Project Manager (Agriculture) - Kenya

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We have 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 which will enable young men and women to increase their income through agri-business.

 

Date of expiry21st Jan
SalaryNegotiable
LocationKisumu City
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

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. 

In return, Practical Action offers a flexible and friendly working culture and an opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide. In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Work week of 35 hours
  • The opportunity to work remotely
  • 25 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees join immediately on employment - employer contributes 12.5% of gross salary. Employee contribution is voluntary
  • Life assurance (5x annual salary).

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Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, along with a cover letter outlining their relevant experience to recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke by 21st January 2019

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