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Executive Director Job Vacancy

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following vacant position:-
Executive Director  

(to be based in Nairobi Office)

  • Provide leadership and assume responsibility of guiding the vision of FIDA Kenya.
  • Ensure the formulation and successful implementation of FIDA Kenya programmes.
  • Manage the programmes of FIDA Kenya.
  • Ensure formulation and successful implementation of the FIDA Kenya strategic plan and advocacy strategy.
  • Fundraising for the organization
  • Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Enhance the impact of FIDA Kenya’s programmes and activities.
  • Build and sustain effective partnerships with government, like-minded organizations and other civil societies.
  • Coordinate the running of the three offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
  • Develop programmes and appropriate work plans and activities.
  • Provide effective and efficient management of FIDA Kenya’s human, financial and information management resources.
  • Create an enabling environment by focusing on knowledge sharing, capacity building and team building in the workplace.
  • Raise the international reputation and profile of FIDA Kenya.
Minimum Qualifications and attributes
The ideal candidate should meet the following minimum qualifications and attributes:-
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 10 years’ post admission experience.
  • Have a Masters in Law or Masters in Gender and Development Studies or any other related field
  • Possess working experience of 7 years (minimum), 5 of which must be with a NGO in management level
  • A self motivated, creative, strategic thinker with substantive senior level experience in working on women’s human rights issues.
  • Possess excellent leadership, managerial and organizational skills, including the demonstrated ability to lead programmes.
  • Proven management capabilities with experience in an NGO set up.
  • Demonstrate financial management skills and leadership qualities.
  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficient in computers and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge and experience in human rights, gender and women’s rights issues.
  • Experience in litigation.
  • Experience in research will be an added advantage
  • Must be a team player, highly self motivated and self driven.
Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with detailed Curriculum Vitae, including 3 professional referees, one of whom must be a previous employer. 

Also indicate expected salary and daytime contact, to be addressed to the undersigned and received by 5.00 p.m. on 22nd February 2013.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.
The Chairperson
Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya
Amboseli Road, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 46324-00100

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