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Program Manager Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Program Manager
Are you an excellent leader, well experienced in project/program management seeking an opportunity to serve and leave a lasting legacy? 

Then taking up this position at The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank”, the place for those looking to new horizons, will be an excellent step for you. 

You possess the ability to develop efficient strategies and tactics that ensure all programs deliver the desirable outcome to the organization. 

You are well endowed with skill and capability in successful implementation of Community development programmes, stakeholder relations, Public Relations and Communication of projects as well as experience with International Development Organizations.

Reporting to the Head of Co-op Foundation, the Program Manager will be required to develop and implement project monitoring plans and evaluation framework for all Foundation projects. 

The role will also entail planning, coordinating and ensuring financial control. 

The role holder will also be required to create viable partnerships with other stakeholders including funders and will deputize the Head of Foundation as well as provide guidance to teams under his/her leadership.

The Role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
  • Carry out Program Management and Monitoring. This will include developing and implement Project Monitoring Plan (PMP) for all the Foundation’s Projects, coordinating and supervising program officers by providing direction, input and feedback using PMP as well as engaging with program officers to collect and manage essential data so as to provide feedback to partners and program teams on projects’ performance.
  • Implement evaluation of program activities by developing a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework and report evaluation findings.
  • Provide reports and ensure proper documentation. This will include assisting the Head of Foundation to develop quarterly, six monthly and annual reports, concept papers, presentations, proposals and budgets as well as developing and sharing field visit reports with relevant program staff.
  • Ensure Grant Monitoring - For secured contract, communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements facilitate grant start up processes. Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures while ensuring that the program operates within the approved budget.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.
  • Create viable partnerships with other CSR stakeholders.
Skills, Competencies and Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Economics or Social Sciences e.g. Sociology, Community Development, development studies etc. A Master’s degree in any Social Science Discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Certificate in Project Management or in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Program Management with experience in monitoring and evaluation as well as good understanding of project management and understanding of current M& E trends.
  • Experience in Successful implementation of Community development programmes, stakeholder relations, Public Relations and Communication of projects as well as experience with International Development Organization will be an advantage.
  • Excellent presentation and Report writing skills.
  • A team contributor with the ability to work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and co-coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations with unconditional positive regard for customers.
How to Apply

If you believe you fit the job profile, please email your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to indicating the job reference number PM/CS/2016 by Wednesday 7th September, 2016.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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