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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity Kenya (HFHK) is a Non-Profit, Non-Government housing organization which since its inception in 1982 has been dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing in Kenya. 

HFH Kenya works with low income families to enable them own decent, durable and affordable housing through the provision of low interest micro mortgages on incremental basis to qualifying persons in both rural and urban areas in Kenya.
This is an exciting time to join HFH Kenya following its just completed strategic plan. 

This vacancy announcement is for the position of Head of Programsto strengthen the team that takes HFHK work and actualization of the strategy to the next level.

Ref: HOD/03/16
Reporting to the Country Director, the post holder will be responsible for planning and design of programming interventions, guiding and leading the programme team to develop, plan and manage programme projects / activities aimed at achieving the goals and objectives of HFH Kenya.

This is a new post for HFHK which aims to provide competent technical guidance on programme design and innovations. 

The Head of Programs will also have excellent people management skills, and the ability to lead and motivate internal and external stakeholders, partners and collaborators.

Qualifications & Experience
  • A degree in Social sciences / Development Studies / related discipline such as architecture, planning and community development is a requirement.
  • A Masters Degree in the field of specialization will be an added advantage.
  • More than 8 years post qualification experience in the development sector in senior level.
  • Knowledge of land use / management, WASH issues and housing delivery process is required.
  • Experience working with donors on program development and implementation in Housing, Land use, Climate change and WASH is an added advantage.
  • Experience in managing project cycles.
  • Experience working with and interacting with donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Analytical, evaluation and report writing skills.
  • Ability to develop a budget based on the programming strategy and actively manage reporting and expenditure.
  • Excellent research, information management and networking skills.
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent HFHK.
  • Proven success managing a team of professionals,·

This vacancy announcement is for the position of Resource Development and Communications Manager to strengthen our work in Kenya, and be part of the team that takes HFH Kenya work on housing to the next level.

Ref: RD&CM/04/16

The Resource Development and Communications Manager will report to the Country Director. 

The incumbent will be based in Nairobi and will primarily be responsible for developing and implementing the fundraising and communications strategies for the organization. 

The Resource Development and Communications Manager is responsible for the coordination, planning, development, and management of a public and private sector fundraising and communications strategy to mobilize resources and position HFH Kenya in line with agreed strategic goals.

Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Abilities
  • Degree in an associated field such as Social Science, International Development and Journalism. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years’ experience in charge of donor management, fundraising, and communications in a NGO.
  • Networking experience with donors handling Housing, Land use, Climate change and WASH is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing, writing and managing grants and contracts.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet, editing, layout, networking and database management
  • Excellent research, information management and networking skills.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong linkages with program teams to mobilize resources, support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Demonstrated creativity and productivity in resource mobilization, marketing and communications.
  • Excellent public relations skills.
How to Apply

If you feel you meet the requirements of the position, send your application letter indicating the reference number and quoting your current and expected salary, title of position along with an updated CV and telephone contacts of three professional references 


Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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HFH Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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