Self Help Africa Job Recruitment 2018 For Programme Manager / Team Leader, Application Details

Self Help Africa Job Recruitment 2018 For Programme Manager / Team Leader, Application Details

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Self Help Africa is seeking an energetic and dynamic team to oversee the implementation of an ambitious new agribusiness development project implemented in partnership with and Imani Development Limited in Kenya.

Kenyan Initiative for Long-term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains (KILIMO – VC)

KILIMO-VC is a EUR 24m five-year agribusiness support programme that is part of the European Union’s Kenya-AgriFI programme that supports productive, adapted and market integrated smallholder agriculture, including a contribution to the Africa Investment Facility.

The overall objective of the KILIMO-VC programme is to improve the capacity of 100,000 smallholder farmers/pastoralists to practise environmentally sustainable and climate-smart agriculture as a business in inclusive value chains.

Self Help Africa (SHA) and Imani Development are the fund managers for the programme which aims to deliver:

  • 10,000 net equivalent jobs within sustainable agri-enterprises
  • A 70% increase in smallholder/ pastoralist production marketed
  • At least 20,000 hectares under climate-smart land management practices.
  • Increased turnover for at least 50 agri-enterprises
  • Increased incomes for at least 100,000 smallholders/ pastoralists as agri-enterprises expand in their markets
  • 90,000 households with increased dietary diversity and decision-making power of female farmers

Self Help Africa is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa.

We have 50 years of experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks.

The Programme Manager is the technical and operational head of the KILIMO-VC Implementation Unit.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of this 5-year, European Union-funded programme through providing strategic leadership, technical oversight and direct management of all activities related to the programme — in particular a EUR 18m challenge fund.

A key function of the role will be managing effective partnerships with the Lead Firms / implementing organisations.

This is a challenging leadership role within Self Help Africa-Kenya for a highly committed and results-orientated person with excellent organisational and communication skills, as well as enthusiasm and initiative.


  • At least 10 years’ experience in the implementation of agri-business/enterprise development projects, five of which working with Lead Firms/MSMEs within value chains in a senior/executive role.
  • Master’s degree in agribusiness, management, economics or related field required with in depth knowledge of agricultural finance, banking, investment/project appraisal and market systems development approaches.

How to Apply

Click here to download and complete the application form.

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Completed forms, with a cover letter, should be returned to with your name and position applied for in the subject line.

The closing date for receiving applications is not later than Close of Business on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

Please do not send certificates at this stage.

Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Self Help Africa is an equal opportunities employer


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