• Executive Director Job at FIDA Kenya

  • Posted on: 27 December, 2016 Deadline: 4 January, 2017
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  • FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non-partisan Public Benefits Organization committed to a society that respects and upholds women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, women’s rights monitoring, advocacy, education and referral.

    Executive Director

     

    Job Grade: F1
    Reporting to: Chairperson, FIDA Kenya

     

    The key job role will include Managing FIDA Kenya by providing leadership and responsibility for the guiding the implementation of the organization’s vision and mission.

    Job Role:  Managing FIDA Kenya by providing leadership and responsibility for guiding the implementation of the organization’s vision and mission.
     

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the development of FIDA Kenya Strategic Plan and ensure its successful implementation.
    • Provide leadership and assume responsibility for the guiding vision FIDA Kenya.
    • programmes and work plans
    • Oversees the preparation of press releases
    • Represent the organization within the media and at high level meetings of donors, government and likeminded stakeholders
    • Review grant and funding proposals
    • Enhances the impact of FIDA Kenya’s programmes and activities.
    • Authorization of payment, signing of cheques and approval of payment vouchers.
    • Build and sustain effective partnerships with government, like-minded organizations and other civil societies.
    • Create an enabling environment for staff to ensure there is knowledge sharing, capacity building and team building in the workplace.
    • Ensure the formulation and successful implementation of FIDA Kenya programmes
    • Manage the programmes of FIDA Kenya.
    • Enhance the impact of FIDA Kenya’s programmes and activities.
    • Ensure formulation and successful implementation of the FIDA Kenya strategic plan and advocacy strategy.
    • Build and sustain effective partnerships with government, like-minded organizations and other civil societies.
    • Effectively raise resources for the organization from existing as well as new donors
    • Develop programmes and appropriate work plans and activities.
    • Provide effective and efficient management of FIDA Kenya’s human, financial and information management resources
    • Create an enabling environment by focusing on knowledge sharing, capacity building and team building in the workplace.
    • Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment
    • Raise the international reputation and profile of FIDA Kenya.
    • Secretary to the council of FIDA and coordinates Council Board meeting and activities
    Qualifications:
    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Laws (LLB) or Gender and Development studies or equivalent
    • At least 12 years post qualification experience admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate
    • Postgraduate (Masters of laws) degree, or related field is an added advantage (optional)
    Personal Skills:
    • Possess excellent leadership, managerial and organizational skills, including the demonstrated ability to lead programmes.
    • Knowledge and experience in human rights, gender and women’s rights issues.
    • Project cycle management,
    • Experience in law reform and policy development,
    • Experience in enhancing Access to justice and Public Interest Litigation
    • Strategy formulation,
    • Resource mobilization and fundraising,
    • Project monitoring and evaluation,
    • Budgeting,
    • Report writing,
    • Training skills
    • Must be a team player, highly self-motivated and self-driven.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary and their daytime contact, addressed to the undersigned to be received by 5.00 p.m. on 4th January 2017.
     

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.

    FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer

    The Chairperson Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya Amboseli Road, off Gitanga Road P.O. Box 46324-00100 Nairobi

    Email: recruitment@fidakenya.org

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