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The East African : Oct 20th 2014
The EastAfrican APPOINTMENT OCTOBER 18-24,2014 47 VACANCIES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER VACANCY: Kenya Markets Trust, is a non-profit organisation working to transform the performance of key agricultural markets and basic service sectors so that they can function better and improve the lives of those participating in them whether as producers, employees or consumers. To achieve these objectives KMT seeks to catalyse private sector innovation and partnerships, recognising that better functioning markets are the main mechanism for enabling economic growth and poverty reduction in Kenya. http:// www.kenyamarkets.org/ Responsible to the Board of KMT and stakeholders, the CEO will be responsible for: • providing dynamic, strategic leadership and direction for KMT; • positioning KMT at the forefront of market development in Kenya; • successful delivery of the Kenya Market Assistance Programme (MAP); • and will be accountable for the major functions of financial management, reporting to donors and the recruitment and management of staff within agreed budgets set out in annual business plans. The CEO will also drive organisation development within KMT working to promote a corporate culture that rewards performance and promotes learning and innovation. Finally, the CEO will lead KMT’s efforts to generate new programmes and funding streams. The successful candidate will: • be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of how the private sector works in KMT’s focal markets • be a strategic, commercial and transformational leader, able to position the organisation to succeed in applying its market development approach • have extensive experience of stakeholder engagement; developing partnerships and managing relationships with the private sector, government (both central and county), donors, and NGOs • be an outstanding communicator with excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to build relationships, influence and motivate peers, employees and partners at all levels to produce high quality results. • be capable of enhancing a positive organisational culture whilst driving innovation and growth. • be skilled in implementing strategy, able to drive sustainability, a proven track record of project and financial management and reporting to senior decision makers either within the private sector or donor community or both. • possess a high level of integrity and commitment to the vision of the organisation. • be an enthusiastic, pragmatic and energetic hands-on individual • be analytical, have good writing skills and be proficient in the use of MS Office tools. Applicants will have • a first degree in a relevant discipline such as Economics, Agribusiness, Business Management, Finance and Accounting, Marketing, and a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline. • a minimum of 15 years’ working experience in either a) the private sector or b) the not for profit sector, with a focus on private sector development. At least 6 years’ experience gained at a senior management level. Experience working with Boards is highly desirable. If you are interested in the above position, please send in your application via electronic mail to CEOKMT@tgagroupea.com attaching a full résumé / curriculum vitæ and details of your current salary package in Microsoft Word Document (.doc /.docx) format. Your application should reach us on or before Saturday 8th November 2014. An attractive and competitive package will be offered to the appointed candidate. SENIOR MANAGER 3 POSTS: Dairy, Seed & Inputs and Water Services; Kenya Markets Trust, is a non-profit organisation working to transform the performance of key agricultural markets and basic service sectors so that they can function better and improve the lives of those participating in them whether as producers, employees or consumers. To achieve these objectives KMT seeks to catalyse private sector innovation and partnerships, recognising that better functioning markets are the main mechanism for enabling economic growth and poverty reduction in Kenya. http://www.kenyamarkets.org/ KMT is seeking to recruit 3 Senior Managers to lead and coordinate its work in Dairy, Access to Quality Seed & Agricultural Inputs, and Improved Water Service Delivery. Reporting to the Portfolio Director, each Senior Manager will work with partners and KMT staff to set sector strategy and provide technical know how and expertise to guide strategy implementation in their assigned sector. The successful candidate(s) will bring expertise in the practical application of market development approaches, as well as extensive experience in the relevant sector to which they have applied. As part of KMT’s management team, he/she will be capable of setting sector strategy, managing implementing partners, building partnerships with the private sector and across government, and driving staff and team learning ensuring strong team performance through the delivery of results. Over the longer term, he/she will leverage successful strategy implementation in their chosen sector to attract additional funding in support of KMT’s market development mission. Key Responsibilities • Develop and implement sector wide strategies that are aligned to and significantly contribute towards the achievement of KMT’s market development mission. Accountable for all deliverables and results related to their specific sector, including maintaining focus on achieving impact at scale. • Develop partnerships with the private sector, government and other key market actors in the sector assigned • Develop and manage budget and resource, ensuring that the sector team has the resources required to deliver expected results. • Initiate and support various research process and ensure the use of evidence and results to inform strategy, promote learning and demonstrate impact and support innovation • Manage implementing partners and staff, working to promote the market development approach in all aspects of the sector related work The Senior Manager will: • have demonstrable knowledge and senior level experience in the relevant sector • have extensive experience of stakeholder engagement; developing partnerships and managing relationships with the private sector, government (both central and local), donors, and NGOs. • have programme management expertise and experience and expertise in either the making markets work for the poor approach (M4P), USAID’s market facilitation approach and or value chain development • have strong relationship management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships, influence and motivate employees, stakeholders and partners • possess prior M & E experience, particularly in the context of developing results chains and log frames, with prior knowledge of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development’s (DCED) Results Measurement Standard for Private Sector Development Programmes an advantage • have strong financial management and reporting skills with experience managing sub contractual relationships and/or grant agreements • have strong analytical skills, excellent writing skills and be proficient in the use of MS Office tools • possess a high level of integrity and commitment to the vision of the organisation • be an enthusiastic, pragmatic and energetic hands-on individual Applicants will have • a first degree in a relevant discipline such as Economics, Agribusiness, Development Studies, Business Management, Finance and Accounting, Marketing, and a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline. • a minimum of 10 years’ working experience leading/managing a private sector development programme, preferably with a specific focus on market development, or value chain improvement; with at least 3 years’ experience gained at a management level. Candidates with extensive experience leading and managing private sector companies in the relevant sectors are also strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in the above position and meet the above criteria, please send in your application via electronic mail to SPMKMT@tgagroupea.com attaching a full résumé / curriculum vitæ and details of your current salary package in Microsoft Word Document (.doc /.docx) format. Your application should reach us on or before Saturday 8th November 2014. An attractive and competitive package will be offered to the appointed candidates. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness, and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities. NTD Programme Manager Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Local terms and conditions will apply Reporting to the Country Director, the incumbent will lead on programmatic management for the implementation of the trachoma fast track initiative (FTI) and on integration of mass drug administration against NTDs. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 1. Strategic Programme Planning and Development • Participate in strategic planning processes to successfully drive the direction and delivery of cost-effective services and ensure objectives are met in line with national policies and Sightsavers’ FTI goals. 2. Country Programme Management • Provide effective management, coordination, technical advice and resource allocation necessary to support the country programmes to deliver NTD targets through quality service delivery. 3. Monitoring and Evaluation • Lead on supporting country teams in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance. 4. Advocacy and Strategic Alliances • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders at national and international level in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility. 5. Fundraising • Provide assistance in identifying possible funding sources to support programme delivery and work with other colleagues and partners to secure those funds. 6. Research • Assist project teams and MoHSW in Tanzania in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at national and international level. The ideal candidate will be a Tanzanian national (or any national permitted to work in Tanzania) who possesses a degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Education). He/she must have technical knowledge of two or more of the five leading NTDs and have experience of managing an integrated NTD programme, ideally in an international context, having extensive programme management experience, with responsibility for large donor funded budgets preferably in the area of eye health or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes. Extensive experience in coordinating a large consortium grant is required as is experience in advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, and management of large and complex (multi-sectoral) projects. He / she will be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and presentation skills with ability to influence high-level ministry officials at both regional and national levels. Closing date: 31st October, 2014 To apply for this post visit http://www.sightsavers.org/about_us/vacancies/ and download an application form. Please return completed application form to email@example.com. Do not attach CV or certificates. We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date. As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply. VACANCY SENIOR MANAGER - PROGRAMMES Columbia Global Centers | Africa is part of Columbia University’s global network of centers, which together aim to create opportunities in research, scholarship and teaching around the world, and expand Columbia’s mission as a global university. The Center invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Senior Manager - Programmes. Purpose of role: Reporting to the Director of the Columbia Global Centers | Africa (Nairobi), the Senior Manager - Programmes is responsible for managing all programme aspects of the Nairobi Center. In this role the incumbent will: • Implement and manage all programming as well as support the Director in strategically conceiving of new programmatic opportunities in line with the major pillars of the Columbia Global Centers’ network mission: education, research and outreach • Build and maintain relationships with staff within the network of centers, with local and regional academic institutions and other partners • Support the Director as needed in engaging and building substantive relationships with Columbia University faculty, deans, Schools, Institutes and Centers on campus To apply For more information on the position and the requirements, please visit our website on http://globalcenters.columbia.edu/nairobi/content/jobs Columbia Global Centers Africa is an equal opportunity employer. Applications for this position should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 28th November 2014. The CV should include contacts of three referees. 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