Regional Coordinator (East Africa)
Management & Business Development
Management & Business Development
Nairobi Part TimeAgriculture, Fishing & Forestry KSh Confidential 2d
The Regional Representative will drive local membership engagement, stakeholder collaboration and program implementation in the region.
Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
Experience Level : Mid level
Experience Length : 3 years
About Nourishing Africa
Nourishingafrica.com a 'Home for 1 Million Agri-FoodEntrepreneurs Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Landscape, is a digitalplatform focused on agri-food entrepreneurs who are transforming the Africanagriculture and food landscapes.
The platform is a one-stop-hub for theseentrepreneurs, leveraging innovative channels to provide critical links todata, funding, knowledge, access to regional markets, e-learning, African foodand chefs, career opportunities, and other resources to help them to scaletheir businesses.
The mission of Nourishing Africa is to "attract,empower, equip, connect and celebrate over 1 Million dynamic and innovativeyoung entrepreneurs who will drive the profitable and sustainable growth of theAfrican agriculture and food landscapes".
As such, this hub serves as aplatform for these stakeholders to accelerate their work, connect with eachother, and celebrate their successes on the continent.
Nourishing Africa is seeking to employ a Regional Coordinator inKenya to join its team of young, dynamic professionals working to transform theagri-food industry in Africa.
Inthis role, you will be required to fulfill the following primaryresponsibilities working as a key member of the Nourishing Africa team :
Serve as the primary contact person for yourdesignated geographic region
Drive recruitment and engagement of NourishingAfrica hub members in their region
Promote Nourishing Africa locally andregionally, widely amplifying the organization name and communicating NourishingAfrica activities to potential members, partners and other stakeholders
Proactively seek out local and regionalpartnership opportunities for Nourishing Africa
Set up physical or virtual meetings withpotential partners in the region
Support the production of region-specific communicationmaterials such as articles, op-eds and newsletters in English and in locallanguages where applicable
Provide region-specific industry updates,insights, feedback and recommendations
Identify local business opportunities andchallenges and determine key regional resources to aid operations and businessgrowth
Recommend appropriate strategies for theimplementation of Nourishing Africa programs, initiatives and events in theirregion
Coordinate local and regional convenings,workshops and meetings as required
Represent Nourishing Africa at appropriatemeetings and events
Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly andannual reports on country and regional engagements to the Management
Participate in all assigned administrative andsupervisory functions and in staff and team meetings, training and staffdevelopment activities as scheduled
Countries Covered : Nourishing Africa priority countries in East Africaincluding Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda and other countries inthe region as the need arises
Minimum Qualifications &Requirements
We are looking for candidates whoare self-motivated, committed to excellence, with a passion for the agriculturesector. Below are key qualifications that we require :
Bachelors or Masters degree in Business,Social Sciences, Agriculture or other related fields.
Minimum of 3 years’ professional experienceworking with a reputable firm in a related role in the agriculture sector
Strong organizational skills, time managementskills and attention to detail
Excellent programme planning and managementskills
Excellent oral, written, and publiccommunication skills
Excellent networking ability and access to networksof stakeholders in the agriculture sector within the region
Ability to work independently, beself-directed and demonstrate initiative
Ability to work effectively as part of amulti-cultural team
Demonstrable research skills
Excellent interpersonal, presentation andnegotiation skills
Excellent problem solving, planning and organizingskills
Ability to work under pressure with strictdeadlines
Willingness to participate in fieldactivities / surveys and travel to remote areas within the region
Proficient in MS office suite
Willing and able to travel
Fluency in French is an advantage
Qualified and interested applicantsshould forward their CVs and cover letter withRegional Coordinator (East Africa) : Nourishing Africa as the subject of the mail.
Only eligible candidates willbe contacted.