Chief Strategy, Business Development and Planning Officer at Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) – May 2024


Chief Strategy, Business Development and Planning Officer

The job holder will be responsible for the overall management of the Corporation’s Strategy,Business Development, and reports to the Managing Director. She/He will be charged with the following responsibilities: –


  • Driving organizational vision and operational strategy;
  • Develop short-term and long-term growth strategies and plans;
  • Translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth;
  • Develop business proposals for funding, partnerships and Technical assistance;
  • Identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs;
  • Research on new business opportunities and viable income streams;
  • Designs and implements business development strategies aimed at boosting the Corporation’s business volume and securing its position as the financial institution of choice for the development of the agricultural sector in Kenya;
  • Oversees the marketing and resource mobilization functions;
  • Works closely with the Government Departments, development partners and other stakeholders with a view to promoting AFC as the best institution for partnership in rural agricultural finance;
  • Interfaces with other institutions in the country to develop business partnerships;
  • Fosters a comprehensive understanding of the market needs and informs product development and pricing strategies;
  • Oversees research and development of new products in consultation with other departments;
  • Conducts surveys for business projects or development impact of the Corporation’s services;

Required Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree in any of the following; Economics, Commerce, Statistics, Agriculture, Management or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following; Economics, Commerce, Statistics, Agriculture, Management or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Advanced Management Course;
  • Membership to a relevant professional Body;
  • At least ten years’ (10) experience in a senior position in a business oriented organization, preferably a development financial institution.

Key competencies and other skills

  • Strategic thinking;
  • Possess high levels of integrity, ethical standards, and professionalism;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Independence and objectivity

Submit Your Application

Qualified candidates should apply by post, courier, or hand-delivery by indicating the job title on both the application letter and envelope. Enclosed envelope to contain current detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating email address, telephone contacts and three (3) professional referees, copies of academic and professional certificates, relevant testimonials, and the National Identity Card to the address below:

The Managing Director
Agricultural Finance
Development House 7
th Floor, Moi Avenue
P.O. Box 30367 – 00100 GPO

Those applying for Information Systems Auditor use the online portal and attach a cover letter, an updated cv, certificates and any other supporting documents as guided in the portal. Detailed information on each job responsibilities and person specifications is indicated below:

Note: Successful candidates shall be required to provide the following documents for compliance with chapter six of the constitution:

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Agricultural Finance Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and any form of canvassing or lack of any of the requirements listed shall lead to automatic disqualification.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 at 5.00 pm.