Partner Africa Executive Director Jobs in Kenya

Partner Africa is a pioneer in the field of ethical, responsible business solutions for global supply chains.Headquartered in Nairobi with regional offices in Cape Town and Cairo, we work across 50 countries in Africa and the Near East to safeguard workers’ rights and improve working conditions in supply chains, while facilitating access to markets.

Through our Auditing and Consulting services, we deliver impactful and innovative social compliance solutions for a range of sectors across Africa, helping clients understand and manage complex supply chains and navigate global trade responsibly.

The Executive Director (ED) will lead and support a dedicated and committed team across Partner Africa’s offices in Kenya, South Africa, Egypt and the UK to implement the existing 4 year strategy and business plan, which will drive sustainability of the organisation through planned growth, whilst continuing Partner Africa’s social mission.

The Executive Director will take a hands-on approach, ensuring that high quality services are provided to all clients, and that innovative solutions are developed to safeguard workers rights and promote social sustainability on the continent on behalf of some of the world’s largest brands and retailers.

Partner Africa Executive Director Jobs in Kenya


  • Ensure that the business development and marketing strategy supports the delivery of PA’s overall strategy and business plans.
  • Build contacts and network with relevant groups and sectors within the ethical trade arena.
  • Develop a new Strategic Plan running from 2021 – 2025 with analysis of market demand, execution strategies, KPIs and financial projections.
  • Manage and support PA’s client services staff and team of associates, to ensure efficiencies, growth, representation of PA and overall alignment with PA’s business plan activities and strategic objectives.
  • Together with the Head of Consulting and regional teams, manage the development and delivery of all client services, ensuring innovative, impactful and quality services are provided with the
    agreed margins and budget (income & expenditure).
  • Form strategic partnerships to expand PA’s geographical reach and overall service offering to clients generating a positive impact for workers and communities and furthering the sustainability of the organisation.
  • Develop, implement and manage HoDs’ performance and operational activities to ensure they deliver on agreed business targets.
  • Leverage PA’s size and agile business model to build a positive company culture focusing on innovation, agility, responsiveness, personal client relationships, exceeding client expectations, and growth.


  • University degree from an accredited institution in Business or related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years leadership and management experience, including strategic planning, financial management and operations management preferably in one of the following sectors: agri-business, beverages, textiles, and extractive industries.
  • Exposure to, or an understanding of the business case for ethical trade, workers’ rights and related compliance issues.
  • Board-level experience, bringing an understanding of good governance and an ability to develop and manage senior relationships sensitively.
  • Understanding of change management.
  • Understanding of the African business context and political economy, with an existing network of contacts.
  • Proven track record in business growth and entrepreneurial success.
  • Successfully managing, coaching and professionally developing team members working within a complex, fast-paced professional environment.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Partner Africa Executive Director Jobs in Kenya

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