SNV Job Vacancy for Management Support Officer, Agriculture Sector

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SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 28 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.

For more information on our operations in Kenya and SNV generally visit our website: www.snv.org

Job Description

SNV is seeking a dynamic and pragmatic professional to join it’s agriculture sector. As Management Support Officer (MSO) you are responsible for providing executive and administrative support to the Managing Director of the Agriculture sector (MD). You will create optimal conditions for the MD to execute his tasks. The MSO will support the MD in the management cycle within his cluster of countries by collecting, analyzing and flagging management information. The MSO is expected to participate in internal projects and to support the MD by doing desk research, and provide support in project communication and advocacy work. You will take care of complex calendar and logistics management for the MD and Global Sector Coordinators (GSCs), organizing and scheduling (sector) meetings and manage appropriate (confidential) correspondence in a timely manner. You will report directly to the Global Managing Director (MD) for Agriculture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the MD in oversight of the country management cycle (Management Agreements, Mid-Year reviews) in the MD’s cluster of countries;
  • Support the MD in organizing and reporting on the steps in the performance cycle (PRDP, PAR) of staff reporting to the MD;
  • Compile and analyse sector management information for the Agriculture sector team;
  • Collect, analyse and interpret information (desk research) for the Agriculture sector team;
  • Draft agendas, make meeting notes, conduct and file email and other correspondence and communications on behalf of the MD;
  • Monitor the Agriculture sector support budget and compile reports to the MD;
  • Deal with queries, prepare documentation for meetings and assist in drafting presentations;
  • Coordinate all travel arrangements (tickets, hotel, visa) for the MD and GSCs;
  • Organize and coordinate meetings (e.g. sector meetings, workshops, events, interviews) on request of the MD;
  • Provide support to specific projects and activities on request of the MD.

Qualifications

 

  • Graduate (Masters) degree in Public/Business Administration, International Development, International Business or related field;
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience in a related position preferably in an international (development) context with good appreciation agriculture sector;
  • Prior experience delivering professional support to senior managers and ability to function in a multi-country/cultural setting that has a global scope
  • High attention to detail with experience in quality assurance processes;
  • Experience with analytical desk research;
  • Pragmatic and pro-active self-starter with a service orientation;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and preferably French
  • Demonstrate a high level of ethics, professionalism and confidentiality at all time;
  • Practical applied knowledge of office management processes;
  • Profound experience in using MS Office.



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