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Programme Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

Title: Programme Manager

Reports To:
 Chief Executive Officer

 Head Office (Kisumu)

Closing Date:
 26th December, 2011

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit Programme Manager to perform the functions outlined below.

A. Main Purpose and Scope

The Program Manager will ensure effective and efficient Program Development, Implementation, and Management & Coordination of the organization’s projects in all the target areas. She/he is charged with Program Management including Operations and Administration.

The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the CEO to articulate both organizational and program Policy & guidelines and influencing the roll-out of the same.

In close collaboration with the CEO, she/he will provide technical and programmatic oversight for all activities implemented through direct or indirect support of Omega Foundation. This includes responsibility over project design, implementation and monitoring quality services.

B. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manage the overall technical program planning, implementation, quality assurance and monitoring of field activities.
  • Provide Technical and managerial direction to the Local Implementing Partners (Subgrantees) in the design, development and implementation of community initiatives.
  • Develop program systems to ensure provision of quality and accessible HIV/AIDS and OVC program interventions.
  • Coordinate strategic program interventions in community health and OVC programming
  • Developing and maintaining relations including forum representation with HIV/AIDS and OVC partners, collaborators and other stakeholders from the Districts to Provincial levels.
  • Production and Collation of programs progress reports in all strategic programming areas in the target areas
  • Coordinating the formulation of program budgets and ensuring budget controls and timely financial reporting.
  • Support Supervision, Leadership Development, Mentoring and Capacity Building to staff, Local Implementing Partners and Community Volunteers.
  • Monitor and evaluate all projects monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Meet regularly with the Chief Executive Officer to report progress and provide technical insights and direction
  • Ensure project activities are undertaken in accordance with terms and conditions of the funding agencies and that they are implemented without undue disruption
  • Work with project staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Ensure effective management and delivery of program resources in line with organization’s regulations and procedures to track project budgets and expenditure.
  • In collaboration with the CEO and OF senior management team, support the development and execution of fundraising plans; including the identification of resource requirements, researching funding sources and establishing strategies to approach funders.
  • Present a strong positive image of Omega Foundation and its values to program beneficiaries, regulatory bodies, other stakeholders and the public in general.
C. Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social science, Public Health or a related field, with at least five years experience working in project implementation section of an NGO set up on matters of economic empowerment and HIV/AIDS.
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Conversant with Health Systems Strengthening, HIV/AIDS Programming and OVC Programming
  • Supervisory, strategic planning & proposal writing experience necessary.
  • Experience with budget and computer skill is required.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in working with People Living with HIV, Widows and Orphans in Western Kenya region will be an added advantage.
D. Critical Competencies

The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative and multitasking ability; Proficient in Project cycle management, excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).

Should posses excellent oral/written communication; aptitude for report writing; Willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines; Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training approaches and available to provide program leadership.

E. Desirable Characteristics
  • Mature and professional composure
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Eagerness to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety
F. Terms & Conditions
  1. Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  2. Availability for interviews in the week of 27th - 30th December 2011.
  3. One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to the

 Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

Application deadline is 26th December 2011.

E-mail applications should be addressed to and please copy to

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