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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job Vacancy

An Exciting Leadership Opportunity with Civil Society in East Africa 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

The East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF) is an autonomous umbrella body of all Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in East Africa.

Its mission is “to provide a platform and catalyze a critical mass of organized civil society to engage in need-driven, people-centered East Africa integration and cooperation process effectively and proactively for equitable and sustainable development”.

EACSOF seeks a qualified, energetic and capable candidate to serve as a CEO. He/she will be 
responsible for high-level policy advocacy and interaction with leaders from the region.

Reporting directly to the Governing Council, the CEO will head the Secretariat and oversee
the day to day operations of the Forum.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Provide strategic direction to EACSOF;
  • Establish and develop relationships with current and potential donors across the corporate and development sectors;
  • Provide financial oversight and ensure responsible and accountable use of EACSOF funds;
  • Establish and implement human resource, financial management, governance and organisational learning systems and monitor compliance with local, regional and International laws and NGO best practices;
  • Direct the process of conceptualizing, organizing and measuring the impact of EACSOF programmes and activities;
  • Oversee the development, implementation and documentation of a public-private partnership profile for EACSOF in the region especially with EAC;
  • Create a programme for expansion of EACSOF membership and set up information systems, skills and contacts exchange within the region;
  • Coordinate research that enables EACSOF to build an evidence base that informs its institutional development and programming;
  • Create and foster alliances and partnerships with other civil societies, private sector organizations, governments and NGO’s within the region;
  • Participate in the building of a strong, visible and public EACSOF brand through active and regular participation and contributions in the social and audio-visual media on the discourse on the EAC regional integration process;
  • Manage staff and act as the focal person for all EACSOF working groups; 
  • Develp systems and structures to allow alignment of staff, members, volunteers and donors to EACSOF vision and organizational culture; and
  • Coach, mentor and nurture the skills and potential of staff to facilitate succession management.
Person Specifications 
  • A Bachelors degree in social sciences is a must;
  • A Masters degree in Human Rights, Law, Good Governance, International Polictics or social science or specialisation in a field related will be an added advantage;
  • At least 3 years of professional working experience in a network organization or other reputable organization (international organization, consultancy, bilateral agency, etc.);
  • Expertise in networking, resource mobilization and setting up institutions/organizations;
  • Knowledge of the issues related to the Civil Society and the East African Community;
  • Dynamic, mature and charismatic individual with proven integrity and an influential personality;
  • Experience in advocacy, lobbying and negotiating;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili are mandatory, while knowledge of the French language will be an added advantage;
  • Experience working in a regional or international environment; and
  • Good working knowledge of modern information communication and technology systems including social media.
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position and can clearly demonstrate your 
ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV,
stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting
reference number CEO — EACSOF (09111) to reach us on or before 2 September 2011
addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Walyaki Way
P.O. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

This is a re-advertisement and candidates who applied for this position in June 2011 need not reapply.

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