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Country Representative Job in Kenya

DSW - ‘Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung’ is an international development organization based in Germany with Country offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

DSWs main goal is to help people free themselves from poverty.

For this purpose we support integrated programs in sexual reproductive health and rights focusing on youth empowerment , advocacy, and capacity building of local partners.

DSW is looking for an experienced and committed Country Representative leading the organizational growth of our Kenya Country Office operations based in Nairobi.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic management and representation
  • Ensure that DSW Kenya operates within the national legal framework;
  • Represent DSWs interests at senior Government level and with major donors
  • Develop relations with national stakeholders who have a strategic fit with DSW
Program Design and Program Cycle Management:
  • Ensure all program activities are in line with signed agreements, workplans and budgets
  • Guide partners to ensure effective implementation of plans and budgets
  • Develop a sustainable funding strategy for programs in conjunction with international DSW staff.
  • Raise funds directly with local and regional donors in country
  • Develop project proposals in line with DSWs strategic directions and donor guidelines
  • Ensure high quality narrative and financial reporting to donors and DSW Head Office
Organisational Development and Effectiveness
  • Responsible for all staff and operations in Kenya
  • Ensure effective communication within the country office, with other DSW offices and stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance of expenditure made in the country office against agreed budgets
  • Has affinity for financial management
  • Support capacity building of local partner organizations
  • Degree in Development, International Relations, Management or a relevant area
  • Minimum three years of progressive work experience as organizational head
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, inspire and motivate staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills
  • Problem solving with the ability to multi-task
This position is available immediately and based on a two year renewable contract.


If you are a Kenyan citizen/resident please send your CV and Application Letter providing evidence of your experience and skills by 20th December 2011 to Email

Only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

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