Global Platform Deputy Manager Job in Kenya

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Global Platform Deputy Manager 

 Nanyuki, Kenya

Contract Duration:
 3 Years

The job holder will be responsible to ensure smooth running of operations at the Global Platform office in Nanyuki. 

The Job holder will oversee development sessions for the various training courses at the platform within the areas of voluntarism, democracy, human rights based approach and political systems. 

The person will facilitate and maintain relationships with partners and the Global Platform Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management
  • Supervision of staff in alignment with ActionAid International Kenya and ActionAid Denmark procedures.
  • Ensure and maintain regular contact with Global Platform Manager – Nairobi.
  • Develop annual and quarterly work plans, budgets for the GP in collaboration with GP Manage, Nairobi.
  • Provide guidance and support to development of project concepts.
  • Overall guidance and support to ensuring proper training quality and evaluation.
  • Ensure compliance with Action Aid standards on Human Resource, Security and make sure that the Global Platform standards on hygiene, sanitation and security meet external requirements. 
  • Oversee and contribute to maintaining of current communication channels. 
  • Coordination and management of activities in Mt. Kenya Youth Hub
  • Supervision of staff and volunteers in Mt. Kenya Youth Hub
Networking and Partnerships Development
  • Maintain the existing strategic partnerships and networks with (I) NGO and related institutions to promote GP socio-economic modalities.
  • Promote GP and Mt Kenya Youth Hub activities amongst identified partners.
  • Ensure the GP is proactive and can facilitate the required capacity development for ActionAid International Kenya and partners.
Finance Management
  • Provide daily financial management of GP Mt. Kenya in collaboration with Administration Assistant and GP Manager Nairobi; annual budgets, monthly accounting and quarterly reporting in line with AA processes and guidelines and reporting to AAK & AADK.
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • A Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Post Graduate training in Financial & Organizational Management, People Management (Leadership) skills;
  • Satisfactorily served as manager in an NGO or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of five (5) years; and
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of programming issues, resource mobilization including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations.
Key Competencies
  • Strong leadership, conceptual, analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Have high degree of integrity and dependability;
  • Ability to work independently and be self motivated;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and e-mail; and
  • Excellent team player.
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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit, to The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development and Essential Services, their CV and Motivation letter on or before July 15th, 2016 via the email address 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.