Friday, 5 October 2012

TechnoServe M&E Mgr, Business Advisor, Project Accountant and Capacity Building Advisor Jobs in Kenya

General Information

TechnoServe is a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1968. 
Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.

Monitoring & Evaluations Manager - Safe

Job Purpose

Provide management of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) components of the regional Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE) program, which will operate in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia, with potential to expand to other countries.

The Regional M&E Manager will work closely with the SAFE Program Director, other program and country management, as well as TechnoServe’s East Africa regional M&E Manager. 
S/he will be responsible for enabling evidence-based decisionmaking processes by program leadership, timely development of SAFE M&E systems, effective implementation of SAFE M&E activities and reporting on SAFE M&E results.

Minimum Requirements
  • Degree qualifications in business, economics, statistics or international development-related studies required;
  • At least 5 years of experience with M&E methods and approaches, including designing, planning, and implementing M&E systems, analyzing and reporting using a logical framework and other strategic planning approaches;
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills required;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in English;
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports;
  • Strong analytical, program management, and financial analysis skills;
  • Personnel management experience required;
  • International development experience, entrepreneurship skills, and experience working with youth training and/or mentorship programs preferred;
  • Willingness to be based in Nairobi, ability to travel internationally, and ability to travel to remote rural locations in East Africa.
Senior Business Advisor - Safe
 
Job Purpose

To support the business component of the capacity building needs of Kenyan food processors. 
The SBA is responsible for assisting processors with customized business planning, investment plans, capital raising, overseeing market studies, developing customized processor marketing strategies, business operations, and provision of other business advisory services.

Minimum Requirements
  • Degree qualifications in business-related studies;
  • Minimum of five years experience with financial, business development and/or economic or financial analysis in the private sector;
  • Strong financial analysis and project management skills;
  • Personnel management experience required;
  • Experience in financial auditing, business diagnostics, business ratios, business plan development, conducting profit and loss analysis, loan requirements and loan management;
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to advise and coach senior company representatives on business capacity building needs and advice;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports; Fluency in English and Kiswahili required;
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships;
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations;
  • Proven ability and experience working with teams will be an added advantage.
  • Willingness to be based in Nairobi, ability to travel internationally and to remote rural locations.
Project Accountant - Safe
 
Job Purpose

Provide overall financial and administrative management of the regional SAFE project. 
The Accountant will work closely with respective program and country management, as well as TechnoServe’s East Africa and Southern Africa regional teams and headquarters’ finance team. 
S/he will be responsible for financial planning and oversight, accurate financial reporting and analysis, and ensuring compliance with organization and donor requirements.

Minimum Requirement
  • Degree qualifications in business, finance, or economic-related studies required;
  • CPA (K) or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in mainstream accounting, 3 of which must be with an NGO
  • Strong financial management and analysis skills;
  • Personnel management experience with a good understanding of the local legal, labor, procurement, and general human resource laws and policies;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must, Fluent in English;
  • Experience with international donors requiring high-levels of reporting data, USAID project experience preferred;
  • Ability to contribute to the development of detailed financial reports;
  • Proven ability and experience working with teams will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities;
  • Ability to establish a course of action to ensure that work is completed effectively and efficiently to deliver high-quality and on-time results;
  • Willingness to be based in Nairobi, ability to travel internationally, and ability to travel to remote rural locations.
Assistant Regional Capacity Building Advisor - Stryde

Job Purpose

Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE) program operates in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda with a goal of training 15,000 rural youth to increase their productive economic engagement. 
The Assistant Regional Capacity Building Advisor will be responsible for supporting the STRYDE Regional Training and Capacity Building Manager as well as the country program teams in training and capacity building related tasks.

Minimum Requirement
  • Degree in relevant field with at least of 3 years experience in a role that involves training/capacity building
  • Experience facilitating/delivering training curricula to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong interpersonal and cross cultural skills
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a range of seniority levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to be based in Nairobi, ability to travel internationally, and ability to travel to remote rural locations.
Applicants need to have the legal status to live and work in Kenya

To Apply
Please submit your application (by email only) to ke-recruit@tns.org with the position title placed in the subject line. 
Please include (1) cover letter describing your interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) salary history, and (4) telephone contacts of three referees (Professional Only). 
Please include all requirements in one document (Word or PDF – labeled with your name). 
Applications will be treated confidentially. Deadline for applications is 15th October 2012. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Detailed job description for the positions can be accessed at http://www.technoserve.org/jobs

TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer.

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