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Operations and Sustainability Officer – Vision Africa

Position Title: Operations and Sustainability Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Post Holder: TBC

Reports to: CEO

Position Overview: This full time paid position is to help lead the work of Vision Africa in Kenya. As such the post holder shall have significant management responsibilities and is directly accountable to the CEO and indirectly accountable to the UK Board of Trustees for all relevant matters.

As Vision Africa is a Christian Charity the post holder will be expected to profess the Christian faith which will be evidenced in their moral conduct. They will also be required to be in full sympathy with Vision Africa’s values, aims and objectives and will at all times remain accountable to the UK Board.

The Operations and Sustainability Officer will hold key management responsibilities relating to the long term sustainability of Vision Africa. There are three core elements to our sustainability:

  1. Technical sustainability

  2. Financial sustainability

  3. Sustainability of impact

The Operations and Sustainability Officer will provide leadership, under the supervision of the CEO, on Technical Sustainability and Financial Sustainability for the organisation as a whole. The post-holder will engage as necessary with the Kenya Council of Reference (KCOR) and engage the members thereof in the fulfilment of these responsibilities.

The position has these principal responsibilities:

  • To deputise for the CEO should (s)he be unavailable.

  • To pursue the development of small businesses and income generating activities for long term self-sustainability across all projects.

  • To manage Partner Project training and capacity building for long term sustainability.

  • To develop and implement a Corporate Networking and Partnership strategy for Kenya with a view to financial sustainability.

  • To manage the engagement of all interns and volunteers

  • To provide oversight for the management and development of VA Alumni

  • To manage and develop opportunities for revenue generation through social enterprise. (Currently includes VA Farm, Crafted and Uliza, but could expand in future.)

Requirements for Applicants

  • Demonstrable Sales and business development skills

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Relevant Masters’ Degree

  • 3 years minimum experience in relevant setting

  • Self-driven and self-reliant, able to work independently

  • Proactive

  • Innovative

  • Creative problem solver

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Excellent time and resource management skills.

Closing Date: 6pm, 7th October 2015. Interviews will commence (provisionally) 12th October.

Applications should be submitted to and should include a cover letter, and full CV indicating three referees. The recruitment process will be guided by Vision Africa’s Operations Manual

Any questions throughout the recruitment process should be sent to

*Originally posted on 23rd September 2015.



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