Career opportunities 

Executive Director

Reference No: ACT/ED01/14

Act Change Transform (Act!) is one of the largest Kenyan non-governmental organisations working in the field of Capacity Development and Grants Management. Established in September 2001 as Pact Kenya and rebranded in 2011 as a fully-fledged indigenous non-profit organisation, Act! together with its implementing partners has contributed to the country’s results in peace building and conflict transformation, democracy and human rights, livelihoods and environment and natural resource management. Act! is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position of Executive Director.


The role


Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the realization of Act!’s Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives. He/she will be accountable to the Board for overall corporate performance including programme management, resource mobilisation, financial management, people management, monitoring and evaluation, learning, overall organisational efficiency and institutional effectiveness.


The person


The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Administration, or any other relevant field and post-graduate qualifications in Project Management and/ or Financial Management. The candidate should also possess at least fifteen (15) years’ working experience in development-related fields with at least five (5) years’ proven track record in leading and managing a development organisation and/or development programmes.


The offer


If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of the email or cover letter on or before Friday 29 August 2014. A detailed job profile can be accessed by clicking the link below:



Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be emailed to

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.