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Oct 11, 2017

Solidaridad Coffee Project Manager Job in Kenya

Are you passionate about contributing to change that matters in sustainable Coffee sector?
Solidaridad offers you a challenging career opportunity in a regional and inspiring setting to make a real difference in the world.
Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is looking for a: 

Coffee Project Manager
Background: Solidaridad strives to be an organization that understands the signs of modern times. It seeks to be a Civil Society Organization (CSO) with its own place and role in society, while simultaneously interacting with governments and markets. 

Solidaridad envisions a world in which all we produce, and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.

Our ambition is to influence market processes to produce more socially and ecologically desirable outcomes to help to sustain the planet for future generations. 

Solidaridad embraces the public-private partnerships in order to test innovations, speeding up change and taking success to scale. Globally, Solidaridad works across 13 commodities / sectors. 

Coffee is one of these commodities.

For more information please refer to
Scope of the Program
The Coffee program aims to transform the East African coffee sector to have an inclusive, resilient and economically viable coffee production that moves from slow and small to speed and scale. 

This transformation will ensure improved coffee productivity, food availability and dietary diversity among the coffee growing households. 

The transformation will be achieved through application of good practices, cost effective infrastructure, ICT and other innovations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee and monitor complex projects involving several sub-projects, themes, partners and agricultural sectors;
  • Provide technical and operations leadership in delivery of the Project’s objectives on fostering sustainable and inclusive development;
  • Contribute to the development of Solidaridad’s policies and strategies;
  • Contribute proactively in identify funding opportunities and writing proposals;
  • Coordinate and nature mutual beneficial partnerships with other stakeholders including partners, service providers, government departments, local NGO’s and the private sector;
  • Prepare monthly Project reports, budgets and work plans in line with SECAEC’S planning process and schedules in a timely basis;
  • In collaboration with monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) team, develop a Project monitoring and evaluation process for capturing Project outcomes, impact and lessons learned;
  • In consultation with the line manager, act as an ambassador to the project promoting the project scope and the work of Solidaridad including hosting visitors, attending meetings as/and when required;
  • Ensure the project contributes to, responds, and complies with all relevant agriculture sector policies;
  • Any other duty that may be directed by the line manager.
Candidate Profile
If you are inspired by the job and the responsibilities as described above, and you recognize yourself in the following:
  • A university graduate preferably in; Agriculture, Project Management, Business Management, Environmental Management or any other related course. Masters degree will be an added advantage;
  • Proven work experience (at least 5 years progressive experience) in Project and Team/People Management;
  • Has the ability to plan and manage project-based work-administrative, organizational and operational project work;
  • Ability to effectively lead a team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade others on the benefits to adopt better Farming practices.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully at different levels, both orally and in writing
  • The ability to manage own time and prioritise with minimal supervision;
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required;
Our offer
  • A unique and challenging job within an inspiring regional setting;
  • An opportunity to work with an innovative and dedicated network of professionals across the East and Central Africa Region;
  • A one year contract (with the intention for extension subject to satisfactory performance),;
Next step
Send one-page motivation letter indicating your salary expectation and a two-page resume in English to [email protected] and copy [email protected] and [email protected] and state “Application: Coffee Project Manager” in the subject header. 

The closing date for applications is 24th October 2017.

A reference check may be part of the selection procedure – give three referees.
Applications that do not meet the above minimum requirements will not be considered.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing will lead to instant disqualification.

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