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Program Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a US non-governmental organization that works with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.

LWR - East Africa Regional Office is seeking to recruit a
Program Manager for Kenya based in its Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. All qualified Kenya Nationals are invited to apply for the position

The Program Manager will report to the Country Director, and will be part of the regional team to develop, implement and derive lessons learnt from the regional strategy.

S/he will also ensure that the projects are implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet the highest standard of implementation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Country Director, assist with Identifying, building and managing partner relationships, including support for organizational capacity development and project cycle management
  • Participate in the development of high quality concept papers and proposals.
  • Monitor and support partners’ projects and implementation of capacity strengthening activities
  • Ensure that data required for demonstrating projects impact and lessons learnt are collected, analyzed and integrated into project monitoring and evaluation systems in accordance with LWR guidelines
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the country’s strategic and annual operational plan and budgets
  • Participate in local advocacy efforts as consistent with LWR strategies for Kenya
Core competencies:
  • Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, agricultural economics or related field and eight or more years experience development work
  • Strong project development and management skills and demonstrated experience in working with Local Government, Non Governmental Organizations, Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Organizations
  • Familiarity with key development, economic and social justice issues at a practical and policy level.
  • Demonstrated experience in agribusiness development including supporting partners in agriculture value chain and credit management
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using Word, Excel, Access, and internet.
  • Ability to travel up to 70% percent of his/her time in Kenya.
Interested candidates are requested to send their detailed CV and cover letter to by 7th October 2011

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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