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Programme Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a non-governmental organization that seeks a Just World free from Torture by promoting the rights of torture victims, survivors and protects all Kenyans from all forms of state perpetrated torture by advocating for policy reforms, monitoring government adherence to human rights, rehabilitating victims of torture and capacity building of key stakeholders.

Job Title:
 Programme Manager

 Nairobi with frequent travel

 reports to Executive Director

 1 year renewable on performance


Overall purpose of the job: Responsible for providing leadership, coordinating and overseeing all programme activities

Key Duties & Responsibilities

1. Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Leadership of all organizational monitoring and evaluation interventions
  • Review IMLU monitoring and evaluation plan with a view to improving on institutional internal and external accountability
  • Monitor programme progress and performance in relation to established work plans and objectives and propose corrective measures as required
  • Strengthen partnership and coordination with partners and stakeholders within the context of the programme implementation
  • Provide technical support to programme officers in monitoring, evaluation and learning
2. Fundraising and Reporting
  • Lead in the development of programme proposals, work plans and budgets
  • Lead in preparation and timely submission of donor reports
  • Support the executive director in donor liaison
  • Provide programme updates and briefs to management, board and stakeholders
  • Coordinate and ensure timely delivery of internal/external evaluations of the programme as required.
3. Line management
  • Assist the executive director in performance management of programme officers, including mentorship, guidance, training and development.
  • Masters degree in social sciences, law or other relevant area plus 6 years relevant working experience.
  • Undergraduate degree with 8 years relevant working experience.

1. Professional
  • A good understanding of “Project Cycle Management” and “Monitoring and Evaluation”
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in human rights issues
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the use of innovative management tools and instruments to improve efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and transparency
  • Skills in results-orientated programme development and implementation
  • Excellent analytical, writing and advocacy skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills
2. Management and Leadership
  • Ability to facilitate and encourage open communication in the team
  • Ability to set priorities and produce timely and quality outputs
  • Proven track record of excellence in management and ability to delegate appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision making authority;
  • Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling work environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff.
Application Procedure:

If you believe you have the talent we are looking for, have passion and commitment to human rights and your experience and qualification matches the above, you are invited to send your application letter and CV, including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to with the subject matter PROGRAMME MANAGER by 4pm, Tuesday, 20th September 2011.

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