The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization working to build a future in which nature is protected and biodiversity flourishes, where farmers, workers, and communities prosper, and where sustainable land use and responsible business practices are the norm.
We envision a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. In January 2018, the Rainforest Alliance merged with UTZ, a global program and label for sustainable farming.
The Programme Manager, Kenya, will lead the project entitled “Empowering Rural Communities and Households in Kenya with Renewable Energy,” in close coordination with the Rainforest Alliance’s partners in the project: the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) and Living Earth/Enso Impact Kenya.
The project, which maintains a field office in Thika, promotes the use of biomass briquettes in tea factories, as well as alternative and efficient biomass fuels and cookstoves across a section of the tea growing landscape.
It also supports the distribution of energy access products such as solar lanterns through community-run energy enterprises.
The Programme Manager will ensure the project is successfully implemented on time and on budget.
Further s/he will be responsible for managing partnerships, sub-grants and/or consulting agreements and lead meetings with key stakeholders on a package of strategic projects to be further defined and developed.
S/he will also take initiatives to develop external relations with donors, government agencies, and civil society organizations to build the Rainforest Alliance’s work in Kenya and the East Africa region. The position is initially for a fixed term to June 2021 and is renewable by mutual consent.