Country Director Job In Nairobi

Our client is a charity organization working in Africa with the goal of bringing education, healthcare, justice and reintegration to prison inmates. They seek to hire a country director who will be tasked with helping to build on the foundations and lead in working interdependently with the rest of the community in establishing a posture of hospitality and excellence internally and externally.

Title: Country Director – Kenya

Location: Kenya (with regular overseas travel)

Salary: Competitive


  • Maintain regular communication and collaboration with the London office and other offices as appropriate.
  • Participate in the national legal fraternity when required, including participation on task forces, training courses and at conferences.
  • Ensuring correct data collection processes are followed, timely completion of the balanced scorecard, trends in data and organisational performance are analysed and acted upon.
  • Contribution to our Education Steering Group and a future Services Steering Group.
  • Ensure a well-balanced, well documented and cost effective programme of legal training to equip our change makers to provide quality legal services.
  • Manage and encourage co-operative relationships established with various legal institutions and ensure that these joint initiatives conform to programme objectives.
  • Ensure that the control of expenditure and the disbursement of resources is in accordance with established procedures and maintain the financial and legal integrity of the organisation.
  • Maintain effective and appropriate staff/intern/volunteer recruitment, induction, appraisal, retention, remuneration (where appropriate) and development practice at all levels to ensure we have the right people and they are well cared for.
  • Establish, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the Government, at all levels.
  • Ensure the fundraising team is kept informed of all programmatic developments.
  • Establish and develop working relationships with key donors and actively develop local funding sources appropriate to the resource needs.
  • Encourage the development of appropriate research with a view to improving the quality of legal education and services.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate contingency plans for all kinds of emergencies. Such plans to be presented for approval of the Line Manager for inclusion in Risk Management Policy and reports.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work/ community development or related
  • A master’s degree.
  • Senior business leadership training will be an added advantage.
  • Board sitting experience is an added advantage.
  • Training in Non-profit leadership and experience in leading diverse teams that include national and international staff.
  • Experience with integrated community development programming, with a diverse knowledge of technical program areas
  • Professional banking qualifications: ACIB, CPA (K), ACCA or any other chartered institute an added advantage.
  • At least ten 10 years’ experience progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in aid development and justice for the poor.
  • Strong ability to engage externally with donors, partners, and other stakeholders. Evidence of building coalitions and engaging externally to influence policy and strategic directions.
  • Fluency in English; strong written and spoken English language skills and ability to communicate the Mission and Vision of the organization well.
  • Previous experience in Africa and understanding of the context and cultures of the continent.
  • The position is based in Kenya with regular travel to overseas

How to Apply

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