PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Manage and ensure that the production components of the organisation operate in an economically viable and sustainable manner.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
R1 Project Implementation
T.1 Provide overall guidance, mentoring, and supervision to Business Development and Production staff, to ensure successful implementation of Business Development activities and targets.
T.2 Mentor Business Development staff to help them achieve timely implementation of work plans according to their quarterly and annual targets, activities and goals.
T.3 Ensure continuous monitoring and evaluation of the project production activities with all relevant project and administrative staff to ensure continuous improvement.
T.4 Ensure all project staff keep and maintain up to date and accurate records of activities and products.
T.5 Provide quality and timely delivery of all project reports, in their agreed format, as required by the customers, the supervisors and the finance department.
T.6 Advise the Management of any key forums and other networks that might serve the organization and its ability to achieve its overall business objectives.
T.7 Put forward new business ideas and/or recommendations for improvement of existing business programs to the management.
T.8 Interpret and implement government policies that affect the activities of the project.
R2 Product Development
T.1 Ensure that needs assessments and cost benefits analysis are conducted in the target areas for Business Development initiatives.
T.2 In conjunction with the project staff, decide on initiatives to be undertaken and secure qualified staff for the initiatives.
T.3 Analyze, evaluate and document the process for learning and replication of best practices in other project areas and sites.
T.4 Oversee production activities in the organization such as carpentry, tailoring, silk-screening, Honey and Moringa production, Bus and Tractor hire amongst others.
T.5 Ensure that all production in the organization is cost effective and quality.
T.6 Support initiatives of other project units in business development activities.
R3 Promotion of Access to Markets
T.1 Ensure enhanced access to markets both locally and beyond for products made by individuals, groups and project production units.
T.2 Coordinate the assessment of client satisfaction in a bid to ensure constant improvement of Business Development initiatives.
R4. Partnership, Networking and collaboration
T.7 Ensure strong partnership between the organization with the government and other partners.
T.8 Represent the organization in any relevant stakeholders meetings whenever called to.
T.9 Keep and maintain the name of the organization in high esteem and respect to the community.
R5. Internal Administration
T.1 Ensure the integrity of information collected and presented is not compromised in any way whatsoever.
T.2 Maintain and keep up to date and accurate records and reports of activities and customers according to the organization’s requirements.
T.3 Provide quality and timely delivery of all reports and records in their agreed format and timeframes.
T.4 Take part in the process of wage preparation for the casuals working with Business Development.
T.5 Review the projects operational budgets in conjunction with the projects team, program accountant and Finance and Administration Coordinator.
T.6 Maintain follow-up and feedback system to ensure efficient processes
T.7 Provide timely advice to the RTRC Manager as well as the Management Team on issues likely to affect/impact project implementation.
T.8 Follow all the organization inventory practices and procedures, and ensure all inventory items issued to the department are maintained in good condition and are stored neatly and in a secured room.
R6. Other Duties and Responsibilities
T.3 Actively participate in the Saturday Psycho-Social Support Program for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and build the community’s capacity to eventually run the Saturday PSS on their own.
T.4 Perform any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the management from time to time and which are related to the achievement of the organization’s mission and vision.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
(The knowledge, skills and abilities may be required through a combination of formal schooling, self-education and prior experience or on-the-job-training).
a) Level of education:
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics or any other business related field with emphasis on entrepreneurship development.
b) Specialised Training/Professional Qualifications
Financial, entrepreneurship, or Quality management recommended.
c) Other competencies:
• Requires good interpersonal skills with ability to build personal relationships with business community, customers, Local Community Members, senior government officials, and staff.
• Must have developed good intercultural orientation and strong public relations skills.
• Should possess strong communication, negotiation, and administration skills.
• Must have a valid Motorbike license and be able to ride the motorbike.
d) Job experience:
At least Three (3) years’ experience in a business leadership position.