Executive Director

Lwala Community Alliance
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your passion and fit for the role at http://candidates.waldronhr.com. To ensure consideration for the role, please submit your materials by August 20, 2015. Cover letters may be addressed to Melissa Merritt.

About the Organization

Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) is a dynamic health, education, and development organization with proven success in ensuring child survival, reducing the burden of HIV, and increasing school completion rates in rural Migori County, Kenya. A holistic approach, a commitment to local adaptation, and targeted impact are hallmarks of LCA’s theory of change. Founded by brothers Milton and Fred Ochieng’ in 2007, LCA’s multi-dimensional, community based programs include ongoing public health outreach, auxiliary education projects in public schools, and micro-enterprise training in business and agriculture serving over 20,000 people in the region. The organization remains Kenya-based, with a staff of 76 on the ground supported by a team of five based in Nashville, Tennessee.


The Opportunity

Reporting to the board of directors, the new ED will assume overall operational responsibility for LCA’s staff, programs and finances and serve as a steadfast steward of the mission. He/she will have the vision and drive to execute the strategic plan and meet current goals, plan future strategy, and be an ambassador for the community and the organization. We seek a relationship builder with high emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity as well as strong management skills to work with a wide range of people.



Candidates should have at least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least four years of senior executive leadership experience in the for-profit, social enterprise or non-profit arenas. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree in a relevant discipline (such as an MBA, MPA or MPH) is preferred. Demonstrated performance in outcomes-based organizations where candidates have successfully developed and operationalized strategies that have taken the organization to the next stage of growth is highly desirable. Familiarity with a variety of models of international development and theories of change is an asset. Success cultivating and soliciting major donors or proven business development experience is strongly desired. Experience expanding early stage organizations to maturity, building a new center, division, or program area from the ground up at a national or international nonprofit is a plus.


Must be available to spend approximately 75 days a year in Lwala, Kenya.


For more information, please see the detailed position profile here: http://bit.ly/lwala