• Chief Executive Officer Job at Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF)

  • Posted on: 28 January, 2017 Deadline: 1 February, 2017
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    The Kenya National Farmers’ Federation (KENAFF) is a non-political, non-profit making and democratic member-based umbrella organization of all farmers in Kenya. It represents the interests of about 2 million farm families as the legitimate farmers’ voice with the objective of articulating issues affecting them through focused lobby and advocacy, targeted capacity building and promotion of sector stakeholders’ cohesiveness in dispensing and progressive uptake of agricultural innovations for enhanced socio-economic status of the farmers. Formed in 1946 as a Farmers’ Union representing exclusively the rights of the large scale white farmers, the organization has undergone institutional and structural transformations over time to better its services and accommodate the small scale farmers.

    Chief Executive Officer


    Job Details

    This position attracts a Kenyan citizen who among other things will provide creative leadership and focused solutions in a fast moving agricultural industry; identify and pursue emerging opportunities that favorably sustain the position of the Federation and her membership; as an integral part of the Kenyan Agriculture ensure financial viability and sustainability while positively impacting on incomes of the farming households and related enterprises in Kenya.

    Type of person: Kenyan National

    Location of Duty: Nairobi Kenya

    Reporting to: Board / National Officials

    Position Supervises:

    Divisional Head:

    a. Finance & Planning

    b. Hospitality

    c. Agribusiness Development & Programmes

    d. External Relations, Lobby Policy and Legislation

    e. Institutional Development, Gender and Youth Affairs

    f. Media Services

    Duration of engagement: 5 (five) years – Renewable

    Qualified persons are encouraged to apply as long as they can prove possession of the following

    Qualifications / Experience:

    1. Education and Training

    • An advanced University Degree in an Agricultural Science and/or related skills.
    • Verifiable training in organizational leadership, policy formulation and intervention.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of the formative and functional attributes of membership-based organizations,
      mainstreaming private sector, gender and youth issues into organizational development
    • Post graduate training in business management will be added advantage.

    2. Experience and Skills

    • At least 5 (five) years experience in providing leadership either at CEO level or at another strategic level in
      a national governmental or non-governmental organization
    • Experience in playing a dual leadership role, as a top manager on one hand and participating in governance
      roles at the board level
    • Familiarity and experience in working in the agricultural sector within East African region.
    • Demonstrable capability in networking and building strategic alliances and partnerships within the private sector, NGOs, multilateral organizations, public agencies and governments in the Eastern African Region.
    • Expertise in initiating and leading anti and post implementation studies related to various program management and appreciation of requirements by different funding partners.
    • Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking). A working knowledge in Swahili. Knowledge of French is
      an added advantage.
    • Proven proficiency in providing leadership and direction to employees spread across regions in the country
    • Willingness and ability to travel internationally at least 20% of the time
    • Tax Compliance Certificate (KRA)

    Important Credentials (required at interview):

    • Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau
    • Certificate of good conduct (or proof of application)
    • Clearance from HELB
    • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

    Method of Application

    Please send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: farmers@kenaff.org , indicating the job title in the email subject line.

    (KENAFF is on equal opportunities employer).

    Deadline for Application: 1st February, 2017.

    Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

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