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Country Director Job in Kenya - NGO

Action for Children in Conflict is looking for a dynamic, passionate, resourceful Country Director for our Kenya Programme.

We’re an INGO with 30 staff in Kenya.

We have run highly effective, innovative prevention and rehabilitation programmes for street and other acutely vulnerable children in Thika District since 2004.

Over the last 3 years we’ve helped over 6000 children and their families to access schools, start up their own businesses and reintegrate back into society.

This has led to a substantial drop in street children in the Thika District.

We’re passionate about seeing more children safe and accessing their rights.

If you have the skills, experience and stamina to take our programme to the next level and you want to lead a small dedicated organization where you can have a big impact and still be directly involved with children, families, communities and staff then perhaps you’re the person we’re looking for.

The Country Director is the senior staff person in country.

Reporting to the Kenyan and British Boards of Trustees, employed by UK Board, you will lead on all aspects of the country programme.

This includes strategic leadership, programme development, implementation and monitoring, personnel management and financial accountability.

You will be responsible for donor relationships and fundraising, external liaison, security, contextual knowledge and analysis and communications and media.

To be the right person for this post you’ll be aligned with AfCiC’s mission statement and core values.

You’ll have 3 years management experience,, a degree in social sciences or related field and excellent skills across the range of responsibility of a Country Director.

You’ll also be a certain kind of person – dynamic, reliable and caring, able to manage staff effectively, and many tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines, self-sufficient, independent, innovative and creative with a good sense of humour.

The contract length is for 3 years, with planned start date in October 2011 (TBC).

The salary offered for this post will be in the range of £17,000 to £19,000 commensurate with experience.

To apply for this post:

Firstly, please contact Maria Clemons at in order to obtain the full Job Profile.

Secondly, please provide, in addition to submitting your CV, a document prepared with reference to the ‘Key Duties’ in the Job Profile to Maria, in which you highlight:
  • how your experience meets the essential requirements of the role;
  • in particular outline your experience of general management and financial management.
  • your motivation in applying and,
  • how you are the best person for the job.
The closing date is midnight on 12th August 2011.

Two rounds of short-listing will take place in August 2011, and candidates short-listed for interviews will be notified by the end of August 2011.

The interviews will take place in the week starting 12th September, with an employment start date planned for the end of October 2011 (TBC).

We will not be able to contact candidates who are not shortlisted

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