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To provide strategic direction and leadership for the development of the ICS Programme within VSO’s wider country and global strategies.
To manage the development and delivery of, and learning from, the portfolio of ICS projects.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Skills, Knowledge and Experience required;
Knowledge and experience of pro-poor programme and partnership development.
Proven experience in delivering and reporting on complex projects to time and budget.
Supervision and support
Line management experience with good coaching skills. Experience of managing at a distance.
Duty of care
Experience of assessing potential safeguarding, security and health risks and putting in place mitigating actions and managing complex incidents.
Substantial experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.
Direct and substantial experience of working with other cultures and nationalities.
Strong skills in diplomacy and negotiation.
Experience of communicating effectively with wide range of stakeholders.
Strong verbal and written English language skills.
Out of hours working
The post holder will be required to hold the emergency phone outside of normal working hours, on a rota basis.
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
Application Closing Date
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
Applicants are advised that VSO does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
Applicants MUST have the right to work in Kenya.