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KCB Bank Job Vacancy : Program Officer- Jobs in Kenya October 2018

KCB Bank Job Vacancy : Program Officer- Jobs in Kenya October 2018
KCB Bank Job Vacancy : Program Officer- Jobs in Kenya October 2018

MobiGrow Program is a partnership between KCB and MasterCard Foundation where KCB Group is implementing the Program in Kenya and Rwanda to sustainably bank smallholder farmers by offering them both financial and non-financial services with the aim of promoting higher farm productivity, resolve constraints in access to technical training for smallholder crop farmers, dairy producers and pastoralists.

KCB Bank Kenya is looking to hire two (2) additional Program Officers to support the growing demand for financial services with the responsibility for Farmers’ mobilization and capacity building for financial inclusion aimed at increasing incomes and strengthening skills, knowledge and social capital required to achieve sustainable economic self-sufficiency.
The Position:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Officers will take leadership in MobiGrow program activities implementation, monitoring & reporting.
They will ensure realization of the Program’s goals and objectives of delivery of a highly innovative and scalable mobile phone based Digital Financial solution for rural smallholders and pastoralists, improve productivity amongst Rural Agro-entrepreneurs by facilitating farmers’ training; access to inputs and veterinary care as well as digital content services such as training and market information.
The Officers will also build the capacity of Producer Organizations to offer better services to farmers and pastoralists.

Program Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Mobilization and management of farmers groups, producer organizations and farmers cooperatives.
  • Establish linkage with key stakeholders and farmers’ institutions at various levels.
  • Coordinate program activities in designated geographies; in the areas of farmers’/pastoralists mobilization, farmers’/pastoralists’ trainings, facilitation of inputs services provision, producer organizations’ capacity development, and financial access pipeline development.
  • Capacity building and strengthening of Farmers groups, Producer Organizations and Cooperatives for financial inclusion.
  • Work planning, develop and implement approved work plans adhering to strict deadlines and work output quality parameters ensuring timely program documentation and reporting.
  • Budgets & resources management; be accountable in allocated resources’ management and utilization whilst ensuring a maximum value for money is realized in all endeavors.
  • Program activities monitoring and reporting; provide weekly updates, monthly and quarterly reports as required by the program management.
  • Relationship building; establish and build good working relations with partners, clients, service providers and other stakeholders in a manner that promote advancement of program activities and KCB’s brand visibility.
  • Support integration of KCB Commercial Agriculture products and services amongst the farmers and within farmer organizations
  • Coordinate with concerned Government departments and leverage necessary support for the program.
  • Any other responsibility as assigned that goes towards promotion of program objectives & Bank’s growth.

Qualifications for the Program Officer Job

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree preferably in Agribusiness, Project Management, Business Management, Cooperative Development or its equivalent from an Institution recognized by the Commission of Higher Education.
  • Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 4 years’ working experience; having had:
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Donor Funded Program activities implementation & coordination
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Producer Organisation Support in farmers’ training & capacity building (specifically in the areas of Governance, Business skills and Financial Literacy).
  • At least 3 years’ experience of building and managing strong client and stakeholder relationships with Producer Groups, Private Sector and Governments.
  • Experience in providing ASAL livelihood support activities is preferred
  • Must have vast project planning, management, monitoring and reporting experience
  • Computer Literacy is required
  • Should have good attention to detail
  • Be willing to frequently travel to Rural and ASAL regions (sometimes characterized by harsh terrains and weather).

Also Read:
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How to Apply

The above positions are demanding roles for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidates. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment Portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.
To be considered your application must be received by Friday, 26 October 2018
Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any position, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:
National I.D.
KRA Pin Card
Birth Certificate of self
Passport Photo (White Background)
Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old)
Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts

Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable

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