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Regional Director-Head Of Sales and Partnerships, West Africa

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KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass- markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty. (See www.KickStart.org for more information).
FUNCTION: Programs and Partnerships LOCATION: Ghana
GRADE: TYPE OF CONTRACT:
Open Ended
ROLE PURPOSE:
Job Purpose
The Regional Director, West Africa will be responsible for developing, expanding, and reporting on our program in West Africa. He/she is also responsible for managing our program and our staff in Mali and Burkina Faso. The Regional Director reports to the Director, Global Institutional Partnerships based in KickStart’s Africa Office in Nairobi. These activities support the primary goal of getting people out of poverty in West Africa, by promoting the sales and usage of KickStart’s MoneyMaker branded irrigation pumps.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Director, Global Institutional Partnerships based in KickStart’s Africa Office in Nairobi

Staff directly reporting to this post: KickStart staff in Mali and Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana.
Nature and Scope:
The Regional Director will:
• Perform the due-diligence to understand the market potential and opportunities for MoneyMaker products in West Africa.
• Create the market development and sales plans for specific-countries in West Africa. Lead and manage the implementation of the plan to ensure growth in sales, social impacts, market share, and profitability in West Africa. This will be done primarily through:
o the proper selection, development and management of a distributor network in each country
o Identification of partners in the NGO world and stakeholders that will boost the development of smallholder irrigation in West Africa.
• Recruit, manage, coach, and develop capacity of country Sales representatives in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal and Mali to develop and promote MoneyMaker irrigation pumps.
• Ensure timely and accurate reporting of KickStart’s activities, finances and social impacts.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Key Performance Criteria
1. Impact and sales targets
2. Effective management of budgets.
3. A team that is ethical, team-work oriented and high performing
Principle Accountabilities
• Responsible for setting a scalable and sustainable model for KickStart in West Africa
• Optimize KickStart economic sustainability in West Africa and support fundraising activities for West Africa
• Regular market assessment and pro-active development of country specific sales and marketing plans with Country Sales Representatives and distributors to maximize sales and impacts in the West Africa region. This includes sales plans, pricing policies, and promotional plans for each country.
• Actively promote products through product demonstrations, product support and training for distributors, customers, thought leaders, and influencers.
• Actively manage customer and distributor accounts and collect outstanding receivables
• Develop and manage the operations budget for this program and provide monthly updated sales forecast (program design and implementation) and tactical issues.
• Establish an annual and long term Business Plan
• Open country programs and/or B2B programs in a variety of countries and design and implement the relevant model for each country
• Provide leadership, coaching, and support to the staff in other countries in the region.
• Coordinate with KickStart International’s Nairobi and San Francisco offices on both strategic
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• 7 plus years of sales experience. Both private sector and social sector experience preferred.
• Bachelor degree required. MBA preferred.

• Good understand of the agricultural market in West Africa preferred

• People Management Experience - managing, mentoring, and developing people and a high performing team
• Financial management experience - develop and manage operating plans and budgets
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOUR
• Strong customer focus
• Results/Performance Orientation - proven “self-starter” who is flexible and adaptable
• Able to work effectively in an unstructured and fast moving environment
• Able to work effectively with limited guidance and oversight
• I can-do entrepreneurial spirit
• Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills
• Strong analytical abilities and detail oriented
• Shares KickStart’s values and believe in its Mission
• Fluency in French and English required
• Willingness to travel for up to 60% every month
If you feel you are the right candidate for this job, please send your CV and Cover letter to hr@kickstart.org quoting the position title on the subject line by COB 31st July, 2014.

Global Marketing Manager-Kenya

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KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass- markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty. (See www.KickStart.org for more information).
FUNCTION: Programs and Partnerships LOCATION: Kenya
GRADE: TYPE OF CONTRACT: Permanent
ROLE PURPOSE:
The position is responsible for Global Marketing operations for KickStart.
The Global Marketing Manager’s key focus will include:
• Building Marketing plans and programs.
• Advertising and Agency liaison and promotional activities.
• Market research and consumer trend analysis.
• Management of all marketing functions.
• Organization’s marketing support across programs in Africa.
• Promotion of the MoneyMaker brand across Africa
• Customer profiling for KS products.
• Close liaison with Country Directors in KickStart Country programs to ensure their promotion and marketing requirements are being realized.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Director -Programs & Partnership in Africa

Staff directly reporting to this post: None but supporting Country Programs Marketing staff

Works with: Country Directors, Marketing staff in country programs and occasionally with Partnership and Sales staff in the country programs

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Key Performance Indicators
1.Growth and stability of Market Share of the MoneyMaker pumps
2.Cost effective and timely production of marketing materials and distribution to all programs
3.Ensure top quality and creative design for the marketing elements
4. Team performance and individual’s development.
5. Effective management of marketing budgets.
6.Production of effective case studies for marketing and fundraising

Principle Accountabilities
• Establishing marketing goals to ensure that the MoneyMaker enjoys substantial market share
• Develop and execute marketing plans and programs, both short and long term, to ensure sales growth across the country programs and GIP program.
• Understand the donor funded programs in and their promotion and marketing plans for execution in all country programs.
• Plans and oversees the organization’s advertising and promotion activities including print and electronic media.
• Solicit for free advertising and/or subsidized advertisement on promotion to irrigate Africa from development partners and media houses.
• Communicates with outside advertising agencies on ongoing marketing campaigns /field days /agricultural shows / trade fairs / exhibitions
• Evaluate market reactions to advertising programs and product packaging and formulation to ensure the timely adjustment of marketing strategy and plans to meet changing market and competitive conditions.
• Recommend changes in basic structure and organization of the marketing section to ensure effective fulfillment of objectives assigned to it and provide the flexibility to move swiftly in relation to marketing problems and opportunities.
• Ensures full exploitation of the marketing mix to achieve optimal market share.
• In liaison with Monitoring & Evaluation and PID functions, conduct marketing surveys on current and new product concepts.
• Formulate and implement product launch campaign and coordinate promotional activities
• With the direction of the Country Directors, plan and control the marketing expense, ratios and sustain marketing score card analysis.
• Design communication plans to enhance brand awareness and build brand loyalty
• Provides marketing support to the sales function across all country programs.
• Strengthen the existing systems and processes for customer service
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Degree in Marketing and Sales or Business Management or degree in relevant field with 5 years post qualification experience

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS
• Planning, organizational and analytical skills and a team player
• Good negotiation skills in the development of the marketing and promotion material by third parties.
• Adequate knowledge of the small scale agricultural sector across Africa
• Hands on previous experience with the media and advertising agencies
• Must have in depth understanding of the various materials used in producing marketing collaterals / ability to discern and recommend quality materials
• Expertise in desk top publishing
• Sharp IT skills / use of IT for presentation
• Ability to produce radio scripts, documentaries that are captivating and write up articles for publication
• Ability to document outstanding case studies.
• Ability to organize shows, exhibitions, product launches and field days to show case our products
• Meticulous, creative and attentive to details
• Hands on and self- driven
• Willingness and flexible to travel, work and support country programs in their marketing initiatives.
If you feel you are the right candidate for this job, please send your CV and Cover letter to hr@kickstart.org quoting the position title on the subject line by COB 31st July, 2014.


Strategic Planning Consultant

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KickStart International is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Strategic Planning Consultant for a short-term and highly visible project. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with KickStart’s Senior Management team to help us with the development our strategic plan for 2020.


About the Organization:

KickStart International www.kickstart.org is an award-winning, nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty. They do this by designing and mass-marketing simple, “MoneyMaker” branded, human-powered irrigation pumps. These low-cost pumps are bought by poor local farmers who use them to irrigate their plots. The farmers move from rain-fed subsistence farming to commercial, irrigated agriculture. They grow and sell high-value crops throughout the year—especially in the long dry “hungry” seasons when the prices are highest—and on average increase their annual net farm incomes from irrigation by about 500%. For the first time, they can properly feed and educate their children, afford healthcare and plan for their futures. To date, more than 150,000 farming families have used MoneyMaker pumps to climb out of poverty.

KickStart was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Best NGOs in the World” in 2012 and 2013 by The Global Journal. The U.S. Department of State presented KickStart with the first-ever Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in 2012. In 2011, Forbes named KickStart to their “Impact 30 List” as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Fast Company Magazine and the Monitor Group awarded KickStart with a Social Capitalist Award in each of the years 2004-2008.


About the Position:
The duration of the project is between 4-6 months and the Strategic Planner will report to KickStart’ Chief Development & Partnerships Office. The ideal candidate will be someone who already lives in New York City and will have the flexibility to travel to Nairobi, Kenya for periods of 2 to 3 weeks. Compensation will be provided for the position.

The Strategic Planner will support the design and development of KickStart’s strategic growth plan -for the 2015-2020 period. Specifically, this role will:
• Implement and project manage the strategic planning process and associated templates
• Perform industry and competitive analysis, and research best practices and competitive benchmarking
• Conduct informational interviews with KickStart’s management team and other staff, partners, and donors to identify key constraints and strategies
• Perform high-level market/opportunity research and sizing
• Consolidate data and recommendations and compile the plan - this will include new innovations, new target markets/countries, marketing and sales initiatives, leverage strategies, partnerships, new products/services and financial offerings
• Develop financial model to support the strategic plan


Qualifications:
• Experience in management consulting with a high-end consulting firm
• Experience in practical and realistic strategic planning, competitive and industry analysis
• Experience in project management and implementation
• Experience in developing country and Base of Pyramid customer segmentation
• Excellent experience and proven skills in team facilitation
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Exceptional planning, organizational, and leadership capabilities
• Strong analytical skills, including a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel financial modeling
• Results/performance orientated, and a proven “self-starter”
• Ability to work in a dynamic and unstructured environment


How to apply
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, together with your resume (maximum of 2 pages), with the position in the subject line of your email to info@kickstart.org by July 31, 2014. Please indicate in your cover letter where you heard about this posting.


Regional Manager- Zambia

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KickStart is an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass-markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty. (See www.KickStart.org for more information).

Using an entrepreneurial business model, KickStart has proven its cost- effective solution to poverty in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as in a dozen of other African countries where, over recent years, it has developed strategic partnerships through its Global Institutional Partnership Division (GIP).

KickStart plans to expand our activities in Zambia through our program, “Optimizing the supply chain and seeding the market in Zambia and surrounding countries for sustainable poverty reduction and transformational changes in family livelihoods”.


JOB TITLE: REGIONAL MANAGER- CENTRAL PROVINCE AND LUSAKA

FUNCTION: Partnerships & Sales
LOCATION: Central Province and Lusaka or Copper Belt
GRADE: 3 TYPE OF CONTRACT: Open Ended
ROLE PURPOSE:

The Regional Manager for Partnerships & Sales will be responsible for sales in their region through partnership development with all relevant organizations, farmer’s cooperatives, NGOs, government extension staff and micro finance institutions. He/she is also responsible for developing sales and agro training strategies to achieve the regional set targets in getting more people out of poverty. The main activities support the primary goal of getting people out of poverty in the assigned region, by promoting the sales and usage of KickStart’s Money Maker branded irrigation pumps and services.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to the: Country Director

Staff directly reporting to this post: Field agents

Works with: Partners with the relevant institutions, NGOs, Farmer’s Cooperatives, Micro Finances and Extension staff of the Ministry of Agriculture & cooperatives and the Ministry of Gender in Development.


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Identifying and create partnership with the relevant institutions, NGOs, Farmer’s Cooperatives, Micro Finances and Extension staff of the Ministry of Agriculture & cooperatives and the Ministry of Gender in Development.
• Actively create awareness and promote Moneymaker products and services through demonstrations and training. Carry out joint demonstration strategies with partners to increase word of mouth awareness creation and adoption of Moneymaker pumps and other KickStart Agricultural Water Management Solutions.
• Identify the current and future KickStart dealers, train and equip them with the necessary skills and engaged them to participate in sales and marketing strategies to provide better services to farmers including back up services.
• Regular market assessment and pro-active development of region specific sales and marketing plans with distributors to maximize sales and impacts in the region. This includes sales plans, pricing policies, and promotional plans for each distributor
• Prepare monthly work plans and strategies to meet the monthly and yearly target.
• Plan and manage healthy and productive partnerships to accelerate growth
• Perform the due-diligence to understand the market potential and opportunities for MoneyMaker products and services in the region
• Create the business, market development and sales plans for the region, and lead and manage the implementation of the plan to ensure growth in sales, social impacts, market share, and profitability to rural farmers.
• Recruit, manage, coach, and develop capacity of Farmer /Field Agents to be based in the region.
• Coordinate with the sales manager on both strategic (program design and implementation) and tactical issues.
• Ensure timely and accurate reporting of KickStart’s activities, finances and social impacts.
• Document case studies and list of entrepreneurs using moneymaker solutions in the region.
Key Performance Criteria
• Creation of successful partnerships for improved impact and sales targets
• Cost -effective route plans and effective management of budgets.
• A self-motivated team that is ethical and high performing.
Principal Accountabilities
• Regular market assessment and pro-active development of region specific sales and marketing plans with distributors to maximize sales and impacts in the region. This includes sales plans, pricing policies, and promotional plans for each distributor.
• Actively create awareness and promote Moneymaker products and services through demonstrations and training for distributors, customers, thought leaders, and influencers.
• Develop and manage the operations budget for this program and provide monthly updated sales and forecast.
• Provide leadership, coaching, and support to the staff based in the Region.
• Coordinate with the sales manager on both strategic (program design and implementation) and tactical issues.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor degree required in Sales & Marketing /Business Administration/Agriculture or any related field
• 7years of sales experience. Both private sector and social sector experience preferred.
• Good understand of the agricultural market in Zambia
• People Management Experience in working with partners Experience in Sales & marketing
• Experience with private sector and social business would be a strong plus. Has shown motivation towards social impact
• Experience working with rural farmers and understanding group dynamic s
• Strong managerial and human development skills. Managed a team of people and able to build capacity and competency among the team.
• Able to think strategically yet able to be very hands-on an get into the details
• Ability to operate effectively and efficiently in a start-up, unstructured environment
• Able to operate with minimum guidance
• Strong analytical skill and possess strong process/systems experience and skills
• Experience in agronomical practices a plus.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS
• Strong customer focus
• Results/Performance Orientation - proven “self-starter” who is flexible and adaptable
• Able to work effectively in an unstructured and fast moving environment
• Able to work effectively with limited guidance and oversight
• A can-do entrepreneurial spirit
• Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills
• Strong analytical abilities and detail oriented
• Shares KickStart’s values and believe in its Mission
• Fluency in English and other local languages required
• Willingness to travel for up to 75% every month
• Commitment to KickStart’s core values.
• Posses a valid driving License


If you possess the above skills and believe you are the right candidate for this position, e-mail your application and CV with the position title on the subject line to our HR Director at: hr@kickstart.org no later than COB Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Field Sales Officers- Zambia

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KickStart is an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass-markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty. (See www.KickStart.org for more information).

Using an entrepreneurial business model, KickStart has proven its cost- effective solution to poverty in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as in a dozen of other African countries where, over recent years, it has developed strategic partnerships through its Global Institutional Partnership Division (GIP).
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KickStart and IKEA Foundation have partnered to expand KickStart’s presence in Zambia and the surrounding countries. The project will develop and implement the latest innovations in KickStart’s model of selling equipment at the Base of the African Rural Pyramid to Small-Holder-Farmers across the region

JOB TITLE: FIELD SALES OFFICERS -ZAMBIA PROGRAM
FUNCTION: Partnerships and Sales.
LOCATION: Copper belt, Lusaka, Central Province, Southern Province or Chipata provinces of Zambia
GRADE: 7 TYPE OF CONTRACT: Open Ended
ROLE PURPOSE:
The Field Sales Officer will be responsible to achieve sales target in his/her assigned region sold through the dealers selling MoneyMaker pumps. He/she is also responsible for creating sales and carrying out agro trainings to potential partners/ groups of farmers to achieve the set targets in getting more people out of poverty. This position reports to the Regional Manager for Partnerships and Sales. This position will be located in either the Copper Belt, Lusaka, Central Province, Southern Province or Chipata provinces of Zambia. When applying for your job please indicate your preferred location.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to the: Regional Manager for Partnerships and Sales.

Staff directly reporting to this post: none

Works with: Dealers in the region

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

• Identifying the local partners and stakeholders in the region working with groups of farmers in the agricultural sector. These partners are like NGOs, CBOs, and Farmer’s Cooperatives, Out-growers, Zambia National Farmers Union, Micro Finance institutions, Ministry of Agriculture and others Development.
• Actively create awareness and promote Moneymaker products and services through demonstrations and training. Carry out joint demonstration strategies with partners to increase word of mouth awareness creation and adoption of Moneymaker pumps.
• Work closely with dealers in the region, train and equip them with the necessary skills and engaged them to participate in sales and marketing strategies to provide better services to farmers including back up services.
• Monitor on monthly basis the sell outs of pumps from every dealer in your assigned region and ensure they have adequate stocks.
• Ensure the dealers comply with KickStart’s polices on issuing of guarantee forms to all their clients. You are to provide every dealer with a guarantee book and service the dealer with the same. All second copies of the guarantee forms should be sent to Lusaka office for compilation of sales commission.
• Offer training on the benefits of the pumps to all development partners in the region.
• Prepare monthly work plans and route plan to meet the monthly and yearly sales target.
• Document case studies and list of entrepreneurs using moneymaker solutions in the region.
• Any other duty as assigned by the Regional Manager for Partnerships & Sales.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor degree required in Sales & Marketing or related field or a diploma in sales and marketing with 7 years proven experience in the private sector and or social sector experience preferred.
• People Management Experience in working with partners

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

• Strong customer focus with good communication skills
• Results/Performance Orientation - proven “self-starter” who is flexible and adaptable
• Experience working with rural farmers and understanding group dynamic s
• Able to think strategically yet able to be very hands-on an get into the details
• Ability to operate effectively and efficiently in a start-up, unstructured environment
• Able to operate with minimum guidance
• Strong analytical abilities and detail oriented
• Shares KickStart’s values and believe in its Mission
• Fluency in English and other local languages required
• Willingness to travel for up to 75% every month
• Experience in agronomical practices a plus.
• Commitment to KickStart’s core values
• A valid motorcycle driving license


If you possess the above skills and believe you are the right candidate for this position, e-mail your application and CV with the position title on the subject line to: hr@kickstart.org no later than COB Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Country Director- Zambia

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KickStart is an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass-markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty. (See www.KickStart.org for more information).

Using an entrepreneurial business model, KickStart has proven its cost- effective solution to poverty in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as in a dozen of other African countries where, over recent years, it has developed strategic partnerships through its Global Institutional Partnership Division (GIP).

KickStart and IKEA Foundation have partnered to expand KickStart’s presence in Zambia and the surrounding countries. The project will develop and implement the latest innovations in KickStart’s model of selling equipment at the Base of the African Rural Pyramid to Small-Holder-Farmers across the region

JOB TITLE: Country Director-Head of Partnerships & Sales- Zambia
Program
FUNCTION: PROGRAMS & PARTNERNSHIPS. LOCATION :Lusaka, Zambia
GRADE: 1 TYPE OF CONTRACT: Open Ended
ROLE PURPOSE:
The Country Director, Partnership & Sales for KickStart Zambia Program will be responsible for the success of this ambitious program, which will take and innovate on- the best of the KickStart model from Kenya and Tanzania and adapt it to the local context and level of ambition of the program.
She/he will be responsible for scaling the KickStart operations in Zambia, refining the program, managing delivery, and reporting on progress in Zambia. The Country Director will also support fundraising and donor reporting requirements as necessary.
All activities support the primary KickStart mission of getting people out of poverty, by promoting the sales and usage of KickStart’s award winning Moneymaker branded irrigation pumps..

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Director of Programs & Partnership based at KickStart’s Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya

Staff directly reporting to this post: Regional Managers/Marketing officer/Finance Manager/HR & Admin Officer

Works with: Functional Heads based in Nairobi

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Country Director will:
Establish, strengthen and manage the KickStart-Zambia program by implementing and expanding the KickStart program in the region fulfilling the following 10 strategic functions:
i. Perform the due-diligence to understand the market potential and opportunities for Moneymaker products in Zambia.
ii. Create the market development and sales plans for Zambia and lead and manage the implementation of the plan to ensure growth in sales, social impacts, market share, and profitability. This will be done primarily through:
a) Identifying relevant partners and stakeholders in the irrigation sector (NGOs, out growers, Multi-lateral organizations, cooperatives, mining companies and other Corporate Social Responsibility organizations) to improve food security, income generation and mitigate climatic changes through small holder irrigation.
b) Proper development and management of the private sector value chain (distributors and dealers) to supply irrigation pumps to end users and provide the back-up service for spare parts. Network
c) Leverage Governmental and Non-Governmental, private sector policies, programs and institutions to accelerate Small Holder Farmers (SHFs) behavioral change and irrigation adoption.
iii. Design and manage the marketing/promotion program to build and accelerate awareness, interest and demand for KickStart’s irrigation solutions in the country.
iv. Manage, coach, and develop capacity of staff to deliver their targets.
v. Ensure timely and accurate reporting of KickStart’s activities, finances and social impacts.
vi. Review business model for success in Zambia and revise the Strategic Plan
vii. Set-up and manage an Impact Monitoring Program which will track, measure socio-economic impacts and key performance metrics using KickStart’s impact monitoring protocol and IT systems.
viii. Work collaboratively with KickStart’s Africa HQ specialist functions, product and sales & marketing personnel to achieve strategic objectives
ix. Coordinate with and report to KickStart International’s Nairobi and San Francisco offices as well as IKEA Foundation on all aspects of the operation, including finance and impact.
x. Liaise/collaborate and build relationships with all KickStart’s development partners in Zambia and the Region- implementers/service providers and donors - and relevant government agencies. This includes all relevant manufacturers, distributors and retailers, suppliers or contractors as well as existing or potential donors or partners like, Governmental Agencies or Ministries, as well as the national media

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Development, Agronomy, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences or Social Sciences or related fields.
• 7 plus years of progressive responsible experience in Private sector, International Development, social enterprise or in providing management advisory services.
• Prior experience in Africa and agriculture sector. Prior experience in Zambia a plus
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

1. Strong strategic as well as implementation skills
2. Results/performance orientation; proven “self-starter”
3. Business and Strategic planning skills as we as knowledge of finance budget management
4. Sales and Marketing experience. Competency in consultative and solution selling. Commercially-minded and highly collaborative with proven sales experience and record of results and clear “wins”
5. Excellent customer focus and relations putting the customer at the forefront of the decision making process.
6. Track record in people management and in setting of a high performing team
7. Excellent personal communication & negotiation skills
8. Strong analytical abilities and detail orientation
9. Fluency in English.
10. Commitment to KickStart’s core values

If you possess the above skills and believe you are the right candidate for this position, e-mail your application and CV with the position title on the subject line to: hr@kickstart.org no later than COB Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about KickStart visit our website: http://www.kickstart.org/

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