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.


Your responsibilities will include:


Organizational Leadership - Oversee all functions and create synergies that drive the
organization forward (40%)



  • 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.
  • 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
    skills ideal.
  • 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.


    Other information


    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 candidate
    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


  • If you are interested in the role, please get in touch with
    [email protected] to discuss
    candidature.
  • 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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