Action Aid International Recruitment for Executive Director

Applications are opened for qualified graduates to apply for the office of an Executive Director.

Action Aid International invites applicants to apply for the post of an Executive Director in her organization.

Job Details

We seek to recruit an Executive Director who shall be responsible for overall leadership and management of ActionAid International Kenya’s operations in line with established policies, principles and operating practice of ActionAid and the political, social, cultural & economic environment.

Working alongside a committed Board, Team of Colleagues and partner organizations in the delivery of our mission and vision.

Role of the Executive Director
The Executive Director reports to the board and is a member of
the senior management Team of ActionAid Kenya shall be responsible for overall leadership and management of ActionAid Kenya’s operations in line with the established policies, principles and operating practice of ActionAid and the political,social, cultural and economic environment.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities;
 Organizational Development and Institutional capacity
 Overseeing the development, implementation of AAIK’s strategic plan, policies, procedures, philosophy and principles in line with AAI and AAIK priorities;
 Maintaining regular communication with the Board Chair, the Team Leader Africa Affiliates and across other regions as appropriate;
 Providing inputs to AAI and AAIK activities including participation in task forces, seminars, training and conferences;
 Advising the Board on matters related to the AAIK’s operations;
 Ensuring the availability of skilled and optimal number of employees for effective and efficient execution of the organization’s activities;
 Ensuring AAIK operates within the legal framework and agreements with the Kenyan Government.
 Overseeing performance management in the organisation; and
 Providing support to the AAIK staff for effective and efficient implementation of Country Strategy
 Programme Implementation
 Overseeing AAIK’s programme activities in accordance with sound management practice and ActionAid’s development policies and accountability systems;
 Ensuring all program activities are sensitive to and responsive to changes in the political, social, and economic environment;
Specific Duties and Responsibilities;
 Ensuring AAIK programmes are well balanced, well documented and implemented in an effective and efficient manner;
 Overseeing development of AAIK’s capacity to document, disseminate and learn from development work;
 Overseeing establishment and management of co-operative relationships with partners and other stakeholders;
 Overseeing development and maintenance of sound relations with policy, research and advocacy specialists at regional and international levels; and
 Overseeing program monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
 Financial Management & Control
 Ensuring the organization’s expenditure/disbursement of resources are in accordance with established policies and procedures;
 Overseeing the provision of timely and accurate financial reports as required by the government, AAI, donors and other stakeholders;
 Overseeing partnership and fundraising activities in AAIK.
 External Relations
 Overseeing establishment, development and maintenance of excellent working relationships with the Kenyan government
(national and county level officials), media, donors/sponsors
and other stakeholders.
 Overseeing organization image, branding and public relations and ensuring that published material accurately reflects the views, values and culture of the AAIK.
 Emergency Preparedness
 Overseeing development, and implementation of contingency plans for all kinds of emergencies; and
 Presentation of AAIK contingency plans to the Board Chair and the Team Leader Africa Affiliates for approval and inclusion in AAI emergency response mechanisms.
 Staff Management, Development and Performance Measurement:
 Ensuring efficient and effective management of staff within the Department taking into account staff skills and leave allowance;
 Undertake performance appraisal for staff in the Department and initiation of correction actions for identified gaps;
 Undertaking training of staff within the Department; and
 Development of organizational-wide performance measurement and impact assessment indicators.
 Participate in Board and committee meetings as the secretary to the Board and give necessary support and information.ActionAid Kenya.

Appointment of Executive Director Person specifications and How to Apply

Appointment to this position will be made from a person who:
 Holds an MBA or Masters Degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized
University OR
 A Bachelors degree and have at least 15 years working experience in social development work in an INGO or a large organization;
 Have satisfactorily served as Head of a Division in AAIK or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in similar organizations for a minimum period of five (5) years;
 Has in-depth understanding of programming issues and policy work at state, national and international levels;
 Has sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and
techniques including demonstrated expertise in development field.

 Have demonstrated high leadership and management capability;
 Have high degree of integrity and dependability;
 Have excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills;
 Proven ability in relationship building through negotiations and networking;
 Strong team player and an excellent decision-maker; and
 Proficiency in use of MS Suite
Submit your application on or before 3rd August 2018 through the following e-mail to:
[email protected]
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
ActionAid is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Safeguarding reference checks will be conducted on the successful candidate
NB: AAIK does not charge fees from applicants at any stage during the recruitment process.

How to Apply

Interested persons should CLICK HERE to apply.


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