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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Organization:Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA)
Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is a non-governmental organization established by the University of Manitoba, Canada, with its permanent office located in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The overarching mandate of PHDA is to promote health and economic development in Kenya and Africa, with the following primary objectives: to provide health services; to promote research into health issues which impact Africa; to promote development activities; to promote research into development issues which impact Africa; to provide educational opportunities to individuals in Africa; and to raise, mobilize and disburse funds and other resources in furtherance of its objectives.
Position Summary
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Board of Directors of the PHDA, and also has a direct reporting responsibility to the University of Manitoba Vice-President Research and International.

The daily affairs of the organization are managed by the Chief Executive Officer. 

The CEO shall work collaboratively with the Organization’s Chief Scientific Officer to accomplish the Organization’s goals of promoting health and economic development in Kenya and Africa. 

The CEO is responsible for all business affairs of PHDA, and ensures that the financial, human resources and business operations of PHDA are conducted in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the University of Manitoba, and other policies of funding agencies that may apply. 

Additional areas of responsibility include Board of Directors-related administrative support; program, product and service delivery; community and public relation activities; and fundraising activities. 

The position will be viewed as a full time position.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics, Business Management, Health, Public Policy, International Development, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with project development or project management, including designing, supporting and monitoring projects in a developing country.
  • Minimum of five years of experience engaging with government programs and/or policy in some professional capacity, preferably in issues surrounding health or education.
  • Accounting and financial management experience in a not-for-profit environment.
  • Strong computer experience, specifically for research, writing and scheduling activities.
  • Experience with public speaking, and in organizing and participating in public engagement activities.
  • Leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Leadership including mentorship and training, sensitivity to diversity, fostering of collaboration and partnerships.
  • Communications, including interpersonal communications, written communication, and formal and informal presentations.
  • Handling interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, and team building.
  • Critical and logical thinking, problem solving, and multi-tasking abilities.
Applying for the position
Please send a CV, covering letter and references to indicating that it is the CEO position that you are applying for. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2013.
Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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