EAGC South Sudan Country Representative Job Vacancy 2014

 Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a regional private sector membership organization  representing stakeholders in the grain value chain in Eastern and Southern Africa with a vision to be the leading voice of the grain sector in Africa.
The mandate of EAGC is to develop, promote, and influence structured grain trading system in the Eastern Africa region including Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The regional headquarters are in Kenya and currently we have established Country Offices in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia.

EAGC is in the process of registering an office in South Sudan and therefore seeks to fill the position of Country Representative- South Sudan.

The successful candidate should be highly professional, self motivated and a proven high achiever with good leadership skills.
Below is the job description of the Country Representative – South Sudan:
Location / Duty Station: South Sudan
Reporting to: Regional Manager – Marketing Information Systems
Supervises: Short term Consultants, Market Monitors
Job Summary: To initiate, develop, implement and monitor all EAGC South Sudan programmes.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Establishment of EAGC South Sudan Country Office.
  • Administrative support to the establishment and operationalisation of the EAGC office in South Sudan.
  • Finalisation of the registration of EAGC in South Sudan.
  • Liaising with the regional office to facilitate establishment and set up of office furniture and equipment.
2. Programme Management
  • Drawing up an annual work plan for the South Sudan Country office.
  • Building the capacity of EAGC South Sudan and stakeholders on structured grain trading systems.
  • Coordinating EAGC grain trade policy advocacy agenda and creating and enabling environment for member business to thrive.
3. Marketing Information System
  • Ensuring the implementation of all the key MIS including RATIN SMS and all newly developed information systems.
  • Coordinating market data collection and uploading into RATIN.
  • Participate in recruiting market monitors.
4. Membership Services
  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining new members to EAGC.
  • Maintaining an accurate membership records and database.
  • Following up on membership subscription fees.
  • Ensuring members are up to date with annual subscription.
  • Participating in membership program initiatives.
  • Holding regular member visits and collating views from members.
5. Communication
  • Providing direction on Membership growth and engagement in South Sudan.
  • Regular communication to EAGC Members in South Sudan and ensure their involvement in EAGC Programs and activities.
  • Supporting the translation of awareness/ publicity materials.
6. Finance
  • Opening bank accounts in South Sudan.
  • Maintenance and reconciliation of Petty cash.
  • Process payments and maintenance of financial records.
  • Preparation of bank rundowns in agreement with the Bank statements.
7. Partnerships and External Relations
  • Stakeholder mobilization and facilitating consultative meetings.
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships.
  • Promoting, establishing and maintaining external relations.
8. General Office Administration
  • Keeping a database of all pre qualified EAGC suppliers in South Sudan.
  • Managing the organizations procurement system from requisition to purchase as per procedure and with requisite approvals.
  • Managing EAGC contracted staff, service providers and consultants in South Sudan.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce; Business Administration / Management, Sales & Marketing.
  • 2 years experience in the agricultural or grain sector.
  • Computer literate.
  • Good report writing skills
  • Proposal writing, project management skills and Fund Raising skills
  • Ability to develop a close & strong relationship with a variety of stakeholders and partners.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
If your background and competence match the above specifications, please send your application
demonstrating how your experience matches our requirements.
The application letter and an updated C.V, valid email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number should be forwarded to: hr@eagc.org copied to dkiai@eagc.org by 29th November 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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