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Senior Project Manager

Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC)

CABI Africa – Nairobi, Kenya


This Senior Project Manager will take a senior position as a member of CABI Africa staff, reporting to the Regional Director and will lead implementation of the Africa Soil Health Consortium, a large multi-country project. 

Established for over 100 years, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization.  CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally. Please see our website for further details about our organisation. This role will be based in our CABI Africa Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Africa Soil Health Consortium project will seek to address the issue of poor soil fertility in Africa using Integrated Soil Fertility Management.  The project will act as an interface between regional and international expertise in soil health and development activities that facilitate use of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) practices to improve production and incomes for smallholder farmers.  The project will work with on-going initiatives in the region that are introducing and implementing ISFM.

The successful candidate would be expected to coordinate and oversee project activities and ensure that outputs are delivered according to an agreed results framework and to have oversight of the budget. They will play a leading role in collaboration with other partners in the design, organization and implementation of consultation processes and in high level advocacy activities with key partners and stakeholders in the region. They will provide strategic guidance for planning and developing ISFM knowledge sharing activities within the project and in design and facilitation of processes for engagement, learning and sharing of ISFM knowledge. They will be expected to use development experiences and knowledge of ISFM to design activities that lead to new knowledge being used and applied for livelihood benefits.  

For a copy of the full Candidate Brief including details of how to apply please go to under reference number 27/2010

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st December 2010 although initial interviews will be conducted as we receive suitable applications.

Additional Information

Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, abilities and experience
Position Type: 3 year Fixed Term Appointment.


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