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Executive Director Job in Kenya

Gender Violence Recovery Center (GVRC) is a registered non profit-making, non- partisan charitable trust of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital; that offers free medical and psychosocial treatment to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

It also plays a leading role in GBV prevention and management in the country. 

The organization urgently seeks to recruit an Executive Director.

With direct reporting to the Board of Trustees, this position will provide strategic leadership for, and management of, programmes of GVRC alongside the management of its profile and public image.

The key responsibilities of this role include:
  • Provision of strategic leadership and thinking and ensure long-range strategy implementation to consistently achieve GVRC vision, mission, and objectives
  • Fundraising to ensure availability of funds for the organization to execute its mandate
  • Network, build and manage strong relationships with key stakeholders (government, partners, donors, private sector, etc.)
  • Leadership in developing organizational and financial plans with the board of trustees and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board. This includes formulation and implementation of GVRC program activities, work plans, strategic plan and advocacy strategy to enhance impact.
  • Oversight of accounting functions including audits, budgeting, financial analysis, payroll, capital assets and property management; as well as responsibility for grants and contracts management including negotiations for agreements in terms with the needs of GVRC.
  • Ensure an effective staff management process for the organization is in place and is operational; recruitment, induction/orientation, training, performance management, discipline and growth and development
Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters degree in social sciences or related field
  • At least 3 years demonstrated experience on management of a nonprofit organization, at a senior level
  • Program development/people and budget management experience
  • Working knowledge of significant development and trends on Gender, Gender Based violence, HIV/AIDS and human rights
  • Excellent leadership, managerial and organizational skills. S/he should be a strategic thinker.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences including the board of trustees, staff, donors, like minded organizations, partners and general public.
  • Strong networking and public speaking skills,  with relationship-building ability
  • Resource mobilization ability
Interested applicants are invited to send their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to the 

General Manager Human Resource 
P.O Box 10552-00100 

clearly marking it ED- GVRC. 

Applications can also be emailed to

The same should be received by Friday 19th July 2013.

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