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Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes Job in Nairobi - FIDA Kenya

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:

Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes 

(to be based in Nairobi Office)

  • Under the guidance of Executive Director, manage and ensure the formulation and successful implementation of FIDA Kenya programmes.
  • Provide leadership, motivation, mentorship and productivity within the programs.
  • Contribute to the development of programs and appropriate work plans and activities to be implemented.
  • Providing technical support to programs and project officers in managing grants portfolio, analysis and information.
  • Assist in developing and periodically reviewing resource mobilization strategies.
  • Assist in developing and periodically reviewing resource mobilization strategies.
  • Review and submitted funding concepts and proposals from the Finance department in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Ensure the development of quality proposals and submission of donor reports.
  • Representing FIDA Kenya in external donors’ forums and partner activities.
  • Coordinate the running of the three offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
  • Assist the Executive Director to build and sustain effective partnerships with government, like minded organizations and other civil societies.
  • Assist the Executive Director in enhancing FIDA Kenya’s visibility.
Minimum qualifications and attributes
The ideal candidate should at least possess the following qualifications and attributes:
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 7 years experience, 3 of which should be in senior management. A Masters qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation and financial management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in Human Rights, Gender & Women’s Rights Issues.
  • Experience in litigation.
  • Proven management capabilities with experience in a busy office.
  • Results oriented, creative and innovative.
  • Ability to manage professional staff with diverse skills.
  • Must be a good team player, self-motivated & self-driven.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications indicating their current and expected salary, at least three professional referees and their daytime contact along with detailed Curriculum Vitae to the undersigned to be received latest by 5.00 p.m. on 30th November 2012. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Executive Director
FIDA Kenya
Amboseli Road, off Gitanga Road, Lavington.
P.O. Box 46324-00100, 

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