Kenya Markets Trust Sector Manager - Livestock Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Markets Trust Sector Manager - Livestock Jobs in Kenya

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the role will assume responsibility for the technical direction and successful delivery of KMT's livestock sector programme.

S/he will provide strategic and technical leadership to the livestock sector team and drive successful programme implementation in compliance with the statutory, organisational, donor or other requirements of KMT.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Head of Programmes, set the strategic direction and overall approach for KMT's livestock sector implementation work.
  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of high quality interventions and concept notes to achieve livestock sector objectives.
  • Drive effective implementation of the livestock sector work through a results-based management process that is aligned with KMT's long- term objectives in the sector.
  • Report the progress of the livestock sector programme to the Head of Programmes on a monthly basis or more frequently as required and participate in portfolio reporting to the Board and funders on a quarterly basis.
  • Lead identification, assessment and engagement of strategic livestock sector partners and market actors in collaboration with the Head of Programmes. Develop and maintain these key partnerships.
  • Ensure quality control on reports and bdefs prepared by Intervention Specialists before submission.
  • Lead, manage, motivate and develop the livestock sector team by promoting a culture of trust based on personal integrity, openness within the team, encouraging their commitment to KMT's objectives and meeting their personal development needs.
  • Lead development of livestock sector annual budgets and work plans.
  • Assume fiscal accountability for the sector budget and ensure the financial management of the livestock sector programme is compliant with KMT's requirements.
  • Set KPIs for staff, always aligning with the organisational and sector objectives and conduct performance management evaluations in a timely manner to ensure superior levels of performance are maintained.
  • Participate in the development and continuous review of the livestock sector strategy and development and implementation of the livestock component of the Annual Operating Plan.
  • Work closely with the other functions within KMT to
    progress the broader strategic objectives of the organisation.

    Key Qualfications and Experience:

  • Master's degree in International Development, Strategy, Business Management, Marketing, Economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years' relevant experience in development work, with at least 2 years gained at management level providing technical leadership in the livestock sector with multiple stakeholders and multi-layered teams.
  • Part of this experience must have been gained working in livestock programmes in Kenya.
  • Work experience in the pastoralist livestock sector in the ASAL regions of Kenya would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in a technical team leadership role on development programmes, preferably with a specific focus on market development, private sector development, or value chain improvements.
  • Experience in implementing market-based solutions within large-scale sector development programmes to enhance competitiveness of sectors.
  • Strong relationship management skills and capacity to influence at multiple levels across large. medium and small businesses, national and county governments and the donor/funding community.
  • Good people management experience. demonstrating the ability to translate ideas into action, monitor multiple work streams, provide coaching and mentoring, and co-ordinate staff and contract partners in a consultative and collegiate decision-making style.
  • Experience of influencing senior level public and private sector decision makers and communicating to a variety of audiences and media.

    How to apply

  • If you meet the above qualifications, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter indicating names of three 0) referees to Please indicate position reference number in the subject line. Deadline for receiving applications is October 12th, 2018.
  • Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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