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US based consulting company has a job opening in Kenya: Alliance & Partnership Specialist

Posted by Administrator on February 29, 2012

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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