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Leadership District Manager Job in Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya

Employer:  Nuru International Kenya
Job Title: District Manager for the Leadership program
Category:  Full time, contract
Location:  Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya
Number of Positions Available: 1


Nuru Kenya is looking for a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of District Manager (DM) in the Leadership program.  

The position may be staffed internally from Nuru Kenya staff or externally, as determined by the Leadership Program Manager, and in coordination with the Chairman of Nuru Kenya.

Contract specifications will be in accordance with those established in the employment contract.  

This job description is a complement to the employment contract.  

Job performance will be evaluated based on the principles presented in this document.  

It is the employee’s duty to understand and perform these duties.

Manager: Leadership Program Manager, C.E.O Philip Mohochi

  • Successfully manage the Leadership program by making strategic decisions to help the program grow
  • Develop high level program strategy including, but not limited to: curriculum development, facilitation training for staff, leadership development, and staffing
  • Accomplish the goals of Nuru Kenya and the Leadership program in a sustainable and scalable way
  • Create and manage yearly roll out plans and oversee weekly planning for leadership staff
  • Coordinate with all other Nuru Kenya programs to create training schedules
  • Manage the Zonal Managers and oversee the success and management of their teams
  • Update the Leadership logic model to meet current needs and evaluate program activities in order to ensure Leadership’s interventions are meeting programmatic impact goals
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of scaling the program
  • Create and maintain the budget for Nuru Leadership
  • Represent Nuru Kenya/Leadership to the general public and government
  • Set and achieve short and long term goals related to the program
  • Mentor Leadership staff and facilitate professional development for the team, focusing on management capacity, facilitation skills, and curriculum development
If the District Manager is staffed by a current Nuru Kenya staff member, the candidate must:
  • Demonstrate an ability to achieve all of the above job functions during a trial period, after which an evaluation will be made to determine effectiveness
  • Submit to a trial period with no promise of continued employment in the DM capacity if unable to demonstrate the ability to achieve job responsibilities
Qualifications and competencies:
  • At least two years of experience working in a leadership position (eg: education, counseling)
  • Demonstrated experience writing and teaching curriculum for adult learners
  • Preferably a university degree from an accredited higher institution in education, international development, project management, or other related area
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to competently manage a staff of 30+
  • Skilled in budgeting and planning under tight deadlines 
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Speak fluent English (mandatory), Kiswahili (mandatory), and Kikurian (preferred)
  • Possess intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet, E-mail, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in both office and field setting
  • Demonstrated ability to form successful working relationships with subordinates and peers
  • Ability to use data from the Monitoring and Evaluation department to make appropriate programmatic decisions
  • Demonstrated responsibility in managing and tracking complex budget expenditures
  • Long-term commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural areas of Kenya
Applicants must currently live in Kura West District, or be willing to relocate for this position.  

Do not expect any of the following: relocation pay, monetary support for family relocation, housing or housing allowance, food allowance.

Interested applicants should submit their resume/ CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references by Friday February 8th, 2013 at 11:00 am. 

Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and turn it in at our offices / Human Resources Manager in Keborui or email it to . 

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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