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The Company: RefuSHE Kenya,

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer,

Industry: NGO,

Location: Nairobi,

Gross Salary: Competitive,

RefuSHE protects nurtures, educates, and empowers young refugee women in East Africa through a unique holistic model that provides shelter, education, case management, counselling, childcare, and vocational training. They seek to recruit Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will provide outstanding leadership to the Kenya-based organization through effective management, strategic planning, organizational execution, and resource mobilization. The CEO will advance the organization’s growth and impact by strengthening existing and building out solid, robust, effective, and efficient structures, systems and strategies and ensure a shared-values culture while equipping the team with the right knowledge competencies, and skills to fulfil the mission and execute the strategy.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Provide visionary leadership and co-ordinate the programs and activities of the organization. 
  • Serve as the principal spokesperson for the organization. 
  • Oversee engagement to deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations— with the goal of creating a stronger brand. 
  • Build and utilize external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities. 
  • Strengthen RefuSHE’s presence by developing and maintaining strong relations with the government, stakeholders, collaborating institutions and the donor community for the promotion of good corporate image and support of the programs. 
  • In partnership with the Chief Investment and Resource Officer, mobilize resources and secure revenue generation opportunities that provide benefits to the members.
  • Maintain relationships and identify implementing partners, donors, and thought partners to carry the organization into future decades through feasible and sustainable programmatic growth.


  • Work in partnership with RefuSHE Inc’s Managing Director who leads RefuSHE’s headquarters and reports directly to the US Board of Directors to ensure strategy, programs, and activities align with the organization’s overall mission and vision. 
  • Work in partnership with Managing Director to develop and recommend to both Board of Directors, in Kenya and the US the long, medium- and short-term strategic plans and annual business plans to meet specific performance targets. 
  • Ensure the activities are in line with direction and policies agreed with both Board of Directors. 
  • Ensure the organization complies with all the statutory requirements for the continuity of operations. 


  • Develop and recommend to the Kenya Board of Directors Kenya’s operating budget/s that support the company’s strategy and business plans, ensure that Kenya’s operating budget stay within the budget set by headquarters (RefuSHE Inc. in the US) for Kenya operations 
  • Work with the finance team to provide effective oversight of the organizations financial health, budget monitoring, and effective utilization of resources, ensure financial reporting and compliance meets the standards and policies set by RefuSHE Inc. (headquarters) as well as donors and any government entities where RefuSHE operates or receives funding from 
  • Control organization resources and harmonize all functional activities (operations, finance, administration, programs) to maximize internal synergies for the achievement of the organization’s strategic goals 
  • Assure effective communication with the board, members, staff and other stakeholders 


  • Cultivate corporate values and best practices in the organization to ensure the maintenance of high levels of personal and professional integrity 
  • Assure a professional human resources management framework is in place and used by all staff. Ensure staff is delegated authority and is compensated commensurate with responsibilities 
  • Motivate and inspire staff to fulfill their duties and the organization’s mission 
  • Assure the human resources are managed in order to create a positive and productive work environment that meets all legal requirements 
  • Work to establish a strong culture of trauma-informed care that resonates throughout the organization and to the participants we serve 


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree in a related field is preferred (e.g., Master’s degree in business, international development or related human service or public policy field; and/or relevant years of proven experience). 
  • Leadership & operational management 
  • Resource generation & mobilization 
  • Fiscal management & budget development
  • Strategy & results orientation
  • Stakeholder management & representation
  • Sector specific knowledge
  • Cultural awareness & interpersonal humility
  • Analytical reasoning & emotional intelligence
  • Change management 
  • Global perspective & political astuteness (handle highly sensitive diplomatic issues)
  • Outstanding communication skills (solid command of the English language in verbal and written communication).

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