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Public-Private Partnership Manager Job in Nairobi

Public - Private Partnership Manager

Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme – Gatsby Africa


Closing date:Monday 3rd October

Are you a Kenyan Public - Private Partnership specialist who brings imagination and analytical skills to solve complex and ambiguous problems? 

Would you like to use your networks and relationship building skills to help address the wood supply shortage in Kenya?

Gatsby Africa is establishing the Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme (KCFP) to address the high level wood supply shortage in Kenya and also to help accelerate economic growth and improve the livelihoods of rural poor people. 

The Public-Private Partnership Manager (PPP) will be crucial to KCFP’s success. The overarching objective will be to forge and strengthen relationships with a wide range of public and private sector players. 

The PPP will help to define and shape strategic direction through effective coordination of institutional and stakeholder linkages, helping deliver national-level transformative change and sustainable economic growth across the sector. 

This is a senior role representing KCFP externally and reporting to the Programme Director.

This role requires significant private sector experience and an understanding of flexible, industry-led development initiatives. 

Core competencies include expertise in implementing market-based solutions within large scale development programmes, and/or experience of managing interventions to enhance sector competitiveness.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and persuasive skills and be capable of building a strong rapport with senior level public and private sector stakeholders. 

S/he will have at least 10 years’ relevant experience, with a focus on strategy, corporate planning and fundraising roles. 

Some understanding of commercial forestry will be an advantage.  

Candidates must be Kenyan nationals.

For more information and to apply, please go to
 where you can download the Candidate Pack and submit your application online.  

Applications should be received by midnight on Monday 3rd October.

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