Map out existing businesses &support partners in the regions where MobiGrow operates in a bid to link them up to producer organizations and cooperatives that exist in those areas.
Assess the producer organization and co-operatives volumes produced and align the produce to specific markets i.e. traders, processors, retailers, wholesalers or exporters.
Evaluate producer organization and co-operatives needs in terms of quantities for inputs and align their needs to wholesale input providers, including innovative suppliers like i-procure.
Identify existing donor funded partnerships and initiatives out in the field that MobiGrow could partner with, in order to bring on board more smallholder farmers hence meeting the targets.
Lead the engagement process of all contracted and strategic partners including guiding the team on relationship management
Represent the program in local county government forums and other stakeholder forums. Advice the program on the best timing to have program open days and stakeholder forums.
Conduct specific business and financial diagnostics to assess the financial health of producer organizations and off-taker SMEs, then plan capacity building sessions in a bid to improve finance and business operations in a bid to expand their capacity to engage with financial products and serve their farmers better.
Planning of activities to ensure that the objectives of the program are met within the set timelines while optimizing resources and maximizing impact.
Periodic reporting of the situation on the ground to provide both data and anecdotal evidence of impact.
Develop timely and concise reports on program implementation as prescribed under the program. Specifically contribute the partnerships piece of the quarterly donor reporting
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related fields from an institution recognized by CHE.
Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
Have at least 4 years’ working experience, which should include:
At least 3 years’ experience in markets systems facilitations for development programs
At least 3 years’ experience in Diagnosis of businesses to identify technical & management gaps
At least 3 years’ experience in Negotiations to develop and create additional funds for development programs.
At least 3 years’ experience in Representation of Program in the local ecosystem including Governments and Value Chain actors.
Experience in Creating a Buyers base for the Program beneficiaries