Duration: One Year Contract
The Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) is a county governments’ agency mandated to accelerate the socio-economic development of the member counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Lamu, Mandera, Marsabit, Tana River, and Wajir.
FCDC aims to increase trade, tourism, investments and encourage private enterprise in addition to advancing efforts towards peace building. FCDC also acts as the member counties coordinating office for Kenya Vision 2030 and related programs and projects to ensure its participation in the national priority development initiatives. FCDC wishes to recruit suitable persons for the following positions:
The Programme Manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of development planning, investment programming, development monitoring and evaluation, project development, knowledge management, policy research and advocacy for FCDC.
Programme Manager Job Duties and Responsibilities
o Shall be responsible for development planning, investment programming, development monitoring and evaluation, project development, knowledge management, policy research and advocacy;
o Assist in the planning of annual work program and targets of FCDC to achieve its purposes and planned results, in accordance with the guidelines set by the Board of Directors;
o Ensure the effective and efficient performance of FCDC and smooth coordination and complementation of efforts among divisions within the agency.
o Ensure consolidation of targets and activities in support of the agency’s region-wide and/or inter-county development projects and programs;
o Consolidate the annual work and financial plans for FCDC for consideration and approval by the Board of Directors;
o Prepare the quarterly and annual accomplishment reports of FCDC in close coordination with the division heads;
o Coordinating with the heads of divisions, implement FCDC’s operations in accordance with established policies, systems, procedures and processes;
o Ensure effective and efficient performance of FCDC through smooth coordination and complementation of efforts among officers within the agency.
Qualifications and Experience for the Programme Manager Job
o Bachelor’s degree in social sciences preferably project management, development studies, economics or related field with a post graduate qualification being an added advantage;
o At least five years of progressive working experience in the design, management and implementation of projects and/or working in a relevant position to this post;
o Demonstrated experience in identifying funding opportunities, building relationships with development partners both at the national and county level;
o Solid understanding of cross-cutting issues such as gender, youth, and the needs of marginalized communities and relevant working experience in northern ASAL counties;
o Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions, NGO or private sector / consulting firm is an added advantage; and
o Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
The Programme Manager will be based in the FCDC office in Nairobi. However, S/He will make frequent visits to the FCDC member counties.