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Job Openings at Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

Job Openings at  Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)

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Chief Program officer Opportunity, Driver to the CEO Opportunity,

Chief Program officer

Organization Profile

SHOFCO is a grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and links these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. SHOFCO is a rapidly-growing organization that currently impacts over 300,000 people across 9 urban slums in Kenya. Over the next 5-10 years, SHOFCO aims to become a national platform for urban slum transformation across Kenya, demonstrating a scalable and replicable model that can be used around the world. For more information, please visit www.shofco.org.

Position Overview

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To strengthen its Senior Management team, SHOFCO is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, results driven, entrepreneurial and highly motivated individual with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to fill the position of Chief Program Officer. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CPO will be responsible for leading and managing SHOFCO’s wide array of services and programs that include education, health, gender empowerment and WASH. In collaboration with other members of the executive team, the CPO will articulate and implement the strategic vision of the organization; provide leadership in creating and implementing programs; raise SHOFCO’s profile through external communication; provide guidance and professional development to leadership staff in the programs department; and budget management.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Lead overall strategic planning process and ongoing implementation of strategic plan, in collaboration with President/CEO and SHOFCO Leadership Team.
  • Provide effective leadership and stewardship to advance SHOFCO’s strategic objectives and growth aspirations.
  • Ensure that all program activities operate in alignment with the organization’s strategy, values, and performance standards.
  • Prepare an annual operational budget to the CEO and CFO for review and approval, manage effectively within this budget, and ensure sound fiscal management.
  • Lead and manage a high-performing team of program directors and managers. Create ongoing opportunities for development and growth of staff at all levels. Promote a culture of accountability and creativity.
  • Partner with the CEO to build strategic relationships with a network of public and private sector actors including the national government, UN agencies, and bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, corporates, and peer NGOs/implementing partners. Leverage existing agendas and initiatives from this network to scale impact of SHOFCO’s work.
  • Strengthen and maintain the organisation’s profile and credibility through media interactions, and speaking opportunities at key events.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Advanced Degree in International Development or related field with knowledge and experience of working with underserved groups.
  • At least 10 years’ experience, with 5 years in a senior management role leading complex operations and significant budgets in a global / developing world context, with evidence of producing results.
  • Proficiency in Swahili and fluency in English is required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and driving a network of mission-aligned partnerships.

How to Apply

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Please submit an application by email ONLY to jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org with the job title as subject line on or before August 7th 2020.

Driver to the CEO

Organization Profile

SHOFCO is a grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and links these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. SHOFCO is a rapidly-growing organization that currently impacts over 300,000 people across 9 urban slums in Kenya. Over the next 5-10 years, SHOFCO aims to become a national platform for urban slum transformation across Kenya, demonstrating a scalable and replicable model that can be used around the world. For more information, please visit www.shofco.org.

Position Overview

The Office of the CEO is seeking to engage a highly experienced and flexible driver to the CEO. Reporting to the CEO, the driver will be tasked with driving the CEO and other VIPs around Nairobi and upcountry, running errands on the CEO’s  behalf as well as maintaining the vehicle and ensure its clean at all times.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Carry out daily maintenance checks on vehicles and ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy before starting on their journey including tyres, petrol, oil and lubricants.
  • Drive authorized the CEO and other VIPs to meetings and functions in and around Nairobi and up-country.
  • Ensure passenger safety by ensuring that they wear their seat belts at all times.
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports
  • Ensure vehicles are serviced at the stated mileage and all details documented in the Logbook
  • Submit all purchase receipts and ensure that any mechanical faults are reported to the CEO’s office.
  • Maintain in contact with the CEO’s office at all times.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discreteness in discussions and travels involving the nature of the role, passengers and destinations
  • Maintain a log for all journeys in official vehicles

Education, Experience and Skills

  • A valid driving license class ABCE.
  • Excellent driving skills
  • Seven (7) years driving experience and above 3 years’ experience as an executive driver
  • Basic mechanical knowledge will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of local city roads and main roads to other parts of the country
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies
  • Professional appearance and punctuality
  • Training in defensive driving
  • A clean record and experience driving VIPs
  • Willingness to work flexible hour and ability to make a timely and detailed response.

How to Apply

Please submit an application by email ONLY to jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org with the job title as subject line on or before August 7th 2020.

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