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Head of East Africa

Deaf Child Worldwide
Salary range:
37888 - 44752
Fixed Term Contract
Working hours:
30 hours per week
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Head of East Africa
Home-based, UK (with occasional travel)
£37,888 – £44,752 (pro rata)
30 hours per week
Fixed term contract – 12 months

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

Deaf Child Worldwide is the international development arm of the National Deaf Children’s Society. We currently have regional programmes in South Asia and East Africa.

Deaf Child Worldwide is looking for a highly experienced professional to lead our programme development in East Africa and to take forward the next phase of establishing our regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. This is an exciting opportunity to help Deaf Child Worldwide increase its potential to improve lives for deaf children, young people and their families in East Africa.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of twelve months with a view to handing over the role to a member of staff in Kenya at the end of the contract.

You will provide inspirational leadership to a small, highly motivated team based in Nairobi with whom you will proactively take forward the development of new partnerships in Kenya and will initiate work in the wider region in line with agreed priorities. You will also set up the appropriate infrastructure to recruit staff in Kenya and appoint key individuals to the Deaf Child Worldwide team there.

As well as being an exceptional professional, you will have excellent interpersonal skills with a passion to make a real difference.

You will be a key advocate and ambassador for Deaf Child Worldwide with stakeholders in the East Africa Region, in the UK and within the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Based in the UK, you will be located within commutable distance of London and able to make occasional trips to the office there. You will also be able and willing to travel to any of the locations in which Deaf Child Worldwide supports programme work as long as it is safe and possible so to do.

To apply for this role please complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website prior to starting your application.

Currently, the application process works best on desktop/laptop devices.

The closing date for applications is on Monday 20th September 2021 at 23:59.

We expect interviews to be held remotely on Monday 4th October.

A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.

We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.
Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.

We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as Head of East Africa, please apply via the button shown. This job is being posted by Webrecruit on behalf of The National Deaf Children's Society and Deaf Child Worldwide. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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