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Country Director


  • The CD is a senior ENA representative and as such is responsible for problem solving at a variety of levels. The CD will be expected to closely liaise with the Head of Financial Resource Management in authorizing and signing for any Country Office expenditure.
  • The CD will be in a position where she/he will be expected to make important decisions under general
  • policies and procedures which may have broad impact on the normal operations of the organization.
  • Independent action is required, although prudence dictates that such intended actions should be checked with other members of the organization to consistently enhance cohesion in the institution.
  • The CD will represent and manage in country relations with relevant government ministries, media as well as local and international organizations. He/she will represent ENA in high profile conferences, workshops and other relevant forums to build organizational profile and ensure profiling of women’s issues in the country and within the region.
  • The CD is the face of the institution and is responsible for representing ENA in the media. At all times the communication policy of ENA must be strictly adhered to.


  • Masters degree in Development Studies, Strategic Management, Transformational Change, Social Sciences or any other relevant field
  • PhD in Strategic Management or Social Development is an added advantage


  • Strategic Leadership, political savvy.
  • Relevant professional qualification to their particular profession eg if the CEO is an Accountant by profession, s/he should be a qualified CPA-K or ACCA and be in good standing.


  • 15 years’ experience running social and financial initiatives in development institutions as a senior manager
  • At least 7-10 years’ experience in managing a country office in a national, regional or international organization is an added advantage
  • Proven skills in fundraising
  • Demonstrable experience in strategic planning, programme development and management of complex, multi-stakeholder interventions
  • Demonstrable experience in establishing networks with governments, private and public sector entities as well as development agencies. Be a member of international bodies
  • Commitment and ability to foster and support capacity building in own staff and of national partners, including experience of managing teams across different sites
  • Fluent written and spoken English and the ability to write clear reports for a wide range of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, communicate and negotiate with a wide range of people and organisations at all levels with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Numeracy and ability to prepare and monitor budgets and accounts
  • Ability to undertake necessary travel in country.

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