Change Realisation Lead - Team Kenya

Change Realisation Lead - Team Kenya

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne  

About the Organisation 

 Team Kenya is a small charity founded in 2008 based in the north east of England. NCEDP is Team Kenya’s partner organisation on the ground in Ndhiwa, Kenya. The two organisations have worked together since NCEDP was founded in 2007 as a grassroots, self-help group run by local community members.  In 2015 NCEDP became a registered Kenyan NGO. Team Kenya and NCEDP work together to tackle gender inequality in the Ndhiwa community in Western Kenya. Projects are designed together, funded through Team Kenya and implemented by the NCEDP team who are Kenyan (many are also from Ndhiwa). Team Kenya’s role is to provide funding, capacity building, training, friendship and support to NCEDP. This model has been very successful but moving forward we would like the kind of support Team Kenya currently offers to be replaced by short to medium term capacity building of the team in Kenya. The goal is for NCEDP to be self-sustaining in the long term with minimal intervention other than financial support and associated project monitoring. This will involve a considerable shift in decision making, leadership and planning from Team Kenya to NCEDP . 

About the Role

The successful candidate will help inform the approach of the transition.  Team Kenya have already had initial discussions with staff in Kenya and a draft change timeline has been in operation since October 2019 as a way of defining the transition and outlining the potential changes and steps needed. This can be used as a starting point for the next, crucial phase of the transition. Several documents have been produced which summarise the projects and how they are currently managed and funded and which give more detail of the areas of work that need to be handed over.

Main aims include: 

  • To support the UK team, to transition out of significant operational involvement in projects in Kenya. 
  • To provide guidance and practical solutions in order to facilitate the transition the charity seeks to make.  
  • To establish steps needed to facilitate the transition including outlining short, medium and longer-term targets. 

The outcome for the Change Realisation Lead is to ensure that the appropriate structures and processes in the UK are in operation by the end of April 2020 to support this transition. They expect the successful candidate to produce a final written plan and accompanying report by the end of April 2020 at the latest which outlines subsequent actions and resources needed for a successful transition period as well as identifying any specific training and support needs. It is possible that the successful candidate may then be asked to support the organisation to implement the plan, however this would be discussed towards the end of the initial planning phase. 

Person Specification
Essential

  • Proven organisational change management and realisation experience, preferably in a charity
  • Experience of the “people side” of change
  • Experience of supporting teams and individuals undergoing change
  • Able to interpret information in a variety of formats in order to quickly and fully understand the existing structures of Team Kenya and how it has worked with its partner organisation in Ndhiwa, Kenya
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in written format to a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience of consulting and working with others, valuing and building on their knowledge and experience
  • Ability to identify where support is needed and facilitate any training, mentoring and/or coaching needed to manage the changes
  • Ability to develop on an existing structured methodology in order to meet the required outcomes
  • Experience of supporting organisational design and the development of roles and responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to plan own work to meet the desired outcomes within the time available
  • Ability to successfully communicate the design, development and implementation of changes to existing systems
  • Experience of both Individual and collaborative work

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a UK – International context

How to Apply

If you are intersted in this role, please contact Lynda Evans at lyndae1808@hotmail.com to arrange an initial conversation to learn more about the organisation and the scope of this project. The full job description can be found here. 

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