Country Director

Country Director

Christian Aid

Nairobi, Kenya

About the role

  • To provide strategic leadership to Christian Aid’s work in and on Kenya, ensuring that the country programme contributes significantly to ending poverty and inequality in alignment with the main drivers of poverty, funding environment and the Christian Aid Global Strategy;
  • To provide staff with a work environment in which they are well-managed, empowered, and motivated to volunteer their best effort towards realising Christian Aid’s strategy, goals and objectives in Kenya;
  • To ensure financial resilience and continuity of the programme and manage Christian Aid’s resources in ways that are accountable and demonstrate value for money and to take responsibility within a corporate framework and devolved unit for agreed annual plans, budgets, and defined delegation of authority;
  • To be the senior representative of Christian Aid in-country and to develop and promote the country programme profile internally and externally among key stakeholder groups and networks;
  • To contribute to the strategic direction of Christian Aid’s work in Africa, including as a member of the Divisional Management Group. To act as an ex officio member of the Christian Aid Kenya board with responsibilities to the board as outlined in the Christian Aid Kenya constitution.

About you

You will have 8-10 years solid field-based experience including managing large and complex multi-partner development programmes and donor-funded projects at a senior level You will have a deep understanding of the drivers of poverty in country, and experience in leading the refreshing and implementation of a new programme strategy, including reviewing it from time to time. You will have a proven record in thinking strategically, developing a new programming approach and resourcing and business model. You will be adept at planning, building relationships, collaborating across different audiences, negotiating, and influencing. You are skilled and experienced in donor relationship management and funding, contract management and fundraising. You will have in-depth experience in managing people, including working through conflict and leading a growing team. You are strong in people management, performance management, and with coaching skills. You will be able to reflect on yourself and shift your own thoughts in the service of progressing a situation positively. You will be able to work with uncertainty, assessing a situation afresh at each step along the way.

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