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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Kenya National Farmers’ Federation Chief Executive Officer Job in Nairobi
The Kenya National Farmers’ Federation (KENAFF), the umbrella body of all Farmers in Kenya wishes to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
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.
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Type of person: Kenyan National
Location of Duty: Nairobi Kenya
Reporting to: Board / National Officials
a. Finance & Planning
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
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.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.