Partnership Officer

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Category:Business development
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

Job Requirements:

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
  • Computer Literate with great attention to detail
  • Should have good relationship management skills





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Business development KCB 7 months ago