Nuru Kenya Regional Manager Job Vacancy in Isibania in Kenya October 2017

Nuru Kenya Regional Manager Career Vacancy  in Isibania

Nuru Kenya Regional Manager Job Recruitment  in Isibania

 
Nuru Kenya

Position: Regional Manager

Employer: Nuru Kenya
 
Location: Isibania, Kenya
 
Job Type: 1 year Contract
 
Number of positions: 1

About the Organization: Nuru Kenya is a non-governmental organization currently working in Migori County, Kenya.

Nuru Kenya’s mission is to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas of Kenya. To this end, Nuru implements a holistic development model working with programs in Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare, and Education.
We are implementing a dairy program in order to increase or expand income opportunities for our farmers so that they have the ability to make meaningful choices about their lives.
At Nuru we believe serving our farmers is a privilege rather than an entitlement that is why we take pride in the economic and social strides achieved by the farmers since we began our work in these communities.
See http//www.nuruinternational.org for further information about the organization.

About the Job:
We are looking for a highly qualified, experienced and passionate candidate to fill the position of Regional Manager.
Reporting to the Country Director, the position holder will Manage in organize farmers; linking farmers/cooperatives to markets; registering cooperatives; strategic planning; capacity building and development of cooperative leaders; and in setting up accounting, bookkeeping and administrative systems for cooperatives

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Regional management, coordination and wellbeing of cooperatives will be your key deliverable
  • Responsible for implementing all cooperative strategies as directed by Country Director
  • Cooperatives should have functional revolving funds
  • Ensure Cooperatives have at least 100% loan repayment
  • Institute functional sub committees in all  cooperatives
  • Provide advice to the BOD of cooperatives to ensure that they are able to execute their mandates well
  • Train and mentor all cooperatives staff to ensure that they are competent in delivering services to members of the cooperatives; managing Cooperative Managers directly
  • Work with BOD to enhance loan repayment to required percentage which is 100%. This will ensure that the revolving fund for cooperatives is effective
  • Work with the BOD to ensure coordination of all phases of the business so that they support each other. The use of physical and financial assets and personnel activities must be integrated to accomplish predetermined goals and objectives- the key being making the co-operative profitable within a short period
  • Ensure Cooperatives portfolio increases by a minimum of 50% for long rain season
  • Facilitate the BOD members in Collecting information concerning business alternatives, synthesizing the information, and evaluating it for decision making
  • To ensure the Co-op Managers coordinate contact of the co-operatives with external stakeholders such as County and National governments, development organizations, business groups and the general public
  • Be the principal liaison between the co-operatives and Nuru International Kenya ensuring Nuru Kenya Impact programs have coordinated work plans.
  • Assist in management of aggregation, buying, storing, and selling operations and staff during harvest and buying season
  • Research and explore funding and investment opportunities for improving or expanding Nuru’s market linkage operations
  • Inform Nuru Kenya and organized farmers on cooperative establishment in Kenya including topics such as laws and policies, best practices, registration procedures, etc.
  • Coordinate trainings for rural cooperative capacity-building; including cooperative management, staffing plans, democratic leadership and cooperative business plan development
  • Help Nuru Kenya and cooperative societies in setting up and maintaining accounting and record keeping systems with strong financial controls
  • Execute financial models that appropriately balance farmer welfare and organizational sustainability for Nuru Kenya’s market linkage and agricultural loan initiatives
  • Liaise with government cooperative development and marketing offices and resolve any policy and administrative issues that may arise
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by your supervisor
Requirements for the Position:
  • Degree in Cooperative Management, with experience/knowledge in Agribusiness Management.
  • 5-6 years of experience in operations, management and/or development of agricultural cooperative societies
  • Strong quantitative skills; specifically demonstrated ability to create and execute financial models and business plans
  • Experience with agribusiness/cereal markets/dairy markets in Kenya
  • Detailed understanding of challenges facing small scale farmers, grain/agricultural produce markets and cooperatives in Kenya
  • Strong computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office suits
Working Conditions: Work will be performed mainly in the field with expected 90% presence in the field.
You will spend about 10% of your work week in the office to plan, meet with team and perform other office related duties. Some work is also expected from the computer or other devises at home after work or over the weekend during busier seasons.
Management reserves the right to change the job description of this role from to time to optimize effective use of staff skills and to also align it with other changes in the organization.
Remuneration:  Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience. Upon confirmation of employment, all Nuru staff are entitled to a medical cover and pension contribution by/to a private insurance scheme.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit their application; cover letter, academic/professional certificates and or testimonials and a resume (3 pages maximum) supported by at least three known references one of which must be your current or previous supervisor, kindly quote your current and expected salary.
Include your phone number, and email it to regionalmanager@nuru.co.ke  by the 10th of November, 2017 at 5pm EAT.
Indicate the job title “REGIONAL MANAGER” as the subject of your application.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: We do not charge any fee at any stage in our hiring process.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.