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Deputy Country Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

ACF International is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization. 

With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, ACF runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting five million people each year. 

ACF International has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992. 

At present, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities focused on Severe and moderate malnutrition, Medical programs, Water & Sanitation and Livelihoods programs via bases in Mogadishu (since 1995) and the Coordination office in Nairobi. 

We are currently looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position of Deputy Country Director to be based in Nairobi:
The Deputy Country Director will be responsible for the overall management of the implementation, design and reporting of Somalia Programs. S/he devises operational action plans for the bases built on mission strategy program and support objectives. 

S/he will work towards enhancing effectiveness of the field operations through regular monitoring & evaluation mechanisms. 

Along with the Country Director, s/he takes lead in external liaison and representation with stakeholders, while providing support to Base officers whenever external representation at Field Level is required. 

S/he will be required to analyse the political, economic, social, security and humanitarian context in areas of operation and will be required to participate in relevant forums both internal and external to keep the mission abreast of the evolution or developments in the context. 

In addition to this s/he will be the mission’s focal point in the absence of the Country Director
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified individual with significant experience in humanitarian and emergency/early recovery program operations management. 

S/he will have a Minimum 5 year’s humanitarian work in developing or emergency context with at least 3 years’ experience in a Senior Management/Coordination role with excellent management skills. 

S/he must have proven experience in analysing security context. 

S/he must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance. 

Able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently with an advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures. 

S/he must have proven experience in proposal writing and budget development and has excellent influencing and negotiation skills plus strong competencies in representation and providing training of trainers.

S/he must be computer literate with proficiency in using of Word, Excel and other data analysis tools. Fluency in English and Somali required.

How to apply
To apply send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to , not later than 25th July 2012.

Please mention clearly the Position you are applying for. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

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