Thursday, March 29, 2012

Country Representative, Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: We are a U.S.-based global non-profit organization committed to narrowing the growing information gap between developing and developed countries by providing communities with technology resources, training, and educational programming.

We seek a dynamic, creative and entrepreneurial Country Representative to lead our program development and implementation in Kenya. The successful candidate will be the primary in-country representative to funding and other strategic partners, government, and local education stakeholders.

He/she will work closely with global team members to develop and implement our Learning Center program in Kenya and will be tasked with managing a team of educational trainers, overseeing strict adherence to annual project budgets, supervising project sites, providing regional and headquarters offices with accurate performance updates, and communicating
project updates to a variety of stakeholders.

The Country Representative will be responsible for coordinating all meetings and activities in Nairobi and the project sites, and will provide overall coordination of training activities. The Country Representative will be our primary point of contact in Nairobi and will report directly to the Program Director overseeing the Kenya program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Country Representative will be responsible for fulfilling the following duties, as well as other time-sensitive activities:

Program Development and Management
  • Work closely with other staff members to develop and implement program expansion activities in designated areas.
  • Work with local education administrators and school officials to adapt our training strategy for schools in Kenya and provide supervision and support to trainers during the project cycle.
  • Assist in the development of training activities for new sites.
  • Provide recommendations from teachers and students for new video programming to be produced by our organization.
  • Review and provide feedback to our representatives regarding all videos in production, including program content, scripts and resource guides to ensure appropriateness. (Technical knowledge of video production is not necessary.)
  • Develop strategies for enhancing community use of the Learning Centers and work with each school to maximize community benefit of the resources.
  • Recommend strategies for tailoring this initiative to best meet the needs of under-resourced communities in Kenya.
Program Monitoring and Reporting
  • Play a central role in monitoring program performance in Kenya, evaluating the progress of projects in each participating school and contributing to a culture of learning and continuous improvement of DCGEP’s programming.
  • Develop training schedules and reports for use in project monitoring and organizational and donor communications.
  • Work with supervising Program Director and US-based team members to develop and track project budgets against annual work plans and maintain regular communication with the Program Director and our headquarters office in the United States.
  • Play a key role in the preparation of regular reports and year-end auditing.
Representation and Strategic Partnership Development
  • Represent the organization through regular meetings with donors, government representatives, school leaders, community members and other stakeholders.
  • Develop new, and strengthen existing, national and local partnerships among public and private sector stakeholders and with communities in order to successfully leverage resources and ensure program sustainability.
  • Perform a variety of tasks as necessary to support the project in Kenya.
  • All other duties assigned by the supervisor.

The successful candidate must meet the following employment requirements:
  • Have a Bachelors degree from a recognized university in a field of study related to education or management. Masters degree preferred.
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated record of managing proactively and working independently in progressively challenging roles.
  • Have at least five years of project management experience working in the development sector.
  • Demonstrated commitment to program effectiveness, impact and learning.
  • Possess an understanding of educational initiatives and priorities in Kenya.
  • Staff supervisory and mentorship experience highly desirable.
  • Work experience with international non-profit or private sector organizations preferred.
  • Must have ability to work effectively both with teachers and communities at the local level and senior government officials and donor and partner representatives at district and national levels.
  • The candidate must be willing to travel periodically for extended periods of time .
  • Disciplined management of business-related finances (including budget development and expense reconciliation) is essential.
  • The candidate must be a Kenyan citizen.

Competitive applicants will possess the following critical professional skills:
  • Planning skills (project initiation, planning, scope definitions, and cost estimation).
  • Financial management and budgetary skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation techniques to ensure program performance, reporting and sustainability.
  • Strong English written and verbal skills.
  • Capability to manage multiple project priorities and completing tasks in short time frames.
  • Inclusive, team-based and results-oriented work style.
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • Superior skills in managing internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software effectively, and to be able to communicate on a regular basis with international teams by Internet, email and telephone.
  • Strong presentation and critical analysis skills.
  • Versatility and willingness to take new assignments in and outside designated provinces in Kenya.
Compensation: The fee will be negotiable based on the candidate’s experience.

DCGEP will cover all program-related expenses subject to adherence with organizational policies and procedures.

Preference will be given to candidates whose life and work experience demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of education and life enjoyed by Kenyans.

Contact Information:

Qualified applicants may submit curriculum vitae, references and a cover letter by email to: and

All Applications must be received by 10th April 2012.

Only final candidates will be contacted.

My Blog List

Join Us on Facebook

Popular Posts


Acacia Mining ACB AKIBA COMMERCIAL BANK AccessBank Accountant Accounting Accounts ACDI/VOCA ACORD ACTED Action Against Hunger (ACF) ActionAid Adeso Administrative Advans Bank AfDB African Development Bank Africa Nazarene University Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) African Barrick Gold African Development Bank African Union African Virtual University African Wildlife foundation (AWF) Africare Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Aga Khan Foundation Aga Khan Health Services Aga Khan Hospital Agha Khan AGRA Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa Agricultural Agricultural Society of Kenya Agriculture Jobs Air Malawi Airtel Africa AKU ​Aga Khan University ALAF Limited Altima Africa American Embassy American Refuge Committee Amnesty AMREF ao Architects Ardhi University Arusha Au African Union Auditor Aviation AWF African Wildlife Foundation B B C WORLD SERVICE Bank Jobs Bank of Tanzania Bank of Uganda Barclays B of Tanzania Bioversity International Bondo University College BRALIRWA British Council British High Commission BTC Belgian Technical Cooperation Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Burundi Business Development Buzwagi Gold Mine CAFOD - Catholic Agency for Overseas Development CARE International Caritas Catholic Relief Services CBA Commercial Bank of Africa Chemonics International CHF International ChildFund Christian Aid Civil Engineers Climate Change Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI Coca-Cola COMESA COMESA Secretariat: Commercial Bank of Africa Community Development Jobs Comoros Concern Worldwide Concultancy Congo - Kinshasa Conservation Jobs Consolidated Bank of Kenya Consultancy COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale COUNTRY DIRECTOR CRDB BANK Customer Service Jobs Danida Danish Refugee Council Dar es salaam Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology Daraja Tanzania Data Base Management Daystar University Del Monte Kenya Deloitte East Africa DFID DHL Express DIAMOND TRUST BANK DIT DAR ES SALAAM INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Djibouti Dodoma Driver Driver - Logistics East African Breweries East African Community East African Development Bank Ecomist Economist Education Egerton University EGPAF Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Electrical Engineer Embassies EngenderHealth Engineering Engineers Registration Board (ERB) Environmental Equity Bank Ernst and Young Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines European Union Ewaso Ngiro South River Basin Development Authority EWURA Family Health International (FHI) FHI 360 FilmAid International Fina Bank Finance Finance and Administration FINCA JOBS Food and Agriculture Organization Freedom House Futures Group GEITA GOLD MINING Geologist GOAL Goal Ireland Google Africa Graduates Gulf African Bank Halmashauri Handicap International Health - Medical Helen Keller International Help Age Hivos Horn Relief Hospitality Human Resources Human Rights IBM EAST AFRICA ICAP - TZ ICAP of Columbia University icipe Project ICT JOBS Ifakara Health Institute IFC International Finance Corporation IFM INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT IGAD IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Inoorero University INSTITUTE OF ADULT EDUCATION International Commercial Bank International Jobs International Medical Corps International Organization for Migration (IOM) International Potato Center International Potato Center (CIP) International Rescue Committee (IRC) Internews® Network Internships InterShips Intrahealth IntraHealth International Iringa Islamic Relief ITECH IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature Jhpiego Jomo Kenyatta University Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kabale University Kabale University (KAB) Kagera Kakira Sugar Kampala KCB BANK KEMRI KEMRI/CDC Program Kenya Kenya Accreditation Service Kenya Airports Authority kenya Airways Kenya Commercial Bank Kenya Polytechnic University College Kenya Ports Authority Kenya Red Cross Society Kenyan Banks Kenyatta University KickStart International Kigali Kigoma Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Kisii University College Kisumu KPMG KUITWA KAZINI Kyambogo University Laboratory Jobs Lake Victoria Basin Commission Lake Victoria South Water Services Board Lecturer Legal Legal Jobs Librarian Lindi Jobs Logistics Lutheran World Federation Makerere University Malaria Consortium Malawi Management Sciences for Health Management Systems International (MSI) Managers Manyara Mara Marie Stopes Marie Stopes International (MSI) Marketing Maseno University Mbeya MCL Mwananchi Communications Médecins Sans Frontières Media Medical MENTOR Initiative Mercy Corps Microsoft Mining Ministry of State for Planning Moi University Mombasa Monitoring and Evaluation Morogoro MORUWASA Morogoro Urban Water and Sanitation Authority Moshi Mozambique MSF Switzerland MSH Management Sciences for Health MTN Mtwara MUHAS-harvad Muhimbili National Hospital Mumias Sugar Company Musoma Muteesa 1 Royal University Mwanza Mzumbe University Nairobi Nairobi Hospital Narok University College Nation Media Group National Bank of Commerce National Institute for Medical Research National University of Rwanda NBC BANK NECTA Nepad NGO JOBS Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority Nile Basin Initiative Nile Breweries Limited Nkumba University North Mara Gold Mine Norwegian Refugee Council NSSF National Social Security Fund Nuru International Nzoia sugar Company Oil and Gas One Acre Fund Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA Operations OSHA Occupational safety and Health Authority Oxfam PA PAC Pact International Partners in Health Path International Pathfinder International Peace Corps Petroleum EngineerS Plan International Precision Air Procurement Project Management PSI Population Services International Pwani University College Pwc PricewaterhouseCoopers RECORDS MANAGEMENT JOBS Relief International Research Resolute Tanzania Restless Development Rio Tinto Room to Read RTI International RUKWA Rural Electrification Agency Ruvuma Rwanda RWANDA HOUSING AUTHORITY RwandAir SADC Secretariat SafariCom Safety and Security Sales Sales and Marketing Samaritan's Purse Save The Children Scholarships Search for Common Ground Security Serengeti Breweries Serengeti Breweries Ltd Seychelles Shinyanga Jobs Singida SNV International Software Engineering SOKINE UNIVERSITY SOKOINE UNIVERSITY Solidarités International Somalia Songas Songea South Sudan Stanbic Bank Standard Chartered Bank Stores SUA SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE Sudan Best Jobs SUMATRA TAA Tanzania Airports Authority Tabora TACAIDS TANAPA TANESCO Tanga TANROADS Tanzania Tanzania Breweries Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) Tanzania Electric Supply Company Tanzania Mortagage Refinance Company Tanzania Ports Authority Tanzania Postal Bank Tanzania Teachers’ Union TASAF Tanzania Social Action Fund TBC TANZANIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION TBS TANZANIA BUREAU OF STANDARDS TCRA Teaching Technoserve Telecoms Tender Tetra Tech ARD TFDA TANZANIA FOOD AND DRUGS AUTHORITY The Commonwealth The Foundation For Civil Society THE LAW SCHOOL OF TANZANIA TIB - Tanzania Investment Bank Tigo Jobs TPDC TRA Tanzania Revenue Authority TradeMark East Africa Trainee Transmara Sugar Company Trócaire Tropical Pesticides Research Institute TTCL Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited Tulawaka Gold Mine Tullow Oil Tumaini University Tumba College of Technology Twaweza East Africa Twiga Cement uga Uganda Uganda Best Jobs Uganda National Roads Authority Uganda Revenue Authority Uganda Telecom Uiversity of Nairobi Umma University UN-Habitat UNDP Unicef Unilever United Nations United States International University University University of Dar es salaam University of Dodoma University of Nairobi UNOCHA UNWOMEN US EMBASSY USAID USAILI - INTERVIEW Utumishi VETA Volunteer VSF Belgium Vso International War Child International Water Engineering WaterAid International WaterAid Tanzania Web Development Western Union WFP World Food Programme World Agroforestry Centre World Bank World Concern World Health Organization World Lung Foundation (WLF) World Vision WRP Walter Reed Project WWF World Wide Fund for Nature Zambia ZANTEL Zanzibar Zanzibar University Zinduka Afrika