Regional Director – Practical Action, Eastern Africa Region
Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives for today and generations to come.
We are seeking to recruit a Regional Director, a highly capable individual with at least 10 years of direct experience as a development professional leading and managing development programs at senior management level in the Eastern Africa region with a strong understanding of the current political, economic, cultural and historical context of the countries in the region.
Reporting to the International Director, you will build on the solid foundations of Practical Action programme work in Eastern Africa to date and will redefine and deliver on an impactful vision for the region.
You will be responsible for fundraising, facilitating and supporting regionalization of the Programs in the EA Regional Office and supporting the country offices with each project roll out and consolidation, ensuring active country / regional office engagement and ownership to achieve a successful program implementation.
You will also ensure all key stakeholders within your Regional and Country offices understand the Practical Action Business Strategy and its application.
You will provide vision for overall fundraising strategy and develop a regional fundraising plan based on analysis of program strengths, gaps and local environment and ensure that fundraising plans are in place and effectively implemented, including a forecast of income matched to the needs of work in country and in the region
You will spend around a third of your time providing leadership and guidance to the Regional Management Team. Position involves travelling to the UK periodically as a member of Practical Action’s Strategic Leadership Team.
This role is an exciting opportunity for a professional who wants to bring about change, whilst creating and developing a high performing team in the region.
This challenge will require a dynamic, creative and inspirational leader with a proven track record of leadership in multiple countries from the Eastern Africa region.
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If you believe your career objectives match the above role, please forward your application and detailed CV stating your current position, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience, STRICTLY on or before 6th May 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org and cc recruitment@Practicalaction.or.ke, stating the role you are applying for clearly, and addressed to:
The Executive Selection
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