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Head of Programs Job in Kenya

Our client, an International NGO with major operations in Rift Valley, Nyanza and Eastern; and its local Head Office based in Nairobi seeks to recruit for the position of Head of Programs.

The position is responsible for providing overall leadership in design and effective implementation of programs.

The position also provides overall technical and programmatic oversight for all implementation activities through direct or indirect support which includes responsibility over project monitoring, evaluation, assessment, documentation, ensuring quality in delivery of services, and sharing of experiences and lessons.

The key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership in overall planning and management of programme initiatives.
  • Facilitate the development of annual operation plans, management plans, work and activity plans for programs
  • Develop winning concepts/proposals.
  • Spearhead fund-raising/resource mobilization initiatives for the organization.
  • Coordinate and manage the development, implementation, monitoring and control of budgets for programs.
  • Ensure timely submission of project reports.
  • Represent the organization in relevant forums and to relevant authorities including local administration, county leaders, donors and others as necessary both locally and nationally.
  • Lead and guide monitoring, evaluation and assessment activities
  • Support and consolidate participatory action research from across the programme and liaise with universities and research institutes as is appropriate.
  • Promote knowledge, experience and information sharing and learning

The candidate we are looking for should be a holder of Masters degree in Arts or Science in any of the following disciplines: development, agricultural economics, food science, rural development, community development, social sciences or related field with a minimum of 5 years experience in project management at a senior level in a similar environment with excellent people management skills.

The individual should have good knowledge of operations of the NGO sector in the country, dynamics of partnerships, expertise in food security and/or rural enterprise development, value chains, credit, co-operative/farmer association development etc.

The individual should possess excellent proposal writing skills with proven ability to secure substantial donor funding.

The individual must show ability to build and maintain profitable networks within the sector.

The full profile of the job is posted in the following website:

Application letter indicating a brief statement why you qualify for the job, accompanied with a detailed CV and names of at least three (3) professional referees, daytime telephone contact, and current and expected remuneration (gross salary and cash benefits) should be sent to the address below before the close of business on Friday 4th October 2013.

(Please do not attach scanned certificates, academic documents and testimonials at this point).

Executive Selection,
Strategic Dimensions Limited
Management and Development Consultants

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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