12 Aug 2014

NCCK Deputy General Secretary Job in Kenya

National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), an umbrella organisation for Protestant Churches and Christian Organisations registered in Kenya, wishes to notify the public of the existence of a vacancy for the position of Deputy General Secretary.

All applications for this position will be processed through the National offices of NCCK member churches.

The position reports to the General Secretary

It is an executive position based at the head office of NCCK supporting the General Secretary and carrying responsibility for NCCK work across the country and beyond.It has a renewable term of six years

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • The main purpose of the job is to deputize the General Secretary in giving leadership and in articulation and implementation of the Council’s Vision and Mission and in upholding the Council’s heritage and values.
  • The position is responsible in providing support in the spiritual, leadership and strategic direction to the Council’s management of staff, Membership Issues, Investments, Programmes and Service Departments.

Key Result Areas
Council and its Membership

  • Promote the Council’s vision and mission.
  • Promote informed biblical and theological interpretation of local, regional and global contemporary issues.
  • Contribute towards enhancing and maintaining the prophetic voice of the council in its socio-political context.
  • Support capacity building of corporate members and facilitate mainstreaming of Theology into Council’s activities and operations.
  • In consultation with the General Secretary, respond to issues from the membership
  • Facilitate research and study on specific theological issues affecting the spiritual lives of Kenyans.
  • Facilitate in the production of education and resource materials on specific theological issues.
  • Engage other theological and ecumenical initiatives/networks in influencing theological debates and discussions.
  • Ensure Council’s effective engagement in inter faith initiatives.
  • Facilitate Council’s engagement with other national, regional and global ecumenical bodies.
  • On behalf of the General Secretary, review discussion papers and co-manage the Council’s Governance Meetings.

Council’s Investments

  • Support the development and approval of the Council’s Investment and Business Plan.
  • In liaison with the General Secretary, provide oversight in ensuring prudent management of the Council’s properties and ensure that investments operate within the mission and values of the Council.
  • Ensure strong relationships with investors and financiers of Council Commercial activities and Investments.
  • Support General Secretary in ensuring increased annual revenues, profitability and sustained growth in Investments.
  • Ensure Council investments function maintains adequate systems of internal and external controls and risk management.

Council’s Programme

  • Ensure the development and approval of NCCK Corporate Plan and Implementation Strategies.
  • Support the General Secretary in ensuring that the programmes are adequately resourced to accomplish the mission and vision of the Council.
  • Support the General Secretary in ensuring programme accountability to all stakeholders.
  • Generate or/and review speeches, statements and advocacy messages on NCCK’s position on issues that relate to its areas of focus and interventions.
  • Provide leadership in Council’s high level stakeholders meetings.
  • Participate in the Council’s planning, monitoring and evaluation processes.

Council’s Service Departments

  • Support the General Secretary in ensuring that the Service Departments function to serve the whole institution.
  • Champion the spiritual formation of Council staff.
  • Participate in the Council’s performance management and financial planning processes.
  • Support the General Secretary in staff development and management.
  • Support the General Secretary in maintaining a positive image and good public relations, networking and collaboration with peer and other stakeholders.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the General Secretary from time to time.

Job Specification and Other Information Related to the Job
Level of Education/Academic Qualification

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Theology/Divinity
  • A Masters degree in a field relevant to the Job

Other Competencies/Abilities/skills required

  • Strategic leadership, Diplomacy, inter-personal relations, Theological insight and computer proficiency.

Relevant job Experience

  • 5 years exposure in Senior Management and/or Pastoral Ministry at a senior level.
  • Age requirement – 35 to 50 years

Interested candidates should seek nomination from the head of their church which should be a member of NCCK.

Upon nomination, they will be required to submit a written application, a letter from the head of the nominating church, a letter from the head of the supporting member church, a completed NCCK application form and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) together with certified copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.

The nominating church be expected to forward the applications to the following address by Friday 29th August 2014.

The Chairman
NCCK Search Committee
c/o The General Secretary’s Office
Jumuia Place, Lenana Road
P.O. Box 45009, 00100

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