Country Manager Job, NGO Kenyan Job Vacancies,

Responsibilities (including but not limited to): 

The Country Manager will oversee operations of the organization in Kenya including program management, partnership development, human resources, finance and administration, and legal compliance. 

The Country Manager will report to the Africa Regional Director and will work closely with other relevant Program Leads and Global Directors, and various research affiliates. The position will be located in Nairobi, Kenya. PxD is a start-up organization and will require flexibility from all staff with regards to roles and responsibilities.

The Country Manager, Kenya will be responsible for the following main tasks:

  • Contribute to and execute PxD’s research and program vision in Kenya;
  • Take a lead role in the implementation of new and existing projects in Kenya, with input from the Global team;
  • Design and monitor implementation plan and budgets and supervise the implementation of operations across all projects in Kenya;
  • Support the development and utilization of appropriate research methods and program management tools and systems;
  • Hire, train, and supervise local staff and take responsibility of local office and physical infrastructure;
  • Build and manage relationships with Kenyan partners to facilitate the development of PxD services, including technology providers, private businesses, government, development organizations, non‐profits, other service providers, and implementation partners;
  • Assist PxD in business development, fundraising and donor management efforts;
  • Take a proactive role in developing and building the mid and long term financial sustainability of PxD Kenya;
  • Liaise between PxD Global and Kenya‐based team to ensure compliance with PxD policies and to support reporting to PxD internal and external stakeholders (research, program implementation, financial, other); 
  • Complete any other work determined by PxD CEO and/or Africa Regional Director as necessary to successfully grow and manage PxD Kenya.

Qualification, skills and experience in the following domains are important:  

  • Significant experience in developing country contexts including strong managerial experience;
  • Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, education, public policy, or a closely related field, or equivalent;
  • Experience leading large programs, including managing relationships with governments and multiple stakeholders;
  • Experience with budgeting and project planning;
  • Experience with business development and fundraising; 
  • Leadership and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, including report writing and presentations;
  • Commitment to leading a diverse team in a multicultural environment and building staff capacity;
  • Ability to work under tight timelines, and flexibility to engage in multiple projects;
  • Ability to travel within Kenya and internationally.

Experience in the following would also be helpful:

In developing research projects (preferably quantitative research);

  • Managing donors;
  • Living and working in Africa.

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