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Program Coordinator in Kenya (Help a Child)

Objective of the function

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the entire GICEP coordination at Gwassi level and supervision of the SMEs integrated in HACA programs. The Program Coordinator will provide the requisite HACA representation at Gwassi level in addition to the day to day coordination of the partnership. S/he will also be responsible for the convening of the quarterly Multi Stakeholder Platform and the Gwassi level Program Steering Committee.

Place in the organization

The Program Coordinator reports to the Agribusiness Senior Program Manager while directly supervising the Gwassi Field Assistant/Driver.

Knowledge & Skills

Degree in a relevant field (advanced degree added advantage): Degree in agricultural economics, marketing or business administration, or related field.

Over 5 years’ experience in agro-business development, preferably in agribusiness planning and analysis.

Demonstrated capacity to work with private sector players (financial institutions, exporters, buyers, traders, transporters, input suppliers or processors)

Familiarity with commonly used tools for market analysis and program design such as sub-sector analysis, gross margin analysis and business planning.

Experience with community-based programming.

Experience in small to medium scale agro-enterprise management.

Experience with externally funded development programmes would be desirable, preferably with experience in market-oriented projects.

Experience in dealing with local interlocutors (local NGOs, government ministries), preferably in a Kenyan context.

Good verbal and communication skills and fluency in English.

Core Competencies

Integrity: Maintaining generally accepted social and ethical standards in activities related to the function.

Customer orientation: Investigating the wishes and interests of clients and reacting accordingly. Anticipating the interests of clients. Giving high priority to service preparedness and client satisfaction.

Cooperation: Actively contributing to joint results, even when the subject involved is not of immediate personal interest. Sharing information and knowledge with others.

Planning and Organizing: Determines goals and priorities effectively and indicates actions, resources, and time needed to achieve particular goals.

Monitoring progress: Drafting and monitoring procedures for the progress of tasks or activities of employees and the tasks and responsibilities of himself.

Networking: Building relationships and networks that prove to be useful in achieving goals. Making effective use of informal networks to get things done.

Negotiating Skills: Effectively communicating own views and arguments and discovering and identifying common goals in a way that leads to understanding and acceptance by both parties.

Result Orientation: Focusing actively on achieving results and objectives and willingness to intervene with disappointing results.

Quality focus: Setting high demands on quality of products and services and acting in accordance.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter (1 Page) and CV (Max 2 Pages) as one PDF document no later than 24th November 2017to vacancies@haca.org. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of Help a Child, being a child centred and Christian organization. On the email subject, kindly quote the application reference: “***Program Coordinator (REF 2017/004)”***

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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