TechnoServe (TNS) is a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1968. 

Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries

Group Governance & Training Advisor
Position Description
The job holder will be responsible for providing governance and group dynamics expertise and support SPADE’s (Smallholder Poultry Agribusiness Development Program) developmental activities.

Provide leadership and guidance on implementation of Governance and Training strategies and initiatives within the project. The Governance & Training Advisor will work closely with Gender specialist, Poultry Producers Business Groups (PPBGs), local stakeholders, and sub-contractors, and management. 

S/he will be responsible for timely and effective implementation of project activities and achievement of a portion of the project’s goals. .
  • Degree qualifications in Organizational Development, Community Development, Sociology or Anthropology.
  • Minimum of three years field and technical experience in the development sector, governance and group dynamics , training in Kenya is required;
  • Experience working with gender issues, other business related training and farmer group programs is an added advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships;
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations;
  • Western and or Nyanza Kenyan work experience with communities is an added advantage.
 Field Supervisor – Monitoring & Evaluations
Position Description
Reporting to the M&E Manager, assist in the management of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) components of the Smallholder Poultry Agribusiness Development Program (SPADE) program. 

The Field Supervisor will work closely with the SPADE M&E Manager, Business Advisors, Senior Business Advisors and field enumerators. 

S/he will assist in facilitating evidence-based decision-making processes by project leadership, maintenance of SPADE M&E systems, and effective implementation of SPADE M&E activities.
  • Qualifications in business, economics, statistics or development-related studies required;
  • At least 2 years of experience with M&E methods and approaches, including designing, planning, and implementing M&E systems, analyzing and reporting
  • Proven ability to work with various M&E methods and approaches
  • Good grasp of information analysis and report writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations;
  • Proven ability and experience working with teams will be an added advantage;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required;
  • Willingness to be based in Nairobi, and ability to travel to remote rural locations.
Field Monitoring & Evaluations Assistant
Duration: 6 months renewable contracts.
Remuneration: KES. 40,000 per month excluding field expenses.
Position Description:
Reporting to the Smallholder Poultry Agribusiness Development Program (SPADE) Field Supervisor - Monitoring & Evaluation, the incumbent will be responsible for collecting field data from program beneficiaries, ensuring the quality of that data and entering the data into project database, under the supervision of a Field Supervisor
  • Relevant Qualifications: Minimum Diploma holder.
  • At least 1 year experience in data collection and quality control
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Proficiency in Ms Office-Excel. Working knowledge of SPPSS will an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations;
  • Proven ability and experience working with teams will be an added advantage;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required;
  • Willingness to travel to remote rural locations for extended periods.
To Apply: 

Please submit your application (by email only) to with the position title placed in the subject line. 

Please include 

(1) cover letter describing your interest, 

(2) curriculum vitae, 

(3) salary history, and 

(4) telephone contacts of three referees (former supervisors). 

Please include all requirements in one document (word or pdf). 

Applications will be treated confidentially. 

Deadline for applications is 21st September 2012. 

Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The Conservation Enterprise Development Programme (CEDP) was initiated through a partnership of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Laikipia Wildlife Forum in June 2009.
It sets out to establish the conditions for an ethical plant based trade to develop in Laikipia.
The CEDP seeks to provide economic incentives for communities to conserve and manage their resources for sustainable use. 

The activities of the CEDP are to support producers’ capacity building, providing effective extension services, facilitating the development of partnerships (at the local, national and international levels), and supporting the development of basic infrastructure. 

Products targeted include indigenous aloes and other medicinal plants, essential oils, bee products.
The following positions are currently vacant and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Production & Supply / Value Chain Manager

Ref: PSVCM 002
  • Bachelor’s degree in applied sciences, business administration or related field plus 5 years technical experience in business implementation and research in natural products industry in East Africa.
  • Business, strategic management, planning, leadership, analytical and statistical data management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems, meet deadlines, and stay within budget ·
  • Strong negotiation, customer focus and networking ability.
  • ISO 9000:2008 QMS training will be an added advantage
  • Driving license of class BCE.
Ethno Botanical Research & Development Officer

Ref: ERD004
  • Bachelors of Science Degree.
  • 5 years experience in research and development work.
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
Bee Enterprise Development Officer

Ref: BEDO008
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • 5 years of experience in capacity building, monitoring of community based bee keeping activities.
  • Good communication skills
All positions are 2 year renewable contracts.
Applications should be sent to and by 14th September 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The positions exists in the subsidiary of a multinational company which is a market leader in Kenya in the manufacturing and marketing of consumer durables.
Legal Officer
  • A degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University.
  • A post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law.
  • At least three years post qualification experience in a reputable organization /Law firm
  • Good computer and report writing skills.
  • Should be pro-active with good communication and people management skills.
  • A person of high integrity
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Drafting and verification of all legal documents including contracts, leases among others
  • Liaison with other legal institutions to ensure quick discharge of cases involving the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements including annual company returns.
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with the company memorandum and articles of association.
  • Participate in union negotiations.
  • Oversee and manage all insurance matters.
  • Assist in Company secretarial duties.
Mechanical Foreman
Reporting to the factory Mechanical Engineer, the successful candidate will most likely be over 26 years with minimum Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. 

The Mechanical foreman will be responsible for executing maintenance programmes as agreed and advised by the Mechanical Engineer. 

This position calls for a competent methodical worker with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to organize teams to meet strict maintenance programmes.
Management Trainees
  • A minimum of 2nd upper Honors degree in business related degrees (marketing), Human resources, Engineering, Economics, Chemistry and an MBA or a Masters degree in related fields from both local and external recognized and reputable universities
  • Internationally oriented persons.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, aggressive, and self confident
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Flexibility to handle multiple projects simultaneously,
  • Below 32 years of age
Customer Service Specialist
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices, degree/diploma in the same field.
  • Good listening and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of relevant computer applications i.e customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
  • Knowledge of customer rights and legal areas relating to the same.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • At least 2 years of working experience.
Interested candidates should apply enclosing copies of their certificates, testimonials, a detailed curriculum vitae, three references, current remuneration, current passport size photograph, postal, e-mail address and a daytime telephone contact to the undersigned so as to reach us not later than:- 14th September 2012.
P.O Box 49010, 00100
Nairobi GPO

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