21 Feb 2022

Deputy Executive Director at African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

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African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) is a Regional International Institution whose main mandate is poverty reduction through human resource capacity development. The Institute is jointly funded by the Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. AICAD Head Office is located in Juja, Kenya. AICAD has country offices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda located at Egerton University in Nakuru, Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, and Makerere University in Kampala respectively. AICAD hereby invites applications from qualified, competent, proactive and self-driven professionals to work at AICAD Headquarters in Juja, Kenya to immediately fill the vacant positions below:



Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful applicant will assist the Executive Director in providing efficient and effective leadership, coordination and control of the institute’s activities to meet its objectives and mandate. The position requires a mature person, self-motivated, articulate with high integrity, flexible with a tract record in programme management, budget preparation, successful research proposal writing, fundraising, and resource mobilization dynamics among others.

Key duties and responsibilities:

To assist in organizing the meetings of the Governing Board and its committees; Head and coordinate the functions of all divisions of the institute and to do all statutory secretarial work; provide strategic advice to the Executive Director on all matters relating to programme planning and management; including accountability for programme delivery; establish effective programme coordination and communicate the same to Divisional Directors and Country Directors; organizing fundraising and resource mobilization initiatives and to perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the Governing Board/the Executive Director.

Qualifications and experience:

Should have a Doctorate (PhD) either in Agricultural Science, Engineering, Natural Sciences or Humanities and Social Science plus at least eight (8) years in teaching/research and administrative experience at University or a Research Institution and should presently be at least in the grade of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor or its equivalent. Successful candidate should demonstrate good leadership ability and proven ability to attract and manage good relations with development and bilateral partners. He/she must have good interpersonal relations, communication skills and be IT compliant. The applicant must be fluent in English language. Some knowledge of French or Kiswahili would be an added advantage. He/She must be between 40-55 years of age. Only United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of Kenyan nationals are eligible.


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Method of Application

The positions are on a three-year contract renewable on successful performance and mutual agreement. Candidates who are interested and meet the above requirements should express their interest in writing and send their applications along with copies of certificates and testimonials, a day time telephone contacts, email, names and addresses of three referees to reach the address below not later than 15 March 2022. Please note that electronic applications will NOT be accepted.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director

African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

P.O. Box 46179-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

AICAD is an equal opportunity employer

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