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Country Director Job in Machakos, Kenya

Vacancy: Country Director

Job Summary

Build Africa is an award winning International NGO with headquarters in the UK that aims to improve the quality of education and livelihoods by developing the capacity of rural  communities.

Build Africa has been working in Kenya since 1997 and is currently active in Machakos, Homabay, Mwala and Naivasha districts.

The Country Director is charged with overall responsibility for overseeing all Build Africa Kenya’s activities.

He/she is accountable for the quality of Build Africa Kenya’s programme through providing leadership, direction, support and oversight.

The Country Director must have a high commitment to the organization’s mandate and goals.

Location: Machakos, with significant travel around the country, Uganda and UK.

Find Build Africa on  for details of strategy and ongoing programmes.

Key Responsibilities
  • As a member of the International Senior Management Team contribute to the overall direction of Build Africa, globally.
  • Formulate and implement Build Africa Kenya’s strategic plan in line with the organization’s over-arching principles.
  • Develop annual plans and budgets to ensure achievement of objectives and targets.
  • Regularly monitor and analyze operations and make any necessary adjustments to ensure performance is in accordance with plan.
  • Working with the Chair of Build Africa Kenya, ensure that the Board regularly reviews the strategic plan and monitors annual targets.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting on progress and on all matters relevant to the discharge of Board responsibilities.
  • Monitor and advise on the composition of the board, its committees and the process of self-assessment and development.
  • Ensure that Build Africa Kenya has adequate resources to fulfill its objectives.
  • Responsible to Build Africa-UK and to the Kenyan Board for the overall financial health of Build Africa Kenya.
  • Ensure the most effective staffing structure through establishing and maintain a human resources management system which ensures leadership and maximizes the potential of staff.
  • Ensure Build Africa Kenya discharges its constitutional, legal and contractual obligations.
  • Manage the performance and development of the senior management team.
  • Maintain effective networks and seek funding opportunities to expand and promote the role of Build Africa Kenya.

  • A Bachelor Degree in a relevant field from a recognized university; a post graduate management or business qualification will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in managing a large team of staff and a large budget.
  • Track record of developing, delivering and reviewing livelihood and/or education projects that creates measurable, cost-effective impact.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning
  • Strong ability and experience in fundraising.
  • Strong ability in organisational development, developing human resources and financial management
  • A track record of publishing high caliber and influential reports that provide for thought leadership on critical and strategic issues.
  • A presence, strong personality, and a results-orientated hands-on approach to work.
  • Impeccable communication skills especially writing and presentation in English 

How to apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 23rd September 2013.

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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