Training Officer Career Opportunity in Nyamira County, Kenya

Position Title: Training Officer

Position Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Nyamira County


Kuza Africa is a fast-growing NGO that seeks to develop the next generation of Agri-Preneurs.

The Training Officer will support our programs in rural Kenya as we adapt and replicate approaches that transition young people into the exciting world of agribusiness.

Job Summary

The Training Officer will support the organization and its partners in building knowledge, attitudes, and skills to successfully deliver Kuza’s unique Graduation Approach and adaptations thereof.

S/he will guide Kuza’s staff and partners through need-based design, customization, and adaptation of training curricula and approaches, including the provision of new content and approaches for improving impact outcomes of program participants.

The Training Officer will support efforts to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation tools that measure the quality and effectiveness of training delivery to inform continuous improvement and learning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support development, roll-out, and continuous improvement of Kuza’s core curricula on entrepreneurship and the graduation approach as well as integrated programming in enterprise development.
  • Support initiatives to deliver training in innovative and efficient ways, including but not limited to using technologies such as Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) and radio.
  • Maintain schedule and track delivery of training for partners, staff, and program participants.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate training sessions for partners, staff, and program participants.
  • Organize and coordinate logistics for training activities in collaboration with cluster office administrators and partner staff.
  • Document training outcomes through post-tests, evaluations, and other feedback and accountability mechanisms to inform continuous improvement.
  • Build the capacity of Kuza and partner staff to apply best practices and methods in training to their Graduation work.
  • Support training resource and needs assessments that identify strengths to leverage and gaps to be addressed with training.
  • Maintain digital and hard copy archives of training materials organized by project/partner.

Key Performance Metrics include:

  • Graduation Approach guidelines and principles well understood and applied by trainees (Kuza staff, partner staff, participants)
  • Appropriate training adaptations are adopted and properly documented, along with learnings.
  • Training plans are executed on time, in scope, and within budget.

Internal Relationships

  • Training Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Training Officer works collaboratively with other members of the Kenya Country Team (Program Managers, Monitoring & Evaluation Team, People Operations team, and IT Team) and the Technical Advisory Unit: The Regional Technical Director, Markets and Linkages Staff, and Graduation Advisors.
    The Training Officer will collaborate with the government and development partners.


  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Education, Sociology, Anthropology, Communications, Development Studies, or similar.


  • At least three (2) years of training experience, social and behavior change, and/or community development work. Agriculture training or related experience is considered a plus.


  • Commitment to the mission of The Kuza Africa Foundation.
  • Proven expertise in delivering collaborative and engaging training that responds to the learning needs of individuals, teams, and/or partners.
  • Experience working in integrated livelihood programming. Experience with gender, youth, savings groups, and/or market systems programs is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work respectfully and maintain productive relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Creative thinker with proven examples of using inventive local materials and/or limited resources to design and deliver effective training and/or behavior change activities.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Results oriented, with the ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation.
  • Experience delivering field-based projects in an international or national organization.
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in computer skills. Experience using Salesforce a plus.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to juggle competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.


Interested and suitably qualified candidates to submit their application, including Cover Letter, detailed CV, Certificates, daytime telephone contact, and three professional referees to

Give details of your current salary and the expectation for this position in the body of your Application Cover Letter.

The subject line of your application should be clearly marked Training Officer.

Applications must be received by Monday, 27th March 2023; late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted