Country Director

Country Director


Country Director

Details of the offer

The Country Director leads all aspects of TechnoServe’s country level strategic branding and operations to achieve sustainable economic development in a cost-effective manner. This position serves as TechnoServe’s legal representative in Kenya and will provide overall management of TechnoServe Kenya, including HR, procurement, finance and operations, ensuring efficient and effective and high quality implementation of programs, compliance with all donor and local legal requirements as well as TechnoServe policies, statutory and organizational laws and regulations.


Accountable for effective, efficient and compliant financial, administrative and operational functions in TechnoServe Kenya, and high quality execution of Kenya’s projects.
Leadership: Manage Kenya’s Senior Management Team, currently Program Managers/COPs and leaders of the HR, Finance and Procurement functions. Develop among staff a principled commitment to TechnoServe’s mission and build a working culture that aligns with organizational values of integrity, collegiality; foster a working environment for in-country staff that makes TechnoServe a priority destination for motivated local professionals and develop a team spirit among the staff.

Human resources: Execute authority to: (a) Manage personnel subject to TechnoServe’s one-over-one approval process and Human Resources policy, and (b) Hire independent consultants in accordance with TechnoServe’s procurement policy; ensure timely completion of HR-related reports including performance appraisals and annual salary adjustments, among others.

Regional Coordination: establish and maintain strong working relationships with divisional, regional and HQ teams; ensure information is shared and flows transparently within the country project team and to the regional program management team.

Stakeholder Representation: Establish and maintain strong relationships with relevant stakeholders in Kenya, including government ministries, private sector companies, business associations, and civil society organizations; securing their support as needed; represent TechnoServe Kenya at internal and external functions.

Legal Compliance: Represent TechnoServe in all legal matters at the country level, and ensure TechnoServe retains and consults with qualified local legal counsel as needed; ensure that TechnoServe is properly registered in Kenya and complies with all local laws; establish and manage a board of directors if required. Execute agreements with local government, bilateral and multilateral institutions, and client groups.

Finance: Review and approve expenditures to ensure compliance with country and donor budgets and TechnoServe’s procurement/finance policies; ensure submission of high quality reports and documents to TechnoServe’s HQ on a timely basis in accordance with the corporate calendar, including monthly financial close, annual and mid-year budgets; monitor burn rates on a monthly basis and course correct spending as needed and/or ensure donor and internal budget realignments are requested and approved when required.

Kenya Program Oversight: Coach and supervise leaders / managers of Kenya’s programs for successful delivery of results; ensure timely submission of internal reports including PSRs and corporate measurement; ensure timely submission of high quality donor reports with support of the divisional back-stopping team; support country-level adaptation and use of program management tools; work with program staff to identify and address technical assistance needs in Kenya.

Program Development: In collaboration with East Africa leadership and program development teams, execute a new business strategy aligned with TechnoServe’s global and regional strategies, maintain strong relationships with a wide range of donors, and develop a robust pipeline of new program opportunities to grow the Kenya platform and scale TechnoServe’s impact.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 10 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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