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IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative brings governments, companies, CSOs and financiers together in action driven coalitions. We orchestrate the powers of law, of entrepreneurship and investments to work together to create solutions for global sustainability issues at scale.
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Do you get energy from establishing farming support services for smallholder farmers through efficient and cost-effective approaches to create innovative and inclusive business models? Are you an organized, engaging, self-motivated, team player with a strong passion for promoting smallholder livelihoods through sustainable and innovative strategies? And are you looking for a job that gives you the chance to be creative and strategic within a multi-stakeholder setting with both private and public sector industry players? IDH has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Program Manager Coffee to support our Coffee team. We are looking for a colleague, who can operate at senior level, and can contribute to move and shape the coffee sector in East Africa. You will be based in East Africa, location to be determined.
As Senior Program Manager, you are responsible for developing and implementing a strategic agenda focusing on a living income and climate change mitigation in key coffee producing countries in the region using business drivers and investment tools. Capitalizing on the current coffee portfolio and networks of IDH across the world and in East Africa, you develop, drive and co-execute the coffee program in East Africa. You will work with key stakeholders including private sector, government and civil society organizations to drive key strategies to strengthen farmer resilience, support delivery of services, promote technical and financial innovations, diversification and changing business practices in coffee. You add to the global coffee and living income agenda with strategic learning, business-development (pipeline), convening activities and program implementation to reach the coffee program targets.
You will be leading a 5-year Coffee Farmer Income Resilience Program in Uganda and. The Coffee Farmer Income Resilience Program focusses on “expanding IDH’s proven service delivery model approach in the coffee sector to develop a robust proof of concept for blending coffee-specific services with services for other non-coffee farm produce, which will improve the income resilience of 20,000 coffee farming families in Kenya and Uganda. For this, IDH will co-develop sustainable and economically viable service delivery systems that integrate a stepwise approach to achieving income resilience for farmers while transitioning farm systems to regenerative agriculture.”
You are part of the IDH Coffee team, which is part of the Agri-Commodities business unit. You will be reporting directly to the Program Director Coffee and will be managing the coffee team in East Africa.
The position is a full-time position and requires international travel.
Your key responsibilities would be:
Who you are:
You are experienced in engaging with smallholder farmers and understand farmer realities. You have experience with leading teams and building strategic programs, enabling the team to deliver projects from development to implementation. You are a brand ambassador for IDH, extending the coffee networks and representing IDH in discussions with different stakeholders, driving change in the sector. You create impact through an analytical, data driven and result oriented approach and are able to communicate those results internally and externally. Most importantly, you can build and guide the East Africa coffee team to grow together to implement the East Africa Coffee Program.
What you bring:
Who we are:
IDH brings companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships together to realize green & inclusive growth at scale in commodity sectors and sourcing areas. Our approaches are designed to drive sustainability from niche to norm in mainstream markets, delivering impact on Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on creating positive impact on deforestation, living incomes and living wages, working conditions, toxic loading and gender. In this we are supported by multiple European governments, including our institutional donors: BUZA, SECO and DANIDA. IDH is an organization that works together with over 600 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 12 sectors and 12 landscapes in over 40 countries worldwide.
What we offer:
IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. This is a full-time position for an initial period of one year, with the possibility of extension. We offer a contract with a competitive remuneration. Candidates are based in Nairobi, Kenya or Kampala, Uganda and must have permission to work in Kenya or Uganda. No Kenyan/Ugandan work visas will be provided as part of the employment package.
Do you get energy from implementing customized interventions with smallholder farmers through integrated, efficient, and cost-effective approaches that lead to sustainable livelihood improvements? And are you looking for a job that gives you the chance to lead and coordinate project implementation in collaboration with a multi-stakeholder team from both private and public sector industry players? Are you great at setting up and managing the operational aspects of donor funded projects? Then apply for our Program Manager Kenya position to manage program activities in Kenya for the Coffee Farmer Resilience Program.
As Program Manager Kenya for the Coffee Farmer Resilience Program, you are responsible for the development, coordination, and management of the Kenya part of the Coffee Farmer Resilience Program. The Coffee Farmer Resilience Program focusses on “expanding IDH’s proven service delivery model approach in the coffee sector to develop a robust proof of concept for blending coffee-specific services with services for other non-coffee farm produce, which will improve the income resilience of 20,000 coffee farming families in Kenya and Uganda. For this, IDH will co-develop sustainable and economically viable service delivery systems that integrate a stepwise approach to achieving income resilience for farmers while transitioning farm systems to regenerative agriculture.
You will be coordinating with key stakeholders including but not limited to Farmer Cooperatives, Local District/Government Agencies and private sector partners such as coffee traders; and coordinating relevant experts/consultants’ studies. Through partnerships you will set up and implement blended service delivery models in the field in Kenya. You are responsible to monitor and report progress in the program, discuss with partners on their needs for successful implementation of the blended service delivery models and to ensure they are complemented with relevant studies, for example about regenerative agriculture.
You will be based in Kenya and report to the Senior Program Manager East Africa who will be leading the East Africa Coffee Program to which the Coffee Farmer Resilience Program is a part.
Your Key Responsibilities would be:
Who you are:
You have demonstrated experience working closely with smallholder farmers and an appreciation of smallholder farming dynamics and household behavior. You have worked with private sector, government agencies and farmer groups. You have experience in both food crop/staples and cash crop/ value chains and can show impact of your previous project work. You can work both independently and, in a team, learn fast, all with a good sense of humor.
What you bring:
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