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Karen Freeman speaks from a podium at the Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Conference
January 22, 2015

For generations, the United States has been a leader in providing development assistance to alleviate suffering in Kenya and across the globe.  But food price spikes and resulting instability in 2007 and 2008 were a wake-up call: More needed to be done to break the vicious cycle of hunger and poverty. Our answer was to unlock the potential of agriculture as the key to reducing hunger, extreme poverty and malnutrition through an initiative that became Feed the Future.

In just a few short years, Feed the Future is already changing the face of hunger and poverty for Kenya, thanks in large part to the integration of hundreds of thousands of small holder farmers into the increasingly profitable horticulture sector.

January 17, 2015
OPENING DATE: Immediately (Subject to Availability of Funds)
CLOSING DATE: January 30, 2015
OFFICE: USAID/East Africa, Somalia office
TITLE: Stabilization Program Advisor
GRADE: USPSC Local hire - GS-14
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens Currently Residing in Kenya
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two years renewed annually based on performance and 
funds availability
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya
SECURITY ACCESS: Secret
 
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Bomet County Governor, Isaac Ruto and USAID Mission Director in Kenya, Karen Freeman stand next to eachother
December 8, 2014

USAID has a powerful partnership with Bomet, and there are so many things we have already achieved together.  We have been working in Bomet for a long time.   There’s a reason why you see the big USAID sign on the way to Tenwek Hospital.

Robert Godec helps Prof. Judi Wakhungu (L) remove the cover from the project banner
November 21, 2014

It is an honor to be here this morning.  Today, the United States and Kenya join hands to reaffirm our joint commitment to the fight against climate change.  Today, we take action that will help us avert a worldwide climate catastrophe.  Today, we launch a joint three-year project to help Kenya achieve its goal of low-carbon, sustainable economic growth and development. 

USAID and Government of Kenya representatives wash their hands using an outdoor faucet
November 14, 2014

Kenyan non-profit non-governmental organization Act Change Transform (Act!), in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Embassy of Sweden today officially commissioned the newly restored Kipsigon Health Center, which had been destroyed during the 2006-2008 conflicts, and the new Chepyuk Community Water Project.

US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec stands behind a podium
November 13, 2014

I am honored to join you today for this Advocacy meeting on Accelerating the Attainment of Millennium Development Goal 5 in Kenya. Now, “Millennium Development Goal 5” is a pretty dry name. So let me put it another way. We are here today about the health of mothers. We are here about the health of families. We are here because Kenyans do not want their country to be one of the 10 most dangerous countries in the world for mothers to give birth. We are here about our shared future.

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Last updated: January 22, 2015

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