(Jobs in Kenya) Division Director – Security & Rights at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa - Gazeti Jobs

(Jobs in Kenya) Division Director – Security & Rights at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

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OSIEA is a part of the global Open Society Foundations network. Founded in 2005, OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue about issues of public importance. We support individuals and groups to participate in matters that affect them in order to demand fair treatment, delivery of services and accountability from their leaders and institutions. Our Mission & Values We promote democratic governance, justice and human rights, respect for the rule of law, and the protection of the rights of minorities. We also partner with minority communities on the fringes of society; those most subject to violence, discrimination and stigma. We believe there is space for all of us. At OSIEA, we make it possible for the smallest bird to sing on top of a tree. Our organizational values are the lens through which we do our work on integrity, accountability (to each other and to others), celebration of diversity and collegiality.

As Division Director – Security & Rights at Open Society-Africa, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading all aspects of the assigned function, including budgeting/financial management, leadership and staff development, policy development and strategic planning.
  • Leading all aspects of the assigned function, including grantmaking, some policy and advocacy roles and ensuring that youth and women right issues are applied in the program’s work.
  • Strategic Leadership and Oversight: Work with the Director of Programs in setting the strategic vision and direction to guide the development of the Security & Justice strategy, approve the program’s strategy and oversee its development and execution.
  • Participate in the development of the grants and partnership strategy, working closely with the relevant stakeholders to design and develop appropriate grants policies.
  • Direct and manage all aspects of Security & Justice policy development and approval in support of OSF’s major strategic initiatives, programs and directions. Issues are complex, and significantly impactful, requiring extensive collaboration and coordination. Work with wide discretion.
  • Work closely with the DEI advisor and Women’s programs to deliver several strategic objectives aimed at women and youth.
  • Liaise with the relevant board(s) providing critical financial operations information with actionable recommendations for performance improvement. Report regularly to ensure alignment on strategic priorities.
  • Global Outreach—North and South, including OSF Networks.
  • Compliance, Financial Management, Analysis and Control.
  • Knowledge Management.



Action Planning, Managing Change, Negotiation, Organization Design, Resourcing and Workforce Planning, Risk Management, and Service Delivery.


  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion, Expertise, Getting the Right Things Done, and Leading Change.
  • Managing Time & Money, Strategic Thinking, Working Well with OSF Colleagues, and Working Well with Others.


  • Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s Degree. We will also consider applicants who can demonstrate the necessary competencies through experience.


  • 15 years’ relevant experience, five of which should be substantial experience providing strategic management and leadership across organizational functions, directing substantial resources to achieve objectives.
  • Knowledge of the operations-related principles, procedures, and best practices in the field.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and reporting.
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