ActionAid Denmark Global Platform Mount Kenya Manager Job in Nanyuki
Application deadline: 02-02-2014
Training4Change and the Global Platform concept
The fundamental aim of the GPs is to empower young people to create positive social change through training, capacity support, mentoring, networking, cultural exchange and incubation of young people with innovative ideas. And through supporting ActionAid staff and partners to access new thinking and approaches to facilitating social change within their programmes.
Every year, approximately 4000 volunteers and professionals are trained at our Global Platforms in Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, El Salvador, Jordan, Ghana, Myanmar and more countries in the near future. As an employee in Training4Change, you will thus be part of a team of approximately 40 colleagues around the world.
Global Platform Mt. Kenya
At present time, three main courses are being conducted at the Global Platform. One is for Global Volunteers (aged 19-24), who are undertaking a one month course before volunteering in different parts of Africa.
For more information about Global Platform Mt. Kenya visit our website:
About the job
Financial Management: The Global Platform Manager will have documented experience in budget management. He/she will have personal responsibility to ensure the financial integrity of the platform including developing annual budgets for income and expenditure, monthly accounting of actual expenses and incomes, quarterly reporting for acquittal and funds disbursement, and reporting to ActionAid.
Strategic Management: The Global Platform Manager will also be responsible for building strategic relations with current and new partners, which requires experience with strategic management, networking and partnership development. This includes integrating the work of the Global Platform more with ActionAid Kenya’s programmatic work, but also having to identify new potential strategic partners in the region who wish to partner with our training programme. Part of this task will also involve establishing relations, which can lead to more income generating courses for the Platform.
Communication: The Global Platform Manager will be a diplomatic and skilled communicator having to negotiate partner agreements with ActionAid, manage day to day relations with strategic partners, ensure trainers are motivated, problems are resolved and that key relationships are maintained at an effective and professional level.
Training: The Global Platform Manager will also be prepared and ready to train when the need arises and therefore have experience in facilitation and will be familiar with participatory training approaches that aim to empower young people to become drivers of change.
You are aware of the importance of cultural sensitivity, and possess both diplomacy, endurance and a positive mind-set.
You understand how to apply a flexible and situational management style, balancing close supervision and macro management with independent and inclusive decision making.
You find it inspiring to work in a youthful working environment with a lot of room for developing ideas and trying them out. It motivates you to see personal growth of young people.
Ideally, you are also familiar with ActionAid’s work and are committed to engage in fighting poverty and in justice.
Please note that this is a non-family position.
For further information about the job contact Global Platform Manager Ditte Wegeberg, e-mail: [email protected]
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