Regional Business Development Manager (Dairy) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

We are a global non-profit humanitarian development organization dedicated to ending hunger & poverty.

The following position will form part of the regional leadership team, reporting to the Regional Director.

Job Title: Regional Business Development Manager (Dairy)

Job Reference: ED1815

Eligibility: East Africa citizens (Uganda, Kenya, or Tanzania)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya can also be considered

Function: The Regional Business Development Manager (RBDM) will provide the strategic and operational business leadership in designing and implementing sustainable, profitable, growth-oriented dairy industry, through the organization’s Hub model, in each of the three project sites/countries across the region, with particular focus on Tanzania and Uganda.

The RBDM needs to be able to identify key drivers of change, and orchestrate resources and focus to implement them in achieving desired results.

The RBDM working with the CPM and country business teams, will implement appropriate business interventions within the project, for complete value chain, from farm level, Dairy Interest Groups (DIG), Producer organizations to processor, which will give a fair return to the dairy farmer.

The RBDM will maintain strong working relationships with key actors of the value chain viz. processors, dairy boards, and financial institutions.

S/he will lead day-to-day regional business development project activities, including budget management and work plan monitoring; coordinate the organization’s business related project activities across the region; analyze regional market information and disseminate key findings; monitor internal project metrics and share lessons – learned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters’ in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Experience in commercial dairy industry (with sensitivity to small holder dairy farmers), economic development in Africa, or related field preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills, with a minimum of five years’ in managing commercial agribusiness or agribusiness development.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Clear understanding of the dairy value chain.
  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
  • Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Strong interpersonal/people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the requirements, should send their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary and their daytime contact to (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR + JOB REF).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

We do not charge any fees for receiving and reviewing applications or for interviews​

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Agriculture and Agribusiness, Business Administration, NGO and UN
Updated: April 12, 2017 — 11:46 pm