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Manager Support Services Job in Gwassi

Manager Support Services

Job profile:

The Manager Support Services will be responsible for various support service departments. The support services are provided to the companies and other entities within the program. The support services have a diverse character, namely Accounting, HR, IT, Monitoring & Evaluation, Workshop/mechanics, Logistics and Maintenance. He / she heads manages a large team with a considerable number of direct reports.

The job requires good management skills, ability to further build an organization that is service oriented, has high professional standards and provides guidance to other parts of the organization on how to work according to policies and procedures.

The manager will closely work together with the other managers of the program to ensure effective cooperation and coordination. Will be based at the company compound in Gwassi (Suba District, Kenya).

Candidate profile:

The ideal candidate has a wide experience (10 years +) as an operational manager in shared services and / or support services in (some of) the above mentioned areas, is a people manager and can create support in the organization for change to further professionalize the support services.

He / she is a team player, has seniority and has the ability to lead a large team. Guards and improves efficiency and performance.


The Suba Green Forest Social Investment Initiative in Kenya (GFSI) is a program that consists of economic and social investment projects implemented by Green Forest Social Investment Limited, its subsidiaries and Green Forest Social Investment Trust (GFSIT).

The program is integrated to create synergy between economic and social investments. The initiative has a long-term goal of providing equal economic opportunities for the social well being of children, youth and women and to invest in the natural environment in Gwassi Division, in Suba District.

It combines poverty reduction, environmental benefit and profit. The Purpose of the program is to stimulate economic and social transformation of the people at the household level and beyond (communities at large). The companies part of the program are for example active in forestry, and in the production of charcoal, honey and biofuel and are run as social businesses. 

Please send your application letter, including resume to before 1 August 2011, for the attention of Thea Radder.

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