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Executive Director

Nairobi Peace Initiative–Africa (NPI-Africa) is a pan African Resource Organization committed to the promotion of peaceful transformation of conflicts in Africa. 

Its work involves mediation and dialogue facilitation, training and capacity building, healing and reconciliation initiatives. 

Founded in 1984, NPI-Africa also undertakes research and documentation, policy influencing in areas of conflict transformation, and promotes reflection and learning in peace building practice.

We are looking for a strategic thinker with strong leadership and management competencies and a focus for results to fill the position of Executive Director. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be a key driver of the organization’s overall strategic objectives and your core responsibilities will be to:
  • Provide strategic leadership in developing and implementing NPI-Africa long range strategy and ensure it is achieved;
  • Provide technical input to policy formulation and implementation, and ensure NPI-Africa has the necessary accountability mechanisms;
  • Take a leading role in the development of resourcing strategies that respond to programme and organisation objectives and ensure sustained funding for NPI-Africa;
  • Have oversight of programme development, ensuring NPI-Africa’s activities are in line with its strategic goals, are cutting-edge and adhere to/promote best practice in the field of conflict transformation and peace building.;
  • Have oversight of the budget making process, ensure spending is as per approved budgets; institute policies to minimise exposure to risks, adherence to donor reporting requirements; and ensure regular reporting to the board;
  • Represent NPI-Africa to various authorities, national and international organisations; enhance key networking and partnerships, form alliances with an aim of raising the profile of NPI-Africa ;
  • Provide effective leadership in managing staff, promoting a high performance culture and capacity building to ensure NPI –Africa has a strong talent pool to meet its programme and operational objectives.
  • We wish to discuss this position with highly skilled and motivated professionals who hold a Masters degree in Social Sciences or related discipline; have at least 7 years proven experience in leadership positions in a non-governmental organisation, and in addition possess:
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Experience in change management
  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of NPI-Africa
  • Sound knowledge in results based management;
  • Experience in conceptualising, implementing and evaluating programmes. Candidates with peace building background are an added advantage.
  • Strong research and advocacy skills;
  • Strong leadership, management and relationship building skills; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, reporting and presentation skills.

Your application should include an up-to-date CV highlighting relevant skills and experience, names and contacts of three professional referees, daytime telephone contact and email address by close of business Friday, 12th July 2013.

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