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Regional Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Regional Director – Horn and East Africa
Competitive salary and benefits package
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing date: 22 February 2013

Interview dates:w/c 4th March 2013

A once-in-a-career chance to make your mark
VSO is a development organisation that’s been working through volunteers to fight poverty for more than fifty years and we are the leading organisation in the field. 

We work in 34 countries and we’re constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference.
Right now, we have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Regional Director to lead the Horn and East Africa regional programmes through an exciting period of change when we are implementing our new global strategy. 

It gives you an opportunity to shape the way that VSO works in the region for years to come.

This is a significant strategic management role with ultimate responsibility for the quality and success of programmes in the six countries that make up our Horn and Eastern Africa Region.
The Role
Working together with a highly-motivated team of Country Directors and their teams, you’ll lead the team and their performance to deliver their new strategies to achieve lasting, meaningful improvements in the lives of the region’s poorest people. 

Working through others, you will ensure that VSO has a high impact in the region by maximising funding opportunities and ensuring that our development programmes are robust and innovative and link to our organisational strategy “People First”. 

You’ll also ensure that the potential of the region to contribute to impact is harnessed.

  • You will have successfully managed development or humanitarian programmes at this level before  and possess excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship-building skills. 
  • You will have solid expertise in fundraising, donor compliance and will have worked with a diverse donor base. 
  • You will have experience of developing quality regional programmes and using advocacy initiatives to make impact. 
  • Your leadership ability will mean that programmes across the region will be planned, resourced and implemented effectively and your financial strengths and experience of securing significant external funding and grants will also be key to your success.
In return, as well as a competitive salary, the package includes comprehensive health and pension benefits. 

You will be well supported with any relocation needs including accommodation, children’s education and costs if you are recruited from another country.

Ready to Apply
To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter to HR at
Please quote the job title on the subject line. 

The cover letter should detail the reasons you believe you are most suitable for the role and outline your current salary, benefits package and your salary expectations. 

Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer).
VSO is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce.
We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

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