Project Concern International AfriScout Managing Director Jobs in Kenya

Project Concern International AfriScout Managing Director Jobs in Kenya

Job Details:

Reporting to PCI’s Africa Regional Director and working closely with other support staff at PCI’s International Office, the MD is responsible for the oversight and management of the AfriScout enterprise, and provides overall technical and administrative supervision to the initiative.

S/he will be responsible for all aspects of business strategy, marketing and promotion, customer education and adoption, stakeholder management with a broad range of partners, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance with guidance and support from AfriScout’s Global Advisors.

The MD will represent AfriScout and is responsible for communications with donors, partners, sub-contractors, and other stakeholders including the general public..

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership and oversight for all AfriScout operations.
  • Lead, recruit, and effectively supervise a small team of office-based staff as well as support a cadre of part-time, field-based distributors/customer service providers.
  • Plan and support community mapping exercises and product orientations in counties.
  • Lead the design and oversee the execution of robust, multi-channel marketing plan.
  • Deploy an effective customer support management system.
  • Interface with software development team to ensure product functionality and usability.
  • Oversee and manage the operational, financial, HR, and administrative needs of AfriScout and PCI Kenya, including budget management, high-quality program and financial reporting, and grant/contract compliance.
  • With staff, partners, and sub-contractors, translate project goals, objectives, and milestones into implementable strategies and plans.
  • Liaise with county and national government, telecoms, collaborating NGOs and other relevant actors.
  • Represent PCI and AfriScout at external meetings, in the media, and other fora.
  • Actively position, cultivate partnerships, and pursue new business opportunities for
  • AfriScout and PCI Kenya.
  • Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in business, marketing, or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of eight years of professional experience, with at least four years of experience working in a start-up environment or leading social enterprise development activities in BoP markets in Kenyan rural areas.
  • Experience with pastoral populations highly desired.
  • Tech savvy required, digital development experience desired; product or software development experience a plus.
  • Highly conversant about and comfortable working in a start-up environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to transition and actively engage across a variety of roles and settings
  • From the village to the board room.
  • Track record of completing projects and building things, big or small.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required; any other local languages a plus.
  • Experience managing and growing teams.
  • Strong local networks; experience and relationships working with players in pastoral counties, the livestock sector, Kenya BoP markets, and in telecommunications is highly desired.
  • Proven ability to motivate and inspire.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th August 2019
  • Interested Parties: Please submit your application through PCI’s online portal.
  • Only applications with cover letters that demonstrate the ‘Wow’ factors will be considered.
  • Only finalists will be contacted.
    PCI is an equal opportunity employer.

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