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.
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.
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