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Regional Business Analyst Job in Kenya


Regional Business Analyst

East Africa Dairy Development
(Duration: - 7 Months Contract)

General Information

TechnoServe is an international non-profit economic development organization in 1968 out of a conviction that a vibrant private sector is an essential foundation for economic growth and poverty reduction. 

TechnoServe undertakes targeted, catalytic technical assistance and other programming to
increase the competitiveness of entrepreneurs, businesses and industries that in-turn provide sustainable employment, inclusion of the poor and increased incomes. 

TechnoServe operates in 25 developing countries with over 1,000 employees.

Primary Purpose

The East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) program aims to move smallholder women and men farmers out of poverty by improving their profit participation in the dairy value chain. 

Working closely with the TechnoServe Regional Program Manager, the Regional Business Analyst will be responsible for research and analysis of the East Africa dairy market/industry, Monitoring and Evaluation of Dairy Farmer Business Association (DFBA) performance and information sharing within the project and relevant stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Lead research, preparation and communication of regular reports on the state, trends, and implications of the East Africa dairy market.
  • Maintain and update templates, regional databases, systems and processes for all data collection relating to DFBAs.
  • Lead data collection, information management and sharing of market data for DFBAs as well as at a macro level.
Dynamic systems model of dairy sector
  • Use the already developed systems model to inform new project design.
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Aggregate and analyze project data participating farmers and farmer business groups.
  • Lead development of DFBA business reports .
  • Support development of case studies by using findings from collected data to identify relevant themes in collaboration with the Regional Program
Assistant.
  • Spearhead improvements to Farmer Productivity Efficiency Tool.
Re-package current farmer production efficiency report and pilot the productivity efficiency tool to selected sites in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

Requirements
  • Degree in business related studies, economics and proven skills in market analytics;
  • Strong financial analysis and management skills; those with advanced accounting qualifications have an added advantage.
  • Strong dairy expertise, especially in regard to the development of dairy production, value chains and markets;
  • A minimum of two years experience as a quantitative-oriented analyst, preferably with experience in and/or exposure to the dairy sector in East Africa;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally when necessary;
To Apply: 

Please submit your application (by email only) to ke-recruit@tns.org with the position title placed in the subject line. Please include (1) cover letter describing your interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) salary history, and (4) telephone contacts of three referees (Professional Only). 

Please include all requirements in one document (Word or PDF – labeled with your name). 

Applications will be treated confidentially. 

Deadline for applications is 19TH October 2012. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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