IFDC Partnership Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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IFDC Kenya
Vacancy Announcement: Partnership Officer, IFDC East Africa and Southern Africa
Job Description / Background: The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIC) focused on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.
 
Overview: The Partnerships Officer (PO) will support IFDC East and Southern Africa to develop,
manage and pursue partnerships and new business opportunities that will result in increased revenue and impact.
The PO will report directly to the Deputy Director, IFDC East and Southern Africa and work with IFDC field and HQ staff.
 
Duties:
  • Identify and engage key stakeholders and partners in the target countries;
  • Identify and undertake background research and conduct in-country reconnaissance on potential opportunities and target countries
  • Write concept notes and proposals to donors and partners;
  • Liaise with donors and partner organizations to identify and monitor new business opportunities throughout East and Southern Africa.
Job Requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of and work-experience in agriculture, food security, agribusiness, and input markets in East and Southern Africa
  • Master’s degree in business administration, international development or agriculture-related field and at least 5 years relevant work experience
  • Proven skills in developing partnerships and generating new business: track record of developing and writing successful concept notes and proposals
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya to candidates with work authorization in Kenya.
The position is available immediately.
Application Process
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Please include a cover letter and a CV at this stage only.
Deadline for submission is 22nd October, 2017.
Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
They will be invited for interviews including oral and written tests.
The anticipated start date of the assignment is November 2017.