Child Rights and Humanitarian Organisation Director of Operations Job in Kenya

Position: Director of Operations

Job Ref: PIKL-13018

Location: Country National Office, Kenya

Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: circa $65,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: Friday 2nd September 2016

Travel: Approximately 30% to Program Units and Project Offices and other travel when required.


Background: The employer is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. 
We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. 
We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. 
We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Context: The Organisation is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. 

As The Organisation embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles within the organisation.
The Role: The Director of Operations will lead, manage, and develop a team of functional experts, including Finance, Grants, Administration, Procurement & Logistics, ICT, and Security. 
The position ensures that team members have the right skills in all aspects of operations and that senior staff are continuously mentored to provide transparent and accountable services in line with the organizations policies and laws of Kenya.

The Director will also ensure that all projects and programs receive the quality and quantity of services required in a timely manner and sees that rigorous systems and controls are in place and operating at an optimal level. This position minimizes financial risk when possible.

The role, may at times act as one of the deputies to the Country Director (CD) on a variety of Program Support functions and assists in the overall management of the Country Office as a member of the Country Management Team (CMT).

Do you have what it takes?
To be successful in this role you will need knowledge of key donor reporting requirements for large grants and contracts, and excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience in finance management, planning, and analysis, management of supply chain, fleet management, and overall logistics including IT.

The ideal candidate will also have good knowledge of security management; excellent skills in risk management and demonstrated ability of managing audits; and experience of leading successful teams and demonstrating understanding of human dynamics associated with change.

Knowledge of Kenya and/or an understanding of factors affecting child-poverty as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development will be an advantage.

Degree in either an Accounting or Finance, Business Administration or related field is preferred and membership in an internationally recognized professional accounting body such CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA is advantageous

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should send their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary and their daytime contact, to (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR & THE JOB REF)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Note: We do not charge any fees for receiving and reviewing applications or for interviews

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