Camara Education Country Lead Job

Reporting To: Director of African Operations

Contract: Full-time, 24 months with the possibility of extension

Location:  The job holder will be required to live in Mombasa, Kenya with occasional travel both within and outside Kenya.


Camara Education is a non-profit international education organisation dedicated to delivering real impact by providing young people with access to technology and allowing them to develop the digital skills which are essential in our increasingly digital world.  

Each Camara entity operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise designed to serve local market needs through a sustainable business model.

The Role

As the Country Manager for our EdTech company in Africa, you will be responsible for driving the overall business operations, and growth in the country. Your role involves developing and executing plans to expand our presence and ensure the successful implementation of our educational technology solutions. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the Kenyan education landscape, excellent leadership skills, an ability to develop staff and a proven track record of driving business success in the EdTech sector.

The role of the Country Lead is to oversee the Camara Kenya team to ensure all project activities are completed and achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives in Kenya. The job holder will be required to be actively involved daily in the projects and operations of the hub but will also strive to progress the strategic focus and growth of the organisation.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • To work closely with the Director of African Operations to deliver Camara’s strategic objectives for Kenya.
  • Provide clear leadership and promote and foster a high-performance culture consistent with the organisation’s values.
  • To develop strong working relationships with the Ministry of Education, Teacher Service Commission and other key stakeholders who are vital to the successful planning, implementation and outcomes of our work.
  • To ensure the implementation of a standardised reporting template in line with Camara Education policies and establish measurable and robust KPIs for each of the functional areas within the company.
  • To ensure that all commercial and financial information for Camara Kenya’s operations is captured within Camara’s standard information databases and is complete and accurate.
  • To ensure the effective delivery of all projects within the timescale and budget to ensure the maximum impact for beneficiaries.
  • To establish and implement a best-in-class M&E framework for every Camara project within Kenya.
  • To be a key contributor in constructing and implementing Camara’s Annual and Strategic Plans.
  • To ensure the highest standards of governance within Camara Kenya.
  • To provide updates and report all management group tasks for Camara Kenya projects to senior management, project partners and funders
  • To support business development- overseeing new marketing initiatives for the Hub through social enterprise and building Camara’s visibility in Kenya
  • Develop and execute effective sales and marketing strategies to promote the company’s products.
  • To establish a framework to maximise successful 3rd party funding within Kenya as well as contribute towards Camara’s overall funding initiatives.  This will include nurturing existing relationships and building new partnerships, coordinating the preparation of project proposals and budgets and developing concept notes.
  • To complete any other supportive tasks as required by management.


  • Hold a third-level degree qualification in a relevant discipline- ideally Education, ICT or Development (essential)
  • Five (5) years of relevant professional experience working within a similar role,at least 3 of which within a management or supervisory role
  • Have extensive knowledge and experience within the education sector in Kenya and be able to provide evidence of close collaboration and engagement with relevant Government bodies including the Ministry of Education.
  • Have demonstrable experience in donor relationship management, including grant management, proposal and report writing, ideally within the humanitarian context and/or with the major institutional donors.
  • Have previous experience working in Kenya
  • Be fluent in English (essential), Knowledge of Swahili an advantage
  • Be a confident, strong willed, tenacious, self-starter who has the ability to work in a dynamic, diverse and demanding environment.
  • Be results oriented – focus on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. 
  • Have good social skills and excels at relationship building.
  • Be a strong contributor to Operational and Strategic Planning processes.
  • This position will require the candidate to live and work in Mombasa, Kenya.  We are therefore ideally seeking a Kenyan Citizen or someone who has (or can obtain) the necessary Kenyan work and residency permits.  Periodically, we may require the candidate to travel out of country for meetings and workshops in other African Countries or Europe.

Within Camara Education, we believe in the inherent rights, freedom, dignity and equality of all people, particularly children and young people and are committed to safeguarding those we work with from any potential harm, abuse or exploitation.  All our employees are required to comply with our policies and procedures and provide police and will be subject to our vetting requirements.

Camara Education is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to having the best possible people working with us. We will ensure fair and equal opportunities for all potential and existing employees. 

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send their CV and a Cover Letter saved within ONE Single Document with your Name as the Document Title to Applications should be received no later than 1 pm on 26th February 2024.  Any applications received which are not in the requested format will be disregarded.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.