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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
  • Deloitte Consulting is a leading provider of innovative development solutions to U.S. and international donors, foundations, governments, and Fortune 500 companies. With member firm presence in more than 150 countries, we bring the power of a global firm and leverage our immense technical expertise and firm capabilities to bring integrated approaches to US A...
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    Executive Director - Uraia Trust


    Our client, Uraia Trust (Uraia) is a national organization whose mission is “To facilitate the provision of quality civic education and empower Kenyans to exercise their civic duty in order to realize their constitutional aspirations”. Uraia Trust is the successor to Kenya’s National Civic Education Programme Phase I and II (NCEP I & II) which begun implementation in 2000. NCEP II converted from a programme to an independent organization in 2007 and was formally established as Uraia Trust in 2010.

    Uraia Trust is seeking to recruit a visionary and results-oriented leader to fill the position of Executive Director (ED). The ED is the Chief Executive of the Trust and is accountable to the Board of Trustees for proper and effective execution of URAIA’s functions and responsibilities to meet its stated mandate and will sustain the momentum in the implementation of a Strategic Framework for 2021-2025, whose goal is “An empowered, engaged and values-based citizenry


    Key Responsibilities

    1. Lead and oversee the development and implementation of Uraia’s overall strategy and ensure that programmes and support services are aligned to the strategy;
    2. Lead the resource mobilisation/fundraising process in liaison with the Head of Programmes to ensure that the Trust has diversified and growing funding streams for successful implementation of the strategy;
    3. Ensure effective leadership of the Trust and provide direction on strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts with a wide cross-section of stakeholders, and develop and maintain strong working relationships;
    4. Oversee the performance of the Trust, effective management of the annual and long-term programme and administrative budgets, while ensuring accountability for financial resources;
    5. Represent the Trust in diverse stakeholder engagement forums, including donor and partner relations, speaking engagements, attending conferences, participating in other key internal and external meetings; and
    6. Oversee that the leadership of the Secretariat to ensure that it is adequately resourced by competent personnel and cultivate a performance-oriented culture of professionalism, integrity and accountability.

    Key Qualifications and Experience

    • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferably in Social, Economic, or Development Studies and a Master’s degree in a relevant field preferably in Management, Business Administration (MBA) or Social Sciences;
    • Have at least ten (10) years experience in delivering programme related development work or projects, three (3) of which must be at senior management level. Experience in leading Civic Education and/or Civic Engagement programmes will be an added advantage;
    • Have the ability to drive strategic change, gain buy–in from key stakeholders and ensure timely results;
    • Possess strong networking skills and ability to manage a wide range of stakeholder expectations; and
    • Have strong programme and project management, resource mobilization and financial management skills.


    This appointment is on contractual terms for an initial contract of three years that is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. If you believe you possess and can clearly demonstrate your ability in the required relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application, including authentic certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials, your curriculum vitae, details of the current position, current remuneration, as well as email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who can speak of your competence, character, and integrity.

    For the full details about this position and how to apply, kindly log onto our e-recruitment platform via

    Email or hard copy applications will NOT be accepted. All applications MUST be submitted through the e-recruitment portal to be considered, and your application must be received by not later than Friday 5th November 2021 addressed to:

    The Director,

    Executive Selection Division Deloitte Consulting Limited

    Deloitte Place

    Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and gender equality. Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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