Project Manager-Kenya/Rwanda

Our client is a leading provider of very high-resolution satellite data and analytics. They are currently running a project that aims at improving the livelihoods and incomes of smallholder coffee farmers in Kenya and Rwanda by delivering advice from satellite and advanced micro-climate information.  They are currently seeking to recruit a Project Manager to manage the project in Kenya and Rwanda. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing relationships with in-country partners and agreed deliverables for the project. The ideal candidate must have strong knowledge and understanding of the coffee sector in East Africa with over 5 years working experience as a project/account manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with in-country partners and operate as the project’s in-country point of contact.
  • Work with all project partners and other stakeholders to ensure that planned activities are delivered as agreed, within applicable scope and budget.
  • Attend programme meetings with management team and partners in-country, liaise with internal and external senior management.
  • Report on the progress of planned activities and assist with the identification of potential risks and issues.
  • Resolve and manage risks, implementation obstacles and partner relationship issues as they arise.
  • Work with the Lead Project Manager to identify areas for improvement in relation to in-country roll-out in order to meet or exceed programme goals.
  • Identify opportunities for commercial growth in East Africa and assist in the development of a wider commercial strategy and business plan for the region.
  • Identify prospects and develop good relationships with potential clients as part of that wider commercial strategy.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree.
  • Project management certification would be an added advantage.
  • Must have strong knowledge and understanding of the coffee sector in East Africa.
  • Must have over 5 years working experience as a project/account manager.
  • Must have more than 3 years’ experience working in the coffee sector.
  • Agronomic qualifications would be a distinct advantage.
  • Must be flexible to travel.
  • Strong client facing skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Self-driven, focused and goal oriented.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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  • Education:Bachelor's Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi - With frequent travel to Rwanda, as required.
  • Career Level:Upper – Mid Level.
  • Salary:Open depending on individual skills and experience.
  • Deadline:28th June 2019.