Gender Empowerment Manager at Finlays (K) Limited

On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Organization: Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products. Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 21,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract. 

The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and over 10,000 tea out growers.
We invite applications for the post of Gender Empowerment Manager which has arisen in our Kericho Operations. This is a senior management position.
The Job: Reporting to the Managing Director, the Gender Empowerment Manager will provide leadership and support in implementing all aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment within James Finlay Kenya limited.

Key Responsibilities Include;
  • Leading the development and implementation of James Finlay (K) Limited’s strategy to enable women’s empowerment and gender equality in conjunction with other senior staff.
  • Engaging all key stakeholders, including management, staff and social committees in the promotion of all aspects of gender equality within the company.
  • Promoting and communicating equal opportunity, inclusion and non-discrimination at all levels and roles within the workplace and the wider Finlay’s community.
  • Developing and implementing effective gender equality training to all key target groups in company’s workforce.
  • Working with the Head Office in London and Company Executives to ensure a culture of gender equality in the Company.
  • In liaison with the Managing Director, ensure that all reported transgressions of the Companies’ policies are dealt with swiftly and robustly.
  • Enabling the transparency, measurement and reporting of key KPI’s related to gender equality and empowerment. 
  • Lead effective gender analysis, ensuring the validity such data and that appropriate actions arising are taken.
  • Supporting and facilitating organizational and cultural change in order to advance gender equality and parity, particularly at management and supervisory levels.
  • Identifying gender based constraints and in conjunction with senior management implementing, pragmatic and robust means to tackle them.
  • Ensuring, through effective policy and management the freedom, health and safety of all women from intimidation or violence.
  • Assisting in enabling the redress for any forms of harassment and sexual offences at the workplace and within company’s residential areas.
  • This includes investigations, reporting and enabling follow up of actions with management and external authorities.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree or graduate calibre.
  • Minimum 5 years’ demonstrable experience working in female empowerment, e.g. promoting and enabling women’s equality, women & children’s rights, equality advocacy and delivering gender based training. Proven experience in developing Gender empowerment strategy is critical.
  • Practical familiarity with the Kenya legal environment and applicable laws is desirable, good training, investigation, analytical and advocacy skills are paramount.
  • The job holder should also have good command of written and spoken Kiswahili and English.
  • Demonstrated skills in project planning. Experience in proposal writing and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Sound computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to manage time effectively, work autonomously, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks; and must be a team player.
  • Sound and adaptable personal style: the sensitivity and authenticity to operate effectively across different cultural, religious, gender and age groups.
  • A robust, credible and tenacious personality is key as is the gravitas to influence at all levels.
How to Apply
If you meet the requirements of this position, please submit an application, including a detailed CV, your postal, e-mail and telephone contacts, current & expected remuneration, names and addresses of three referees. 
Your application, clearly indicating the position you are applying for should reach us not later than 06 September 2014 and be addressed to:

Human Resources Director
James Finlay (K) Limited
P O Box 223 – 20200

Email: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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