AgriProFocus Kenya Country Network Coordinator Jobs

AgriProFocus Kenya Country Network Coordinator Jobs

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch Roots representing agri-entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agribusiness sector.

The network is active in 12 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, and links 25000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. AgriProFocus network in Kenya has been active since 2009 and is currently hosted by Hivos East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

Job context

AgriProFocus Kenya is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to fill the position of Country Network Coordinator, AgriProFocus Kenya.

To strengthen its team, AgriProFocus is looking for a country network coordinator who is a strategist, an entrepreneur and a manager.

S/he will be responsible for the strategy and the portfolio development of the Kenya country network as well as the overall management of the Kenya office including financial, operational and personnel.

The Country Network Coordinator will achieve this by:

  • Building and maintaining strategic relations with members, donors and partners in the country.
    Through frequent interactions with different stakeholders, identify both thematic and financial opportunities for network programmes that addresses opportunities and challenges in the agri food sector as well as are innovative and inspiring.
  • Scout and actively mobilise for opportunities for joint action with partners as well as spearhead resource mobilisation for AgriProFocus services and products..
  • Manage, coach and mentor a high performing team.

    Your responsibilities

  • Proactively engage and develop strong collaboration with strategic partners in the agri-food and business sector.
  • Highly engage in business development by identifying opportunities for AgriProFocus to develop services under our key service areas – Linking, Learning and Leadership.
  • Identify and approach potential donors and funders for different program proposals developed.
    Together with other AgriProFocus networks, identify, design and promote regional opportunities for business development.
  • Management of the portfolio of the country programs, the financial performance and the team.
  • Provide strategic leadership and management of the AgriProFocus Kenya team and ensure a well functioning country network team by supervising and coaching the team to effectively implement the AgriProFocus strategy.
  • Liaise with the host organisation and ensures that the country team makes optimal use of the support of the AgriProFocus global Secretariat.
  • Ensures that the experiences and lessons learned in the country network are shared with the global Secretariat and other country teams and gives input and feedback on the strategy of the global network.
  • Effective (financial) administration, procurement, suitable and representative housing of the country network as well as other legal requirements in consultation with the host organisation.
  • Timely reporting (quarterly and annually).
    Timely monitoring and evaluation on performance and progress of the country network in relation to
    the global result framework.
  • Represent the AgriProFocus network in strategic industry fora.
  • Overall responsibility of developing annual plans and budgets in consultation with members and partners to feed into the global annual plan.
    Reporting lines
  • The Country Network Coordinator will report to the AgriProFocus Director of Operations based in Utrecht, Netherlands and will be responsible locally for the Country Network Facilitator & Marketing and Communication Facilitator.

    Your profile

  • Excellent coordination, networking and team management skills.
  • Is agile/resilient to change, is able to see the ‘bigger picture’ and (stimulates others to ) think outside the box.
  • Strong (online and offline) network in the agrifood sector and donor community.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in program management, partnership management, team management, in resource mobilization and financial administration.
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, speaking and written) in English and Kiswahili.
    Strong focus on creating collective impact and demonstrating the added value of the network.
    Strategic insight, ability to translate global strategy into practice.
  • Ready to take initiative lead and has entrepreneurial spirit/attitude.
  • Able to work independently to a high standard and integrity.
  • Well-structured and organised with ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • A relevant Masters or Bachelors degree; agribusiness management, agricultural economics, project management are an added advantage.
  • 7+ years relevant working experience at a senior level position with good knowledge on private sector development and the agri-food sector.
  • Experience in managing a team.

    What we offer

  • A competitive package based on the candidate’s qualifications. Position to be filled as soon as possible.

    About Hivos

  • Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources.
  • Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change.
  • This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

    How to Apply

  • Kindly visit Skills Map. Applications should be received by the 8th February, 2019. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; AgriProFocus Kenya Country Network Coordinator Jobs

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