Hub Director

at Natural Justice
Published March 28, 2024
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Natural Justice seeks a full-time Hub Director to manage the operations of the East Africa Hub, including providing leadership and oversight to the Hub’s key functions i.e., programmatic, financial and administrative.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, and in close liaison with the Chief Finance & Operations Officer (CFOO), the Hub Director shall perform the following duties:

Strategic Planning, Project Development and Work-Planning

Provide effective leadership and support to the staff within the Hub including mentorship, coaching, team building, on-the-job training to enhance employee performance and other leadership interventions;
Align of program strategy with country strategy and Natural Justice vision and mission;
Develop hub program plans and provide oversight on their implementation in collaboration with the PDs and ED;
Analyze, understand, update, and inform changing context in hub;
Take country-lead in program strategy/direction for all program/progress meetings and facilitate transfer of information, successful approaches, experiences, lessons, and updates from projects across the region;
Foster collaborations with other hubs.
Policy and Legal Reform

Provide leadership in identifying and engaging with key policy issues and key collaborators;

Maximize leverage of key partners in influencing policy and legal reforms in the hub.

Research and M & E

Guide the development, implementation and continual refinement of country’s M&E framework, tools, and methods, employing a collaborative approach to ensure that these address program needs, strengths and constraints;

Provide overall leadership in the hub on research assignments and ensure they are aligned with program strategy and are implemented, and learnings shared.

Knowledge Management and Reporting

Accountable to safe keeping of organizational information;
Report on Hub program updates and progress to the ED and/or CFOO;
Coordinate, participate and lead Hub monthly program and staff meetings.

Fundraising

Develop and implement fundraising strategy for the hub with input from MT, PDs and the Communications manager; approved by MT;

Develop and build funding relationships with donors located within the hub; regularly update donors on work progress and involve them in ongoing work;

Regular updates on funders’ relations should be submitted to the funders as well as to the ED and CFOO;

Ensure grant compliance for all projects in Kenya in line with donor requirements, ensure timely submission of reporting to key donors;

Quality and timely submission of progress reports or final reports to funders in relation to grants;

Requirements:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Environmental sciences, Human Rights, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized university.
A post-graduate degree in law, political science or other relevant social science discipline is desirable.
Knowledge of Kenya’s constitutional and administrative law, including human rights, land & environmental law.
Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in environmental and/or climate change law, including natural resource and/or land law, and administrative law or human rights litigation, 3 of which must be in senior leadership positions.
Computer literacy- Understanding of data entry, basic computer skills and knowledge of databases.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
Keen interest in and commitment to advancing the rights of marginalized communities, particularly in relation to their environments.
Conviction in and commitment to constitutionalism and principles of environmental justice.
Good legal research skills in law, policy and social issues.
Experience in conducting fieldwork and working with marginalized communities.
Experience communicating complex legal issues in an accessible way to communities.
Experience relating research or project experiences to policy advocacy.

Competencies
The desirable traits and attributes include:

A person of high integrity that will model Natural Justice’s core values.
Highly motivated, pro-active individual able to work under minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritize, act on initiative and meet deadlines.
Reliability and attention to detail.
Ability to work with the team and to develop and maintain good relationships with community-based or other grassroots groups and partners.
Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
Professionalism, strong work ethic, and personal initiative (“a self-starter”).
Critical and analytical thinking.
Ability to mobilize communities.

Please submit one properly labelled PDF document as an attachment, combining the application letter and CV with at least three professional referees (at least one of whom supervised you), via email with ‘Hub Director” as the subject line.

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