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Assistant Country Director - Programmes Job Vacancy

Summary of the Role

The role of the ACD-P is to ensure the effective implementation of the programme approach and the successful overall management of GOAL’s urban and emergency programming.

This will involve supporting the integration of the different elements of the current GOAL Kenya programme to meet the agreed programmatic criteria, including:

1. Strategic programme development

2. Donor liaison and proposal development

  • Identify and cultivate new donor opportunities in urban programs and drive proposal development.
  • Liaise with donors to keep abreast of relevant funding opportunities
3. Technical support
  • Provide technical support with health, HIV, child protection & partnerships to technical focal points and ensure that partners are getting the technical support that they require from GOAL Kenya.
  • Liaise with the GOAL technical team, including the HIV, Nutrition, Child Protection and Survey Advisors.
  • Identify any technical gaps on the GOAL Kenya team and facilitate recruitment, or training and capacity building of existing staff, to meet the programme’s technical requirements.
4. Operations
  • Work with the country team to ensure efficient and transparent implementation of urban programming.
  • Facilitate dialogue between Programme Managers, finance, and logistics to assist with on time and on budget delivery of programmes.
5. M&E Support
  • In conjunction with the CD, deliver a comprehensive M&E strategy for GOAL Kenya and ensure compliance with GOAL Dublin frameworks and donor guidelines
  • Along with the PDC and M&E officer, facilitate internal and external evaluations of the urban programme
  • Work with the Grants Manager and PDC to ensure timely reporting
6. Mainstreaming
  • Oversee the internal and external mainstreaming of priority issueslike gender, HIV, child protection & environment and ensure that the respective documented plans and toolkits are in place.
  • Along with the PDC and M&E officer, facilitate internal and external evaluations of the urban programme
  • Degree-level qualification in public health, nutrition, community development, child protection or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years international experience with an international NGO or UN organization.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing child welfare-related projects within an International NGO in a developing country.
For a complete job description,detailed post requirements & application process, please send an email to

The closing date for all applications is Friday, 14th October 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and responded to after interviews.

No phone calls, please

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Goal is an equal opportunity employer, qualified male and female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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