SOS Children’s Villages National Director Job in Nairobi Kenya  2014


SOS Children’s Villages – Kenya is a private social development organization, committed to helping the ever increasing number of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children.
The SOS Children’s Villages, Kenya wishes to recruit a proven strong, innovative and visionary leader to take up the position of National Director, based at the National Office in Nairobi, reporting to the Chairman, Board of Trustees of SOS Children’s Villages, with matrix responsibility to SOS International.

The ideal candidate must be motivated by challenging situations, have clear understanding of child rights issues in Kenya as well as have programme development and fund-raising knowledge and experience.

The Country Director’s Role will be to:

  • Lead the strategic planning and positioning processes to ensure sustainability and relevance of the organization’s work including ensuring operational effectiveness of all programmes to guarantee quality child-care according to defined standards.
  • Formulate and implement monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for programmes and facilities to ensure that agreed SOS International strategies, accountability standards and policies are implemented.
  • Promote long-term-stability and financial self-sufficiency by pursuing support from government and private sources with the aim of maximising the fundraising potential in the country and beyond.
  • Ensure the effective and sustainable management of the organization’s financial and other resources.
  • Implement an efficient performance management and human resource development system and build the human capacity to ensure long-term growth and stability and provide capacity building and technical support as needed.
  • Pursue advocacy objectives within NGO child rights forums in partnership within other stakeholders.
The Person Required must have:
  • A good understanding of child rights and child development issues in a developing country.
  • Experience in developing, nurturing and implementing social development programmes and fund raising through establishment of long-term partnerships with stakeholders.
  • Strong influential and executive leadership style, be an articulate and confident manager able to spur confidence in the organization, working closely with the Board of Trustees.
  • Notable success working with and building high performance and successful teams in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Excellent networking ability, persuasive communication, marketing and fundraising skills.
  • Computer literate
  • Graduate, with a degree in relevant field from a recognised University
The successful candidate will be a Kenyan Citizen with more than five (5) years’ experience in senior management/executive level gained preferably in the NGO or public sector, managing multiple donor funded projects.
He/she will have proven management and leadership skills, been responsible for major functions of a National Office or Organisation and have experience working with Boards and have the ability to work in a matrix system.
An understanding of SOS operations and/or ability to learn quickly on the job will be an advantage.
A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, who will be appointed on 3 year renewable contract.
If you are interested in the above position; meet the criteria, and are a Kenyan Citizen with more than five (5) years’ experience in senior management/executive level position in a large organisation preferably within the NGO or public sector, then please send in your application via electronic mail to, attaching a full résumé / curriculum vitæ in Microsoft Word Document (.doc /.docx) format.
Your Application should include your clearly stated strategies/thoughts on how you will ensure that SOS Children’s Villages Kenya succeeds in achieving its mission and realising its vision for children.
Your application should reach us on or before Friday March 14th 2014.
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