CEO - Team Kenya

CEO - Team Kenya

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Remote/ home based applicants are welcome with a commitment to 2 days per month in the Newcastle office

Salary: £34- 38k pro rata

About The Organisation:

Team Kenya is a small North East based charity that works to reduce extreme poverty and inequality within poor communities in Ndhiwa, Western Kenya. Their programmes promote gender equality and sustainable development; so that girls and women in rural Kenya can create their own bright futures and whole communities can break the cycle of poverty. Team Kenya works in close partnership with Ndhiwa Community Empowerment and Development Project (NCEDP) a Kenyan registered NGO. The UK trustees and key volunteers have wide experience in a variety of roles, which ensure a highly professional approach, a track record of success and a culture of learning. They adopt a grassroots, participatory approach to development and work with 28 primary schools in Ndhiwa and the community that surrounds them to tackle the barriers that prevent girls from accessing quality education and to promote gender equality.

Job Purpose:

Team Kenya are looking for a transformational leader to drive their work in the UK and
support the continued capacity building of our implementation partner in Kenya. You will develop Team Kenya as a forward-thinking charity, proactively pursuing and creating effective and efficient solutions, ensuring the charities future sustainability and continued demonstrated impact. You will be expected to devise and deliver transformational strategy and cement the charity
as a sector leader in excellent development practice.

Leading a small.organisation like Team Kenya you will have the opportunity to make the role your own, leading a small team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with the support of our full time Development Manager and a part time Fundraising Officer. You will work with and have the support of a highly experienced and engaged Board of Trustees and other volunteers who are all passionate about the work of the charity.


  • Provide strong, effective leadership and management of all the charities activities
  • Develop ambitious strategic and operational plans and successfully implement those
  • plans within the agreed budget and timelines.
  • Ensure the charity has the skills and resources it requires to deliver its strategy.
  • Ensure that the charity is effectively and efficiently administered, complying with the
  • appropriate charity commission and other guidance and regulations.
  • Work closely with the Chair of Trustees, Treasurer and other staff and volunteers to
  • ensure good financial management of the charity.
  • Develop effective monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the charities work,
  • ensuring regular opportunities for learning and cycles of improvement.
  • Develop and maintain an active risk management approach throughout the charity
  • Act as ambassador for Team Kenya, build relationships and develop opportunities for
  • partnerships.
  • Ensure effective liaison, communication and collaboration with partners and funders.
  • Provide inspirational leadership, and excellent management of staff, volunteers, pro bono support and donors.
  • Build the reputation of the charity as a sector leader in a range of areas, from quality
  • programme delivery to use of digital innovation.
  • Build an effective working relationship with the Trustee board and support the
  • trustees to achieve good governance across all aspects of the charity.
  • Ensure best practice in capacity building is used to support the organisational
  • development and sustainability of NCEDP. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this post please submit your CV and a detailed cover letter of no more than 2 pages to by the closing date of the 7th June 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the deadline and short-listed candidates will be invited for an initial Skype interview. Panel interviews will be held in the Newcastle office the week beginning 10th June 2019.

If you would like additional information about this role or have any further questions, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Val Wilson on the above email address. 

Click here to be directed to Team Kenya's website. 

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