Project Director Job in Kenya

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Project Director Job in Kenya

Position Description:

TechnoServe seeks a Project Director to provide overall strategic, technical and administrative leadership and expertise over the program.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead overall implementation and management of the anticipated program, from inception to close-out
  • Provide strategic guidance, leadership, management, and general technical oversight of the program
  • Served as the primary liaison with BMGF as well as government and private sector partners, and stakeholders involved with the program
  • Recruit, lead, manage, and supervise implementation teams comprising long- and short-term team members and partners
  • Continuously develop operational efficiencies and driving innovations in delivery, ensuring that the program meets established objectives and targets and delivers value

  • Provide oversight of project activities, set work plans
  • Oversee the project budget both external and internal to TechnoServre
  • Coordinate internal and external evaluations, and report to the Foundation and project partners on delivery and progress.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for the program and present its work regionally/globally
  • Identify and communicate critical program learnings
  • Identifying issues and risks related to implementation in a timely manner, suggesting appropriate program adjustments
  • Represent the project at strategic meetings, partnership negotiations, and learning events.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, or another relevant field, and at least 12 years of experience in relevant private sector roles, ideally within a top-tier management consultancy or technology firm. Or a Master’s degree plus 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Significant project management experience in commercial agriculture and/or supply chain management.
  • Proven success working in an innovative environment and in the development of digital products and services.Ideally, experience leading digital transformation initiatives within agricultural supply chains, including 5 years at a senior management level with demonstrable success in achieving results
  • Fluency in English required. Understanding of Amharic, Swahili, and other native languages is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to effectively motivate and manage teams in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while managing multiple tasks and activities
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports
  • Understanding of capacities and constraints of smallholder farming and agribusiness development
  • An honest broker who is able to build win-win partnerships between multiple agriculture sector stakeholders, including agribusinesses, public sector, financial institutions, technology providers, and others
  • Ability to clearly communicate a high-level strategy to internal and external stakeholders, while driving execution of a workplan and achievement of short-term milestones. Ability to use adaptive management principles to make strategic, data-driven decisions in the face of uncertainty and complexity

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional qualifications that would make a candidate more desirable. We seek candidates who bring experience with:

  • Leading complex horticulture or other agriculture programs in Kenya, Ethiopia and/or Sub-Saharan Africa strongly preferred
  • Influencing and collaborating with senior management of agribusinesses (input suppliers, producer organizations, processors, traders, etc.), financial institutions, and other private sector actors to achieve partnership results
  • Implementing Human Centered Design approaches
  • Sourcing and delivering demand-driven technical assistance and business development services particularly through technical assistance facility mechanisms
  • Designing and implementing inclusive business models that integrate women and youth (farmers, entrepreneurs) and successfully removing structural barriers that bar entry from entering or thriving in agricultural value chains
  • Designing and implementing climate-smart approaches that improve the resilience of value chain actors and agricultural sectors as a whole
  • Implementing consumer-facing campaigns to promote food safety and nutritious diets
  • Implementing large, complex programs funded by BMGF

How to Apply

If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at recruitment@tns.org or call +1 202 785 4515.

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