Regional Services Manager, Nairobi - Kenya

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Deadline For Application: 25 SEPTEMBER 2006
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: Fixed Term. 2 Years with a probation period of 3 months
Availability: January 2007

The Regional Services Manager provides efficient and effective support to the VSFB projects in East-Africa in the areas of finance, human resources, operations, IT and administration and ensures effective policies, systems and procedures are in place in these areas and are in line with general VSFB policies, VSFB strategy and donor and legal requirements.

The Regional Services Manager reports to the Regional Director for East-Africa and manages and develops a team of about 12 staff.


  • Finance, Human resources, Logistics, Administration, IT: ensure these areas are giving effective support to the projects and develop, monitor and control implementation of effective policies, systems and procedures

  • Budgeting: ensure budget planning and monitoring is done timely and in line with VSFB and donor requirements; manage overhead budgets of the Regional Office in Nairobi and of field offices

  • Ensure country and field offices are set up and are run effectively

    Manage, develop and coach the services team

    Essential or Minimum Requirements

  • Education
  • University degree, preferably in Economics, Commerce, Law, Business Administration

  • Knowledge and experience
  • At least 4 years of experience in a management position, preferably in a senior position

  • At least 4 years of experience in Finance and/or HR and/or Operations and Logistics

  • Experience of managing and coaching a team

  • Experience of developing and implementing systems

  • Fluent in English


  • Excellent managerial skills

  • Excellent team builder

  • Good organizational and planning skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Good reporting skills

  • Ability to prepare and present issues at all levels

  • Strong numerical skills

  • Computer literacy (with strong excel skills)


  • Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF-B

  • Display intercultural sensitivity

  • Respect in dealing with others

  • Affinity for NGO work in general Result oriented
  • Willingness to travel to the field

    Desirable Requirements

  • French
  • Knowledge of Information technology

    How to Apply?

    Please send your application letter, CV and list of 3 references by e-mail (reference "RSM Nairobi") before 25/09/2006 to rsmrecruit [at]

    This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Applications from Kenyan nationals and qualified women candidates are encouraged.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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