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Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI or Africa Harvest) is an International Technology Development and Transfer Foundation incorporated in the United States of America as a non-profit organization. It has its headquarters in Kenya and operational regional offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, Toronto Canada and Washington D.C in the U.S.A.

Project Manager Nairobi

Department: Food & Nutritional Security

Report To: Director, Food & Nutritional Security

Purpose:

Manage, monitor and report on project activities to ensure the efficient, effective and timely attainment of project objectives and goals as well as provide leadership and act as a liaison between the organization and other project partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in formulating project design through preparation of proposals to Donors and development partners;
  • Develop project work plans and cascade to the field teams;
  • Develop project technical and financial plans for projects;
  • Facilitate training and build capacity for field teams
  • Authorize and approve allocation of funds to field teams and project sites;
  • Coordinate project activities and calendar in consultation with field officers to enhance project implementation in a timely and cost efficient manner;
  • Prepare field budgets and approve staff expenses for payment;
  • Monitor and evaluate project progress and resources against agreed timelines, milestones and budgets;
  • Prepare project progress reports for internal as well as external reporting;
  • Liaise with project implementation partners to share data and information;
  • Represent the organization in relevant project related forum;
  • Develop relevant data collection instruments for socio economic studies; and
  • Provide guidance and participate in field data collection, compilation and analysis.

    Person Specification

    Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture Economic, Agri-business, Agriculture or related field.

    Experience:

  • 5 years relevant experience, with at least 1 in a similar role

    Key Competences

  • Good writing skills,
  • Negotiation skills
  • Managing Field survey
  • Working knowledge of data analysis computer packages - SPSS
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team

    All applications should be sent with current CV, cover letter explaining your suitability for the job, salary expectations and three names of your referees.

    Hard copies OR electronic copies of applications should be submitted to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    Africa Harvest P.O. BOX 642-00621
    Village Market, Nairobi
    Kenya.

    E-mail address: kenya [at] ahbfi.or.ke

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