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CLOSED | Job Vacancy: Director – Governance & Philanthropy at KCDF

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) is a local NGO with key focus on community driven development approaches. A pioneer of community philanthropy and sustainable development in Kenya, KCDF works through strategic and carefully selected partnerships in Kenya, empowering communities to pursue the right solutions to their needs.

KCDF has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified, experienced and motivated individual for the position of Director – Governance and Philanthropy. This position seeks to increase the voice of vulnerable and marginalised groups; promote local giving; strengthen civic engagement and grassroots led policy processes that bring social justice.

Overall Job Purpose

This is a senior management position reporting to the Executive Director and works very closely with other team members. If you are the one we are looking for, you will play a leading role in;

  1. advancing KCDF’s push for a vibrant, credible and sustainable civil society sector while promoting stronger community voices;

  2. building responsive and accountable governance structures and processes at the national and county level

  3. promoting KCDF’s policy in advocacy and influencing, efficiently linking and collaborating with key departments to support capacity building in this area;

  4. strengthening KCDF work in promoting local organided giving/philanthropy, enhance grassroots led policy, and other national civic engagement initiatives.

You will work with other like-minded stakeholders in supporting an enabling legal environment for CSO’s and communities to secure more equitable access to services for the poor and other excluded groups. You will leverage on different national, regional and global networks to learn, share and advocate KCDF’s collective agenda in promoting philanthropy while strengthening national and regional philanthropy infrastructure. You will support capacity development-related activities for KCDF’s partners and other local actors in diverse areas of organisational development (e.g. programme management, resource mobilisation, board development, communications and sustainability planning etc.)

To qualify for consideration in to this role you will possess:

  1. A Master’s University Degree in development studies or any other relevant area of specialisation;

  2. Eight (8) years’ experience in the development sector, out of which at least five (5) years will have been spent progressively in policy, advocacy, governance and philanthropy space;

  3. Knowledge and familiarity with the Kenyan CSO sector, its growth, challenges, opportunities and legal frameworks that govern its operations;

  4. Excellent analytical and policy articulation skills, communication, writing, public speaking, influencing and collaboration skills;

  5. Strong leadership and management skills with demonstrated experience in working with and growing teams.

Applications by qualified candidates should be submitted by email to and quoting the position “Director Governance and Philanthropy”. Attach your current CV including contacts of three referees. This advert closes on Tuesday, 8th of December 2020.

KCDF is an equal opportunity employer and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.



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