Field Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

Who We Are

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2.5 million trees with more than 8,500 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team

Field Operations is the heart-center of operations at Komaza. We are deeply systems-oriented and enjoy the challenge of training and managing hundreds of new teammates each season. In order to plant tree farms with thousands of new farmers every year, we are laser-focused on hitting our key performance indicators. We thrive on data, and technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day work life.

Field Ops is ultimately responsible for the planning, coordination and timely implementation of our innovative micro-forestry model, which creates life-changing income for our farmers by growing trees more cost-efficiently than large-scale plantations. We enroll farmers; support them through land preparation; distribute inputs and seedlings; plant trees; ensure post-planting care and long-term maintenance.

About This Role

The Field Manager role is appropriate for hard-working professionals who are good at managing teams to implement projects in the field, and who have a sincere commitment to serving farmers with integrity and positivity. Field Managers are based in the field to manage small rural field offices, and spend most of their time collaborating with the local administration officials, managing Field Officers & Field Facilitators in their field activities by providing training, coaching and mentoring teammates, leading brainstorming of challenges and solutions, answering questions, reporting on progress, and ensuring work is being carried out to a high quality.

What You Will Do

Manage the Field Officers & Facilitators under your direct supervision and coach and mentor them to ensure that they are performing their jobs effectively
Regularly visit the FEN staff when working in the field in order to check on the quality of their work and confirm proper execution of work tasks
Collect, validate and report data on the field activities for your region and submit weekly reports to your immediate supervisor on the FEN progress and deliverables
Organize & train Field Officers & Facilitators in all required technical and behavioral job elements in order to successfully enroll & serve farmers, plant & maintain trees
Provide both onboarding training for new staff, annual refreshers for all staff, and provide regular constructive feedback
Interact with chiefs, village elders, and other community leaders and groups to create a positive relationship based on respect and mutual accountability

What You Have

Bachelor’s Degree in related fields required
Minimum of two years’ experience in field operations, one of which should have been in a management role
Experience working with local communities and local governments is advantageous
Experience collecting and validating field data is advantageous
Good leadership, teamwork and communication skills
Willing to relocate and live within your designated project area
Experience in training of trainers

You’re Also

Motivated, detailed oriented & organized
Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
Comfortable working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing)
Self-directed and intellectually curious; you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

What We Expect

You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is based either at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya or our office in Ukunda, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.


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