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Deputy Executive Director Job Vacancy

The Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) is an independent, non-profit making organisation with a mandate to provide cutting edge research on governance and public ethics issues and, monitor governance fundamentals in both the government and the private sector. 

AfriCOG’s governance and anti-corruption reform initiatives are aimed at addressing the structural causes of Kenya’s governance crisis by a knowledgeable citizenry. 

AfriCOG is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position ofDeputy Executive Director to coordinate and support Programs, Finance and Administration functions.
The role
Reporting to the Executive Director, the jobholder will play a key role in the development and implementation of the AfriCOG’s strategic plans and policies. 

S/he will provide leadership and direction to the programmes, finance and administration staff. 

The job holder will provide guidance on research, fundraising, donor management, business development, and partnership activities. 

The individual will also be responsible for developing and applying learning, monitoring and evaluation criteria to better measure the effectiveness and outcomes of AfriCOG’s projects.
The person
This position requires a Master’s degree in social sciences, law, economics or equivalent with at least eight (8) years experience in a similar position in an NGO set up with exposure to the civil society sector.
In addition, the individual must demonstrate a genuine interest in the civil society sector with experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking. 

Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment and experience in research, proposal development, resource mobilization and programme management is critical for this role.
The offer
If your career aspiration match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of the email or cover letter on or before Friday 15th March 2013. 

A detailed job profile can be accessed or
Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be emailed to 

Applicants will also be required to provide the following:
1) A reference letter from their immediate past employer.
2) A character reference from an individual who has known the applicant for at least 3 years.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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