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Sector Manager Job (Agri-inputs) at Kenya Markets Trust

Sector Manager Job (Agri-inputs) at Kenya Markets Trust…See Details on how to apply for the job vacancy available at Kenya Markets Trust.

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Kenya Markets Trust is a Kenyan non-governmental organization that works in partnership with the private sector; non-governmental organizations; county and national governments; associations and other local and international partners to unleash large scale, sustainable market growth by changing the underlying incentives, capacities, and rules that shape how market systems work.


  • Sector Manager Job (Agri-inputs)

Responsibilities:

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  • Working with the Head of Programmes, set the strategic direction and overall approach for KMT’s agri-input strategy implementation.
  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of high-quality interventions and concept notes to achieve agri-input sector objectives.
  • Drive effective implementation of the sector work through a results-based management process that is aligned with KMT’s long-term objectives and strategic plan.
  • Report the progress of the agri-inputs sector interventions to the Head of Programmes on a monthly basis or more frequently as required and participate in the sector reporting to the Board and funders on a quarterly basis.
  • Lead identification, assessment, and engagement of strategic sector partners and market actors in collaboration with the Head of Programmes. Develop and maintain these key partnerships.
  • Ensure quality control on reports and briefs prepared by Intervention Specialists before submission.
  • Lead, manage, motivate and develop the agri-inputs sector team by promoting a culture of trust based on personal integrity, openness within the team, encouraging their commitment to KMT’s objectives, and meeting their personal development needs.
  • Lead development of the sector annual budgets and work plans.
  • Assume fiscal accountability for the sector budget and ensure the financial management of the sector interventions are compliant with KMT’s requirements.
  • Set KPIs for staff, always aligning with the organizational and sector objectives, and conduct performance management evaluations in a timely manner to ensure superior levels of performance are maintained.
  • Participate in the development and continuous review of the agri-inputs sector strategy and development and implementation of the sector component of the Annual Operating Plan.
  • Participate in sector fundraising initiatives and writing of sector concepts and proposals
  • Work closely with the other functions within KMT to progress the broader strategic objectives of the organization.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Strategy, Business Management, Marketing, Economics or other relevant fields.
  • At least 7 years’ relevant experience in development work, with at least 2 years gained at management level providing technical leadership in the agri-input sector with multiple stakeholders and multi-layered teams. Part of this experience must have been gained working with key government agencies.
  • Demonstrable experience in a technical team leadership role on development initiatives, preferably with a specific focus on market development, private sector development, or value chain improvements. Experience in implementing market-based solutions within large- scale sector development programmes to enhance the competitiveness of sectors will be an added advantage
  • Strong relationship management skills and capacity to influence at multiple levels across large, medium, and small businesses, national and county governments, and the donor/funding community. Fundraising experience will be an added advantage.
  • Good people management experience, demonstrating the ability to translate ideas into action, monitor multiple work streams, provide coaching and mentoring, and co-ordinate staff and contract partners in a consultative and collegiate decision-making style.
  • Experience in influencing senior-level public and private sector decision-makers and communicating to a variety of audiences and media.

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter indicating the names of three (3) referees to

[email protected]

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Please indicate the position reference number in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Application Deadline: 11th March 2021.

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