Country Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya – VSO Jitolee

Country Director
Nairobi, Kenya
Pay Band 6
Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO: VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. 

Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Role Overview: To lead a large and complex country programme in Kenya that responds effectively to the unmet rights of poor people by drawing on the VSO’s unique competencies as a development agency

Skills, qualifications and experience required
  • Excellent communication and representational skills, with substantial experience of networking with a diverse range of stakeholders, including at senior levels. Strong political awareness and sensitivity.
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills and experience, as well as practical experience of gender-sensitive development programming at a project or community level, including through advocacy.
  • Excellent people management and coaching skills, with experience of developing and leading effective, multicultural teams.
  • Experience of working effectively as a team with regional colleagues.
  • IT literate (Microsoft and finance packages)
How toApply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please click HERE to download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. 

To submit your application, click HERE and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date: 29 Mar 2016

Interview / Assessment date(s): TBC

Start date: 2nd May 2016