Located: Kenya, based in Nairobi, with frequent travel
Hours of work: 35
About the role
It is a very exciting time for Leonard Cheshire’s International Team. Its ambitious but well-planned growth strategy is beginning to gain momentum and we are looking for a number of motivated, innovative and positive people to join us on this journey of growth.
This is a significant opportunity to bring your skill and experience to lead our Kenya programmes and partnerships, developing the programmatic strategies and ensuring high quality delivery as well as supporting programme analysis and learning to allow organic changes for maximum delivery. Managing a team, you will motivate, drive and guide them to be the best they can be as well as managing external partners and relationships.
The role will cover:
To lead and drive the strategic development and implementation of Leonard Cheshire’s (LC’s) work and ensure it is being delivered in all areas of the organisation’s work, projects and with new and existing partners
To positively impact on the lives of disabled people in Kenya by ensuring that Leonard Cheshire is delivering high quality programmes and ensuring that the processes of planning, implementation as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning, are robust
Ensure that the financial management of the organisation is accountable and transparent at every level, and that all staff are fully aware and able to comply with financial policies.
This will be done through effectively managing operations and donor compliance including delivering complex programmes, budget management, managing partnerships, fundraising, people management, and risk management.
About the programmes
We have a number of successful programmes in our Kenya region, namely our Girl's Education Challenge (GEC-T) programme which has supported over 2,000 disabled girls in attend primary school. Following on from that success, we are now working to support disabled girls to transition from primary to secondary and vocational training. Social norms are difficult to change and take time to change. But this project has demonstrated effective strategies which drive and enhance the process of transformation.
In addition our Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) programme is dedicated to empowering girls and young women around the world to find, respect and embrace their own voices, talents and unique potential through leadership.
Our i2i – Innovate to inclusion programme aims is to improve well-being and inclusion of people with disabilities in Kenya. This three-year programme designed to develop, test, validate, and share learning from interventions that will directly improve access to waged employment in the private sector for women and men with disabilities. It will demonstrate the potential for change by identifying the most successful interventions that strengthen the disability ecosystem.
You will have extensive experience in leading programmatic performance and delivery along with the ability to motivate, manage and drive a team to meet program deadlines and expectations. You will be experienced in managing teams though times of change and understand the intricacies in this.
You will bring experience of management of systems and finance functions and have knowledge of donor compliance along with experience of working with major international donors. You will also have strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills through partnership influencing and managing.
We are looking for a creative self-starter, with excellent attention to detail, strong organisational, communication and computer skills and excellent people management skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple, and varied tasks simultaneously.
An understanding of disability issues would be advantageous.
About Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire is one of the world’s leading charities supporting persons with disabilities. We believe that persons with disabilities should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia. We have established local partners in countries of operation whom we have worked with for a number of years. Our ambitious new five year international strategy aims to enrich lives and promote independence for more than 100,000 people with disabilities across Africa and Asia.
What we offer
- Fair and competitive pay rates
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme or local equivalent
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Medical insurance
- Travel insurance if you travel with Leonard Cheshire
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
As part of our safer recruitment practices, a police check will be required for this role as well as the right to live and work in Kenya.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received, therefore we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Closing date: 26th January 2020
Please note we do not accept emailed CVs for the application process.
Please apply through the specific link provided or through our website at https://careers.leonardcheshire.org/jobs