Open vacancy: Country Director (Kenya)

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The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) is a Finnish development organization, founded in 1970. ISF development program 2022-25 aims to prevent harmful practices and violence against women and girls (VAWG) and improve women’s livelihood resilience in Kenya, Somaliland, and the Somali region in Ethiopia.  

We are currently looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Country Director to lead our program work in Kenya. 

Core Functions of the Country director 

  • Represent ISF at the country level, developing strategic relations, and act as a spokesperson for the country operation. 
  • Lead program planning, development, monitoring and reporting at the country level. 
  • Lead ISF’s partnerships at the country level, including the selection of partners, relationship management, and project oversight and support functions. 
  • Lead institutional fundraising efforts at the country level, incl. developing donor relations, identifying funding opportunities, and coordinating funding submissions locally. 

Required Skills and Experience, e.g. 

  • Appropriate Master’s Degree. 
  • At least 5 years managerial experience in international organizations and at least 10 years’ experience in the development/humanitarian sector related to program and/or project management. 
  • Experience and passion in the promotion of women’s rights. 
  • Experience and a good track record in institutional fundraising. 
  • Good networking skills. 
  • Excellent written and oral English skills and good knowledge of other relevant languages in the country of employment. 
  • Ability to travel regularly inside the country of employment and within East Africa. 

You can find detailed information about the position and its requirements here, as well as apply for the role: https://www.fuzu.com/kenya/jobs/country-director-international-solidarity-foundation

Interested candidates should submit their application at the latest on 27 September 2023.    

Please submit your application as soon as possible, as our recruitment partner will start processing the applications already during the application period. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.