Chief of Staff – Head of Regional Planning and Coordination

Duties and responsibilities

Special projects

Support the development and execution of key regional initiatives. These will vary based on shifting priorities but may include:(Current regional priority) supporting the launch of new country or project work, and development of cross-regional strategic initiatives.
dynamically providing support and gap-filling as needed on cross-cutting and/or department specific projects and/or teams.


Regional Coordination

Plan content and oversee execution of bi-annual leadership team conferences, quarterly meetings, and more to ensure key region-wide issues are discussed and clear outcomes are identified
Support the Regional Director in driving a strong, cross-departmental agenda of accountability, execution, and delivery and strategically align the Regional Director’s time with these priorities
Support the Regional Director and other Senior Regional Leadership team members in regular management forums by pulling together the right stakeholders, analyzing and presenting relevant information/data, and elevating critical issues so that Senior Regional Leadership can effectively participate in forums and help make decisions


Regional performance tracking

Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by regional leadership and/or other relevant stakeholders.
Work alongside regional program, regional departments, and units to effectively track progress against the strategic plan and other organizational indicators
Create regional dashboards and reports to support effective decision making and cross-company communications of business performance status.
Executive-level presentations: create proposals, materials for key donor discussions, Board meetings, and enterprise-wide conversations


Team management

Directly manage operation team assigned to Nairob-based Senior Regional Leadership team
Design and manage an expansion team responsible for scoping non-assigned/non-program specific growth opportunities in the region.
Coordinate with global team members in the execution of global objectives within the region.

Other duties may be assigned by the Regional Director from time to time.




Minimum of 3 years of project management or management consulting experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, Public Policy or related advanced degree
Strong capabilities in the following roles / functions:Developing strategic insight by conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis
Proposal creation: develop superb pitches tailored to investor interests in both Word and PowerPoint formats.
Project/process management: Managing projects and building new processes which require inputs from a diverse set of stakeholders
Independent multitasking: Ability to work independently, across multiple efforts, and to concisely present findings and recommendations to Regional Director
Multifunctional: Proven desire to get hands-dirty and take on all tasks.
Strong communicative skills in English across verbal and written mediums


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