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7. KCB Partnership Officer Job Vacancy


IRC 2157

The Position: Reporting to the Program Manager, the jobholder is to support Partnerships Manager / Program Manager in the implementation of all activities related to the program that aim to build farmer businesses and creating sustained linkages between Producer Organizations and Market Actors (i.e. Buyers, Processors, Off-takers, input providers, government officials, research institutions, donor representatives and development partners).

Key Responsibilities
  • Map out existing businesses in the regions where m-Kulima will operate in a bid to link them up to producer organizations and cooperatives that exist in those areas.
  • Assess the producer organization and co-operatives volumes produced and align the produce to specific markets i.e. traders, processors, retailers, wholesalers or exporters.
  • Evaluate the producer organization and co-operatives needs in terms of quantities for inputs and align the need to wholesale input providers, including innovative suppliers like i-procure.
  • Identify existing donor funded partnerships and initiatives out in the field that m-Kulima could partner with, in order to bring on board more smallholder farmers and hence assist in meeting the targets.
  • Represent the program in local county government forums and other stakeholder forums.
  • Advice the program on the best timing to have program open days and stakeholder forums.
  • Conduct specific business and financial diagnostics to assess the financial health of small business that purchase produce from m-Kulima supported producer organizations and co-operatives, then plan capacity building sessions in a bid to improve finance and business operations in a bid to expand their capacity to purchase more volumes from smallholders.
  • Planning of activities to ensure that the objectives of the program are met within the set timelines while optimizing resources and maximizing impact.
  • Periodic reporting of the situation on the ground to provide both data and anecdotal evidence of impact.
  • Develop timely and concise reports on program implementation as prescribed under the program. Specifically contribute the marketing piece of the quarterly donor reporting

    The Person

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related qualification.
  • Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 4 years’ working experience, which should include:
  • At least 3 years’ experience in markets systems facilitations for development programs
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Diagnosis of businesses to identify technical and management gaps
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Negotiations to develop and create additional funds for development programs.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Representation of program in the local ecosystem including governments and value chain actors.
  • Experience in Creating a buyers base for the program beneficiaries
  • Computer Literacy
  • Should have good Attention to detail
  • Should have good relationship management skills

    The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

    8. KCB Program Assistant Job Vacancy

    IRC 2160

    The Position: Reporting to the Finance Manager, the jobholder is responsible to support all administrative and logistical issues related to the management of the program implementation such as procurement, management of program assets, stationary, telephone airtime, taxi claims, expense advance requests and reconciliations etc.

    Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that time-sheets are filled in correctly by the program staff as well as other support staff that will be charging the program before submitting the same to Program Accountant.
  • Ensure that the expense advance forms as well as expense reconciliation forms are properly completed before submission to Program Accountant.
  • Support procurement processes and bid management process for efficient services acquisition by the program, as well as contracting of the winners, in adherence to the donor policy.
  • Support recruitment of temporary field staff in the field like the M&E data collectors / enumerators. Handle their contracting process as well as contract renewal processes.
  • Keep logistic schedule for program vehicles and the drivers operations
  • Support the bookings for transport and accommodation for the program team
  • Manage program assets allocation, stationery, telephone airtime, taxi and other claims and reconciliations among others.
  • To ensure that the team is sufficiently resourced in order to operate efficiently

    The Person

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree preferably in Business, Economics, Procurement, Agriculture and other related qualifications.
  • Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 3 years’ working experience, which should include:
  • At least 3 years’ experience in supporting back-office teams of programs
  • Good understanding and experience in handling procurement processes.
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Administration management skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • Good understanding of HR processes.
  • Should have good relationship management skills

    The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

    To be considered your application must be received by 2rd December, 2016

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