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Agricultural Economist (Evidence Creation and Reporting) at World Food Programme (WFP). Nairobi

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Job Description


  • Ensure cross-learning and close interactions across FtMA project areas and the arid counties, where the FSC model is being scaled-up (including the documentation of success stories and best practices).
  • Support the technical units on key programmatic areas including but not limited to gender transformation and youth empowerment.
  • Produce and review analyses, strategies, and papers for WFP’s climate resilience and food systems interventions.
  • Generate analysis that investigates cost-benefit of different intervention packages, return of investments and related research question
  • Create evidence generation and knowledge management strategy for the climate, food system and resilience portfolio
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities under Outcome 2 in close collaboration with the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.
  • Coordinate and draft the development of funding proposals and concept notes as required and support on ad-hoc donor engagements.
  • Produce corporate reporting products and donor reports in close collaboration with technical units.
  • Develop and maintain relevant partnerships with private sector, research institutions and Government of Kenya.
  • Create content for communication for internal and external channels, working closely with WFP communications unit.
  • Support the development of tools and processes to manage FSC performance and ensure intended smallholder impact is achieved.
  • Evidence created that supports the development of new business cases (including return of investment studies).
  • Timely and quality corporate/donor reports and proposals and other communication materials produced.
  • Efficient climate, food system and resilience knowledge management system established and corporate monitoring and evaluation processes supported
  • Rural entrepreneurs’ models within operational areas mapped out.
  • Experience setting-up scalable and sustainable middle and last mile value chain solutions targeting small holder farmers and other actors along the value-chain of advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with public and private entities, planning and working together
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations across multi-functional teams as well as with a results-oriented private sector, research, think tanks and other key stakeholders
  • Solid operational skills including creative thinking, problem solving and project management skills
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and negotiating skills.
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in public speaking of advantage.
  • Ability to frequently travel within the country.


  • Experience : At least five (5) years of experience in agribusiness, either in private sector enterprises or in non-profit value chain related projects, with exposure to the private sector segment and research institutions.
  • Language: Fluency (oral and written) in English and Kiswahili necessary; proficiency in other languages spoken regionally in Kenya is an asset.


  • Excellent analytical, communication and report-writing skills
  • Ability to conduct economic and analysis, including cost-benefit analysis, preferably in the agriculture, water and land management sector
  • Experience in proposal development as well as monitoring and reporting processes and ability to create/manage databases
  • Experience working with agro- and agro-pastoral/pastoral communities and organizations, and designing and implementing development projects
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