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Kenya: Academy Centre Director –East Africa

Organization: Humanitarian Leadership Academy
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Dec 2017

Salary: 7,400,210 KES negotiable depending on experience

Travel: Up to 40% regional travel and 15% International travel (indicative)

24 months Fixed Term Contract

Right to work in Kenya is needed for this role. Therefore, qualified national staff are strongly recommended to apply.

We’re looking for an instinctive, strategic thinker and leader to join us as Academy Centre Director ensuring the delivery of the Academy’s sector-leading service to meet the country and the wider region’s humanitarian capacity needs. Based in Nairobi, you will have responsibility for leading the establishment of the Academy Centre’s network of learning centres and partnerships throughout East Africa, and for ensuring the well-supported and accountable delivery of the Academy’s sector-leading solutions to meet the country and the wider region’s humanitarian capacity needs.

The Organisation

The mission of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy works with the humanitarian sector and with organisations from across the not-for-profit, public, technology industry, private sector and universities to help local communities across the world to become more resilient in the face of disaster by promoting and developing existing and new humanitarian preparedness and response focused learning and development opportunities. For more information on what we do, please visit our website: http://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/

The Role

In this pivotal post you will report to the Chief Executive of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and be responsible for a budget of approximately £1m. You will lead on the expansion of our activities across the region and the development of the Academy’s business model. You will also be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Academy Centre, leading on the development of a strategic business plan and the delivery of the annual and long-term strategic priorities for the Academy Centre.

The Person

To be successful, you’ll be fluent in both English with the right to work in Kenya but also a willingness to travel to insecure environments for short periods of time. You will have significant experience of representing organisations externally and the ability to advocate sell ideas and influence at a high level, a proven record of leading a sizeable, complex service delivery operation and the development of multi-level operational plans. With an in-depth understanding of Kenya and the wider East Africa region, you will also have robust knowledge and understanding of the challenges of learning and professional development in the humanitarian sector.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 3rd December 2017

How to apply:

To apply, please click the link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/academy-centre-director—-east-africa-3618/3644/description/