Executive Director Job in Kenya

The successful candidate
will have extensive experience in economic, environment, social development and
or human rights and is passionate about supporting local communities develop
solutions to address the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
They will have leadership experience with a non-profit organization in Africa
and proven experience in administration, finance, operations, and fundraising.
Based in Nairobi with frequent local and international travel, the successful
candidate will provide leadership and oversight on all Greenbelt Movement key
functions (programmatic, financial and operations) to both scale its impact and
ensure the organization’s sustainability.

Key Responsibilities


In close collaboration
with the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership Team, the successful
candidate will:

Develop and implement short and long-term strategic plans for
The Greenbelt Movement in accordance with the organization’s systems,
policies, and governance framework.

Lead fundraising efforts through engaging with current and
prospective donors and supporting the board of directors to raise funds
for organisation through presentations, roadshows and other events

Provide leadership to the achievement, evolution and
implementation of the Greenbelt

Movement’s mission-aligned growth strategies. As the head of
the leadership team, drive organisational success through exceptional
leadership and alignment with GBM’s mission, vision and values to foster
the work culture, creating a positive and constructive environment for all
employees.

Take charge the development of teams to successfully execute
GBM’s program and operational strategies

Develop and maintain positive, trust-based relations with key
internal and external stakeholders, including the board of directors, the
senior leadership team, NGO peers, existing and prospective donors and
other third parties.

Guide and strengthen GBM accountability mechanisms and ensure
policies and guidelines are aligned to best practices. Assure continuous
monitoring, review, reflection and impact assessment.

Reporting to The Greenbelt Movement board as required,
providing insights and strategic advice

Qualifications and
Experience

A Postgraduate degree in Environmental Science, Law,
International Relations, International Development or other relevant
science or social science discipline

At least 10 years of management level experience with at
least 5 years in a senior leadership position with a non-profit
organization; experience in managing organisations through a change
process is beneficial.

Experience in locally-led land restoration, reforestation and
livelihoods development and or the broader social justice sector e.g. food
security, conservation, human rights, women rights etc is required.
Knowledge of local and global carbon markets and the related opportunities
to create value for local communities in the forestry and land sector is
an added advantage.

Proven success in developing and executing strategies to
achieve short and long-term goals

Experience in fundraising is required, with the ability to
demonstrate fundraising success in previous professional setting

Excellent leadership skills with the ability to adapt,
inspire and engage a group of skilled professionals and help build a
collaborative team culture;

Proven ability to align organisational vision, values and
strategy with team goals, actions, and performance

Capacity to work transparently and cooperatively with county
and national governments

Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation
skills. The ability to communicate with presence, impact, and influence to
engage stakeholders and help fundraise

A commitment to the values and purpose of The Greenbelt
Movement and the ability to motivate and engage others and shape a
positive performance culture.

Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
Ability to travel locally and internationally, as well as
with local organizations and communities in remote areas 

How To Apply

Applications should be
submitted via email to recruit@platinumadvisory.co.ke on
or before Friday 26th January 2024

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