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Diakonia is looking for a Deputy Regional Director Africa to be part of the regional management team in Nairobi. We offer you an exciting job in an international environment where you, together with our talented employees and partner organizations, will change the world!
We know that it is possible to change the world. But we also know that it takes time and requires persistence and courage. We support projects that empowers people to leave poverty and oppression. We work through 350 local organizations in over 25 countries in four continents. Our principals are the Christian denominations the Swedish Alliance Mission and the Uniting Church in Sweden. Diakonia’s identity is characterized by five values; Solidarity, Justice, Courage, Commitment and Accountability. They serve as both a reminder of who we are, and a description of the work we do.
In Sub-Saharan Africa Diakonia employs around 100 staff at country offices in Mozambique, the DRC, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Mali and Burkina Faso; and the Regional Office in Kenya. The Deputy Regional Director will have a special focus on Mozambique, Somalia, Uganda and the regional Africa Economic Justice program. Diakonia’s Africa’s programs are currently funded by Sweden, EU, U.K., Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, UN agencies, Swedish individual sponsors and private foundations.
Role & responsibilities:
The Deputy Regional Director will be part of the regional management team and the regional programme team to strategically support the nine country offices in the implementation of their country programmes, in line with established guidelines, policy, strategies, budget and steering documents.
Other responsibilities will be:
To assist the Regional Director and to take on the role of being acting Regional Director when necessary.
To facilitate & quality assure resource mobilisation and proactively maintain and develop contacts with back donors.
Having final budgetary responsibility for designated countries.
Management and working environment responsibility, for staff within designated country programmes according to granted level of delegation.
To serve as link between Diakonia Head Quarters in Sweden and the Africa Region on designated tasks/themes.
Experience & qualifications:
This is a plus:
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start date: April 1 2021, or according to agreement
Employment type: Two-year contract with possible extension
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