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LRF is seeking to recruit an experienced, results oriented, and highly skilled leader for the position of Executive Director to join its dynamic team of staff based in its Nairobi head office.
Reporting to the Chairperson Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will provide strategic leadership in aligning all institutional interventions and partnerships with the Strategic Plan. They will also play a critical leadership and managerial role in the planning, execution, and follow up of programs, and human resource functions. Further, they will specifically ensure adequate resource mobilization, and prudent management of funds, assets and other institutional properties.
The Executive Director will have an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and its
transformative agenda, a strong commitment to good governance and human rights principles, and be committed to values of integrity, diversity, and professionalism. They will be a leader who has good political instincts to lead LRF in developing programme interventions that have lasting impact in entrenching transformative change.
The ideal candidate will hold a post-graduate qualification, preferably in social sciences, including in development studies, law, criminology, program/project management or related field. He/she will have at least ten (10) years’ relevant programme management experience with not less than five (5) years demonstrable senior management experience of a reputable national NGO or civil society platform. Specifically, the preferred candidate will have to demonstrate literacy in computer use, analytical abilities, excellent writing, editorial and advocacy skills alongside competency in rights based, policy advocacy and partnership development. Further, the Candidate will exhibit capacities in team building and management, high sense of diversity and inclusion, and good written and spoken communication. They will have a history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results The candidate will have active fundraising experience, excellent donor relations skills and a strong understanding of the funding community. Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers is also required.
Board Governance: Works with board to fulfil the organization’s mission
Overall development leadership
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization
Organizational branding and priming: Responsible for enhancing LRF’s image and visibility
If you meet the requirements as contained in the job description, please submit (1) One page application cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position, quoting your current/last gross and expected remuneration (mandatory) including benefits; (2) A detailed and current CV with names of three professional referees including their most current contact details; on or before Thursday 30th September 2021 5.00pm East Africa time. All applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected], Executive Director as the e-mail subject line. DO NOT attach certificates and testimonials.
Applicants who had applied prior need not to reapply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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