FIDA Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:

Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes

(to be based in Nairobi Office)


  • Under the guidance of Executive Director, manage and ensure the formulation and successful implementation of FIDA Kenya programmes.
  • Provide leadership, motivation, mentorship and productivity within the programs.
  • Contribute to the development of programs and appropriate work plans and activities to be implemented.
  • Providing technical support to programs and project officers in managing grants portfolio, analysis and information.
  • Assist in developing and periodically reviewing resource mobilization strategies.
  • Review and submitted funding concepts and proposals in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Ensure the development of quality proposals and submission of donor reports.
  • Representing FIDA Kenya in external donors’ forums and partner activities.
  • Coordinate the running of the three offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
  • Assist the Executive Director to build and sustain effective partnerships with the government, like minded organizations and other civil society organisations.
  • Assist the Executive Director in enhancing FIDA Kenya’s visibility.

Minimum Qualifications and Attributes

The ideal candidate should at least possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 7 years’ experience, 3 of which should be in senior management. A Masters qualification will be an added advantage.
  • NGO experience in knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation and financial management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in Human Rights, Gender & Women’s Rights Issues.
  • Experience in litigation.
  • Proven management capabilities with experience in a busy office.
  • Results oriented, creative and innovative.
  • Ability to manage professional staff with diverse skills.
  • Must be a good team player, self-motivated & self-driven.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.

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Updated: May 11, 2017 — 1:25 am