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Changing the Game. Together

ACAL is a value-driven fast-paced management consulting firm and we are committed to unlocking the potential of those who advance the world. We collaborate with clients to dig up valid data, rigorous analyses, external perspectives, root causes, and explicit logic. The goal is to uncover moments of insight—and to have the courage to embrace, and act on, the truths that surface.

What we are looking for

We are seeking an experienced CEO to run all the operations of the organization in order to provide smooth and efficient services to its stakeholders. The right candidate must be ready to create and model great organizational culture as well as lead the executive team to inspire the employees as they undertake their different roles. The individual should be visionary in order to lead the organization into achieving their set goals and producing exceptional results

Your mission

  • Grow and lead the institution in line with their strategy to ensure prosperity of the organization
  • Provide inspirational leadership in the organization and ensure a high level of integrity among its employees
  • Communicate with the board of directors about new institutional changes and be the voice of the directors in the institution
  • Ensure prudent management of the organization’s assets
  • Implementation of the organizational strategy
  • Introduction of new policies and regulation that are beneficial to the organization
  • Ensure that all legal documents are filled and in compliance with the Law
  • Create partnerships with other organizations
  • Identify investment opportunities
  • Liaison of the public, the government, and other relevant stakeholder and the organization
  • Create a conducive environment that promotes employee performance and motivation
  • Overall, be responsible for strategy, resource management, strategy, visibility, partnerships and relationship management as detailed below:

Resource Mobilization

  • Map, identify and source for resources to ensure successful execution of the organization's strategies

Performance management and M&E

  • Develop detailed operational plans (annual, quarterly and departmental)
  • M&E framework and implementation guidelines
  • Budget preparation


  • Detailed and up-to-date cumulative objective level indicators and intermediate indicators matrix,
  • Track progress of the various sub-projects and plans
  • Ensure implementation of safeguards
  • Responsible for financial management performance

Enhance Value-Based Membership

  • Structure an optimal stakeholder engagement platform
  • Set up and implement welfare systems
  • Develop, source or partner with a provider to develop an ICT based platforms
  • Structure the organization as a Big four implementation partner with member institutions playing a different role
  • Enhance and commercialize Centers of Excellence
  • Map, identify and execute key Linkages and Partnerships

Ensure Strategy Execution

  • Track and implement projects/initiatives
  • Identify, map and develop strategic partnerships
  • Institutionalize the organization
  • Enhance the organization's brand publicity and visibility

Drive the institutionalization of the Organization

  • Implement the Board Charter
  • Review the Organizational Structure to support the new organizational strategy
  • Ensure Legal & Regulatory Compliance
  • Implement Risk Management Framework
  • Enhance ICT infrastructure and Support in skills training and service delivery
  • Improve Human Function and Capability
  • Optimize the composition and size of the workforce

What you need

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, finance, social sciences or a related field. A PhD in any these areas will be an added advantage
  • At least 10 years of experience in working on public administration and/or public sector service delivery. Proven familiarity with Kenya’s education and development sectors would be a major asset. Experience working in the education sector will be an added advantage
  • Must have worked in a senior management position for at least 3 years
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of providing consultant deliverables on a timely basis

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