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Programme Managers Jobs in Kenya and Tanzania

Vacancies: Country Programme Manager
2 Positions: 1 Kenya & 1 Tanzania

Summary: Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a regional private sector membership organization representing stakeholders in the grain value chain in Eastern and Southern Africa. 

The mandate of EAGC is to develop, promote, and influence structured grain trading system in the Eastern Africa region including Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Since inception in 2006, EAGC has excelled in supporting Structured Grain Trade, the provision of Market Information in the Eastern and Southern Africa region and highly recognized as the “THE VOICE OF THE GRAIN SECTOR” both regionally and internationally. 

EAGC has embarked on an exciting yet challenging expansion program which has created the following job opportunities in the region which we seek to fill the position of Country Program Manager, Kenya and Tanzania.

Job Purpose:
 Reporting to the Regional Programs Coordinator, you will represent EAGC in the assigned country and manage, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the execution of its country programme activities. 

You will develop and manage the implementation of annual work plans for the country office, manage membership and fundraising programmes, and provide guidance in marketing and market linkage development. 

You will also manage various projects teams and project budgets. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee the strategy implementation and annual work plans for EAGC Country offices consistent with the vision and mission of the Council.
  • Market & position EAGC as a preferred partner to donors and other stakeholders
  • Develop and implement a membership recruitment and retention strategy.
  • Organize awareness creating / publicity forums to keep EAGC in touch with its members along the grain value chain and other stakeholder through Expos, field days, workshops and summits
  • Take an active role in the development of fundraising programs and fee-based services for as defined in the country’s strategic plan.
  • Lead and supervise the project team to deliver project objectives agreed with the development partners.
  • Develop a vibrant communication strategy for projects and other initiatives.
  • Design and develop training materials in line with project objectives and supervise the implementation of training programs.
  • Provide guidance and offer leadership in the development of a marketing strategy for EAGC’s services as well as for grain commodities
  • Develop, organize and participate in market linkages forums so as to link sellers and buyers for grain commodities.
  • Supervise the collection and dissemination of Regional Agriculture Trade Intelligence Network (RATIN) based market information to stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the M&E manager to design, develop and implement project reporting templates and other data collection and analysis tools that may be required from time to time.
  • Prepare activity reports on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis or as may be required from time to time or as agreed with the development partners.
  • To manage all project activities within allocated budgets and wherever necessary make suggestions on budget reallocation to the development partners.
Qualification and Background
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness or related agricultural field
  • Masters degree and Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • 10 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience in working with agricultural sector stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop a close & strong relationship with a variety of stakeholders and partners.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A problem solver; team player; independent thinker and self driven person who takes initiative.
How to Apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter demonstrating why you are the most suited for this role, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 17th November 2014

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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