AERC Director of Training Jobs in Kenya

AERC Director of Training Jobs in Kenya

Director of Training Role Profile

  • The Director of Training provides the overall intellectual leadership and guidance and strategic oversight for the Training Programme and ensures that the training programmes of the Consortium are of the highest quality and relevance to the economic and policy needs of Africa. In this respect, the Director must actively manage the capacity-building training programmes at the Masters’ and Doctoral levels in economics and applied and agricultural economics.

  • The Director also contributes to the development and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy with reference to the Consortium’s Training programmes and collaborates with the Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations Unit to ensure that donor monitoring and evaluation requirements are met. The Director is responsible for ensuring all other reporting requirements for the Research activities. S/he is a member of the Senior Management Team and supports the Executive Director in promoting teamwork and collaboration, performance standards, and a value for money culture across the Secretariat.

    Required Qualifications

  • Strategic thinking, leadership, and management skills

  • Good financial management skills

  • Good knowledge of information and communication technology and computerized management systems

  • Computer literacy, virtual learning, and virtual networking

  • Well-organized and able to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and negotiating skills including diplomacy

  • Excellent people management skills

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent report writing skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent judgment in analysing data and information

  • Excellent
    oral and written communication

  • Good leader and team player


  • The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Economics and a record of accomplishment in economic research reflected in published works as well as experience in graduate training in economics in Africa.

    Relevant Experience

  • At least 10 years relevant experience, including management, teaching and training experience at the university level.

  • Ability and willingness to travel widely in Africa

  • Ability to manage grants and fundraising

  • Ability to work in French would be an asset

  • Ability to provide cohesive leadership

  • Strong passion for training

    How to Apply

  • If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV and a supporting letter in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to

  • on or before 20 August 2020. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.**

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