Deputy Director: Production Services- Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme (KCFP)

Permanent
Africa, Kenya, Nairobi
Posted 1 month ago

Gatsby Africa

Are you a Kenyan market systems leader passionate about promoting long-term economic development?  Do you have experience in senior management roles, sector development programmes, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)?  Would you like to use your skills and experience to help create improved livelihood and employment opportunities for hundreds and thousands of Kenyans?

Gatsby Africa is seeking a dynamic Deputy Director for Production Services for its Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme (KCFP).  The programme is working with stakeholders to enhance the competitiveness of the commercial forestry sector and dependent industries, catalyse innovation, create jobs and raise incomes.

This strategic role requires a candidate with at least ten years’ exposure and practice in implementing market systems approaches (ideally sector development programmes); proven experience in leading design and adoption of functional MEL systems; and demonstrable management, communication, strategic, analytic and lateral thinking skills plus good judgement.  Some understanding of commercial forestry would be an advantage but is not essential.

The role will benefit from Gatsby Africa’s freedom and flexibility as a foundation, which gives staff huge scope for innovation, creativity and the use of a range of different partnerships, financial tools and intervention strategies.  The successful candidate will be excited by these possibilities, and passionate about stimulating economic growth that improves livelihoods.

This post is open to Kenyan nationals and people with the right to work in Kenya.  We particularly welcome applications from women. The role offers opportunity for career development and growth: we are looking for candidates with the potential to succeed the Programme Director and take on leadership of KCFP in the medium-term.

Salary and Benefits

Gatsby Africa’s salaries are benchmarked in the region, and based on skills and experience.  We also offer generous benefits.

Job Features

Job CategoryPhilanthropy
LocationNairobi, Kenya (with frequent travel)
SalaryCompetitive
Closing Date19th May 2019
Job TypePermanent

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Applications are welcome until the deadline of 19th May 2019.

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Job Features

Job CategoryPhilanthropy
LocationNairobi, Kenya (with frequent travel)
SalaryCompetitive
Closing Date19th May 2019
Job TypePermanent

Apply Online

Karen Twining

Associate Director - Africa

GatsbyKenya@oxfordhr.co.uk