Job Opening in Kenya - Alliance & Partnership Specialist

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SSG Advisors (an international consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont, USA) has an opening for a Kenya-based Alliance & Partnership Specialist with experience in engaging local, regional, and or international private sector businesses and companies in brokering and building public-private alliances with social development objectives. 

The specialist will play a leading role in designing, brokering, and building public-private alliances with leading regional and multi-national companies in support of major objectives related to food security and technological innovation.  Please note: only Kenyan citizens are eligible for the position.

Responsibilities

The position is expected to begin in March 2012.  The responsibilities of the Alliance & Partnership Specialist include but are not limited to:

  • Working with a US-based Alliance Advisor, develops strategic partnerships and alliances with private and public sector actors and other implementers to achieve project objectives;
  • Serves as principal project liaison with private sector partners and stakeholders;
  • Assists project stakeholders in developing public-private partnerships and alliances;
  • Organizes meetings with local and international business representatives;
  • Coordinates conversations, roundtables, and activities across a number of industry groups, business sectors, and organizations.
  • Provides thought leadership in support of alliances, including the development of new alliance modalities;
  • Provides timely and accurate reporting to SSG, implementing partners, and USAID on all partnership project areas;
  • Maintains records and data bases of business prospects and contacts;

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in understanding, brokering, and/or overseeing the development of public-private alliances and partnerships;
  • Experience with Kenyan and international business and corporate social responsibility;
  • Solid network of local and/or international business contacts;
  • Excellent understanding of the local business context;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the private sector, citizen groups, and other key project stakeholders.
  • Experience delivering responsive and timely support to demanding clients;
  • Familiarity and experience with the USAID/GDA business model desirable;
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant field; Business degree a plus;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings;
  • Comprehensive English and Swahili language skills;

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to jobs@ssg-advisors.com with “Kenya Alliance & Partnership Specialist” in the subject line by March 5th, 2012.  Please note: only citizens of Kenya are eligible for consideration.  Only finalists will be contacted for interviews.  No phone calls please.

Company Profile: SSG Advisors is an international consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont, USA, that works with a variety of government and commercial clients on market-driven sustainable development solutions around the world.  Since 2005, we have completed assignments in nearly 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.  SSG is currently preparing for a new program in Kenya that will focus on food security and innovation with the private sector.

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