Regional Director (East Africa) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

SCOPEinsight, the first agricultural assessment company in the world, is looking for entrepreneurial, mission driven talent who believe they can make a change in the access to finance challenge for agricultural producers.

To facilitate our growth in the region, we are looking for a:

Regional Director (East Africa)

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

Your Profile
 

You are entrepreneurial, mission driven and an excellent networker. 
You like to take control, are result driven and an excellent organizer. You are reliable, willing to walk the extra mile, versatile and a self-starter who reduces stressful situations with a natural ability to multi-task and focus on details. 
You have a strong desire and drive to serve and facilitate improvement in processes and ways of working along with a never-ending need to learn and grow. 
You enjoy supporting processes and facilitating others comprehensively.

Job Description
 

The Regional Director (East Africa) will be responsible to manage, develop and further grow the regional office of SCOPEinsight B.V. in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The scope of the responsibility currently consists of Kenya and Ethiopia with growing business in Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda as well. 
Expansion to other East African countries with a bigger presence is our ambition. When needed, the territorial scope could also include West and Southern African countries.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
 

General Management:
  • Manage and run the regional SCOPEinsight office in Nairobi, Kenya which would include the man-agement of a small but highly dedicated and hands-on team.
  • Manage Financial, Administrative and HR issues.
Commercial:
  • Marketing and Acquisition: Working in tandem with the Business Development Manager in the acquisition of potential new customers. The Regional Director will be expected to strategically align the plan forward in line with the Corporate Strategy set by the HQ.
  • Customer Relationship Management: This includes maintaining good relationships with customers or potential customers and suppliers. You will create and maintain powerful multi-stakeholder partnerships and business relationships.
Operations:
  • Process and Quality Management: Closely manage the SCOPEinsight processes. You will also be expected to maintain a constant culture and environment of Process Optimization, Quality Management and improving Efficiency with the team.
  • Project Management: Oversee projects in the East-African Market and when necessary, other territories, in close cooperation with the Projects Manager.
The candidate should ultimately bring together the strategies and activities between Operations, Business Development, Marketing & Acquisition and Project Management with a strong emphasis on Quality Management in accordance with the team.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Masters Degree and sufficient relevant experience;
  • Experience in an International Organization and/or experience in working and dealing with a diverse multi-cultural work-force.
  • Proven experience and/or a significant network in either the Banking/ Financial Industry or the NGO field is a strong preference.
  • Strong Operational experience with a focus on achieving Operational Excellence.
  • Proven experience in managing and developing a team.
  • Excellent Command of both Verbal and Written skills in English is mandatory. Strong presentation skills.
  • Affinity/ Exposure to ISO Certification as well as setting Quality Management Systems.
  • Must have good Computer Skills (MS-Office) and also be comfortable around IT-Systems.
SCOPEinsight is a social enterprise. SCOPEinsight offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and innovative working atmosphere, within a small team of colleagues, who work together to achieve excellence. 
SCOPEinsight is Head-Quartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands with a Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Be at the frontline in the world of sustainability and join SCOPEinsight!

Visit our website for more information: www.scopeinsight.com

Deadline: 7nd Nov 2012

Applications:
 

Please send an up to date CV, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to: 
info@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit recruitment & Training, 
Rhino House, Karen Road, Karen
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in


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