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Country Directors (Kenya and Somalia) Jobs in Nairobi


Location: For Both Positions - Nairobi , Kenya.

Save the Children is a global child rights organisation with a dual mandate to deliver world-class, quality programming in health, education and child protection and to be the leading INGO for children in emergencies.

Save the Children:

  • reaches 50 million children every year
  • raises $1.4 billion for children every year
  • has 29 national organizations in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia
  • works in more than 90 countries and has over 15,000 employees
We are looking to recruit two key roles for our East Africa Region.

Country Director, Kenya

Scope of Role: Kenya is a multiple entity country, with a budget of around US$9million, requiring a vigilant focus on staff safety and security management.

Country Director, Somalia

Scope of Role: Somalia is a single entity country, with a budget of around US$11million, requiring a vigilant focus on staff safety and security management.

As a member of the East Africa Senior Leadership team, the Country Director will have shared accountability for Save the Children’s international development and emergency programming in the region of approximately $200 million each year through an organisation of over 1,000 people.

To achieve our ambitious goals and breakthroughs for children, the leadership team will, in collaboration with Save the Children Members and in conjunction with the other regional
organisations, aim to drive growth to $2 billion by 2015.

The Country Director will lead the transformation of the country to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the country through:
  • Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy, for children; and
  • Serving Members and their donors
Qualifications and Experience for the 2 Vacancies:
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
  • Experience of managing a crisis situation requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond
  • Experience of leading change in an organisation which has led to considerable results for the organisation and its stakeholders
  • Experience of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Good understanding of programme, financial and operational management processes
  • Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English
  • Commitment to the Save the Children values
Application process

If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor to SCIRecruitment@savethechildren.org not later than 19th April 2012.

For more information, please visit our website www.savethechildren.net

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