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Terre des Hommes (Land of People or Land of Men)   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Country Representative

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Business, strategic management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary


Tdh has been working in Kenya since 2011, initially in drought response and covering child protection in one of the refugee camps in Dadaab. Following its registration in Kenya, programs have expanded to cover an increase in child protection work in Dadaab and in Garissa town, a county wide nutrition project in Garissa county and child protection programming in one of the slums outside of Nairobi. Tdh Kenya is also currently responding to the effects of drought in Garissa county.

Tdh seeks a dynamic individual with international experience in order to continue the strategic and tactical positioning of the delagation in the country in close collaboration with stakeholder ministries, donors, other INGOs and advocacy partners.


Main responsibilities:

• Directs the creation of the intervention tactics and strategy for the country and its implementation, in collaboration with the headquarters;
• Controls the application and supervision of signed agreements between Tdh and its partners and local/national authorities;
• Supervises the correct implementation of projects and develops advocacy strategies;
• Ensures the coaching of any collaborator under their responsibility, from the recruiting to the final collaboration reports. Uses the good practices so that their management respects the values of Tdh. Applies and ensures the implementation of staff management policies within the delegation;
• Supervises the correct financial management of the delegation and the funds provided for it;
• In coordination with the headquarters, directs the fundraising and the negotiations with funding partners present in the area of intervention;
• Fosters the correct communication and visibility of the projects and the foundation;
• Is responsible for the implementation of policies on security, child protection and fraud prevention;
• Ensures the good reputation of the foundation in the country;
• Develops synergies with the rest of national and international actors and stakeholders present in the area;
• Ensures the correct flow of operational information within the delegation and with the headquarters (especially for institutional reporting)

Fonction details:
Strategy and institutional policy
• To ensure implementation and compliance to Tdh Foundation Strategic Plan, Tdh regional strategic plan and thematic policies in the field;
• Together with the desk, to elaborate, implement and review the country strategy for Tdh in Kenya;
Project cycle management
• To manage, supervise and coordinate all the activities related to the implementation of Tdh projects in Kenya according to the proposal guidelines and indicators, budget and work plans;
• In consultation with Terre des hommes’s Emergency desk, to develop new projects in-line with Tdh strategic plan and thematic policies;
• To develop annual and/or project work plans;
• To develop monitoring and evaluation systems for all project work;
• Together with the Senior Management Team and the project staff, to review the progress of each project monthly;
• With the technical support of the Resource Persons (thematic), to monitor the quality of the work carried out and to suggest means of improvements;
• To assess the efficacy and effectiveness of the work carried out and to identify ways for further improvements
• To provide the Desk with quality monthly activity reports and annual reports in line with project objectives and indicators;
• To provide the Desk and/or the donors with quality intermediate and final project reports as per contract
• To be responsible for the overall financial management of the delegation;
• To ensure a tight follow up of all budgets including donors contracts and takes necessary actions in case of over/under expenditure;
• To work with the finance and admin coordinator on budgeting, accounting and auditing as required
Human resources management
• To manage (supervision, support, training, etc.) Terre des hommes employees in Kenya, expatriates as well as local staff;
• To recruit Terre des hommes local staff;
• To elaborate, implement and update the delegation personal policy
Representation and networking
• To represent the organisation in the country, particularly to the government, official agencies, other non-governmental agencies, partners and the community
• To ensure that all formalities required by government and other official agencies are properly prepared and punctually presented
• To actively participate in meetings and fora organised by the GO/NGO/UN sectors as relevant to Tdh work in the country;
• To liaise strategically with Government representatives as well as with potential in country donors including SDC as a bilateral donor
Fund raising
• To develop and maintain sound relations with potential donors (institutional, local, etc);
• To identify new funding sources;
• To initiate and lead the development of new project proposals;
• To secure new contracts
• To implement and updates Tdh delegation’s rules and procedures;
• To ensure that contracts, rules and procedures meet all requirements of national law

Child Safeguarding Policy:
• To commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud /Corruption Policy,
Whistle Blowing Policy;
• To commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk
Management Policies in Kenya;
• To commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Human resource and personnel development; Reporting; Policy drafting and development; Project implementation; Project Financial Management; Networking
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Terre des Hommes (Land of People or Land of Men)

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 100-500 people

Terre des hommes, also Terre des Hommes (Land of People or Land of Men) is an international children's rights charitable humanitarian umbrella organization under the aegis of the International Federation of Terre des Hommes (TDHIF), with independent organizations in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, and Syria. It was founded in 1960 by Edmond Kaiser in Lausanne, Switzerland.[1] The organization is named after Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1939 philosophical memoir "Terre des hommes" (English title: Wind, Sand and Stars). An important part of the TDHIF's work is as a consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Promoting the Convention on the Rights of a Child is an important activity of Tdh. Advocating for children’s rights, defending them, and spreading information are tasks which Terre des Hommes – to the aid of children considers a priority.

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