World Resources Institute Jobs 2023 for Director, Food and Land Use Coalition Service

World Resources Institute (WRI) Jobs 2023 for Director, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) Service available. See details below on how to apply for the position of IT Customer Service in Millar Cameron.

What will you do:

Thought leadership & strategy (25%):

  • Strategically develop and lead the work of FOLU Kenya, including interventions that will operationalize and deliver on food systems transformation
  • Position the coalition strategically with key counterparts and represent the coalition in high level meetings in government, civil society and private sector, nationally and internationally
  • Ensure FOLU Kenya, i.e., the coalition partners, achieve the outcomes set in the strategy by setting clear goals and robust execution plans
  • Lead the process for developing FOLU Kenya’s strategic and programming framework
  • Explore and act on opportunities for cross-collaboration and cross-learning between FOLU Kenya and the rest of the global coalition including other country platforms
  • Oversee analytical work that makes an economic case for prioritized land use options and identify new financing options.

People and program management (25%):

  • Oversee financial and administrative management of FOLU Kenya country platform in close coordination and alignment with FOLU Global Secretariat where appropriate. The postholder should ensure that project finances are managed and within budget according to donor procedures
  • Provide overall leadership and oversight in the day-to-day operations of FOLU Kenya with respect to human resources, finance, programming and risk management
  • Management of FOLU Kenya staff, each hosted by different coalition partners including GAIN, AGRA and WRI. This includes supervision, coaching, and programmatic support to staff, including recruitment of new FOLU Kenya staff
  • Ensure FOLU Kenya has robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems in place, and delivers timely reports to donors
  • Document findings and progress of programs and activities in written reports with coalition members and other relevant partners, including the quantified reporting of results

Outreach and Engagement (25%):

  • Oversee FOLU Kenya’s communications and public relations strategy
  • Provide visible leadership and establish, cultivate, and facilitate relationships with key stakeholders to advance a FOLU approach in agriculture, food, and land use forums
  • Build trust and collaborative ways of working between coalition partners, identify and develop new partners to support the implementation of FOLU’s Action Agenda
  • Work with FOLU partners to engage and build relationships with officials and policymakers to advocate for policies and practices that support the FOLU approach in Kenya
  • Support FOLU Kenya team in building relationships with a diverse network of relevant public and private sector actors to maintain a strong network for FOLU Kenya with a particular focus on in-country engagement
  • Provide the ultimate accountability for the strategic management of all FOLU Kenya partnerships
  • Report and present coalition progress and program findings through publications and presentations at meetings and conferences and to donor agencies

Fundraising (25%):

  • Leverage your substantial fundraising experience and existing relationships with public and philanthropic funders to increase funding and secure major grants for the program
  • Identify new and maintain existing relationships with foundations and donor agencies; develop and lead outreach to research and project proposals, with an ambition to seek medium to large multi-year funding opportunities for integrated sustainable programming
  • Work closely with the FOLU Global Secretariat’s fundraising manager to facilitate, coordinate, and track engagement and optimize donor relationships
  • Work with FOLU Kenya platform partners to ensure compliance with grant making policies and procedures. Review grant documents and advise grantees on donor compliance, policies, and procedures as relevant and required. Oversee partnership management of subgrant and contract agreements.

What will you need:

  • Education: You will have a completed master’s degree in a related field (e.g., business, economics, international development, international relations, agricultural economics, environmental studies, food-related subjects)
  • Experience: You will have 10+ years of relevant work experience with at least 2 years of direct-line management experience
  • Prior international development project management experience
  • Experience working in the agri-food sector and/or in food systems in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Kenya
  • Leadership experience particularly in one or more of the following sectors: international development, food and agriculture, climate, nature restoration, food security, hunger, and healthy diets.
  • Have an existing network of contacts in government, business, research institutes, NGOs in Kenya on related topics
  • Strong track record of fundraising and significant experience in writing proposals and donor liaison
  • Experience managing and overseeing donor-funded budgets
  • Expertise in advanced problem-solving and analytical skills, with a focus on strategic challenges
  • Strong social and relationship management skills, highly self-motivated, entrepreneurial style with strong track record in developing new initiatives
  • Significant experience and aptitude in managing people
  • Languages: Verbal and written proficiency in English. Knowledge of Swahili is an advantage
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.

How to Apply

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Closing Date : 1 March. 2023

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