Project Manager – Agriculture
Practical Action has a great opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Kenya team to lead a five-year agriculture project.
The objective of the project is to establish vibrant and inclusive rural economies in East Africa by promoting agricultural livelihoods for the youth underpinned by agro-ecological principles and practices.
The project aims to break the cycles of low productivity and increasing rural poverty, through a holistic approach that will enable young men and women to increase their income through agri-business.
The Project Manager will have primary responsibility for the implementation of the project, which includes oversight of activities, coordination with technical experts in East Africa and the UK, as well as directly managing the project team of field based staff, in order to deliver a high quality project.
S/he will be also be expected to articulate Practical Action’s agriculture ambitions in East Africa and build and nurture strategic relationships including with government, the private sector and other stakeholders in support of organizational ambitions.
S/he will also be a key member of the Global Agriculture Change Ambition Hub, contributing to global leadership on our agriculture goal area, supporting our global agenda on evidence and learning, and ensuring synergy between our national and global work.
An experienced professional, you will have excellent knowledge and experience of agriculture or agri-business in particular at the local, national and regional levels with an ability to implement long term and cross sectoral programs.
You must possess a Master’s degree in international development, rural development or a related field and at least five years’ experience managing rural development programs in Kenya and/or another East Africa Country.
Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.
For a detailed Job Description, download a copy from: https://practicalaction.org/project-manager-agriculture-kenya.
How to Apply
If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your supporting statement that describes your suitability and updated CV by email to: email@example.com not later than 21st January 2019.
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.