FIDA Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes Job in Kenya

FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non -partisan Organization committed to a society that respects and upholds women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, mediation services, women’s rights monitoring, advocacy, education and awareness creation.

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

Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes

Job Ref: FIDA/DED/05/2018

1 Position

Reports to the Executive Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Assist in developing and periodically reviewing resource mobilization strategies.
  • Review and submitted funding concepts and proposals from the Finance department 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 government, like minded organizations and other civil societies.
  • Assist the Executive Director in enhancing FIDA Kenya’s visibility.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate and over 7 years’ post admission experience, 3 of which should be in senior management. A Masters qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with an updated Curriculum Vitae, including three referees one of whom must be a former Supervisor, also stating expected salary, and daytime contact to addressed to the undersigned to be received by 5.00 pm on 25th May 2018.

The Executive Director
FIDA Kenya
Amboseli road, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 46324-00100

Note: Only email applications will be considered.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Legal and Corporate Affairs, NGO and UN
Updated: May 10, 2018 — 10:35 pm