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Chief Executive Officer Employment Opportunity

VIWANGO is a newly established and independent Kenyan Civil Society Organization self-regulatory initiative.

Its primary role is to promote the adoption of minimum standards of excellence by Civil Society Organizations in Kenya. 

VIWANGO is strongly committed to improving the performance of CSOs through the promotion and application of minimum standards and voluntary independent certification. 

VIWANGO was founded following over five years of intensive consultative work by leading Kenyan and International CSOs working. 

VIWANGO invites applications from qualified and experienced individuals to fit the position of Chief Executive Officer based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Reporting to the VIWANGO Board, the incumbent will provide overall visionary leadership to VIWANGO team and lead programme development and resource mobilisation efforts with impeccable standards of suitability, efficiency and effectiveness. 

The Chief Executive Officer is also responsible for leading financial planning and management including budgeting, grant and contract management, reporting and audits.

The incumbent must ensure appropriate VIWANGO certification mechanisms are in place and lead wide adoption of the standards and voluntary certification by CSOs in Kenya. 

They must develop and build solid working relationships with current and potential donors; government, public and private sector constituents as well as other relevant stakeholders. 

Overall, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the implementation of the VIWANGO strategic and business plans.
  • Minimum masters degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Business Management or related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in similar capacity in CSO sector, programme development, management and fundraising with national, regional and international development agencies.
  • Proven track record in resource mobilisation and financial management.
  • Strong networks with the government, private sector, donors and development community stakeholders in Kenya and globally.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and negotiation skills.
  • Integrity and solid judgement with critical and strategic thinking.
  • Display tact and diplomacy to the board and act as a team player and leader.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for credibility, integrity and professionalism in the CSO sector.
  • Eligibility to work in Kenya.
Contract Duration: 1 year renewable (subject to satisfactory performance and funding)
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV (not exceeding 3 pages), including contact details of three professional references, and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the position by November 30th, 2012 to ( with “Chief Executive Officer – VIWANGO” on the subject line or to P. O. Box 4932 – 00200 Nairobi Kenya (envelop marked ‘Job Application’).
Please Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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