CEO Job in Kenya

Salary Range: KSh 150,000 – KSh 200,000/month

Location: Lodwar

Reporting: Board Chairman, Frontiers Children Development Organization (FCDO) Board

Direct Reports: Sponsor Relations Coordinator, Grants Project Coordinator and Finance and Administration Manager

Job Purpose:

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Frontiers Children Development Organization (FCDO)  will oversee the implementation of program and sponsorship activities in the Program Area that covers communities in Turkana Central, Loima and Turkana South sub-counties of Turkana County, and the entire County. S/he will manage, supervise, and coordinate program activities, ensuring program quality standards are met; work plans and reporting timelines are adhered to. S/he will manage and supervise all the program staff that include Finance and Administration Officer, Sponsor Relations Coordinator, Program and Sponsorship Officers, Project Officers, Field Officers, amongst others, in carrying out their roles and functions in a quality, timely and accountable way and ensure adherence to FCDO’s Child Safeguarding policies and protocols.


  • Manage and coordinate all program and sponsorship activities implemented in the Program Area,
  • Coordinate the timely and quality design, development, and implementation of Annual
  • Operation Plan and Budget (AOPB) and other program strategic plans and frameworks,
  • Guide and supervise the timely implementation, monitoring, review and reporting of program activities and facilitate cross community sharing of experiences and lessons leant,
  • Prepare and/or consolidate weekly and monthly program progress reports,
  • Facilitate integration of program and sponsorship intervention/activities in all phases of the project cycle – design, development, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Engage and mobilize enrolled children and their families to fully participate in program and sponsorship activities, 
  • Lead and direct the development, planning, coordination and reporting of a fully integrated child-centred community development program, 
  • Enable affiliate Community Organizations to successfully achieve agreed program and
  • Sponsorship core outcomes,
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to the Letter of Agreement (LOA) signed with ChildFund and any other donor and partner requirements, including policies, procedures and regulations,
  • Ensure adherence to financial, sponsorship and program management standards and performance criteria,
  • Monitor and manage organizational risks and institute management mitigation measures, and ensure statutory, internal and external organizational and donor audits are conducted and audit actions implemented and reported,
  • Lead in building and management of partnerships with all relevant national and county
  • Governments’ departments, NGOs, CSOs, Community leaders and other stakeholders aimed at promoting and advocating for the wellbeing and safeguarding of children,
  • Promote open and effective communication at all levels between staff, other departments and ChildFund and other stakeholders
  • Represent and speak for the organization in forums related to development within the area of jurisdiction,
  • Provide leadership in the management and efficient utilization of organization resources included human resources, finances and assets,
  • Build capacity, coach, motivate and mentor staff, manage, supervise and regularly appraise their performance, and promote teamwork, and a conducive work environment,
  • Lead resource mobilization efforts through development and submission of award winning project proposals, partnership building, and efficient management of income generation activities and mobilization of community contribution and ensure annual target are achieved,
  • Provide quality and timely secretarial services to the FCDO Board and ensure proper minutes are taken, board documents are well filed and Board decisions are timely implemented,
  • Ensure all staff, partners and associates of FCDO fully comply and adhere to child safeguarding policy and code of ethics.
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the FCDO Board

Qualifications And Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or development studies; post graduate training will be an added advantage,
  • More than 5 years progressive work experience in community development with a focus on children and youth welfare and development in not-for-profit environment;
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in management position in a local NGO, 
  • Practical experience in implementation of project activities in both urban informal settlements and rural set-up,
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including good written and oral communication skills in English and fluency in Swahili; understanding of the local dialect will be an added advantage,
  • Computer proficiency in general office software applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook),
  • Familiarity with process-oriented operations and workflows, well as with policies and standards,
  • Team player and with demonstrated ability to supervise a team,
  • Excellent organization and prioritizing skills, ability to handle and perform in fast-paced, multi-task environment and  
  • Desire to learn process management tools, process management experience a plus.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application letter, curriculum vitae together with their professional documents and testimonials listing three (3) referees with their email and phone contacts and expected remuneration package, addressed to:

The Board Chairman,

Frontiers Children Development Organization (FCDO),

P. O. Box 374-30500,


Sent by Email:

OR by hand delivery to the FCDO office in Upper Narewa Estate, about 200 metres off Lodwar-Kitale Highway, not later than 3rd July 2024 at 5:00 PM.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.