Administrator Job in Kenya 2020
Career Kenya: Administrator Job in Kenya 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya


Tanager is an international nonprofit
that connects smallholder producers and private businesses to co-create new
ways of realizing life-changing economic and social opportunity. Our process
builds on years of technical expertise, on-the-ground presence and public /
private partnerships to unite economic growth with social innovation.

Together, we are ushering in an era
of equitable market systems that combine profitability with the power to
address urgent challenges in poverty, malnutrition, and gender inequity.

Tanager provides a full range of
services to co-create healthy markets that benefit all participants:
Connect: Tanager connects people and
partners to bridge stakeholder divides, expand market access, and unlock the
full potential of shared market opportunities. We bring the right people to the
table and makes sure every voice is heard, linking smallholder producers to
major consumer brands and everyone in between.
Analyze: Tanager combines technical
expertise and business perspective to assess markets, analyze supply chains,
and pilot new technologies and tools. We test promising business models and
shed light on issues critical to market success. We advance research vital to
emerging economies. Our analytical approach helps us identify variables early
on, which saves time and money in the long run.
Implement: Tanager is a flexible
implementing partner with a track record of delivering results in complex,
dynamic environments. We drive ambitious initiatives to the finish line with a
clear roadmap and the right resources at the right time and place. Our global
expertise and on-the-ground presence brings last-mile experience crucial to
sustainable market solutions. Clients know they can count on us to keep our
word and see things through.
It takes bold hearts and resourceful
minds to change the world. Our mission attracts high-caliber professionals who
are dedicated to the work we do and the way we do it. We take risks, roll up
our sleeves, and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We listen, learn, and
adapt rapidly, without losing sight of our end goal or the momentum needed to
reach it.
We are a networked team that supports
each other.
We live our mission and exhibit and
embrace the following values:
Make choices using sound thinking,
intelligence, and experience.
Be honest and ethical in everything
you do and say.
Set high standards and learn from
your mistakes to continually improve.
Trust your teammates’ capabilities
and intentions.
Build strong connections with our
partners and communities to achieve results.
Work as a team with everyone at the
table and reach out for input as well as advice.
Measure success, not by the boxes we
tick, but by the real difference you make in people’s lives.
Strive to achieve equilibrium in all
you do.
Exercise perspective and prioritize
what is important.
Align the interests, expectations,
and needs of those we work with.
Balance seriousness with humor and
levity, and our work with our personal lives.
Ask, evaluate, innovate, and apply to
deliver the best results for all.
Be agile, efficient, and adaptable in
your relationships, processes and work.
Take what we’ve learned and adapt to
each new situation.
The Impacting Gender & Nutrition
through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) mechanism is a
five-year investment funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and
implemented by Tanager to improve household nutrition and women’s empowerment
by strengthening African institutions’ ability to integrate nutrition and
gender into their way of doing business and their agriculture interventions.
IGNITE will work with African
institutions to design, implement, and evaluate nutrition-sensitive and
gender-integrated agriculture interventions. IGNITE will also strengthen the
ability of African institutions to incorporate nutrition and gender equality
into their policy priorities and business practices—their way of doing
Based on the interventions
implemented by IGNITE clients, IGNITE will identify key mechanisms and drivers
of demand for the scale up and replication of nutrition-sensitive and
gender-integrated interventions. IGNITE activities will be targeted in Burkina
Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Potential clients include NGOs, private
sector companies, and government bodies working in agriculture.
Tanager is seeking to recruit a
project administrator based in their office in Nairobi, Kenya, to provide
administrative support to the technical team required for the fulfillment of
deliverables under the IGNITE project.
Coordinate IGNITE client engagements

Support technical experts and Team
Leader in developing project MOUs and accompanying scopes of work; process
documentation internally following Tanager standard operating procedures.
Document e-mail communication and
capture notes from client meetings to inform development of client MOUs and
scopes of work.
Manage the client tracker by regular
and timely updates of action points from meetings with clients. In consultation
with the technical experts, track progress of activities as per scopes of work
developed and in line with the IGNITE annual workplan.
Support Team Leader and technical
experts in the preparation of strategic meetings with donor and clients,
including but not limited to compiling project documentation, preparing
Tanager-branded presentations or infographics, etc.
Coordinate IGNITE internal and
external documentation processes (40%)
Review/proofread all IGNITE technical
reports and documents to ensure they are concise and comprehensive before
sharing with clients.
Provide support in the editing and
review of case studies, white papers, success stories by the IGNITE team and
subawards before publishing. In addition, coordinate with the Director of
Partnerships and Communication in ensuring the same are published in a timely
manner on the Tanager website and other social media channels.
Manage IGNITE technical document
repository on SharePoint and other online databases to ensure consistency in
filing and retrieving.
Prepare documents in French and
English, as needed and with instruction from your supervisor.
Coordinate IGNITE project
administration (20%)
Schedule regular technical meetings
with clients, subawards, and consultants and compile meeting minutes and clear
action items to be distributed to the responsible parties.
Maintain a project contact database.
Coordinate and support contractual
management with consultants and local service providers on specific client
Coordinate quality control of project
deliverables like reports, case studies by subawards, consultants, local
service providers to ensure they meet Tanager standards – quality and brand.
Provide logistical and programmatic
support for reflection and planning meetings with subaward partners.
Other duties as assigned by your
Bachelor’s degree in communication,
public relations, business/project administration, project management or other
relevant disciplines. A master’s degree and an understanding of the agriculture
sector is an added advantage.
Minimum of 6 years’ work experience
in coordination and managing relations with at least 4 years’ experience in
large, complex and dynamic projects as a project administrator or similar role
in a fast-paced private sector space with a strong focus on client relations
and management.
Demonstrated ability and hands on
experience with flowcharts and project management software. A project management
professional certification is an added advantage
Excellent business/professional
writing skills and ability to review and edit technical documents.
Solid organizational and time
management skills with experience working on complex projects or business units
with competing timelines
Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills required. Ability to build relationships and rapport with
teams, staff, and clients and navigate challenging or unexpected circumstances
with creativity, calm, and positivity. Ability to communicate effectively with
persons on all levels both inside and outside the company on issues that could
be complex or sensitive in nature
Excellent client relationship
management skills
Adaptable, creative, and innovative.
Collaborative and open to feedback. Able to work independently and in a small
team setting
Excellent written communication
skills, including demonstrated ability to write required case studies, briefs
in a clear, concise, well-organized manner
Advanced computer skills in a Windows
based environment including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
Fluency in English and French,
written and oral, required;
Travel in Sub-Saharan Africa expected
Applicants from African countries
strongly encouraged to apply
To apply please CLICK HERE to fill
our application form, attach your CV and motivation letter and send to by COB Monday 21st January 2020.

The position will be filled on a
rolling basis


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