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Programme Managers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Danish Embassy

Our client The Royal Danish Embassy (RDE) is seeking to recruit dynamic, qualified and experienced individuals to fill two programme manager positions.

These are local staff positions based in Nairobi and will initially run on contract for a period of two (2) years.

Programme Manager - Public Financial Management

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage, administer and monitor the technical and financial progress of Danish supported programmes within the Kenya Governance Support Programme (KGSP) — Public financial management (PFM) component;
  • Develop and improve the collection of relevant data for analytical work to support the RDE’s implementation of the present KGSP programme as well as the formulation of new interventions;
  • Maintain and engage with a broad network of relevant partners including Government of Kenya, independent offices and commissions’, donor representatives, civil society organisations, research institutions, the private sector and academia; and
  • Monitor, analyse and report on economic developments and indicators in Kenya relevant for the implementation of Danish development cooperation programmes.

Person Specifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, Development Studies or any other relevant Master’s degree;
  • A minimum of 6 years’ of progressively responsible experience in programme and project management;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with donors and government partners;
  • Knowledge and implementation of programming tools such as the Logical Framework Approach, advanced monitoring and evaluation tools; and
  • Experience and knowledge of public sector management issues with a focus on public financial management and devolution.

Programme Manager - Somalia

Key Responsibilities:
  • Formulate and implement the Danish development cooperation in Somalia;
  • Support the Federal Government of Somalia including being a contact person for funding mechanisms;
  • Support the UN joint programme on local governance and service delivery;
  • Provide oversight over support to Somalia civil society;
  • Participate in the Somalia new deal/compact implementation process; and
  • Assist on political reporting.

Person Specifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Political Science, Economics, Development Studies on any other relevant Master’s degree;
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in implementation of development activities, programmes and projects;
  • Experience in performance based management and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience and knowledge of public sector management issues;
  • Extensive experience in development assistance in Somalia, Horn of Africa or fragile context; and
  • Knowledge of Somali and/or Arabic is preferred.

More details can be found on  

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position and can clearly demonstrate you meet the criteria, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number on the application letter.

To be considered, your application must be received by 23 July 2014 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
P.O. Box 40092 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

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