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May 2021

Country Director (Kenya, East Africa) – The Nasio Trust

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Western Kenya
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit

About the Role

This role brings dynamic leadership to the Nasio Trust’s programme in Kenya, enabling us to work in partnership with others to contribute significantly to the change we want to see in Mumias West: individuals and communities living in dignity, breaking the cycle of poverty; economic and social systems transformed to remove power imbalances and other root causes of poverty and inequality.

The role will also champion the operational opportunity of the Nasio Trust’s Kenya programme ensuring that staff capabilities, the quality of our programmes, our financial resilience and marketing capability all work effectively together to realise the Nasio Trust’s vision, goals and ambition.

About you

Do you have the passion, knowledge, and experience to support the Nasio Trust in breaking the cycle of poverty in Kenya? Do you have the leadership and programme development skills to take a successful country programme to new heights of performance and impact? Can you build effective partnerships across all sectors – civil society, faith institutions, local, national government and international, private sector, aid community?

Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a natural leader and skilled professional to use your talent to mobilise people and resources and make a very real difference to those living in poverty.

As Country Director you will bring entrepreneurial skills to develop new opportunities, alliances and partnerships to help bring about the end of poverty. You will have excellent people and performance management skills. Your experience in programme management needs to be matched by your ability to act as an ambassador for the Nasio Trust and your commitment to advocacy and communications. You will have a proactive approach to leading and delivering the changes needed to ensure we maximize the quality and impact of our Kenya country programme.

You will be committed to your own learning and development, and that of your team and the wider organization. You will have strong abilities in strategic planning and implementation. And you will have a clear vision and passion to make a lasting contribution to the eradication of poverty in Mumias West, Kenya.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to build team spirit and the ability to work to tight deadlines while undertaking multiple priorities. You will also have excellent planning and organizational skills and have good interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication, and making decisions regarding the day to day running of the administrative and financial functions within the country office. A minimum of a tertiary degree in development studies or related field is required, while post graduate training in management is desirable

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. Kenyan Nationals and permanent residents are encouraged to apply.

Contract terms: Initial contract is fixed term for 3yrs. Renewal subject to performance and availability of funding.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community.

The Nasio Trust is a values-driven organisation with a strong learning culture and opportunities for development.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies or equivalent experience in the field
  • 5 years’ experience in the NGO sector or other relevant field
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills with an understanding of non-governmental sector and project management cycle
  • Proven experience in developing strategic plans and delivering
  • Demonstrable ability to develop strong partnerships and networks
  • Proven ability to work and deliver within strict deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • IT proficiency

About the Nasio Trust

Empowering communities in western Kenya to break the cycle of poverty by providing education, improving health and developing commerce through sustainable income generating projects.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should apply by sending their CV and cover letter, setting out how they match the requirements of the post, to the address below and expected salary to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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