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Agricultural Market Development Trust (AGMARK) Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 21, 2013

Agricultural Market Development Trust (AGMARK)

Position: Project Manager

Duty Station: Nairobi
Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AGMARK) is a not-for-profit development organization with headquarters in Nairobi, and regional presence in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Its mission is to improve incomes and food security of smallholder farmers in Africa by facilitating agricultural development through adoption of improved production technologies and effective output marketing in response to identified market opportunities.

AGMARK is recruiting a Project Manager for an anticipated one year USAID/East Africa funded project –“Food Security through Enhanced regional Trade” (FOSTER trade) Project.

The project goal is to engender cross border grain trade across the borders of Kenya-Tanzania, Kenya-Uganda and Uganda-Rwanda.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Project Manager will be provide technical guidance and direct all the operations of the project.
The position is available for hire immediately.
Position Summary
The project manager shall be responsible for the full implementation of the project.
This includes supervision of field staff, achievement of all project targets as well as preparation and submission of project reports to relevant partners.
The position is based in Nairobi with regular travel to the Project area (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda).
Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as the overall manager and point of contact for FOSTER trade project.
  • Plan, organize and direct all activities as required for the full implementation of the project
  • Ensuring that the project is implemented in accordance with USAID policies and regulations.
  • Ensure that project activities are consistent with the project objectives and that objectives can be met with available resources
  • Ensure the project meets targets, budgets and timelines
  • Finalize and submit all project reports and other deliverables within the required timelines
  • Take the lead in the implementation of AGMARK’s innovative approaches in dealing with cross border trade issues.
  • Promotion of orphaned crops production and commercialization
  • Supervise the development and implementation of an effective Monitoring and Evaluation plan for the project
  • Provide leadership, guidance and supervision to other project staff.
Qualifications and Skills Required
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field from a recognized University. A Master’s degree in Agribusiness will be an added advantage.
  • More than five years’ experience managing a donor funded Agricultural related project.
  • Experience managing a regional agricultural related project across Kenyan borders.
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate other team members
  • Consultative approach to engaging with stakeholders and decision making.
  • Excellent report writing skills
Job Conditions:
  • The incumbent will reports to the Managing Director
  • Based in Nairobi, with frequent travel to Project mandate areas
  • Employment will be for a period of two years.
Application Procedures
If you are interested and qualified for the job, send your CV and cover letter via email to
[email protected] , to the attention of The Managing Director.
The e-mail subject should read: Job Ref 1/2013/Foster Trade Project Manager.
The deadline for application is on 7th January 2014 , 5pm East Africa time.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further considerations.
AGMARK is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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