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Value Chain Specialist

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

  • Lead field work in 12 counties to ensure farm input packages are trialed, including developing impactful training using participatory on-farm methods, and tracking progress using project management tools
  • Scope out projects using short-term goals and performance measurement metrics that support project delivery through critical path approach.
  • Lead project development and process improvements within strict timelines, delivering according to specific performance metrics.
  • Identify potential program risks and areas of misalignment between teams, and develop mitigation actions

Technical Recommendations

  • Map the four value chains including main actors, flow of products, infrastructure facilities, financial institutions and supporting organizations, with a view to identifying gaps and developing recommendations on how to enhance outcomes for smallholder farmers
  • Provide technical expertise in areas such as enhanced agricultural production, post-harvest handling, storage, and processing, improved food security, and improved market linkages, based on empirical data and recommendations that are impactful
  • Work with the M&E team to design data collection methods and capture all the anticipated benefits from value chain interventions

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Stakeholder Management

  • Design and implement capacity building workshops for county and national government officials in the areas of input adoption, value chain development, post-harvest management, and market linkages.
  • Organize and facilitate discussions on agribusiness policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector
  • Lead the sensitization and awareness creation with all key stakeholders including county and national government officials, agro-dealers, and farmer groups
  • Produce regular, high-quality written materials in the form of policy recommendations, externally facing reports, internal memos, and status updates.

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:

  • Experience working in the agriculture sector, including agriculture policy reform in Kenya
  • Experience working directly with farmers and rural communities will also be advantageous
  • A background in management consulting in the agricultural sector is also valuable
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities, particularly in unstructured environments
  • Advanced research and analysis skills
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Collaborative professional, able to work with different teams
  • English and Kiswahili fluency required

Regional Manager

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is a senior role in the Kenya Field Operations department, reporting directly to the Director of Field Operations. You will lead a team of 500+ staff and oversee an operational budget of 5million+ USD to create 9million+ USD in revenue and 9million+ USD in community impact. You will lead the strategic direction, tactical decision-making, and performance management of the Nyanza Region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a data-led management culture with high degree of independence and results ownership
  • Set growth and sales strategy for your operational region that aligns with country goals
  • Customize the product and financing offerings to regional preference using the strategic advice of your team Specialists and Field network
  • Design client and staff incentive strategy to improve loan collection in more cost efficient ways and motivate engagement
  • Lead annual budgeting and cost efficiency for your operational region.

CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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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 a front-end operational setting, preferably in one of our countries of operation (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, India)
  • Demonstrated ability to set complex strategic direction for operations
  • Demonstrated ability managing a large, geographically-dispersed team
  • English required, Swahili preferred.

Pay Data Analyst

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will manage pay data processing by leading day-to-day payroll execution, statutory compliance, and benefits administration, detecting and eliminating any variances and/or discrepancies to ensure 100% pay data accuracy. You will also support the enhancement of the best-in-class system and requisite procedure to process pay data for 8,000+ staff across 10+ countries. Reporting to the People Operations Manager you will work with colleagues in the Global HR, Finance and Corporate Operations teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead strategic initiatives, project coordination, and management of our technology systems for People data, statutory compliance and payroll management
  • Independently ensure seamless, accurate processing of payroll and expense reimbursements in adherence to the organization’s claims policy, while ensuring compliance with country-specific statutory regulations
  • Manage and enhance the payroll software and all other pay data-related systems
  • Establish and maintain standard operating procedures for processing payroll and maintaining the accuracy of all pay data

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:

  • 2+ years experience as a Finance, payroll or HR information system administrator
  • 2+ years experience with payroll software such as Sage VIP, Sage 300 People, Paychex, and Payescape
  • Passion for data processing, accuracy and analytics
  • Experience in database management, with high numerical aptitude
  • Advanced project management, change management or consulting skills
  • Ability to lead, execute and enhance payroll service delivery across multiple countries

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