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Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job in Nairobi Kenya


Kituo Cha Sheria is a leading Human Rights and Legal Aid Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in 1973. 

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, self driven and result oriented person to fill in the following position in our organization:-.

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer 

Ref. KCS/ED/APP 2012
 
The Executive Director (ED) shall be responsible to the Board of Directors for formulating strategic plans and policy proposals as well as directing and co-ordinating the general functioning of the organisation. 

The ED shall also be responsible for implementing action plans as well as reviewing organisational performance against set targets. 

Other duties include fund raising and negotiating grants, representing the organisation in its dealings with external bodies, Secretary to the Board as well as providing effective leadership to maximise employees’ creativity and commitment.
 
Minimum Qualifications and Training: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, with relevant training in human rights, organisational result based management or equivalent qualifications. A masters degree in human rights will be an added advantage.
 
Relevant Experience: Must have been an Advocate of the High Court for a minimum of seven (7) years. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of success in managing a legal and human rights organisation for a minimum of two (2) years; experience of working with a civil society organisation and knowledge of the NGO sector. 

Candidate must have experience in managing projects and working with community groups and organisations. Experience in donor funding procedures is a critical requirement for the post.
 
Skills: 

Must be proactive with strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills. 

Also must be proficient in using Computers and in possession of a valid driving licence. 

Must be a team player and a team leader with demonstrable success and impact.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Developing strategic management plans and budgets as well as setting targets, monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.
  • Developing and implementing effective organisational operational manuals, including financial accounting, procurement and logistics as well as human resources management.
  • Developing appropriate fundraising strategies as well as sustainable alternative revenue sources.
  • Developing appropriate public relations strategies designed to promote KITUO’s image and relations with all stakeholders.
  • Reviewing the operations and results of the organisation and providing periodical reports both narrative and financial to the Board of Directors.
  • Preparing annual reports and filing returns in compliance with statutory requirements.
Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant testimonials, contact details, motivation statement for the job and an indication of present remuneration should be addressed to:-
 
The Chairman,
Board of Directors
Kituo Cha Sheria (Centre for Legal Empowerment)
P. O. Box 7483 - 00300, Ronald Ngala, Nairobi
Email: hr@kituochasheria.or.ke
 
Indicate the job reference number on the sealed envelope.
 
The application must reach us on or before 7th September 2012.
 
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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