OAF Govt Partnership Lead Job

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Kenya Government Partnership Lead Job, Current NGO Jobs Kenya,

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Kenya Government Partnership Lead will report to the East Africa Government Relations Senior Manager and work within the Government Relations and Policy department. You will help implement One Acre Fund’s technical services agreement with Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture’s National Value Chain Support Programme (NVSP). One Acre Fund’s role as the Technical Support Agency (TSA) is to help NVSP:

  • Improve agricultural production and marketing through input-subsidized agriculture (fertilizer, lime, certified seed) using the e-voucher input management system, market-linkages and crop insurance.
  • Build capacity of relevant staff, farmers, agro-dealers and institutions both at at the county and national levels.
  • Strengthen linkages between the National Government, County governments and beneficiary farmers.

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Establish project management structures to oversee execution of the TSA including project dashboards; monitoring and reporting frameworks; information and team management
  • Support the scoping and implementation of the four different workstreams under the TSA: extension services advisory; tech support and expansion advisory.
  • Develop short-term goals and performance measurement metrics that support project delivery following the project planning
  • Lead project development and process improvements within strict timelines and according to specific measures
  • Identify potential program risks and areas of non-agreement between teams, and suggest preventative actions

Strategic Support

Support the Senior Manager to achieve the purpose of the TSA by developing and tracking the TSA goals, and organizing team resources to achieve these goals through:

  • Research:  perform targeted quantitative or qualitative research to understand OAF field activities, TSA program implementation, and agricultural best practices across the sector
  • Report writing:  prepare high-quality briefings, reports, and presentations for all of our audiences, that have a logical flow, easily digestible format, and inform essential strategic decisions using relevant program information
  • Strategic analysis:  analyze areas through which TSA implementation could be strengthened or improved, and bring clear recommendations for discussions with GR leadership
  • Partner Coordination:  bring together multiple parties from within One Acre Fund, government at local and national levels, and across the wider agricultural sector, and promote agreement across divergent positions to form clear, applicable recommendations that benefit smallholder farmers under the TSA

CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 3+ years of experience in project management and strategic consulting specifically solving complex, ambiguous problems in a structured and collaborative way (e.g. project managers, management consultants, research managers).
  • Comfort with analysis and an ability to use quantitative analysis to create insights and inform recommendations.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience managing multiple partners including donor relationships or government relationships. Experience working with the Kenyan government is a plus, but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Language competency: English is required. Swahili-speakers encouraged to apply.

PREFERRED START DATE

As soon as possible

DURATION

2 year contract

JOB LOCATION

Nairobi, Kenya. 25% travel required

BENEFITS

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

ELIGIBILITY

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants to click here to apply for the position before 30 May 2022.

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