World Vision Secure the Future Director Job in Kenya

Secure the Future Director- East Africa Region Office

Closing date:  16 Nov 2012

World Vision

Use your experience in humanitarian development work, funding acquisitions and grant management to be part of a leading organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty.

World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.

The Secure the Future Director will lead the East Africa Secure the Future (STF) work at the regional level; positioning STF internally and externally; consolidating and improving the STF framework and road map; ensuring connection, understanding and engagement around STF with regional donors, as well as senior levels within all key Support Offices. 

You will lead the relationships with National Offices in terms of STF implementation, provide support, coordinate and share emerging best practices.

We are looking for a visionary leader who can combine strong business disciplines with inspirational leadership skills in line with our values and ethos. 

You will have a passionate desire to help others, especially children.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead Secure the Future work at the regional level and be the key contact on STF matters.
  • Develop monthly updates with National Offices (NOs), and monthly update calls with Support Offices (SOs) to monitor and ensure progress.
  • Provide NOs with promising practices and experience of other NOs in the development of STF
  • Work with the Regional Leader, Senior Director of Operations to arrange meeting with the stakeholders of STF at a regional level, including NGOs (Oxfam, Save, others) and UN (WFP, FAO etc) to build and maintain momentum on the STF agenda.
  • Maintain the STF resilience framework, and update as necessary based on evolving thinking and learning. Ensure the framework is disseminated and understood by all key stakeholders.
Required Skills Include:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development or any related field. Master’s Degree in Development, Social Science, Management or other field applicable to developing country context preferred
  • Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian sector
  • Proven experience in development work with a thorough understanding of sustainable development and sectoral interventions
  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred
  • Ability to travel within country, regional and internationally

Will you use your experience in development work and funding acquisitions to further “life in all its fullness” for children?

How to apply:

For specific details regarding the position, please refer to the full description and apply online by the closing date. 

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: 
World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

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