Project Manager, Coffee Programmes, Hivos East Africa

  • Location
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 03

Position description

The Project Manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Coffee Programmes including implementation, planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and overseeing programme activities.

Your responsibilities

Programme Implementation: Overall management and coordination of programs and projects in the green foods and productive landscapes portfolio in East Africa including but not limited to:

  • Provide strategic and technical oversight to ensure programs deliver high quality outputs with accuracy and consistency;
  • Ensure regular field visits to all program sites and maintain strong and productive relationships with implementing partners, stakeholders and donors;
  • Maintain excellent and healthy donor relations and ensure Hivos and grant partners adhere to grant agreements;
  • Lead and manage program monitoring and evaluation for continuous learning, improvement and growth;
  • To assess the levels of risks associated with program implementation and suggest mitigation strategies;
  • Ensure donor reports are submitted to donors in the best possible quality and with strict adherence to donor reporting guidelines;
  • Manage partnerships and relationships with staff, colleagues, partners and stakeholders;
  • Promote brand visibility through innovative communication and information dissemination;
  • Contribute to programme development and fundraising for the green food portfolio by working closely with the Programmes Manager;
  • In collaboration with the finance department, manage budgets and finances in coffee programmes and ensure prudent resource use;
  • Represent Hivos in an attractive and leading way and position it as a thought leader in the coffee sector.

Human Resource Management: S/he is responsible for performance management of all staff reporting to him/her:

  • Manage staff development through performance based management and leadership;
  • Create a conducive work environment and team culture for professional growth and development of personnel at all levels.


  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of the coffee sector in East Africa. Should be well versed in the issues affecting small holder and SME coffee farmers in East Africa;
  • An Advanced university degree in Agriculture;
  • At least 3-6 years experience in the East African coffee sector. Experience in working with Private Sector is a plus;
  • Demonstrable research skills, and ability to present research findings in clear and convincing ways to donors, partners and other internal and external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrable experience & track record in working with international donors in substantial programmes;
  • Demonstrable track-record in program development and resource mobilization.

Application instructions

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on*

follow us on Twitter