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The East African : Sep 15th 2014
The EastAfrican APPOINTMENT SEPTEMBER 13-19,2014 51 POSITION AVAILABLE DEPUTY DIRECTOR Search closes: September 25, 2014 TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org The Open Society Institute works worldwide to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. OSIEA implements initiatives to advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan. The Deputy Director is a key member of the senior management team providing program and administrative management and for ensuring office operations are conducted effectively and efficiently in support of OSIEA programs. Based in Nairobi, the position works with the entire team and reports to the Executive Director to ensure performance standards are met. RESPONSIBILITIES Program Management and Staff Supervision • • • • • • • Assist the director to provide strategic vision, guidance and leadership on matters relating to OSIEA’s programming, strategy, management, governance, and budget Supervise, mentor, and provide substantive guidance, feedback and support to designated program staff in refining the overall strategic direction of OSIEA’s focus areas, in establishing program priorities, and in designing and carrying out projects Assist the director to put into place a process to oversee the preparation of the annual program strategy and budget plans with the director, program staff and board, including an annual staff retreat Assist the director in overseeing the production of OSIEA communications and publications, including by writing and editing documents. Develop and apply learning, monitoring and evaluation criteria to better measure the effectiveness and outcomes of OSIEA projects As required, represent the Director at meetings within the OSI network and externally Develop and coordinate special projects as requested by the Director Office Management and Administration • • • • • • Oversee the financial and administrative departments and ensure that operations in all OSIEA offices are streamlined efficiently in compliance with legal and and administrative requirements. Assist the director in planning for and preparation of OSIEA board meetings, including the grant approval process. Develop and oversee mechanisms for regular staff communication, including monthly conference calls and regular meetings/calls between relevant colleagues as well as the board. Put into place oversight mechanisms to ensure compliance with internal policy and legal requirements Serve as the primary contact for financial oversight throughout the year Oversee security procedures QUALIFICATIONS • Advanced degree and at least ten years work experience • • Substantive knowledge of the East African region Five years experience as a manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex institution. Must enjoy management. • Proven commitment to the protection of human rights and knowledge of the East African region • • • • • • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential • Willingness to travel as needed For more information: www.soros.org/initiatives/osiea COMPENSATION: Competitive salary, with good benefits package At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and participate in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication. For more information: www.soros.org COMPENSATION: Competitive salary, with good benefits package No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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