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Job Summary

The Regional Representative will drive local membership engagement, stakeholder collaboration and program implementation in the region.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

About Nourishing Africa

Nourishingafrica.com – a 'Home for 1 Million Agri-Food Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Landscape, is a digital platform focused on agri-food entrepreneurs who are transforming the African agriculture and food landscapes. The platform is a one-stop-hub for these entrepreneurs, leveraging innovative channels to provide critical links to data, funding, knowledge, access to regional markets, e-learning, African food and chefs, career opportunities, and other resources to help them to scale their businesses. The mission of Nourishing Africa is to "attract, empower, equip, connect and celebrate over 1 Million dynamic and innovative young entrepreneurs who will drive the profitable and sustainable growth of the African agriculture and food landscapes". As such, this hub serves as a platform for these stakeholders to accelerate their work, connect with each other, and celebrate their successes on the continent.

 

Nourishing Africa is seeking to employ a Regional Coordinator in Kenya to join its team of young, dynamic professionals working to transform the agri-food industry in Africa. 


Job Description

In this role, you will be required to fulfill the following primary responsibilities working as a key member of the Nourishing Africa team:

 

  • Serve as the primary contact person for your designated geographic region
  • Drive recruitment and engagement of Nourishing Africa hub members in their region
  • Promote Nourishing Africa locally and regionally, widely amplifying the organization name and communicating Nourishing Africa activities to potential members, partners and other stakeholders
  • Proactively seek out local and regional partnership opportunities for Nourishing Africa
  • Set up physical or virtual meetings with potential partners in the region
  • Support the production of region-specific communication materials such as articles, op-eds and newsletters in English and in local languages where applicable
  • Provide region-specific industry updates, insights, feedback and recommendations
  • Identify local business opportunities and challenges and determine key regional resources to aid operations and business growth
  • Recommend appropriate strategies for the implementation of Nourishing Africa programs, initiatives and events in their region
  • Coordinate local and regional convenings, workshops and meetings as required
  • Represent Nourishing Africa at appropriate meetings and events
  • Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly and annual reports on country and regional engagements to the Management
  • Participate in all assigned administrative and supervisory functions and in staff and team meetings, training and staff development activities as scheduled


Countries Covered: Nourishing Africa priority countries in East Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda and other countries in the region as the need arises


Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, committed to excellence, with a passion for the agriculture sector. Below are key qualifications that we require:


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Business, Social Sciences, Agriculture or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience working with a reputable firm in a related role in the agriculture sector
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent programme planning and management skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and public communication skills
  • Excellent networking ability and access to networks of stakeholders in the agriculture sector within the region
  • Ability to work independently, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-cultural team
  • Demonstrable research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent problem solving, planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the region
  • Proficient in MS office suite
  • Willing and able to travel
  • Fluency in French is an advantage

Qualified and interested applicants should forward their CVs and cover letter with Regional Coordinator (East Africa): Nourishing Africa as the subject of the mail. Only eligible candidates will be contacted.

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