SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty.
We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts.
SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation -
by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.
For more information on our operations in Kenya and SNV generally visit our website :
SNV has been working in Kenya since 1967. The Agriculture Sector at SNV works in three priority fields : Food and Nutrition Security, Sustainable Markets and Climate Smart Agriculture across a range of commodities.
The Sector has a portfolio of on-going projects in Kenya (Approximately 85%) and Burundi (Approximately 15%). The projects are focusing on diverse themes like Smart Water and Climate smart Solutions in agriculture, Inclusive Business, Women Economic Empowerment, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Smart Landscapes.
Projects are managed by highly skilled Projects Managers (PMs) who report to Sector Leader. Opportunities to grow the project(s) portfolio exist and need to be pursued urgently and pro-actively.
In its approach, SNV supports sector development by working with key stakeholders to improve access to markets, provide knowledge and skills training, and by promoting gender and social inclusion.
The Sector Leader
To deliver on this role, you will be a highly qualified, entrepreneurial, result oriented team leader who can operate at the strategic level and steer SNV Kenya sector development and quality of practice at country level, in line with SNV’s global strategy.
You will report to the Country Director and work in close collaboration with other sector leaders (Energy and WASH), Human Resource Manager and Finance Manager.
You will sit in the Country Management Team (CMT) that steers the country strategy as the responsible champion of agriculture sector.
In addition, you will work in consultation with the Managing Director Agriculture, Global Sector Coordinators.
You will be based in Nairobi, with frequent travel to project sites, to attend regional forums and events, and to engage with donors and partners.
You will lead a team of Project Managers and national / international consultants. You will dedicate up to 50% of your focus to New Business (Project pipeline) Development (Resource Mobilization).
Education : Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agroforestry, Business Administration, International Trade or other relevant field.
Experience and Skills :
Other Requirements :
Desired start date : as soon as possible.
Duration of contract : 3 years initial contract
Working at SNV
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per national standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment.
Advisors benefit from and contribute to an internal global network of agriculture experts.
How to apply
Please apply by clicking on the I AM INTERESTED tab on this page and submitting an application letter and CV that contains three referees in English before 08 November, 2019.
Only shortlisted will be contacted.
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.
SNV Kenya does not require you to undergo any medical test prior to employment.