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KCB Group Limited
Program Assistant
IRC 2160
The Position: Reporting to the Finance Manager, the jobholder is responsible to support all administrative and logistical issues related to the management of the program implementation such as procurement, management of program assets, stationary, telephone airtime, taxi claims, expense advance requests and reconciliations etc.
Key Responsibilities

·         Ensure that time-sheets are filled in correctly by the program staff as well as other support staff that will be charging the program before submitting the same to Program Accountant.
·         Ensure that the expense advance forms as well as expense reconciliation forms are properly completed before submission to Program Accountant.
·         Support procurement processes and bid management process for efficient services acquisition by the program, as well as contracting of the winners, in adherence to the donor policy.
·         Support recruitment of temporary field staff in the field like the M&E data collectors / enumerators. Handle their contracting process as well as contract renewal processes.
·         Keep logistic schedule for program vehicles and the drivers operations
·         Support the bookings for transport and accommodation for the program team
·         Manage program assets allocation, stationery, telephone airtime, taxi and other claims and reconciliations among others.
·         To ensure that the team is sufficiently resourced in order to operate efficiently
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree preferably in Business, Economics, Procurement, Agriculture and other related qualifications.
·         Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
·         Have at least 3 years’ working experience, which should include:
·         At least 3 years’ experience in supporting back-office teams of programs
·         Good understanding and experience in handling procurement processes.
·         Good financial analysis skills.
·         Administration management skills
·         Computer Literacy
·         Good understanding of HR processes.
·         Should have good relationship management skills
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

Partnership Officer
IRC 2157
The Position: Reporting to the Program Manager, the jobholder is to support Partnerships Manager / Program Manager in the implementation of all activities related to the program that aim to build farmer businesses and creating sustained linkages between Producer Organizations and  Market Actors (i.e. Buyers, Processors, Off-takers, input providers, government officials, research institutions, donor representatives and development partners).
Key Responsibilities
·         Map out existing businesses in the regions where m-Kulima will operate in a bid to link them up to producer organizations and cooperatives that exist in those areas.
·         Assess the producer organization and co-operatives volumes produced and align the produce to specific markets i.e. traders, processors, retailers, wholesalers or exporters.
·         Evaluate the producer organization and co-operatives needs in terms of quantities for inputs and align the need to wholesale input providers, including innovative suppliers like i-procure.
·         Identify existing donor funded partnerships and initiatives out in the field that m-Kulima could partner with, in order to bring on board more smallholder farmers and hence assist in meeting the targets.
·         Represent the program in local county government forums and other stakeholder forums. Advice the program on the best timing to have program open days and stakeholder forums.
·         Conduct specific business and financial diagnostics to assess the financial health of small business that purchase produce from m-Kulima supported producer organizations and co-operatives, then plan capacity building sessions in a bid to improve finance and business operations in a bid to expand their capacity to purchase more volumes from smallholders.
·         Planning of activities to ensure that the objectives of the program are met within the set timelines while optimizing resources and maximizing impact.
·         Periodic reporting of the situation on the ground to provide both data and anecdotal evidence of impact.
·         Develop timely and concise reports on program implementation as prescribed under the program. Specifically contribute the marketing piece of the quarterly donor reporting
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related qualification.
·         Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
·         Have at least 4 years’ working experience, which should include:
·         At least 3 years’ experience in markets systems facilitations for development programs
·         At least 3 years’ experience in Diagnosis of businesses to identify technical and management gaps
·         At least 3 years’ experience in Negotiations to develop and create additional funds for development programs.
·         At least 3 years’ experience in Representation of program in the local ecosystem including governments and value chain actors.
·         Experience in Creating a buyers base for the program beneficiaries
·         Computer Literacy
·         Should have good Attention to detail
·         Should have good relationship management skills
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

Program Officer
IRC 2156
The Position: Reporting to the Program Manager, the jobholder is responsible for Farmers’ mobilization, organization and capacity building for financial inclusion aimed at increasing incomes and strengthening their skills knowledge and social capital required to achieve sustainable economic self-sufficiency.
Key Responsibilities
·         Mobilization and management of farmers groups, producer organizations and farmers cooperatives
·         Capacity building and strengthening of farmers groups, producer organizations and cooperatives for financial inclusion
·         Promotion of sustainable agriculture practices, soil and water conservation measures, diversified cropping, animal husbandry, promotion of micro enterprises and related activities.
·         Conduct trainings and events in the areas related to agribusiness development, sustainable agriculture and micro enterprises
·         Support integration of KCB Commercial agriculture products and services amongst the farmers and within farmer organizations
·         Coordinate with concerned government departments and leverage necessary support for the program.
·         Establish linkage with key stakeholders and farmers’ institutions at various levels
·         Timely program documentation and reporting
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related qualification.
·         Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
·         Have at least 4 years’ working experience, which should include:
·         At least 3 years’ experience in Donor Funded Programs Field implementation work
·         At least 3 years’ experience in training and capacity building of producer organizations in the areas of governance, business skills and financial literacy.
·         At least 3 years’ experience in project planning, management and monitoring.
·         Track record of building and managing strong client and stakeholder relationships with producer groups, private sector and governments.
·         Computer Literacy
·         Should have good Attention to detail
·         Should have good relationship management skills
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

Program Manager
IRC 2154
The Position: Reporting to the Head of Program, the jobholder is responsible for Program management (farmer mobilization, access to markets and access to finance), this include leadership on capacity building for the producer organisations in the areas of governance, business and financial literacy. Work planning and budget management as well partnerships management.
Key Responsibilities
·         Manage program, in the areas of extension services with specific goals on farmers mobilized, number of trainings conducted, inputs mobilized, and sales achieved by producer organizations. Access to markets efforts supporting aggregation center model as well as mobile based access to finance initiatives.
·         Work plan and budget management. Use of resources (human and assets) allocated to create and follow the planned activities to achieve set targets. Creation and adherence to set budget without overspends/underspends and on time re-alignment if need be.
·         Creation of periodic reporting and support of impact surveys in the allocated region. Weekly updates, monthly and quarterly quantitative trackers, as well as qualitative monitoring reports as required by the donors.

·         Partners Management by maintaining good relations with the program donor/funders and other stakeholders including input providers, buyers, government officials, donor representatives, official program visitors etc.
·         Support and contribute to all initiatives that lead to new business for the program.
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related qualification.
·         Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
·         Have at least 6 years’ working experience, which should include:
·         At least 6 years’ experience in Donor Funded Programs Management
·         At least 5 years’ experience in the area of agricultural value chains and markets facilitation
·         At least 5 years’ experience in working with smallholder producer organizations, co-operatives and sector / sub sector to develop them.
·         At least 5 years’ experience in project planning, management and monitoring.
·         Track record of building and managing strong client and stakeholder relationships with producer groups, private sector and governments.
·         Computer Literacy
·         Should have good Attention to detail
·         Should have good relationship management skills
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
IRC 2162
The Position: Reporting to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the jobholder will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for the allocated country.
Key Responsibilities
·         Continuously issue feedback on improving the program’s logical framework, including the Theory of Change (ToC), Log frame and the Project Monitoring Plan (PMP) to reflect the situation on the ground.
·         Managing and maintaining use of monitoring systems by the Program Officers remotely. Processing and analyzing to produce weekly, monthly and quarterly output monitoring reports through-out the program life cycle.
·         Implement the baseline, mid-term and end of program evaluation in accordance with the programs Theory of Change. Consider more frequent annual surveys to respond to ad-hoc requests and allow course correction to happen.
·         Implement country level adaptation and use of standard templates and tools for key program deliverables. Work closely with country teams to ensure that work plans are on target to meet deliverables.
·         Manage program central database with information from all data sources within country allocated, mine the database to analyse and respond to ad-hoc requests from donors and internal senior management.
·         Develop knowledge base, analysing, documenting and sharing lessons from the knowledge base. Ensuring that the knowledge flows transparently within country allocated. Create lessons that can be shared to the country program operations team as well as external stakeholders.
·         Manage sub-contractors within the country allocated. Monitor and evaluate their effectiveness while giving recommendations to country program team.
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree preferably in Administration, Information Management, Project Management, Social Sciences, Finance. Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in Monitoring & Evaluation will be an added advantage.
·         Have at least 3 years’ experience in Monitoring & Evaluation for donor funded programs.
·         Have at least 2 years’ experience in leading field teams to perform evaluations.
·         Have at least 2 years’ Experience in Data Management and analysis using MIS systems
·         Good management skills including organizational, communication and problem solving skills.
·         Demonstrated high integrity.
·         Strong leadership skills.
·         Good interpersonal skills.
·         Excellent planning, organizing, and analytical skills.
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

Project Accountant
IRC 2159
The Position: Reporting to the Finance Manager, the jobholder is to Support financial planning, disbursements and reconciliations for m-Kulima program. Monitor expenditure and efficient use of resources. Update and generate financial reports for the countries.
Key Responsibilities
·         Capture and interpret financial requirements to the implementing country staff for the two m-Kulima countries.
·         Develop a billing schedule that informs both program team and other support teams on how to bill their time to the program and how to code expenses related to the program.
·         Provide overall co-ordination and quality monitoring of m-Kulima team’s finances, capture proof of spend as required by the donor.
·         Work closely with Program Managers to ensure that program work plan and financial planning are synchronized.
·         Create program accounts in the accounting system and report on program assets, expenses and surpluses
·         Maintain program-related records, including contracts and change orders
·         Authorize the transfer of expenses into and out of program-related accounts based on approvals
·         Review and approve supplier invoices related to the program and all program-related billings to customers
·         Investigate program variances and submit variance reports to the Finance and Administration Manager.
·         Investigate all program expenses not billed to customers
·         Close out program accounts upon program completion
·         Create and submit government reports and tax returns related to programs
·         Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required.
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree in a business related field from a recognized university. A Masters in any relevant field will be an added advantage.
·         Fully qualified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent).
·         At least 4 years’ experience in Financial Management and Reporting.
·         At least 3 years’ experience in managing MasterCard Foundation program budget.
·         Sound knowledge of the financial industry, accounting principles and regulatory guidelines.
·         Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.
·         Excellent report writing skills.
·         Knowledge and hands on experience in office automation tools.
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

Project Budget Analyst
IRC 2158
The Position: Reporting to the Finance Manager, the jobholder is to support m-Kulima Program at country and regional levels in managing the overall program finances and budgets, by monitoring spend by country / program level, highlighting areas that need attention, ensuring budget spend by fund (donor’s and KCB) is accurate and producing timely and accurate financial reports.
Key Responsibilities
·         Costs application development. Provide leadership for budget preparation, formulation, presentation, and execution as per proposal while entailing direct funding as well as in-kind funding.
·         Grant award management. Financial oversight of the successful implementation of the grants / awards ensuring donor compliance, contractual obligations and accurate and quality financial reporting.
·         Financial reporting. Work with Program Accountant to ensure that each country program invoicing is in line with initial donor funding and reporting expectations. Also support donor financial verification processes, ensuring eligibility of all costs.
·         Consolidating the quarterly, mid-term and annual country and program budgets in the template provided by the donor. Ad-hoc requests for overview of the financial status of countries and program as a whole, showing burn-rates, variances etc. hence advising Program Managers on anomalies and remedial action to be taken.
·         Work with program managers and head of program, to evaluate the performance of the program and adjust / re-align funding as and when required, and communicate the changes to the donor.
·         Internal Audit Support. Work in collaboration with the Finance and Administration Manager to monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness and report to the Program Managers accordingly providing an overview of the financial status of all program operations.
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree in a business related field from a recognized university. A Masters in any relevant field will be an added advantage.
·         Fully qualified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent).
·         At least 4 years’ experience in Financial Management and Reporting.
·         At least 3 years’ experience in managing MasterCard Foundation program budget.
·         Sound knowledge of the financial industry, accounting principles and regulatory guidelines.
·         Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.
·         Excellent report writing skills.
·         Knowledge and hands on experience in office automation tools.
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

Communications Officer
IRC 2161
The Position: Reporting to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, the jobholder is to support program communications with internal and external stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities
·         Develop and execute communication and marketing strategies and plans for internal and external stakeholders
·         Provide editorial, strategic, creative and operational support to ensure communication is both influential, informative and builds brand reputation
·         Manage PR and communications agencies and subcontractors
·         Drafting, editing and distributing materials for the press
·         Manage, update website content and maintaining social media activity
·         Assist in the implementation of public affairs activity
·         Compile and circulate electronic news summary and support in writing program reports
·         Plan/create multi-media communication materials
·         Maintain library system for press cuttings, monitor cuttings and report
The Person
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
·         University Degree preferably in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field. Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
·         Have at least 3 years’ working experience, which should include:
·         At least 3 years’ experience in communication
·         At least 2 years’ experience in media relations and media coverage.
·         At least 1 years’ experience in online communication and website content management
·         Computer Literacy
·         Should have good Attention to detail
·         Should have good relationship management skills
The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.
To be considered your application must be received by 2nd December, 2016

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