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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Nourishingafrica.com – a 'Home for 1 Million Agri-Food Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Landscape, is a digital platform focused on agri-food entrepreneurs who are transforming the African agriculture and food landscapes. The platform is a one-stop-hub for these entrepreneurs, leveraging innovative channels to provide critical lin...
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    Regional Coordinator (East Africa)

    Nourishing Africa is seeking to employ a Regional Coordinator in Kenya to join its team of young, dynamic professionals working to transform the agri-food industry in Africa.

    Job Description

    In this role, you will be required to fulfill the following primary responsibilities working as a key member of the Nourishing Africa team:

    • Serve as the primary contact person for your designated geographic region
    • Drive recruitment and engagement of Nourishing Africa hub members in their region
    • Promote Nourishing Africa locally and regionally, widely amplifying the organization name and communicating Nourishing Africa activities to potential members, partners and other stakeholders
    • Proactively seek out local and regional partnership opportunities for Nourishing Africa
    • Set up physical or virtual meetings with potential partners in the region
    • Support the production of region-specific communication materials such as articles, op-eds and newsletters in English and in local languages where applicable
    • Provide region-specific industry updates, insights, feedback and recommendations
    • Identify local business opportunities and challenges and determine key regional resources to aid operations and business growth
    • Recommend appropriate strategies for the implementation of Nourishing Africa programs, initiatives and events in their region
    • Coordinate local and regional convenings, workshops and meetings as required
    • Represent Nourishing Africa at appropriate meetings and events
    • Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly and annual reports on country and regional engagements to the Management
    • Participate in all assigned administrative and supervisory functions and in staff and team meetings, training and staff development activities as scheduled

    Countries Covered: Nourishing Africa priority countries in East Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda and other countries in the region as the need arises

    Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

    We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, committed to excellence, with a passion for the agriculture sector. 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 experience working with a reputable firm in a related role in the agriculture sector
    • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent programme planning and management skills
    • Excellent oral, written, and public communication skills
    • Excellent networking ability and access to networks of stakeholders in the agriculture sector within the region
    • Ability to work independently, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-cultural team
    • Demonstrable research skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills
    • Excellent problem solving, planning and organizing skills
    • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
    • Willingness to participate in field activities/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 applicants should forward their CVs and cover letter with Regional Coordinator (East Africa): Nourishing Africa as the subject of the mail. Only eligible candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: admin@nourishingafrica.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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