Managing Director

Brighton, UK or Nairobi, Kenya
Full time Staff

About Wasafiri

Wasafiri means “travellers” in Swahili, and was inspired by the ethos that, “traveller, there is no path: we make the path as we walk together.” This statement evokes the spirit of how we work; as trusted adviser, collaborator, partner, and systems-change entrepreneur, seeking transformative action.

Our clients come from across the Private, Government, Philanthropic, and Non-Profit sectors, and value us for our ability to bring a practical approach to creating system-level change, for our collaborative way of working, our operational excellence and professional approach.

Since our founding, we’ve grown into a respected, global consultancy, incubator, and institute – helping leaders and organisations create system-level change in the face of some of the world’s most complex problems. From our offices in Kenya, UK, and the USA, we bring a well-established track record of helping our clients achieve impact at scale on the systems related to conflict and governance, extreme poverty, food insecurity, and environmental sustainability.

The Role

Following 11 years at the forefront of tackling some of the world’s most complex problems, we’re excited to launch this search for a new Managing Director to lead the next phase of our growth, innovation, and impact.

Our current Managing Director, Kate Stimpson is moving to focus fully on leading the Wasafiri Institute. Founding Directors Hamish Wilson and Ian Randell continue to play key roles within the organization.

This is a wonderful opportunity to deliver meaningful change at scale – ideal for a globally-minded, entrepreneurial, and purpose-driven leader, with a passion for helping build a more peaceful, equitable, and sustainable world.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who can bring:

  • A hunger to grow the organisation and increase the impact
  • An eagerness to build upon Wasafiri’s collective team culture
  • An understanding of what it takes to deliver with quality
  • A desire to deepen Wasafiri’s agile and devolved way of working
Closing date: 
1st December 2021