KCB Jobs /Partnership officer October 2018

The following is the advertisement of a partinership Officer vacancy at KCB Nairobi Kenya.

Job Title: Partnership Officer- KCB /MCF MobiGrow Program

The Position:
MobiGrow is a partnership program between KCB Bank and MasterCard Foundation, implemented in Kenya and Rwanda. The aim of the program is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers & pastoralists through productivity enhancement trainings and capacity building and offering financial products tailored to smallholders & pastoralist needs and profiles.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the job holder will support the program team in the implementation of all activities related to the program's commitment to build sustainable synergies and engagements with relevant market actors and facilitators, government and non-governmental bodies while creating sustained linkages between these entities and farmers' Producer Organizations. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Map out existing businesses &support partners in the regions where MobiGrow operates in a bid to link them up to producer organizations and cooperatives that exist in those areas.
  • Assess the producer organization and co-operatives volumes produced and align the produce to specific markets i.e. traders, processors, retailers, wholesalers or exporters.
  • Evaluate producer organization and co-operatives needs in terms of quantities for inputs and align their needs to wholesale input providers, including innovative suppliers like i-procure.
  • Identify existing donor funded partnerships and initiatives out in the field that MobiGrow could partner with, in order to bring on board more smallholder farmers hence meeting the targets.
  • Lead the engagement process of all contracted and strategic partners including guiding the team on relationship management
  • Represent the program in local county government forums and other stakeholder forums. Advice the program on the best timing to have program open days and stakeholder forums.
  • Conduct specific business and financial diagnostics to assess the financial health of producer organizations and off-taker SMEs, then plan capacity building sessions in a bid to improve finance and business operations in a bid to expand their capacity to engage with financial products and serve their farmers better.
  • Planning of activities to ensure that the objectives of the program are met within the set timelines while optimizing resources and maximizing impact.
  • Periodic reporting of the situation on the ground to provide both data and anecdotal evidence of impact.
  • Develop timely and concise reports on program implementation as prescribed under the program. Specifically contribute the partnerships piece of the quarterly donor reporting
Job Requirements:
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related fields from an institution recognized by CHE.
  • Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 4 years’ working experience, which should include:
  • At least 3 years’ experience in markets systems facilitations for development programs
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Diagnosis of businesses to identify technical & management gaps
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Negotiations to develop and create additional funds for development programs.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Representation of Program in the local ecosystem including Governments and Value Chain actors.
  • Experience in Creating a Buyers base for the Program beneficiaries
  • Computer Literate with great attention to detail
  • Should have good relationship management skills

How To Apply 

The above position is a demanding role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.
To be considered your application must be received by Tuesday, 23rd October 2018.
Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:
  • National I.D.
  • KRA Pin Card
  • Birth Certificate of self
  • Passport Photo (White Background)
  • NSSF Card
  • NHIF Card
  • Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old)
  • Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts
  • Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable

Good luck 


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