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Viwango Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy

A newly founded not-for profit organization, VIWANGO, is looking for a highly performing Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This new organization is a result of over 3 years work by leading Kenyan CSOs working in collaboration with many civil society networks.
VIWANGO will be responsible for driving a new agenda for professionalism and integrity within the civil society in Kenya. It will also promote adherence by CSOs to generally acceptable ethical standards and operational norms. It will
set principles and standards of conduct for responsible practice and protect the credibility and integrity of Civil Society Sector in Kenya.
  • At least a Master’s degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Business Management or related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar capacity in the CSO sector, program development, management and fundraising with national, regional and international development agencies.
  • Proven track record in resource mobilization and management.
  • Strong networks with the government, private sector, donors and development community stakeholders in Kenya and globally.
  • Eligible to work in Kenya.
Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and good negotiation skills
  • Person of integrity
  • Servant leader and a Team player
  • Passion/enthusiasm for the CSO sector
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and support a highly performing team. VIWANGO team is expected to be small but effective.
  • Provide overall visionary leadership, inspiring and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement of CSOs for superior delivery of value to relevant constituents.
  • Improve the performance of CSOs through the promotion and application of minimum standards and voluntary independent certification, resulting in a Civil Society that is credible and contributing to the transformation of Kenyan society.
  • Network with other similar standards initiatives within the region and globally.
  • Collaborate with the government, public and private sector as stakeholders.
Reports to: VIWANGO Board
Contract Duration: 1 year renewable
If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenge, please send your application and resume to by 12.00 noon Friday 25th June 2010.

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