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District Manager Job in Kuria West

Position: Income-Generation Activities District Manager (IGA DM)
Job Type: Fixed-Term Contract (renewable)
Location: Kuria West District (Isebania)
Employment Period: 1 year renewable contract
Start Date: February 11, 2013
Nuru International Kenya (Nuru Kenya) is a non-governmental organization registered in Kenya.
We are a social enterprise, which means that revenues generated from our businesses are used to fund charitable programmes.
Our operations currently are concentrated in Kuria West District, Migori County, Nyanza Province.
At present our core businesses are in the agricultural sector, namely Agriculture Inputs Loans and Maize Trading.
This year we are launching a fast moving consumer goods unit focusing on hygiene, sanitation, and energy efficient products.
We are also looking at expanding into additional agricultural commodities and potentially a dairy unit.
These businesses altogether are expected to generate an annual turnover of over 100 million Kenyan Shillings in 2013, and continue to grow rapidly.
Our charitable activities cover agriculture, community economic development, education, and health.
We focus on assistance to rural farmers and their families.
We are looking to fill the upper management position of Income-Generation Activities District Manager who will oversee operations of the Kuria West District.
This position reports directly to the Income-Generation Activities Programme Advisor and the Finance Manager of Nuru International Kenya.
Job Description:
The IGA District Manager (IGA DM) is both an office and a field-level position, responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s income-generation activities under the supervision of the IGA Programme Advisor.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·         Management and coordination of the organization’s business activities
·         Business development and analysis
·         Supervision and training of IGA staff (currently 10 personnel)
·         Market research and feasibility studies for new and expanding business operations
·         Securing external financing for business operations
·         Financial modeling and forecasting
·         Routinely conducting business analysis to ensure that Nuru IGA can meet its programme goals
·         Creating and maintaining the budget for Nuru IGA
·         Creating and maintaining the work plan (annual and monthly) for Nuru IGA
·         Building and maintaining a relationship with key external stakeholders, including the National
·         Cereal and Produce Board and large-scale buyers and suppliers
·         Representing Nuru Kenya / IGA to the general public and government
·         Collection and analysis of business performance baselines and all relevant data
·         Reporting of all business-related data to senior management
The job requires a commitment of 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, as well as some weekends and/or evenings as necessary.
This may include some in-country travel.
Job Requirements:
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
·         Valid Kenyan work permit and residency (required)
·         Fluent in English (required), Kiswahili (required) and Kikurian (preferred)
·         Experience running a business or managing a large business unit (required)
·         University degree in commerce, marketing, or related field (preferred)
·         Specialization in operations and supply chain management or sales and marketing (preferred)
·         Computer skills: proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, email and internet-based
·         applications (required)
·         Demonstrated ability to form working relationships with subordinates and peers
·         Skilled in budgeting and planning on tight deadlines
·         Experience managing and tracking complex budget expenditures
·         Long-term commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural areas of Kuria, Kenya
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants must currently live in Kuria West District, or be willing to relocate for this position.
Do not expect any of the following: relocation pay, monetary support for family relocation, housing or housing allowance, food allowance.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and a CV (max. 4 pages total), copy of his/her Kenyan ID, copy of relevant certificates, contact information (email or telephone), and a list of at least three (3) referees with telephone or email contact to:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Position must be filled in February 2013.

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