NGO Executive Director Job in Nakuru, Kenya


Job Title: Executive Director

Reporting To: The Board

Location: Nakuru

The Executive Director will be responsible for the realization of Nakuru Region Inter-Diocesan Christian Community Service (NRIDCCS) Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives.

He/She will play a key role in resource mobilization, must have proposal writing skills and must have successfully written proposals that have been funded by donors.

He/she will supervise a wide range of programme and will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each programme. He/she will represent NRIDCCS to the government, donors, partners and related agencies

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Works closely with the organization’s Board to articulate its own role, accountabilities and that of its committees and also evaluate performance regularly.
  • He/she will be accountable to the Board for overall corporate performance including programme management, resource mobilization, financial management, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, overall organizational efficiency and institutional effectiveness.
  • He/she must have a strategic mindset as well as being able to lead and develop all the staff.
  • Ensures team understanding of NRIDCCS values, vision and mission
  • Community needs identification and liaison with relevant partners, the county government, national government and likeminded persons.
  • Inter-Diocesan Liaison and coordination through respective diocesan Board of Social Services
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the organization’s employees by supporting Human resource strategies, processes and systems.
  • Develop strategy for organization self-sustainability
  • Ensure staff ownership and responsibility for the projects.

Strategic Planning

  • Providing overall leadership to NRIDCCS and leading in strategic planning and implementation
  • Ensures NRIDCCS’s programmes are planned logically and that inputs, outputs, outcomes, desired impact and key performance indicators are defined in advance for every project that the organization undertakes.
  • Manage team activities to ensure programmes are implemented according to the organization’s standards and according to measurable objectives
  • Ensures that a mechanism exists in which key risks and assumptions can be analyzed properly in advance.
  • Represents the organization in the relevant forums and delegates as appropriate.

Resource Mobilization

  • Oversees budget control, accurate costing and managing programme expenditure against the agreed budget.
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, ensures the organization’s fund raising targets policies are clearly defined and met.
  • Oversee design and implementation of the Resource Mobilization strategy policy.
  • Provide technical support and advice on the resource Mobilization framework development.
  • Reviewing resource mobilization progress and providing guidance on the areas to improve on.

Liaison and PR

  • Development and implementation of communication and public relation strategies framework for the organization’s in line with the organization objectives.
  • Maintains regular contacts with the aid and development agencies and maintains awareness and understanding of current issues relating to development.
  • Oversees preparation of press and publicity materials, development and updating the website by ensuring compliance to international web standards and introducing new online platforms and technologies such as e-learning, online discussions forums, conference registration etc.
  • Ensures NRIDCCS’s achievements are communicated effectively to key external audiences.
  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with donors, community, Government of Kenya and partners in accordance with the established structures and agreed- upon communication channels.
  • Acts as the Secretary to the Board, and hence spokesperson for the organization.
  • Keeps the organization’s Board and donors informed on the progress of program implementation.

Strategic Oversight

  • Initiate, co-ordinate and participate in the organization and development of the organization’s strategic plans and objectives and facilitate the implementation and monitoring of the same in liaison with the Board.
  • Manages the day-to-day running of the organization’s programmes and ensures maintenance of strategic overview of the organization’s programmes and ensures maintenance of strategic overview of the organization’s programmes.
  • Provides direction to the organization’s staff on all aspects of design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Overseeing the management and delivery of organization-wide strategic themes, programs and project.
  • Approves all reports and documents before submission to donors or dissemination to stakeholders.
  • Ensures funders are regularly updated on progress and developments in programmes
  • Leading funders are regularly updated on progress and developments in programmes.
  • Leading line managers and senior managers and provide support, advice and resources to meet all project/program needs and developments

Financial Management

  • Participating in budgeting and financial management as required and ensuring the proper management of all delegated budgets.
  • Ensures all resources allocated to or mobilized by the organization are effectively and efficiently managed by maintaining financial control procedures, records and accountability standards

Qualifications and Experience

  • The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration, or any other relevant field (Masters is an added advantage).
  • The candidate should also possess at least 7 years’ working experience in development-related fields as programme manager or equivalent.
  • Minimum (5) years proven track record in leading and managing a development organization and / or development programme.
  • Possession of a valid driving license will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of MS office, financial management, E-mail and Internet.

Personal characteristics

The Executive Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Religion: He/she should be a Christian preferably and Anglican communicant
  • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that his/her own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to or before close of business 15th June, 2018.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and salary expectation on the subject line

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Nakuru, Kenya

Nakuru County

Business Administration, Community Development, NGO and UN
Updated: May 29, 2018 — 9:41 pm