Kenya: Country Director – Somalia/land

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Organization: Saferworld
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

Our strategy 2017-2020 for Somalia/land has three core components.

• Enabling state building, governance and democratisation processes that are participatory, inclusive and accountable at state and federal levels

• Supporting the provision and implementation of security and justice services that are predicated on the principles of fairness and are accountable, accessible and responsive to the communities they serve

• Influencing the role of external actors to enable participatory, inclusive and accountable governance at state and federal levels.

The Country Director will provide overall leadership and direction to Saferworld’s work in Somalia, in line with our new organisational strategy (2017-2021) and Saferworld’s values and principles. The scope of the post falls into the following broad functions:

· Organisational Leadership

· Programme Leadership

· People Management

· Finance and Operations

· Fundraising

· Safety, Security and Risk Management

As a lead member of the country-level Senior Management Team (SMT), the post-holder will manage a team that can deliver and foster collective leadership. S/he will actively promote and support the country team to reflect and internalise Saferworld’s peacebuilding and conflict-sensitive values and principles through their work. The post-holder will cultivate a work environment that provides space for reflection and lesson learning.

The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable manager with significant proven experience at a senior level managing multi-thematic programmes in development and/or peacebuilding/conflict prevention. Extensive experience in leading, mentoring, and developing teams of staff with different backgrounds is a key element of this role as well as leading on effective and values-based partnership work between local organisations and communities.

How to apply:

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