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Forum For International Cooperation (FIC) has a Danish background and was founded in 1995 with the overall vision of global equality and solidarity, with increased people’s social, economic and democratic rights and opportunities for a better life, regardless of their background or location on the earth.

Guided by the UN and Council of Europe’s Conventions on Human Rights, ILOs Conventions on Labour Rights, and the EU’s Social and Economic Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the mission of FIC is to strengthen the social, democratic and economic rights and opportunities of people through integration at the labour market. Our mission nis to contribute to Sustainable Development Goal number 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). More info about FIC on website

The Regional Manager will have Overall responsibility of FIC East Africa regional secretariat including secretarial functions for the board and reporting to the NGO authorities and other relevant institutions

Job Aims

Strategy – To drive forward the new five-year country strategy that embodies the values, vision, mission and objectives of FIC and ensure it is being delivered in all areas of the organisation’s work, with new and existing partners.

Impact – To ensure that FIC, regional programmes are making significant positive impact for through delivering high quality livelihood and decent employment programmes and ensuring that the processes of planning, implementation as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning, are robust.

Finance – To ensure that the financial management of the organisation is accountable and transparent at every level, and that all staff are fully aware and able to comply with the Finance Policy.


Key Deliverable:

Demonstrable and inspiring leadership in promoting the values, the vision, mission and goal of FIC and in the implementation of the East Africa Regional Strategy.

Demonstrate clearly a personal drive for social inclusion of marginalised and vulnerable social groups, including women, youth and low skilled workforce, with strong focus on human rights-based approach (HRBA).

Lead the delivery of East Africa regional Strategy so that FIC staff are living the organisation’s values and achieving the vision, mission and objectives of, as well as supporting the overall FIC global mission

A team leader who is capable of ensuring healthy working environment for the team

Lead the Organisational Management Team in making key decisions regarding the implementation of the strategy and overall direction

Lead the team in agreeing on the modalities for Programming, Finance and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) on each project


Key Deliverable:

The Advisory Board of FIC provides direction and accountability to the East Africa Secretariat.

The Regional Manager regularly update and involve the Board in the work, progress and challenges of FIC, and supports in convening quarterly meetings or on need basis

Report to Directors on a regular basis against the organisational strategy, targets and budget and ensure that FIC complies with the high standards of probity and good governance

Ensure that the secretariat operates within the terms and conditions of all legal requirements of the Kenya Government.

Resources Mobilisation

Leading regional team in cooperation with Executive Director in securing funding and new partnerships for expansion.
In cooperation with the team ensuring that FIC strategy and programmes are effectively funded

Programme Management

  • Leading the East Africa team in overall programmes planning, budgeting and performance

  • Technical lead in Development, monitoring, review and implementation

  • Overall lead in Monitoring and evaluation of the regional programmes

• Management of consultants and consultancy processes

Partnership and social engagement

  • Management of partnerships & networks for the region: County & local governments, private sector, employers and civil society partners, youth organizations and international partners

  • Coordinating advocacy and influencing strategy on labour market and employment issues

    • Designing and managing partnership and network across all programmes with both local and international partners

• Trainings, coaching, development of action plans and making follow- ups on governance, structures and systems development, leadership and management for local partners

Advocacy and policy engagement

• Lead FIC and partners in advocacy and policy engagement for improvement of decent work to support programmes in Kenya, East Africa and globally

Academic • Master’s degree in relevant discipline qualifications


  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in medium to senior level management within East Africa region.

  • Effective fundraising experience is key. This includes Track record in the international donor community, partnership management, including demonstrated knowledge of EU and major donor regulations.

  • Mid-level to senior level experience managing country or regional office of a development organisation

  • Proven track record in development and programme management with focus on social economic rights

  • Solid experience working with civil society and in designing and implementing livelihood programs – with strong focus on employment and decent work

  • Experience in organisation capacity development and training especially on governance and strategies

  • Experience working with trade unions and workers issues in promoting decent working conditions is a plus

    Related Skills or Knowledge:

    • Ability and skills to promote and inspire effective collaboration between individuals, organizations and networks, demonstrating strong diplomacy skills and cultural sensitivity.

    • Strong consultative, collaborative and participatory way of working. Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in written and spoken English required.

How to apply

  • If you feel qualified and interested in the above position, please send your application – One-page Cover letter and CV explaining in detail how you meet the essential requirements for the position.

  • Kindly include your salary expectations and the notice period

  • Please note that this position is only for Kenyan nationals or non-

    Kenyan nationals with valid permit to work in Kenya.

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    The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

    Those that have applied before need not to re-apply

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