FAWE Africa Executive Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a pan-African non-governmental organisation that is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with a network of 34 National Chapters spread all over Africa, to promote gender equity and equality in education in Africa by fostering positive policies and attitude towards girl’s education. 
FAWE is seeking to recruit a high calibre, and results-oriented individual with integrity to partner with a dynamic professional team in the following position.
Executive Director (ED)


The Role
Reporting to the Executive Committee, the Executive Director (ED) will head the Regional Secretariat and oversee the day-to-day management of the organisation.

Specifically, the Executive Director will:
  • Develop and implement programmatic and organisational strategies and goals in collaboration with the Executive Committee;
  • Provide leadership and direction to FAWE’s National Chapters, setting the priorities of the organisation and creating a conducive environment for attracting, retaining and motivating professional staff;
  • Advocate for the education of African girls and women in all appropriate circumstances;
  • Develop innovative and effective resource mobilisation strategies to facilitate programme implementation and ensure the sustainability and stability of FAWE.
The Person
The successful candidate will have a Postgraduate degree with a bias in Strategic Management, Development or Education. 
S/he will possess at least ten to fifteen years experience in a senior management position, preferably in a development role. 
S/he will be a visionary leader with a demonstrated track record in strategic management, programme development, resource mobilisation, project implementation and monitoring and evaluation. 
The ED will possess well developed networking and negotiation skills with the ability to develop strong collaborative partnerships and relationships with donors, high profile government officials and international partners. 
S/he will have a passion for girl-child education and will provide focussed leadership and resolve conflict situations. 
S/he will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills preferably in English and/or French. 
S/he will command presence, demonstrate sound decision-making and judgement capabilities, integrity, resilience and will be self-driven.

The Offer
This is an extremely challenging and exciting role for which FAWE will provide a competitive package for the right candidate. 
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please apply online through www.fawe.org/recruitment/index.php and upload your CV no later than Friday 14 February 2014.
A detailed job profile can be accessed on www.fawe.org

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