ILRI - Program Manager - IFPRI Jobs in Kenya

ILRI - Program Manager - IFPRI Jobs in Kenya


General Background

  • HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology.

  • HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

  • Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

  • HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and partner organizations. www.HarvestPlus.org

    Responsibilities

    Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal & Child Health (ENRICH)

  • Oversee all matters related to the ENRICH project

  • Provide guidance and/or training to project partners/sub grantees and track progress to ensure that project activities are executed in a timely manner

  • Production of nutrition/bio-fortification education materials.

  • Providing updates to the Africa Regional Director and Head of Fundraising.

  • Preparation of project reports as per the requirement from World Vision

  • Provide guidance and/or training to project partners/sub grantees and track progress to ensure that project activities are executed in a timely manner

  • Develop comprehensive reports from the three ENRICH countries and synthesize them for submission to World Vision based on the reporting schedule

  • Provide responsive and timely feedback WV’s ENRICH Chief of Party and build relations with country-based WV teams in Kenya, Tanzania and Bangladesh.

  • Monitoring project execution- Liaise with technical units and World Vision to ensure project implementation targets are met

  • Managing and monitoring project expenditure against approved budget in order to provide management with a clear status of project resources

  • Managing the project budget and taking action with regard to project extensions, budget reallocations and any other related actions

  • Support and contribute in the implementation of a project Monitoring and Evaluation (M+E) framework

  • Support advocacy, and fundraising for the program

  • Sensitize farmers, community leaders including religious leaders and households on bio-fortified crops and nutrient dense crops

  • Developing concept papers and proposals to ensure project is fully funded

  • Any other duties related to project management and program development as may be determined by the Africa Region
    Director.


    Commercialization of Biofortified Crops – GAIN –HarvestPlus partnership

  • Provide leadership and represent HarvestPlus under the GAIN partnership

  • Provide leadership and formulation of strategies for the successful implementation of the project

  • Provider leadership in the implementation of the work plan on commercialisation of biofortified crops in Kenya

  • Coordinate meetings and implementation with program consultants and any other partners,

  • Represent HarvestPlus at all the partnership meetings and workshops for the Commercializing Biofortified Foods Programs.

  • Provide regular progress on the implementation phase of the project.

  • Participate in the preparation, formatting, and coordination of donor reports.

  • Managing and monitoring project expenditure against approved budget in order to provide management with a clear status of project resources

  • Process payments to consultants and other service providers, ensuring compliance with HarvestPlus policies and procedures.

  • Work with Finance to ensure all program related expenses are properly coded and financial reporting is accurate.

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, plus a minimum of 7 years of professional experience in managing agriculture projects in Africa;

  • Program Management Certification

  • Background experience in agriculture and nutrition with international experience, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Demonstrated experience in interacting with stakeholders from both public and private sector

  • Strong project management skills, including effective communication and decision-making abilities.

  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, and comfortable in a global team, including working well with team members located in multiple time zones and countries.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to structure analyses that drive strategic decisions

  • Willingness and ability to travel with global team members and partners (approximately 4-6 international trips per year).

  • Full fluency in English (verbal, written).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI - Program Manager - IFPRI Jobs in Kenya


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