Rafiki wa Maendeleo Managing Director Jobs in Siaya
Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust (RWMT) is a charitable organization that works to
empower communities to create positive change in a rural area of Siaya County in Western Kenya.
Nearly 60% of the population in this area live below the poverty line and only 18% of the population have finished high school. Rafiki lies in the center of Rarieda sub-County and serves over 30,000 people. In collaboration with board and management team, spearhead the organizational design, culture and structure in service of the goals and strategies and in line with our values.
Your responsibilities will include:
Organizational Leadership - Oversee all functions and create synergies that drive the
organization forward (40%)
Lead and develop the management team and enable them to drive the
organization's results through their teams.
Cultivate a positive work environment where staff are happy and enjoy coming to work each day.
Promote unity, drive and a strong performance culture across the organization.
An environment where people collaborate, take decisions keeping in mind the big picture and own their work. Lead the team to succeed!
Champion a solid talent management strategy, and learning and development
mindset and activities across the organization.
Liaise with Operations and Finance, ensuring they serve the organization’s
demands, promoting operational excellence and fiscal prudence.
Inspire and drive a strong q
Scope, identify and build new partnerships that align with the organization's
goals and needs across the private, philanthropic and public sector, first in
Kenya and later globally. Leverage board members in strategic ways.
Who we are looking for:
You have a vision for community development, based on a strong
understanding of rural issues and trends in the development space.
You have held various senior leadership roles in the non-profit and impact
space, with excellent understanding of realities, players, trends and standards.
You have at least 10-15 years of overall work experience, preferably some of
that in rural areas with disadvantaged communities.
Track record in fundraising and resource mobilization. Strong ability to engage
donors. An existing network of partners and donors is desired.
You have strong people and relationship building skills. You know how to enable collaboration. Others describe you as approachable, compassionate and
fair. You build deep, trusted and open relationships with team members,
colleagues and board members.
You have strong leadership and senior management skills with at least 5 years
of experience managing large teams and multiple departments.
You know how to build organizational culture and drive values and mind-sets in
the workforce with impressive past results in growing and shaping an organization.
You have designed and implemented institutional capacity development
programs with clear achievements.
You have good overall understanding of Financial Management in a medium
sized organization and are comfortable making the final call on budgets, spending, reports etc.
You are a critical thinker with strong decision making ability, especially in
challenging and complex situations
You are a stickler for quality and detail, whether in documents or service delivery.
You have excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills, both
in person and via video calls.
In difficult situations you stand strong,
remain calm and don't get pulled in
different directions by stakeholder interest.
Experience with income-generating
activities, value chains and social enterprise is preferred
Ability to relate to our international and
multi-cultural family of development
partners. An ear for languages and multilingual
You are excited about rural living yet
flexible and willing to travel and engage
with donors and partners as required.
You have the right fit with our culture if:
You are compassionate and deeply care about children, youth and rural development.
You value transparency and encourage accountability in all aspects of your life.
You pride yourself on being flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances.
You are humble and comfortable in varying social and professional settings,
alternating between interacting with rural community members, and high-level stakeholder meetings with institutional representatives.
You value being part of a team that aims to set new industry standards.
Why work with us?
While our work with communities is very challenging, it is also very rewarding -
you see lives changing before your eyes!
You will be part of growing our impact with some exciting networks and partnerships that we have built over the past 15 years.
We are on the journey to becoming a role model development organization and will in the process support many other CBOs and NGOs.
We are a committed team and we care about each other.
You will be living and working in a beautiful, rural, calm and clean environment,
with fresh air and close to Lake Victoria.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. The MD will be based in our main office in a rural village in Rarieda, Siaya County with occasional travel to Nairobi as required.
We are about 20 km from the nearest town
(Bondo) where some of our team members live.
Due to the nature of work additional hours may be required. At times, program activities extend into the weekend and may require your participation.
We are looking for candidates who are ready to commit for 5+ years. The candidateIf you are interested in the role, please get in touch with
will undergo a six-month probationary period and a one-year transition plan with the
current ED. We will agree on performance and learning objectives.
How to apply
[email protected] to discuss
To apply, fill in the application form under http://bit.ly/MDRafiki
Upload your CV in PDF format when filling the application form. Please ensure
it is tailored to this role and no more than 3 pages.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Selection process in collaboration with edge
For more information and job application details, see; Rafiki wa Maendeleo Managing Director Jobs in Siaya
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