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Manager Job Vacancy

The Position:

Gem Fish / Honey / Poultry Farmers Co-operative Society Limited seeks to jointly recruit a
Manager who shall be based at the Yala Market Service Centre (MSC) and responsible for planning, management, implementation and monitoring of all societies activities in its area of operation.

The incumbent must be dynamic, result oriented, performance driven, good planner and highly motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure implementation of societies activities on the ground in collaboration with partners and local stakeholders;
  • Ensure timely and accurate development of operational budgets and manage society’s expenditure to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Provide timely technical advice and periodic financial records to the societies;
  • Strengthen and support the existing structures in the societies area of operation;
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of interventions related to the societies;
  • Advice/support the societies interventions on technical approaches and linkages to service providers;
  • Close collaboration/co-operation with relevant government ministries;
  • Identify new local partners who can contribute with core competencies to support/drive the societies;
  • Assist the societies BOD in designing and development of IEC materials and ensure provision of quality services;
  • Manage the societies resources and assets within its area of operation;
  • Perform all other duties as referred to in the society’s by-law of article 57.0.
  • Develop, maintain and promote societies image within its area of operation;
  • Any other duties as assigned;
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration or CPA 2 and above.
  • Diploma in Co-operative Management or Certificate in Co-op. administration from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • KCSE C+ and above.
  • At least 3 years field experience working in an active farmer’s community cooperative society or related field in Kenya.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer (Word, Excel, Access) and MIS (Management Information Systems).
  • Knowledge on value addition.
  • Knowledge on food processing/handling of fish, honey and poultry.
  • Should be aged between 25-40 years.
  • Must have proven interpersonal, organizational, financial, communication and personnel management skills.
  • Innovative and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be a team player.
If you meet the above requirements, send your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with names of three professional referees not later than 30th September 2011 to:

The Chairman,
Gem Fish/ Poultry/ Honey Farmers Co-Operative Society,
P.O. Box 56-40610,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Gem Fish/ Poultry/ Honey Farmers Co-operative Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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