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Deputy Managing Director Job in Kenya

K-Rep Development Agency is a microfinance institution involved in the development and testing of new financial products and services for low-income people.

The Deputy Managing Director is a key member of the Senior management 
team responsible for providing program and administrative management and for ensuring that field operations are conducted effectively and efficiently in support of KDA’s projects.
Based in Nairobi, the position works with the entire KDA team and reports to the Managing Director to ensure performance standards are met.

Program Management and Staff Supervision

§  Provide strategic vision, guidance and leadership on matters relating to KDA’s programming, strategy, management, governance, and budget
§  Supervise and provide substantive guidance, feedback and support to designated project staff in refining the overall strategic direction of KDA’s focus area, in establishing project priorities, and in designing and carrying out projects
§  Put into place a process to oversee the preparation of the annual strategies of projects and budget plans with the Managing Director, project staff and board
§  Develop and apply learning, monitoring and evaluation criteria to better measure the effectiveness and outcomes of KDA’s projects
§  As required, represent the Managing Director at meetings
§  Develop and coordinate special projects as requested by the Managing Director
Office Management and Administration
§  Oversee the daily operations of the organization, supervise staff, and stand in for the Managing Director as needed
§  Oversee planning for and preparation of KDA’s board meetings
§  Develop and oversee mechanisms for regular staff communication, including regular meetings/calls between relevant colleagues as well as the board.
§  Put into place oversight mechanisms to ensure compliance with internal policy and legal requirements
§  Serve as the primary contact for financial oversight throughout the year
§  Advance degree and at least ten years work experience
§  Substantive knowledge of the Kenyan Microfinance industry
§  Five years experience as a manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex Institution. Must enjoy management.
§  Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
§  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
§  Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
§  Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
§  Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
§  Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
§  Willingness to travel as needed
Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package
Qualified Candidates should apply in both hard and soft copy, enclosing their CV and copies of certificates and other
relevant documents, to reach the address below on or before 11th November, 2011
The Chairperson,
K-Rep Development Agency,
P.O Box 10528-00100, Nairobi

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