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Country Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation with headquarters in Hannover, offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels. 

DSWs main goal is to help people free themselves from poverty. 

For this purpose we support integrated programs in sexual reproductive health and rights focusing on youth empowerment, advocacy, and capacity building of local partners.

DSW seeks to recruit with immediate effect an experienced and committed 
COUNTRY DIRECTOR leading the organizational growth of our Kenya Office operations based in Nairobi.

Key duties and responsibilities for the position include:

Strategic management and representation :
  • Ensure that DSW Kenya operates within the national legal framework;
  • Represent DSWs interests at senior Government level and with major donors
  • Develop relations with national stakeholders and other partners who have a strategic fit with DSW
Organisational Development and Effectiveness
  • Responsible for all staff and operations in Kenya
  • Ensure effective communication within the country office, with other DSW offices and stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance of expenditure against agreed budgets
  • Support capacity building of local partner organizations
Impact and sustainability of programmes and advocacy
  • Ensure all program activities are in line with signed agreements, work plans and budgets
  • Work with partners to ensure effective implementation of plans and budgets
  • Develop a sustainable funding strategy for programs in conjunction with international DSW staff.
  • Ensure high quality narrative and financial reporting to donors and DSW Head Office
  • Advanced degree in Development, International Relations, Management or other relevant area
  • Minimum three years of progressive work experience as organizational head
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, inspire and motivate staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Affinity for financial management
  • Excellent oral and written English and Kiswahili language skills
  • Problem solving with the ability to multi-task
  • Experience in reproductive health is an added advantage
If you are interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter) with the reference “(Country Director)” to:   latest by 14th November 2012. 

Expected start date is 1st January 2013.

For more information see

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

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