JOB OPPORTUNITY Centre of Excellence Coordinator – Nandi Hills, Kenya

The Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF) is a UK-based non-profit, who works with a network of 280,000 small-scale farmers worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the daily challenges they face. We do this through a unique farmer-led model that invests in farmers’ leadership and entrepreneurial ambition. In partnership with smallholder-owned businesses in East Africa and Latin America, CPF is developing a global Centre of Excellence network. Each Centre of Excellence provides a range of support services to smallholder farmers. These services are delivered through network of qualified promoter farmers who provide in-person training on demonstration farms, where farmers can learn and trial innovative farming practices. In-person training is supported by services provided through digital tools.

 

Sireet Outgrowers Empowerment Producer Company Ltd (Sireet OEP), based in Nandi Hills Kenya, has been a strategic CPF partner in designing and delivering this Centre of Excellence model since 2011. Sireet OEP is a smallholder-owned producer organization which was formed in 2005 by small scale tea farmers who supplied their green leaf to tea factories owned and managed by Eastern Producer Kenya, with a current membership of over 8,000 farmers. Sireet OEP hosts Kenya’s first Centre of Excellence, specializing in training and support services to that enable smallholder farmers to diversify their production systems and incomes.

 

Position: Sireet OEP Centre of Excellence Coordinator

Reporting Line: Operations Manager – Sireet OEP

Duration: 1 Year Contract

Location: Nandi Hills

Start Date For Position: Immediately

Monthly Remuneration Range: Ksh 37,500 to ksh 50,000 with housing allowance of 15% of this basic monthly salary based on qualifications

The holder of this position is responsible for coordinating and strategic management of Sireet OEP Centre of Excellence (COE). The main purpose of the position is to drive demand for and marketing the Centre of Excellence products and services, and to institutionalize the COE model at Sireet OEP.

 

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