IITA Program Manager Excellence-in-Agronomy (EiA) Initiative and associated initiatives Jobs 2022 – Kenya NGO Jobs

IITA Program Manager Excellence-in-Agronomy (EiA) Initiative and associated initiatives Jobs 2022 – Kenya NGO Jobs. IITA Kenya looking for “Program Manager Excellence-in-Agronomy (EiA) Initiative and associated initiatives”. Applicants with a degree in Advanced Degree may apply on or before 6th Aug 2022.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture is a nonprofit organisation that works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

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IITA Program Manager Excellence-in-Agronomy (EiA) Initiative and associated initiatives Jobs 2022

The IITA has published a job vacancy announcement on 16th July 2022 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Program Manager Excellence-in-Agronomy (EiA) Initiative and associated initiatives to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recruiter International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Position Program Manager Excellence-in-Agronomy (EiA) Initiative and associated initiatives
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Country Kenya
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Advanced Degree
Experience Required Minimum Ten years
Application Deadline 6th Aug 2022

IITA Job Vacancy 2022

Position Responsibilities: The Program Manager, in support of Excellence in Agronomy (EiA) and associated bilateral initiatives, will perform the following tasks:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations and implementation of EiA activities and associated projects and ensure that effective operational support for program activities is in place.
  • Support the Initiative and associated projects in pursuing strategic opportunities to fundraise and expand its activities by contributing to the development of concept notes, grant proposals, outreach, and visibility products.
  • Assist in the review of donor agreements, amendments, and development of partner contracts/sub-grants in liaison with the Proposal Development and Administration Unit (PDAU) and program team.
  • Coordinate the development of the annual program work plans, Plan of Results, budgets and Monitoring & Evaluation plans.
  • Design a framework and utilize tools that facilitate tracking the progress of activity implementation against milestones and monitoring the Initiative budget and associated projects.
  • Oversee the reporting process, and where necessary assist the Program Administrator in communication on this, to ensure timely reporting to the donor.
  • Contribute to knowledge management by coordinating the scheduling and production of formal and informal reports, outputs, success stories, and blogs, on all aspects of the program communication, and updating the content of relevant online platforms.
  • Establish a risk mitigation plan for the EiA Initiative and associated projects. Build capacity of partners in the work plan and budget development and in monitoring and reporting of project progress and financial expenditures in adherence to donor and IITA’s guidelines.
  • Coordinate capacity development activities for the EiA team (staff and partners). Support internal and donor-directed audit processes ensuring that all recommendations are fully implemented.
  • Support the recruitment of key program/project staff, consultants, and students and motivate team members to attain program goals, adhere to their responsibilities and project/program milestones, and track contract renewals and payments.
  • Organize and coordinate program meetings, workshops, and team-building events that promote program cohesion, and disseminate project outputs to diverse stakeholders.
  • Supervise the Program Administrator and work coherently with the CAH administrative team to ensure effective support services for the EiA initiative and associated projects.
  • Undertake any other program-related task assigned by the IITA Central Africa Hub (CAH) Director or as requested by the CGIAR leadership team.

Position in Organization:

  • Program Manager
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Deadline: 6th Aug 2022


  • An advanced degree preferably at the Ph.D. level in a relevant field (such as Agriculture, International Development, Business Management, Economics).


  • At least ten years of extensive experience post advanced degree, related to Agriculture
  • R&D, project management, or business development, preferably in developing countries.
  • Proven experience in rural development project management, Agricultural R&D, and donor funding in developing countries or Africa setting.

How to Apply IITA Program Manager Excellence-in-Agronomy (EiA) Initiative and associated initiatives Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://jobs.iita.org/eRecruit/Home/GetDocument/2830

The Closing Date: 6th Aug 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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