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Head of Capacity Building, Enterprise and Partnerships Job in Nairobi Kenya

Partner Africa is a pioneer in ethical and socially responsible business practice, providing ethical audits, impact assessments, training and consulting services across 20 countries to international brands, retailers, producers and the smallholder sector.

We are now recruiting for the following position:

 Head of Capacity Building, Enterprise and Partnerships

 Nairobi, Kenya

Partner Africa is seeking to fill a new role with the organisation, to lead on capacity-building, enterprise and partnerships.

This position is full-time and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Partner Africa is committed to improving its programme development and quality across all its current partnerships, projects and capacity building work as well as new initiatives in ethical trade.

This post will build and manage our international and local partnership agreements in ethical trade and support the development of our capacity building activities within the training department.

This post will support our ethical trade programme work through programme development, effective preparation of major funding proposals, and project management, building capacity of all partners.


The successful candidate will have:
  • A degree in rural enterprise, business, development or a related discipline
  • At least eight years’ experience of working in a senior project/programme role
  • Existing knowledge of and relationships in international values chains – tea, coffee, vegetables, flowers, fruit etc
  • Experience of working on ethical trade standards in public private partnerships in Africa
  • Knowledge and experience of programme cycle management
  • Previous experience in preparation of programme proposals for funding agencies
Further details are available upon request

Interested candidates are asked to send a copy of their CV, along with a cover note, and salary expectations to

The closing date for consideration of candidates is December 16th, 2011.

We will review all applications and respond to the successful candidates after December 12th with details regarding an interview.

We kindly ask for no phone calls as this process will be managed via email.

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