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Country Director Job Vacancy in Kenya - ActionAid

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 47 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.

Country Director - Actionaid International, Kenya

Based in Nairobi, Kenya

 GBP 40,289 per annum on national terms and conditions

The Organization

ActionAid Kenya is a Country Programme of ActionAid International. In Kenya, ActionAid works with poor communities and local partners and in partnership with Government, Intergovernmental agencies, development agencies, social movements and networks to strengthen their capacity to advocate for International and National policies that promote the rights of poor and excluded people to a world without poverty.

The Position

ActionAid is currently finalizing its next strategic focus for the next few years and ActionAid International Kenya is also developing its strategic focus in the country within this same period.

Therefore we are looking for a committed and inspirational Country Director: to align the two strategies, lead and implement the strategic mission and country strategy and lead on providing quality program management and accountability systems; organizational and team development; financial control and resource management; fundraising and liaison with donors to increase and diversify the resource base; policy, research and advocacy; relationship and stakeholder management at both national and international levels.

Qualification & Experience

The candidate must hold a post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies or a development related field and at least 10 years proven track record in leading and managing institutions and development programs as well as either being part of social movements or an active member of civil society.

S/He should be committed to gender equity, empowering management practices, be value driven and possess strong networking, people and financial management skills.

S/He will have the perspectives and competencies for rights-based and policy advocacy work; fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organizational development.

S/He will also show courage of conviction in taking a public stand against issues of injustice.

The candidate must have excellent communication skills

All interested candidates should fill in the application form as accessed from the application pack.

The application pack contains the Vacancy announcement, Job Description and Application form.

The application pack can be accessed from

To apply, submit your application forms to

Closing date:
 4th July 2011. While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates.

Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are also particularly welcome from qualified candidates living with HIV.

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