Country Director, Kenya

  • Contract
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Christian Aid

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

About the role

  • To provide strategic leadership to Christian Aid’s work in and on Kenya, ensuring that the country programme contributes significantly to ending poverty and inequality in alignment with the main drivers of poverty, funding environment and the Christian Aid Global Strategy.
  • To provide staff with a work environment in which they are well-managed, empowered, and motivated to volunteer their best effort towards realising Christian Aid’s strategy, goals and objectives in Kenya.
  • To ensure financial resilience and continuity of the programme and manage Christian Aid’s resources in ways that are accountable and demonstrate value for money and to take responsibility within a corporate framework and devolved unit for agreed annual plans, budgets, and defined delegation of authority.
  • To be the senior representative of Christian Aid in-country and to develop and promote the country programme profile internally and externally among key stakeholder groups and networks.
  • To contribute to the strategic direction of Christian Aid’s work in Africa, including as a member of the Divisional Management Group. To act as an ex officio member of the Christian Aid Kenya board with responsibilities to the board as outlined in the Christian Aid Kenya constitution.

About you


  • The post holder must hold a minimum of a tertiary degree or equivalent; ideally in a field related
  • to international development and/or a relevant certification in management.
  • 8-10 years solid field-based experience including managing large and complex multi-partner
  • development programmes and donor-funded projects at a senior level.
  • A strong understanding of the drivers of poverty and its eradication.
  • A firsthand understanding of the country within which this post is based.
  • Experience working with cross-cultural teams.
  • Effective ability to prioritise workload and meet multiple demands.
  • Strong people management, performance management, and coaching skills.
  • Good networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English required


  • Ideally, familiarity with issues around the development agenda and poverty eradication.
  • Management or business administration qualification.
  • Interest in learning about organisational development more broadly
  • Experience of working with organisations in Africa, including local civil society and church
  • partners.

How to apply

All correspondence, at this stage, should be via Oxford HR.

To apply for this post, click on this link here: HP5IvWWT9Z7EbqDeiJU%3D&reserved=0" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Country Director Kenya, which should take you to OxfordHR e-recruitment site to submit your application.

Please follow the instructions provided above to submit your application. Kindly note that Christian Aid will not be receiving any applications directly through the CA website.

Selection process

All candidates will receive an update from OxfordHR regarding their application after the closing date. We advise candidates to add the role email to their safe senders list and regularly check their spam folder.

Noting that Closing date is 15-Aug-22