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Operations Director

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Remuneration: Competitive package will be offered

Closing date: 30 September 2012
Starting date: January 2013
Reference: ADESO-OP

About Adeso

African Development Solutions (Adeso), formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 

Adeso works to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. 

Currently, Adeso has programmes in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

Mission Talent, on behalf of Adeso, is now searching for their new Operations Director to join their dynamic and growing team.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and as a member of the SMT, the Operations Director (OD) will:
  • Oversee the heads of all operational departments;
  • Ensure effective Human Resource Management, efficient procurement and logistical services;
  • Ensure appropriate ICT and common support services;
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the organization/program/project operations;
  • Ensure consistent and high quality service delivery and constant evaluation and readjustment of the policies and procedures;
  • Lead and guide the Regional Operations Teams (HR, ICT, Logistics and Security);
  • Build capacity and conduct mandatory trainings for the Regional Operations team.
A comprehensive job description is accessible on

About the Candidate
  • Postgraduate degree and at least 7 years senior management experience (in operations/administration) in either commercial or non-profit organizations;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of at least 3 of the following areas: Donor Rules and Regulations; Project Management; Logistics and Procurement; ICT; Human Resources;
  • Skills in organizational development and human resource management;
  • Demonstrable success in developing and monitoring organizational policies and procedures;
  • Ability to manage both operational and programmatic work;
  • Prior experience with managing donor contracts (e.g. USAID/EC/DFID);
  • Fluency in Swahili and/or Somali language.
Chief Finance Officer

Reporting to: Executive Director
Working with: Regional Finance Manager, Operations Director, Regional Programs

Director and Executive Director
Program/ Duty station: Nairobi

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Starting date: Immediate

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

Salary Range & Range: USD 74,400-109,000 per annum plus other competitive benefits
Starting Salary: USD 74,400-82,032 per annum plus other competitive benefits

Position Summary

The Chief Finance Officer is the senior most finance staff member of Adeso reporting to the Executive Director. 

The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the overall financial functions of Adeso by ensuring financial policies and procedures are in accordance with organisational policies.

Application Process

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 24th September 2012. 

One may also refer to to our website for more information.
Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer

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