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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya – 2 Programme Managers

Vacancy: Programme Manager
Job Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Country Director
Responsible for: 2 Project Officers
Department: Programs

Sightsavers is a development organization working in over 33 countries to prevent avoidable blindness and improve the wellbeing of persons with disability. Sightsavers Kenya Country Office seeks to fill the position of Programme Manager.

Job Purpose: The Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall planning, organizing, implementation, coordination, control and completion of country office projects ensuring consistency with Sightsavers strategy & quality standards, commitments & goals. 

The PM will also be responsible for providing effective leadership for the programme team.
Principal Accountabilities:
1. Program Management:
  • In consultation with the Country Director, develop the country office Annual Plan integrating project-specific & Operational Annual Work-Plans, including key milestones for each project and corresponding budget 
  • Execute projects according to plan & document implementation experience
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of planned activities.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
  • Lead the programme team to compile and submit all required periodic reports in a timely manner
2. Program Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the preparation of all project reports and inputting of project data/information in the Program Portal
3. Advocacy & Strategic Alliances:
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with both government and key civil society stakeholders at county and national levels
4. HR Management & Staff Development:
  • Manage project staff according to the established policies and practices of the organization;
5. Research:
  • Support sub-county, county & National Ministries of Health teams and implementing partners in disseminating information on Program activities, studies, research and lessons learned at county, national and international levels.
Note: The principle accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Job-Holder Entry Requirements
The ideal candidate will be a Kenyan national who possess a degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health)
He/she must have extensive programme management experience, with responsibility for large budgets or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing development programmes.

Extensive experience in managing large and complex (multisectoral) projects is required as is experience in advocacy, monitoring & evaluation.

He / she will be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and presentation skills with ability to influence high-level ministry officials at both county and national levels.

A comprehensive understanding of the Kenya Health System Structure, Organization and Operations and how the devolved health system works will be a distinct advantage

Closing date:
 6th March 2015
To apply for this post visit and download an application form. 

Please return completed application forms to

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date. 

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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