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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kenya Coffee Producers Association- Project Officer, Coffee Reference Group

Kenya Coffee Producers Association (KCPA) is a member organization of all Coffee Producers in Kenya. It exists to lobby for a conducive environment for coffee production and business, and implements projects which are beneficial to its members. KCPA has received a grant from HIVOs to run a coffee reference group in Kenya for 2 years. This will bring together stakeholders to work through challenges faced by producers and make the value chain more efficient.

The Association is seeking to recruit a dynamic person to the position of Project Officer based in with travel to the field to coordinate the project.

Key Responsibility
Reporting to the Executive the project officer’s responsibilities will include the following:
·    Implementation of the projects as per the proposals and donor expectation
·    Developing and managing work plans and budgets
·    Identifying and recruiting stakeholders to participate in the project
·    Recruitment and supervision of consultants
·    Promotion and dissemination of the information developed
·    Monitoring of the progress of the project, data collection, compiling reports and submitting same to the executive officer
·    Networking with relevant  stakeholders to ensure that the project is well implemented
·    Assisting in strengthening KCPA membership base
Academic Qualifications and Experience
·    A degree  plus 4 year experience or diploma agriculture plus 7 years experience or any other relevant field from a reputable institution
·    Thorough knowledge and understanding of coffee production in Kenya
·    Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders
·    Team player, self driven, strong interpersonal and communication skills
·    Good organizational and management skills.
·    Possession of a driving license
·    High level of computer literacy
·    Networking and people skills
·    Excellent oral and writing skills
All applications should be sent with current CV, cover letter explaining your suitability for the job, and three names of your referees to by 30th Dec 2010. Interviews will be held in Jan 2011.

You may also visit to learn more about the association.

KCPA is willing to pay Ksh. 75,000/- for this post plus all other statutory benefits (WIBA, NSSF, NHIF).

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