1 Aug 2014

Country Program Manager – EAGC Kenya Job Vacancy

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya with country offices in Uganda and Tanzania.

Our members are key stakeholders and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and processors drawn from within and outside the East Africa States.

Our core mandate is to develop and promote orderly structured marketing systems and provide market information for grains so as to reduce transaction costs and eliminate barriers’ to regional trade

We seek to fill the advertised position with an individual who is analytical, has good organizational skills, development skills, and is capable of working independently or as part of a team.

The successful candidate should be highly professional, self motivated and a proven high achiever with good leadership skills.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Coordinate, manage and implement the EAGC Kenya annual work plan.
  • Coordinate, manage and ensure implementation of EAGC Kenya programs and projects in line with the established company procedures and processes.
  • Manage the Warehouse Receipts Framework in Kenya.
  • Co-ordinate EAGC Kenya policy advocacy agenda.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, appraise & develop Kenya staff.
  • Event management including EAGC Agribusiness Expo and other Kenya forums.
  • Fund raising & resource mobilization for EAGC Kenya.
  • Provide strategic direction on Kenya Membership growth and communication with members to ensure their involvement in EAGC programs and activities.

Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters degree preferably in Business and a degree in agriculture, agribusiness or related agricultural field
  • 5 years experience in the agricultural or grain sector.
  • Computer literate.
  • Team player.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Donor Intelligence and Fund Raising skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity.
  • Has initiative and highly organised.
  • Capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.

If your background and competence match the above specifications, please send your application demonstrating how your experience matches our requirements.

It should include an updated C.V., your current remuneration package, valid email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to: copied to by 13th August 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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