Executive Director Job in Kenya

Executive Director
Post-holder reports to: Foundation Board through the Chairperson
Staff reporting to this post: Communications assistant, Interns, consultants and volunteers
Relationships significant for this post: Members, volunteers, sponsors, County and Central Government officers, leaders and staff of businesses, NGOs and embassies in the particular community.
  • Drive membership and sponsorship development
  • Lead and work with significant financial and representational responsibility
  • Coordination of Foundation projects, relationships and financial resources without variances against the work-plan and budget approved by the Board
  • Line-manage the Foundation staff
  • Act as Secretary to the Board, prepare with the Chairperson, agenda, minutes and working documents for the Board.
Core Functions
  • Map potential sponsors and members and lead drives for an expanded membership and sponsorship development
  • Expand and coordinate key relationships especially members, sponsors, donors and friends of the Foundation
  • Represent the Foundation to leaders in business, government and civic associations
  • Drive Foundation visibility and responsiveness within the community and nationally
  • Coordinate staff and volunteers to deliver the work-plan of activities approved by the Board
  • Procure services and make payments consistent with the budget approved by the Board
  • Line-manage the communications assistant to coordinate the website, social media and Foundation newsletter
  • Monitor the progress and implementation of the work plan by producing monthly financial and narrative reports to the Board and Foundation donors
  • Prepare with the Chairperson, agenda, minutes and working documents for Board meetings in accordance with the schedule of meetings.
Skills and Competencies
Essential competencies for this role include
  • Commitment to the values, aims and objectives of the Foundation
  • Relevant education at Bachelors level, preferably in a development-related field;
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in management, representation and networking;
  • Good communication skills and fluent command of English and Kiswahili both in writing and speaking;
  • Demonstrable ability to think and work strategically, innovatively and practically to improve programme quality;
  • Demonstrated use of computer programmes (MS Office);
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible and sensitive in demanding situations and working across diverse social groups and classes;
  • Organizational and administrative experience and qualities;
  • Work well in a team and have outstanding social and intercultural skills.
  • Desirable competencies for this role include:
  • Direct experience working with foundations, good insight into their management systems, and are knowledgeable about the contribution they can make in development and strengthening civil society;
  • Knowledge of County Government, community organizations and capacity-building;
  • Experience in raising funds from international donor agencies and the private sector;
  • Experience of community organizing in a similar urban community or neighborhood.
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: jobs@hcsafrica.com with Executive Director on the Subject line.

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