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Product Development Manager and Assistant Managers, Monitoring & Evaluation and HR & Administration Jobs

Our client, a national focal point for trade development and promotion activities within the East African region, COMESA, and external markets, is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary talents with exceptional leadership and change management skills in the following positions. 

Manager, Product Development 

General Scope of the Job:
 

The Manager, Product Development will facilitate effective product development among producers. He /She will be responsible for developing product roadmaps that ensures development and testing of high quality, high value products/ services that can be successfully marketed to consumers.
 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate and undertake supply surveys and implement sectoral interventions.
  • Develop and implement product design and development programs.
  • Undertake product studies and implement recommended interventions e.g.: Initiate and coordinate sector specific dissemination workshops/seminars.
  • Secretary to specific sector panels and in charge of developing the sector positional papers in liaison with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Interface closely with the exporting community and establish programs for adaptation of existing/new products in a specific sector to meet international market requirements.
  • Carry out export readiness checks to establish the state of preparedness of clients and qualify enterprises for export marketing;
  • Provide or arrange for technical assistance in product design and costing;
Qualification and experience 
  • The ideal candidate must be a senior manager with at least seven (7) years experience in export trade development and promotion.
  • Candidates must be in possession of a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial craft and services sectors is essential.
  • An excellent appreciation of common computer applications is desirable.
Assistant Manager, Small and Medium Enterprise Development 

General Scope of the Job
 

The Assistant Manager Small and Medium Enterprise Development will be responsible for mainstreaming SMEs into the export sector, champion market-led product development among exporters to facilitate effective organization and participation in export market development activities.
 

Key Responsibilities:
 
  • Develop and implement SME support programs with special emphasis to disadvantaged groups including women and youths
  • Undertake diagnostic studies and supply surveys to establish the country’s capacity for export business
  • Develop and implement product design and development programmes for improved export competitiveness.
  • Carry out export readiness checks to establish the state of preparedness of clients to take advantage of market opportunities
  • Facilitate SMEs in developing export marketing plans for effective penetration into the export markets.
  • Establish mechanism for export coaching for SMEs through smart networks
Qualification and experience 
  • The ideal candidate must have at least seven (7) years experience in SME development and trade promotion.
  • Candidates must be in possession of a Degree in Business Administration, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial craft and services sectors is essential.
  • An excellent appreciation of common computer applications is desirable.
Assistant Manager Monitoring and Evaluation 

General Scope of the Job:
 

The Assistant Manager Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for the operation of the Monitoring and Evaluation system at management level.
 

Key Responsibilities
 
  • Revising the Council activities hierarchy and log frame matrix (activities, processes, inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact.
  • Determining information needs of management, government, implementing partners, the cooperating institutions and funding agencies
  • Reviewing existing social and economic data for the activities areas to assess if it can provide good baseline data for impact evaluation, identifying gaps to be filled
  • Designing the format and procedures for operational monitoring
  • Reviewing existing M&E and management information systems of implementing partners and identifying where support is needed
  • Reviewing monitoring reports to assess interim impacts and identify causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation
  • Undertaking and facilitating others to implement the M&E plan, regularly revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods, format and analytical processes 
Qualification and experience 
  • Degree statistics/econometrics or relevant discipline
  • At least three years of experience in participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing or analysis and computer experience, training, facilitation and communication skills, and M&E design experience.
  • Ability to organize and train office staff
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, government priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities.
Assistant Manager, Human Resources and Administration 

General Scope of the Job
 

To ensure sound human resources and administrative systems are in place for smooth, efficient and effective delivery of service
 

Key Responsibilities
 
  • Manage staff relationships and reinforce internal synergy to enhance performance.
  • Source and develop talent to respond to company needs.
  • Undertake competency modelling to satisfy evolving organizational capabilities.
  • Undertake O & M and human resource planning to meet operational requirements.
  • Manage labour relations for industrial harmony.
  • Implement Health and Safety standards to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Administer staff benefits and welfare matters to boost staff motivation levels.
  • Manage security and office services to facilitate company operations.
  • Effect employee separation procedures i.e. dismissals, retirement and resignation to safeguard Council and employee interests.
Qualification and experience required 
  • Degree in Social Sciences,
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management, IHRM (K),
  • At least 7 years in Human Resource Management in a large reputable institution
  • Good communication, negotiation, counselling, interpersonal and people management skills
Executive Selection Services 
Federation of Kenya Employers
 
Waajiri House, Argwings Kodhek Rd, Milimani
 
P.O Box 48311 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
 
Email ess@fke-kenya.org
 
www.fke-kenya.org
 


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