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Uraia Trust was established in 2011 as a successor organization to Kenya’s National Civic Education Programme, which ran in Kenya from January 2000 to June 2011 (NCEP Phases I & II). 

Its focus is to contribute to the progress of Kenya through the development of its most important resource, the RAIA. 

Uraia’s approach is to promote citizenship from a “rights and responsibility” aspect. 

The Trust seeks to facilitate the sovereign people of Kenya to inculcate a sense of belonging and identity that is strongly shaped by being One People, One Nation - an identity that supersedes rather than replaces all the other identities contained within the nation 

Uraia Trust is seeking to recruit a dynamic and result oriented individual for the position of Executive Director (ED)

The ED is the Chief Executive of the Trust and is accountable to the Board of Trustees for proper and effective execution of URAIA’s functions and responsibilities to meet its stated mandate. 

S/he will have the overall accountability of the Trust and be responsible for providing principled leadership consistent with Uraia’s vision, mission and values to ensure high performing environment.

The key responsibilities of the ED will include:
  • Leading and overseeing the development and implementation of Uraia’s overall strategy while ensuring that programs and support services are aligned to the strategy;
  • Leading the resource mobilization process to ensure that the Trust has diversified and growing funding streams for successful implementation of strategy;
  • Ensuring effective leadership of the Trust and providing direction on strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts with donors, implementing partners, consultants and government agencies;
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with partners, donors and other development partners;
  • Overseeing the development and timely implementation of efficient and effective annual and long term programs and administrative budgets, to ensure desired outcomes;
  • Overseeing the recruitment, training and development, reward and recognition of staff to achieve a high performing environment within the Trust; and
  • Representing the Trust in diverse forums including speaking engagements, attending conferences and participating in other key internal and external meetings.
Person Specifications:
 
The ideal candidate should possess the following:
  • A Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Economics or Development studies from a reputable institution;
  • At least 10 years experience in delivering programme related development projects, 3 of which must be at senior management level;
  • A Masters degree in Management, Business Administration or Social Sciences is desirable;
  • Experience in leading civic education! engagement programs is an added advantage;
  • Ability to develop and drive strategic change; and
  • Programme and project management skills, resource mobilization skills and financial management skills.
The engagement for this position will be for an initial contract of three years that is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. 

The position will be based in Nairobi with travel to programme implementation areas as required. 

For more details about Uraia please see the websitewww.uraia.or.ke 

If you believe your career objectives match this exciting position, please forward your application and detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, contact details and quoting reference number UT/09/12 by 21 September 2012 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way, Muthangari
P O Box 40092 00100 Nairobi
 
E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.ke

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