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NGO Program Unit Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of vulnerable children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan International Inc. Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position Program Unit Manager based at the Kisumu Program Unit Office, Nyanza.

The post holder will report to the Operations Manager of Plan International Kenya.

Purpose of the Job: This position has a responsibility for the overall leadership and management of the Program Unit operations and oversight of all programs implemented in the operating area.

The incumbent will ensure programs are effectively implemented as prescribed by Program Unit Long Term (PULT) plans /Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and in line with Plan’s vision, mission and values.

The Program Unit Manager will also have oversight to ensure that all projects are implemented in line with donor contracts and guidelines and according to monthly project activity plans and budget.

S/he will be the principle daily representative of Plan Kenya in the County, and will ensure Plan’s visibility and participation within the County and area of operation by facilitating appropriate collaboration, networks and partnerships.

The role will also support staff capacity development through coaching and mentoring.

The Program Unit Manager is also tasked with security management and risk mitigation management using tools prescribed by Plan Kenya.

Key Responsibilities
  • Overall managerial accountability for Program Unit performance and impact including Finance;
  • Compliance and Risk Management;
  • Programme;
  • Leadership and Representation;
  • Sponsorship;
  • Human Resources;
  • Administration and Logistics and Security.
  • Ensure that strategic objectives for the Plan national office and Program Unit are achieved through high quality programming.

Educational Qualification and Experience
  • A Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in business administration and/or development studies or a related field. Master’s degree in above an advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a management position in development work with experience in rights based programming and community development.
  • Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking with government, INGOs and CBOs.
  • Experience in program design, budgeting and budget management.
  • Sound experience in people management, negotiation and planning.
  • Experience in financial management and interpretation of financial reports.
  • Good understanding and management of Logistics and Procurement management function and contracts.

Skills and personal attributes:
  • Excellent grasp of programming concepts
  • Strong analytical skills (including thorough understanding of M&E)
  • Demonstrated high level skills in representation, influencing, written and oral communications
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills
  • Management of intra and interpersonal conflict skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Responsive, pro-active and able to multi-task

Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements of the above position, please visit to access the full job description and make an online application.

The closing date of applications is 22 November, 2013.

This position is open to Nationals Only.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted

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