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SOS Children’s Villages National Director Job in Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is a child focussed organization and an affiliate of the SOS Children’s Villages International. It is non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational, and non-racial.

Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

To realise this mission SOS CV Kenya is recruiting a National Director to lead the organisation.

Job Ref: SOS/ND/10/29

Purpose of the Position: Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the National Director will provide strategic direction and leadership to the organization; be responsible for expanding the Associations’ impact, effectiveness and capacity; and for embedding appropriate infrastructure to realise the organisation’s long-term self—sustainability.

The incumbent will cultivate good working relationships with partners, donors, Government, stakeholders and beneficiaries.

Key Functions
  • Create and sustain and environment in which there is effective and impactful delivery of programmes and services to children, youth, families and communities within the framework of the organization’s Vision, Mission & Values.
  • Lead implementation of the strategic plan to ensure sustainable programmes that are operationally effective and guarantee quality child-care according to defined standards.
  • Create and embed the necessary infrastructure to realise long-term self-sustainability through appropriate use of the Associations resources.
  • Personally drive and inculcate in the organisation unequivocal accountability and compliance to the organization policies, standards and procedures.
  • Develop projections and annual budgets for effective and sustainable management of the organization’s financial and other resources.
  • Lead the fundraising agenda; pursue partner, Government support, donor, private and individual sources to maximize the resource mobilisation potential in the country and beyond.
  • Create a high impact and high performance organisation driven by talented and competent staff who have the necessary competencies to fulfill its long-term goals and objectives.
  • Lead and supervise the national and location management team.
  • Represent the organization both nationally and internationally.

    Key Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher learning. A Master's degree is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 12 years working experience with at least 5 years' experience gained in developmental work at senior management / leadership level with responsibility for developing, nurturing and implementing development programmes.
  • Senior management experience in a corporate environment is an added advantage.
  • A good understanding of child rights and child development issues.
  • A Strategic thinker with good commercial acumen.
    ▪ Experience in fundraising through long-term partnerships with stakeholders who include partners, Government, donors, private sector and individuals.
    ▪ A strong influential and executive leadership style, an articulate and confident manager able to spur confidence in the organisation, build relationships, encourage partnering at all levels to produce high quality results.
  • A successful track record working with and building high-performance teams in a multicultural setting. Must have strong managerial experience and leadership abilities to handle significant number of staff and program participants.
  • Must have strong networks with Government, donors, private sector and other likeminded organizations in Kenya and beyond.
  • An enthusiastic, decisive, pragmatic and dynamic hands-on individual with a sense of urgency, attention to detail and unquestionable integrity.
  • Experience working with or interacting with a Board of Trustees on governance and management.

    How to Apply
    If you believe you are the right candidate for the position of SOS CV Kenya National Director, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae together with copies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees by courier or electronically W.


    Courier: Clau oce, CVI Representative, SOS Children Villages, ESAF Region International Branch Office in Nairobi, 69 Rhapta Road Westlands P.O. Box 511-00606, Nairobi, Kenya

    The email oecourier envelop should be clearly marked: "APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR SOS CV KENYA

    The successful will be offered a three-year contract, renewable on performance and a competitive remuneration package.

    All applications should be submitted not later than 22 February, 2017

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