Operations Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance 

Position Title: Operations Manager (National position)

VVOB is an international organisation with programmes in nine countries worldwide. Our head office is based in Brussels, Belgium. When you join VVOB, you become a key player in VVOB’s mission to ensure quality education. Our teams of national and international experts achieve this by providing technical assistance to governmental and other education actors.

We are looking for an Operations Manager who will operate from our office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Purpose of the function

As Operations Manager you contribute by setting up, managing, executing, monitoring and optimizing our operational systems and guiding the operations team in doing so. As a key member of the management team, you know how to inspire direct reports to grow and change with us and you easily navigate between operations and strategy.

The Operations Manager reports to the Country Programmes Manager and is part of and work closely with the other members of a country’s management team and are responsible for the operations department, thus managing all possible direct reports within this department. Furthermore, you work closely together with the operations departments at the Head office.

As Operations Manager Kenya You will:

• Maintain, strengthen, and oversee effective systems and procedures for HR management, and manage HR policies and procedures aligned with global VVOB standards and local law.

• Maintain, strengthen, and oversee effective systems and procedures for financial management, reporting and auditing and you manage finance policies aligned with global standards and local law.

• Oversee the procurement, logistics and administrative functions ensuring value, efficiency, and compliance of the organization to local and global policies.

• Provide strong organizational leadership for your direct reports and foster good relationships with and between partners and teams, supporting a positive organizational culture. Leading by example, you represent our organization towards external stakeholders in your field.

• Foster good relationships with and maintain closer collaboration between country office and Head Office (HO) operations teams.

Your expertise and experience

• Master’s degree in business management, accounting, law, public admin, HR management or related field or equivalent experience.

• At least 5 years of Operational management experience in Finance, Human Resources and procurement, preferably for the international cooperation sector.

• Experience in leading effective teams.

• Good ICT knowledge of Office 365 and spreadsheet skills.

• Language skills: fluent in English

Nationality: Kenyan

Matching competences

VVOB core competences:

• Cooperation

• Result Orientation

• Continuous Improvement

Function specific competencies:

• Reliability

• Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

• Giving direction • Agility

• Vision building

How to apply

Please send your motivation letter and a detailed CV to: recruitmentkenya@vvob.org By 6th of January 2024

VVOB firmly believes that quality education can only be achieved if equity is ensured. Qualities of people prevail, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability. Is this not exactly the job you are looking for? Please have a look at our other vacancies at: https://www.vvob.org/en/vacancies