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1 Aug 2014

Regional Programs Coordinator 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:

  • Provide leadership in project management and support to partners, including in project implementation, financial management and reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide leadership in networking with partners, identifying opportunities for collaboration and development of new project ideas, including project proposals and fundraising.
  • Develop and monitor a consolidated regional budget for programmes.
  • Develop a consolidated monthly progress and narrative reports for all programmes.
  • Ensure rigorous monitoring, learning and evaluation system across the implementation of the programme.
  • Ensure quality implementation of projects.
  • Ensure compliance with EAGC standard operating procedures and partner guidelines and protocols.
  • Maintain a risk matrix for programs and ensure mitigation measures are in place.
  • Provide technical inputs to the design of advocacy materials and technical briefs.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to prepare and implement stakeholder engagement plans.

Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • Masters degree preferably in Business and a degree in agriculture, agribusiness or related agricultural field.
  • 10 years experience in the agricultural/grain sector in the trading or development sector.
  • Computer literate.
  • Team player, people leadership – achieving results through people.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good proposal and business plan writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity, 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: hr@eagc.org copied to dkiai@eagc.org by 13th August 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.’

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