CABI Operations Manager (Mobile) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Operations Manager – Mobile
CABI – Nairobi, Kenya

The Operation Manager – Mobile will play a key role in managing the functional and commercial relationship between CABI and the key stakeholders in the mobile industry (e.g. Mobile Network Operators, Value Added Service (VAS) providers, content providers, rural service providers etc.).

Established over 100 years ago, CABI is an intergovernmental not-for-profit science-based development and information organisation. 

CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.


Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. 
Please see our website for further details about our organisation.

The successful candidate will among other roles, work closely with Global Director – Mobile to formulate and implement CABI’s mobile strategies (Go2Market, Product/Service Design etc.) in the countries/regions of operations, oversee and ensure that the key stakeholders are engaged as per the requirement of the mobile projects of CABI in different countries, recruit and manage sub-contractors and outsourced service partners, develop business models and cases for new mobile services, develop project concepts/proposals, define service descriptions and work with IT and Business Development teams to deliver the new product/services, monitor key local and regional trends in mobile service provision and recommend tactical responses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A post graduate degree in communication, commerce, business management or related field
  • At least five (5) years’ experience of working with mobile network providers and value added service providers in similar or related fields.
Key Competencies   
  • Good understanding of mobile VAS industry norms and processes
  • Good business networking
  • Ability to develop project concepts/proposals
  • Good marketing and communication skills
  • An entrepreneurial mind passionate for social development
Additional Information
Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, ability and experience
Position Type: 3 year renewable appointment. This is a locally recruited position and will be based in our CABI office in Nairobi – Kenya.

How to Apply

To apply please send the following to quoting Job reference 35-2016 and stating where you saw this advertisement:-
  1. a covering letter describing in full how you meet the candidate profile, and to include details of your current remuneration;
  2. a full curriculum vitae;
  3. the name and contact details of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer – referees will not be contacted without your prior permission.
Please note closing date for receipt of applications is 9th September, 2016

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