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Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) Executive Director Job in Kenya

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya; our members are drawn from within and outside the East African states.

We operate as a non-profit, non-political, non-denominational organization based in Nairobi with country offices in Tanzania and Uganda.

Our core role is to prepare, disseminate, and promote the exchange of information on matters affecting the regional grain industry with the express intent of promoting the regional grain supply chain.

Please visit our website for more information.

Executive Director

We seek to fill this position with an experienced leader with a strategic and entrepreneurial mind in addition to a passion for development economics. You will have overall responsibility for the growth and development of the Council.

Based in our Nairobi office and reporting to the Board Chairperson, you will be expected to among other things:
  • Develop and recommend regional strategic and business plans to the Board of Directors consistent with the vision and mission of the Council
  • Interpret and implement the Board’s decisions, act as the Secretary to the Board and be the link between the Council Secretariat staff and the Board.
  • Establish internal monitoring and control systems, processes and procedures for the Council
  • Effectively manage the relationships and communication with members, donors, government and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement the fundraising strategy of the Council and effectively manage the Council’s finances and other assets.
  • Effectively manage the Council Secretariat staff in the region, set performance standards and monitor as well guide, train, develop and discipline.

You will be a university degree holder, preferably at masters level with experience from the private sector in marketing or supply chain management. Experience of working in partnership with development partners, government bodies and NGOs is necessary; experience of working in public private partnerships (PPP) will be a definite advantage.

We are also looking for experience of managing an organization or a large department with proven experience of financial management including budgeting and budgetary control and cashflow management. Exposure to the work dynamics of the East Africa region is highly desirable.

Your application should demonstrate how your experience matches our requirements.

It should include an up-to-date CV, the names and addresses of three referees, current remuneration package, valid email address and daytime contact telephone number.

Closing date: 5th November 2010

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi GPO, 00100,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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