Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Catharina Foundation - Namanga Programmes Director

Catharina Foundation Namanga (CFN) is a local NGO facilitating and implementing education initiatives and community empowerment projects within Namanga Division in Kajiado County.

The Programmes Director will provide overall Leadership for CFN and ensure that the principles and objectives upon which CFN was established are effectively and efficiently achieved.

Location: Namanga - Kenya

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall leadership in CFN’s strategic direction and specifically lead the Resource Mobilization process of CFN, manage the Human Resources, the finance portfolio and all NGO assets.
  • Ensure that CFN operates under the laid down strategic principles and ethics by holding to the highest ethical standards, other laws and all regulations made there under.
  • Provide Leadership in the dissemination of the CFN’s vision, mission and goals through setting up requisite systems and structures to support the strategy implementation process.
  • Ensure proper leadership of the work of CFN management staff and develop work schedules in relation to duties, tasks, methods and systems which effectively and efficiently accomplish the NGO’s objectives.
  • Maintain liaison with other organizations and stakeholders regarding matters of common interest and concern e.g. GoK agencies, development partners/donors, community leadership, etc
  • Ensure that the general management and functioning of CFN operates efficiently and remains within the policy and budgets established by the Board and Development Partners.
  • Responsible for the overall performance of CFN operations and programme activities
Qualifications and Key Skills
  • Should have Masters level qualifications either in Social Sciences, Social Work and Community Development and/or related development studies
  • Demonstrate proven exceptional ability in Resource Mobilization
  • 5 years experience in managing operations in the development sector (NGO/FBO) or related field, preferably community development programmes in education and training.
  • Demonstrable network of contacts and leadership qualities including building effective partnerships and strategic alliances.
  • Demonstrate initiative and creativity; and be a strategic thinker with excellent inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Have strong management and organizational skills, including comfort in delegating authority and responsibility
  • Demonstrate excellent people management skills in a multi-cultural environment with specific knowledge and understanding of Maasai cultural environment and language
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and current CV detailing your experience for the post, current email and phone contacts to: with subject “VA – CFN Programme Director” not later than January 25th 2012.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted



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