Our name ‘SustaiNet’ originates from a regional network of East African NGOs working in the field of sustainable agricultural development. In 2009, the network was registered as a Kenyan NGO under the name Sustainable Agriculture Information Initiative (SAII). In 2012, the SAII management decided to establish SustaiNet Group as a consultancy company to diversify and sustain income streams. The two entities continue to maintain close operational and programmatic linkages to mutual benefit.
Do you have proven NGO programme or project management experience in the field of fair and sustainable agricultural development? Do you aspire to take on a programme leadership role in an aspiring and rapidly growing Kenyan NGO? Then apply for the SAII Programme Coordinator position!
Reporting directly to the CEO, our new Programme Coordinator will steer our portfolio of projects, line manage the SAII project team, take lead in design and acquisition of new projects and in networking with international and national SAII partners and funding agencies, and provide strategic leadership to the organisation as part of the SAII management team.
Our ideal candidate is a dynamic and ambitious individual who can inspire teams and who demonstrates strong management, negotiation and programming skills relating to agricultural and rural development projects, ideally with a focus on dry-land areas. You will have a minimum of 7 years work experience focused on project implementation and acquisition of donor funded projects in a national or international NGO. You are a networker and team-builder with exposure to cooperation with international funding agencies. You possess a Master’s degree in agriculture or livestock, environmental management, project management or similar development fields.
The SAII Nairobi office is located in the Shiriki House Office Community near the Safaricom Headquarters, which offers a modern and dynamic working environment for 12 like-minded development companies, NGOs and projects. Aside from the SAII team, you will also work closely with our partner SustaiNet Group Ltd, which provides consultancy and operational support services to SAII.
SAII is a Nairobi-based NGO with over 10 years of experience in delivering agricultural development and resilience-building and market-oriented agricultural development in ASAL and other counties of Kenya. We believe in innovative, fair and sustainable interventions that empower smallholder farmers and enterprising youth and women to connect to markets and build enterprises, thereby contributing to diversified incomes and food security. We recently acquired a major long-term project in cooperation with an international partner and are therefore expanding our project and administrative teams.
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter motivating their interest in the position, detailing current and expected salary and Skype and mobile contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org by CoB 5th August 2019. Indicate the position applied for as the email subject.
SAII (Sustainable Agricultural Information Initiative) was previously known as SustaiNet East Africa. Those who had applied earlier need not to apply again. Check us out at www.sustainetea.org. We are an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates, whose CVs and motivated statements are sent to the indicated email will be contacted.