework
  • Conduct and participate in research that advances knowledge and learning on the priority areas for Food for WRI Africa, including regular writing, review and publishing of journal articles, peer reviewed reports, policy briefs, opinion pieces and strategic communication outputs.
  • Ensure the food program in WRI Africa is achieving the outcomes set in the strategy in priority countries and landscapes by setting clear goals and robust execution plans

Qualification & Experience:

  • A completed PhD degree in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, or related fields
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a team setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise on issues related to food systems transformation in Africa
  • Experience in proposal writing in a development setting
  • Experience designing and managing complex, multi-partner projects in an NGO setting, with particular experience creating and communicating theories of change, results frameworks, and other components of a MEL for project donors, partners, and stakeholders
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed outlets
  • Collaborative problem solver who can take initiative, set priorities

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

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The Closing Date: 03 February 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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