Akvo is a rapidly-growing, entrepreneurial non-profit foundation with a big mission. Our tools are already positively disrupting the ways that development aid is allocated and reported in a sector that has been historically adverse to change. We're now helping to establish the identity and voice of a new generation of development professionals who work on the ground and are committed to being open about what works and what doesn't.
Akvo is looking for someone to lead the development of its activities in East and Southern Africa.
Akvo’s East Africa hub is the headquarters of the Akvo Kenya Foundation, and is located in Nairobi, Kenya. As the Akvo East Africa hub manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and leading regional activities, and further developing our international network of partners.
As leader and manager of the East Africa team, you will focus on the continued sustainable growth of the hub, and ensure the quality of our operations in East and Southern Africa. You will be part of the global team of hub managers, and report to Akvo’s global management team and the supervisory board of the Akvo Kenya Foundation.
You need the capacity to manage a broad portfolio of activities and opportunities, motivate a geographically distributed team and deal with challenging and complex situations.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
The position will be based in Nairobi, and involves very frequent travel across East and Southern Africa, as well as some travel to other parts of the world.
We always look for local talent, therefore we prefer candidates that are already based in Kenya or in neighbouring East African countries.
To apply for the position, please send your motivation letter and resume, including previous employer references, in PDF to Luuk Diphoorn at work[at]akvo.org before the 1 March 2017. Please mention in the subject: EA Hub Manager.