Associate Director -Operations,Africa

from Habitat for Humanity
Closing date: 27 Oct 2017


Job Title: Associate Director - Operations, Africa

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Travel: Up to 40% International and domestic travel

Reporting to the Program Operations Director of EMEA, this position is responsible for developing, leading and directing the programmatic operations in Africa. He/she will be responsible for the growth and development of the existing programs in the region, consistent with HFHI standards and strategic goals towards sustainably serving families. At the same time, he/she will contribute to the development and implementation of a regional expansion strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Develop, implement and monitor strategic and operational programmatic plans for the regional: aligned to the HFHI EMEA strategy;

· Facilitate development of strategic and operational plans for national organizations;

· Manage and coordinate development of national organizations, partnerships and affiliates;

· Oversee operations of the East Africa Hub;

· Identify and support potential partner organizations and negotiate strategic program alliances;

· Support global initiatives and processes as well as resource development department to fundraising opportunities including grant proposals;

· Facilitate and coordinate program / product design with relevant specialists – leading towards scalable solutions for specific target groups (marginalized, vulnerable, etc.) and specific themes (water & sanitation, DR, etc.); as per HFHI EMEA strategy

· Develop and support strategic partnerships with regional institutions in the housing sectors;

· Recommend and implement programmatic management goals and objectives for the area.

· Prepare, implement and monitor annual programmatic budget, including grant and investment decisions.

· Participate in global program initiatives and coordinate on different themes, including: Operations; scaling strategies.

· Lead and direct the operations program team responsible for the Africa region

· Liaise with housing finance to ensure models are aligned with target groups and in-country priorities

· Liaise with all departments to ensure standards compliance (SOE and other relevant HFHI policies including sustainability policy); organizational development (strategic human capacity building, governance, HR development & systems, program documentation and evaluation, etc.); volunteer engagement is aligned to program operations.

· Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Suitable candidates will need to satisfy the following requirements:

· Master’s degree in international development, development studies, social sciences, public/business administration, or equivalent work experience at appropriate level.

· Minimum of 7 years management experience in international development contexts or at a similar level.

· Experience in program development and good knowledge of donors, including multilateral, institutional and corporates.

· Knowledge and experience in project design and management

· Good understanding of key trends in international development

· Strategic thinking, strategy setting, visioning capacity

· Strong skills and experience in planning and budgeting

· Operational and financial management skills

· Board development skills and capacity

· Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills

· Resource mobilization, training and capacity building, coaching/mentoring skills

· Human resources management skills and knowledge

· Fluency in English required, proficiency in French and added advantage

· Profound understanding of and working experience in Africa region as well as its cultural/social/political environment.

· Strong project and people management skills

· Proven staff management and supervisory skills

· Ability to work independently and without close supervision.

How to apply:


Submit your CV along with a letter of motivation online through our career site at:

Closing Date for Applications is the 27th of October 2017

The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in the nonprofit organization market.

HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.