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Foundation Manager Job in Kenya

Position: Foundation Manager

An  independent, non-profit, philanthropic organization is seeking a Manager  for Africa. 

S/He will report to the Africa Director and will join a small team charged with maximizing and extending the impact of the organization’s programmes and influencing practice and outcomes in philanthropy, development and the children’s agenda.

This role entails:

  • Policy analysis for both Country and Government research and due  diligence to enable decision makers prioritize issues.
  • Mobilize partners and maintain strong working relationships with Government and other key stakeholders.
  • Program  management and delivery:  Replicating  and  scaling up  successful  programs in one  or  multiple geographies and promoting the adoption of development and philanthropy practices,
  • Develop and disseminate data/ evidence based on best practice by encouraging adoption and adaption and using evidence to support policy changes.
  • Optimize funding and resources by prioritizing global donor funding, establishing national budgets and driving value for money.
Key objectives:
  • Advocacy- influencing through strategic communication to key national and global audiences.
  • Convening- bringing together directly or indirectly key stakeholders to support change.
  • Strategic partnership- Positioning the organization with a core set of key actors and institution and building alliances for impact.
  • Utilizing data/ evidence- using proof of concept, feasibility and data to drive scale and impact if there is a data shortage or a need for new analysis.
The right Candidate must have:
  • At least 10 years experience working at senior level with government and key development partners in Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Demonstrable experience in strategic thinking, analysis and due diligence.
  • Solid policy, planning and program delivery experience.
  • Knowledge of children’s health care issues
  • Ability to network effectively across the philanthropy, government, NGOs and business space.
  • Strong policy, communication, negotiating and analytical skills
  • Strategic, methodical and highly rigorous professional approach.   Comfortable analyzing disparate and even contradictory information. Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Skilled at thinking independently whilst carefully considering and engaging colleagues’ points of view.
  • Masters or advanced degree preferred in a related field.
  • Proficiency in reading and writing. French is a plus.
Application Procedure: 
Qualified applicants should send their current detailed CV to
Applications should be received by 27th September 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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