Lutheran World Relief Country Director Job in Kenya

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is US non-governmental organization headquartered in  Baltimore, Maryland, that works with partners worldwide to reduce poverty and injustice by helping communities increase and expand the resources they need to live productive, healthy, and empowered lives. 
LWR has a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya and country offices in Uganda and Tanzania.
 
LWR seeks to recruit for the position of a Country Director (CD) for its Kenya Operations that consist of a portfolio of programs with partners in agriculture value chain development, natural resource management, health and livelihoods, and emergency response and recovery.
 
Purpose:
 
The CD is the leader-manager for the Kenya program. Her/his primary responsibility is to develop both short-term and long-term strategies for sustainable development, manage office staff to carry out these strategies, and coordinate with national and international governmental and non-governmental counterparts in a manner that comports with LWR’s vision, values, and strategy. 
S/he plays a key role, working with other LWR departments at the regional and headquarters levels to link programs and partners to donor, constituent, and advocacy targets.
 
Key skills, Qualifications and Experience
 
The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to LWR’s core values and an ability to model those values in relationship with local implementing partners, peer NGOs, and international donors. 
The candidate must have a master’s degree in a relevant field and at least 8 years of experience with progressive levels of responsibility in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of sustainable development and emergency response programs. Strong skills in value chain development for agricultural products are preferred. 
The candidate will demonstrate experience identifying relevant partners and developing their organizational capacities as needed. S/he will have strong skills to manage an office, oversee programmatic and financial program implementation, and supervise staff. 
The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills in English and Swahili and be available to travel up to 40% of the time.
 
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing how one’s experience best fits the position as well as one’s minimum salary requirements and a detailed curriculum vitae by July 2nd, 2012. 
E-mail applications should be sent to the info@lwrearo.org


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