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Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya - Maina and Mwangi Trust

The Maina and Mwangi Trust (“the Trust”) is a charitable institution whose objects are aimed at the acquisition, preservation and sharing of the Agikuyu: heritage, culture, history, language, commerce, industry and wealth generation or creation; and socio-political, spiritual, ideological and philosophical heritage.

The Trust seeks to recruit a 
Chief Executive Officer to provide the Trust’s Board of Directors (the Board) with technical and strategic management support.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To support, coordinate and manage on a day to day basis the Board’s capacity and strategic efforts in actualizing the vision of the Founders of the Trust, and its objects.

  • To provide technical assistance to the Board in formulating, implementing, and reviewing the Trust’s strategic plan, and management policies, strategies and systems.
  • To provide technical assistance to the Board in formulating, implementing, and reviewing the Trust’s budget and financial management policies, strategies and systems, and in resource mobilization in support of the Trust’s objects and activities.
  • To assist the Board in recruiting and orienting, and provide strategic and effective leadership to the Trust’s Management Committee, which is mandated with the day-to-day management of the Trust, and any centres or institutions established in accordance with the Deed establishing the Trust.
  • To lead, mentor, develop and manage the persons to be recruited by the Management Committee to assist in the running of the Trust, and any centres or institutions established in accordance with the Deed establishing the Trust.
Qualifications and experiences:
  • A Masters degree or the equivalent in Business, Commerce and / or Administration or related field. A PhD degree qualification may be an added advantage.
  • Strong management and leadership skills with a high degree of accountability.
  • Demonstrate good working knowledge and experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, and management policies, strategies and systems.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, and UNESCO’s historical and current efforts, activities and work in the protection of intangible cultural heritage, cultural diversity and human creativity.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consultative skills, with the ability to interact with and Influence senior people in private and public sectors.
  • Highly analytic and strategic with the ability to appreciate the big picture and context, and effectively implement the same in practical terms.
  • Knowledge of or a demonstrable keen interest in acquiring, preserving and sharing knowledge of Agikuyu: traditions, culture, history, language, commerce, industry and wealth generation or creation; and socio-political, spiritual, ideological and philosophical heritage shall be an added advantage.
Personal attributes:
  • A highly self-driven, motivated and disciplined person preferably in the thirties, who has a desire to achieve set goals.
  • A person of integrity and good moral rectitude, strong character and responsible principled qualities.
  • Innovative, assertive and able to work with or under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure with persons of multi-racial backgrounds, and deliver quality results within strict timelines.
  • Well conversant with current ICT systems and processes.
Applicants must state their current remuneration, and state their expected compensation package, in the application. A competitive contract commensurate with the qualifications and experiences of the successful candidate will be offered.

Please send your application by e-mail to jobs@mainanamwangitrust.or.ke clearly marked “Chief Executive Officer” on the subject line, so as to reach the Trust on or before April 30, 2011

The application should attach your detailed CV and copies of your certificates and testimonials, indicating daytime telephone number, address and details of three (3) referees (a senior relative, a past or current professional colleague, and a contemporary).

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide original copies of their certificates and testimonials for verification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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