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Country Director

Closing: Jul 15, 2024

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Published: Jun 18, 2024 (2 months ago)

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  • Reporting to Director of Programme Affiliates & Partners – MMI, you will have strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of our programme in Kenya. In this challenging, varied role, you will be based in Lodwar, Turkana and will provide inspirational leadership for the MMK team, support their ongoing development and drive excellence in programme delivery. A true advocate for our work, you will represent Mary’s Meals in Kenya and internationally, working in collaboration with the relevant MMI functional teams to develop and grow relationships with supporters, strategic partners and donors.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working as a Country Director or an equivalent senior leadership role within an NGO in a developing country.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with a pragmatic approach to implementation.
  • Proven ability to lead high-performing teams and manage change.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent communication skills.
  • Extensive operational/logistical experience in a fast paced, comparable programme with responsibility for, financial resources, assets and external relationships.
  • Experience in financial management, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to diverse backgrounds.


Responsibilities
  • Reporting to Director of Programme Affiliates & Partners – MMI, you will have strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of our programme in Kenya. In this challenging, varied role, you will be based in Lodwar, Turkana and will provide inspirational leadership for the MMK team, support their ongoing development and drive excellence in programme delivery. A true advocate for our work, you will represent Mary’s Meals in Kenya and internationally, working in collaboration with the relevant MMI functional teams to develop and grow relationships with supporters, strategic partners and donors.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working as a Country Director or an equivalent senior leadership role within an NGO in a developing country.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with a pragmatic approach to implementation.
  • Proven ability to lead high-performing teams and manage change.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent communication skills.
  • Extensive operational/logistical experience in a fast paced, comparable programme with responsibility for, financial resources, assets and external relationships.
  • Experience in financial management, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to diverse backgrounds.


  • Develop and implement multi-year strategies aligned with global priorities.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and internal controls.
  • Develop strong relationships with the Board of Trustees, and ensure they are fully supported and informed on the Kenya programme and wider global programmes activities.
  • Lead strategic initiatives for programme expansion and development.
  • Work alongside other NGOs, government and international partners to share best practice and further the interests and reach of Mary’s Meals, engaging strategically with the Government and other major stakeholders.
  • Role model our culture and values in all aspects of your work.


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