TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.
Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.
Job Summary :
The Country Director leads all aspects of TechnoServe’s country level strategic branding and operations to achieve sustainable economic development in a cost-effective manner.
This position serves as TechnoServe’s legal representative in Kenya and will provide overall management of TechnoServe Kenya, including HR, procurement, finance and operations, ensuring efficient and effective and high quality implementation of programs, compliance with all donor and local legal requirements as well as TechnoServe policies, statutory and organizational laws and regulations.
Program Summary :
TechnoServe has been designing, executing and scaling transformational market-led agricultural and entrepreneurship development programs in Kenya since 1973.
The country team has deep technical and sectoral expertise and is delivering a dynamic, impactful and growing portfolio of programs in coffee, horticulture, food processing / fortification, youth economic empowerment, and micro-retail programs.
In addition to traditional bilateral donors such as USDA, USAID, and Sida, our portfolio includes partnerships with foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mastercard Foundation, and Citi Foundation.
TechnoServe also collaborates closely with corporate partners to strengthen sectors and drive inclusive growth for poor women and men.
This increasingly important source of funding has included highly successful partnerships with companies such as Nespresso, John Deere, and Syngenta and Coca-Cola.
Primary Functions & Responsibilities :
Accountable for effective, efficient and compliant financial, administrative and operational functions in TechnoServe Kenya, and high quality execution of Kenya’s projects.
foster a working environment for in-country staff that makes TechnoServe a priority destination for motivated local professionals and develop a team spirit among the staff.
ensure timely completion of HR-related reports including performance appraisals and annual salary adjustments, among others.
securing their support as needed; represent TechnoServe Kenya at internal and external functions.
ensure that TechnoServe is properly registered in Kenya and complies with all local laws; establish and manage a board of directors if required.
Execute agreements with local government, bilateral and multilateral institutions, and client groups.
monitor burn rates on a monthly basis and course correct spending as needed and / or ensure donor and internal budget realignments are requested and approved when required.
support country-level adaptation and use of program management tools; work with program staff to identify and address technical assistance needs in Kenya.
Basic Qualifications :
or Master’s degree in economics, international economics, international relations / policy, with a minimum of 10 years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications :
donor and stakeholder management experience.
Required Languages Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, including report writing and presentations
Travel Ability to travel domestically up to 20%, and internationally as necessary
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
Supervisory Responsibilities Supervises 9 direct reports including program and operations staff.
We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV / AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.
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