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USIU Agribusiness Training Project Manager Job in Kenya

Position: Project Manager - Certificate in Management and Innovation for Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

Position Purpose:

The Agribusiness Training Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the agribusiness training project and will work closely with the Project Director in the development of course modules and case studies with the partners.

The incumbent will be responsible for planning, budgeting, coordinating and controlling all project activities including promotion, recruitment, and enrolment, training and monitoring & evaluation of the project. The project duration is 18 months.

The Agribusiness Training Project Manager will report to the Project Director (Director CEED).

Key Responsibilities
  • To set up project systems and structures as proposed in the project specification
  • To prepare project annual work plans
  • To manage staff and assist instructors in the agribusiness training program
  • To co-ordinate board meetings and organize for stakeholder forums
  • To recruit trainees from among agribusiness entrepreneurs throughout Kenya
  • To manage the training process, graduation and networking activities
  • To manage post graduation activities including wrap around services
  • To oversee M&E for the project
  • To prepare a comprehensive annual project report.
Qualifications /Educational/Professional/experience)
  • Master’s degree (preferably an MBA) or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Minimum 5 years post master’s working experience in general management and specifically in project management with international organizations
  • Knowledge of Agribusiness value chain of key stakeholders
  • Be computer literate – PowerPoint, spread sheets word processing, front page and desktop publishing
  • Be self driven, have a positive outlook and have a pleasant personality
  • Managerial skills – leadership, conceptual, financial and interpersonal among others
  • Be a good negotiator, researcher and keen on details.
  • Possess excellent verbal & written communication skills, and
  • Be a team player.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your resume and a covering letter to the undersigned on or before, 5th April, 2011. Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Head of Human Resource
United States International University,
P.O. Box 14634, 00800, Nairobi.
Email: or or

USIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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