Vi Agroforestry is now looking for a Regional Director

April 6, 2017 · Recruitment · No comments

Vi Agroforestry is now looking for a Regional Director for Eastern Africa. As such you have the overall responsibility for the Vi Agroforestry development cooperation in the region.

As the Regional Director you ensure that all activities are conducted and developed in accordance with the Vi Agroforestry´s objectives, policies, strategies, guidelines and working methods and of high quality through systematic planning, monitoring and evaluation.

The Regional Director is the representative of the organisation in the East Africa and keeps abreast of current issues in the region and countries of strategic value to the organisation. You involve yourself in strategic networking, relationship building with strategic actors to identify and develop partnership and funding opportunities in the region as well as in Sweden. You move the organisation forward and always look for ways to develop programmes, new partnerships and financing opportunities; all aiming at to further reduce poverty in the region.

Vi Agroforestry fights poverty through agroforestry and strengthening of farmers´ organisations in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Over one hundred employees are working in the country and regional offices. As the Regional Director, you have a regional management team comprised of four Country Managers as well as a regional team that report directly to you. You are based at our Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. You will travel a lot in the region and also to our Head Office in Stockholm. As Regional Director you are part of the international department at the Head Office and report to its Head.

For us to get along, we think you are confident and mature as a person and in your leadership and management skills. To succeed in the role, your ability to organise, communicate and lead are of specific importance. You provide opportunities and tools to your employees to succeed and achieve results in their roles. You have good social skills, broad network and is a good communicator. We believe that you see opportunities and also has the ability to act. You know what it takes to push your work forward and create results.

Your background 

We want you to have several years ‘ proven experience in managing development programmes and staff with good results. You are an experienced and mature leader with experience of both Vi Agroforestry core areas and issues around climate change. You have several years of experience in performance management, organisational development and change management. You are good on methodological issues and the development of programmes. You have good expertise in gender and advocacy work. You have good understanding in financial management and financial analysis as well as a good knowledge of Swedish development cooperation policy and Civil Society Organisations. We want you to have experience of working in a developing country. You have a relevant university degree, as well as very good skills in English and Fluent Swedish as working languages.

Vi Agroforestry seeks diversity within the organisation

For more information about Vi Agroforestry, kindly visit our website 

Form of employment 

The appointment is for three years with possibility of renewal. Access 1 August 2017.


Submit your CV and letter of application latest on 18th April 2017 at 4.30pm  to

About Vi Agroforestry

Vi Agroforestry is a Swedish development cooperation organisation involved supporting small holder farmers and their organisations in the area around Lake Victoria in Eastern Africa. Through training and advice, we reach over a million people. More than 100 million trees have been planted since its inception in 1983.  The Vi Agroforestry vision is a sustainable environment that enables women and men living in poverty to improve their lives. Vi Agroforestry believes in equal rights and the right of everyone to a good standard of living and a healthy environment. The organisation believes that the people are stronger together and that sustainable development requires respect for human rights, democracy and the environment. Vi Agroforestry work in four countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.


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