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Programme Manager - Secure Livelihoods Programme

Change the way we make a difference...

VSO is a development organisation that has been working through volunteers to fight poverty for more than fifty years and we are the leading organisation in the field. 

We work in almost 50 countries and we are constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference.


VSO Jitolee, an independent INGO registered in Kenya and goverened by a local board, is a member of the VSO federation based in Nairobi with a regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from the region to serve as volunteers in VSO’s programmes. 

In addition, VSO Jitolee contributes to national development through international volunteers who work with local partners across the country.

VSO Jitolee is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to lead the Secure Livelihoods Programme in the new and dynamic VSO Jitolee. This is an exciting time to be joining an organisation undergoing rapid growth and change.

Working together with a highly-motivated team, you will contribute to the development and implementation of the country and programme strategic plans and translate our new strategy into lasting, meaningful improvements in the lives of the country’s disadvantaged people. 

You will work with and through our volunteers and partnerships to build the capacities of individuals, communities, and organizations to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people through effective and sustainable development interventions. 

You will support our volunteers, manage our people, and take responsibility for planning and implementing the Secure Livelihoods programme. You will equally work with our strategic partners to shape our goals, create national strategy, and raise our profile, network with government agencies, donors and other international agencies.

You will be a Bachelor’s degree holder preferably in the social sciences or development studies with further certification in project management and Secure Livelihoods. 

An experienced senior manager, you will have at least five years relevant experience including the formulation, implementation and review of development strategies and you will have successfully managed Secure Livelihood programmes. 

Your experience of project management will be critical to your success in planning, resourcing and implementing our innovative programmes. 

Experience in gender and development, climate change, advocacy at local and national levels and securing external funding and grants is essential. Knowledge and experience of business development services will be advantageous. You will have excellent communication, leadership, negotiation and relationship-building skills.

Applications


If you find this a worthy career challenge, send your application (including a CV and a one-page statement highlighting your suitability for the job) to the Human Resources ManagerRecruitment.Kenya@vsoint.org 

***Please quote the job reference number VSOJPM/02/12 on the email subject line. 

Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer).

VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values Inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce. 

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

Closing Date: 2nd March 2012

Interviews: Week of 12th March 2012

Expected Start Date (Subject to negotiation) 1 April 2012

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