Head of Operations and Programs Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Head of Operations and Programs

Hiring Organization: Corporate Staffing
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Media
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/08/2024

Salary: 230-250k,

Reports to: Executive Director,

Our client provides space for networking, collaborating, and experimenting among Kenya’s media practitioners. As a vibrant hub, it continues to foster a dynamic community of storytellers and media professionals, providing a platform for knowledge sharing and innovation. They are looking to hire a Head of Operations and Programs whose overall purpose is to drive the implementation of a new mission-driven strategy and organizational structure, ensure that all programmatic units are achieving their goals, and increase the organization’s operating capacity and efficiency.



  • Provide effective, operational leadership and stewardship through active involvement in all programs and services.
  • Ensure the continued financial viability of the organization’s program/service units through sound fiscal management.
  • Support in the development and implementation of strategic plans. 

Business Stream Management

  • Manage and optimize the performance of our multiple business streams, including workflow automation, performance management, project management, and deployment of new activities, by developing and implementing operational strategies, KPIs, and performance metrics.

Process and Knowledge Improvement

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives across the organization to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Lead the formulation of SOPs and policies that make organisations efficient and compliant 
  • Work to set up the monitoring and evaluation metric, measurement and sharing  in collaboration with the monitoring and evaluations team 
  • Lead and be the custodian of building a culture of sharing best practices, facilitating collaborations among the teams
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of a platform for the dissemination insights of into lessons learned in the life of the organisation.

Compliance & Risk Management

  • Ensure all program activities operate consistently, legally, and ethically, within the mission and values of the organization across the region
  • Identify and mitigate operational risks, compliance issues, and regulatory challenges to maintain a secure and compliant operating environment.

Management and Leadership

  • Provide leadership to direct reports, dedicate time to coach and mentor leaders to perform to their full potential, and act as a role model for culture and values.
  • Team Coordination: Orchestrate a high-performing cross-functional team, fostering a culture of innovation, accountability, and collaboration.
  • Collaborate with HR to build a robust talent strategy, leading to a high-performing team, high employee retention, and an efficient organization with a positive culture.
  • Work with the Operations to develop an effective IT infrastructure that supports operations, reporting, and data collection.

Financial Management

  • Collaborate with the finance manager in Budget planning 


  • Provide periodic reports to the executive leadership on the overall performance of the Business Operation. 
  • Oversee the reporting of relevant country office updates

Qualifications, Skills, Competencies Required

  • The minimum academic qualification required to effectively perform the job is a Bachelor’s Degree with a preferred area of Specialization in business.
  • 9-10 years of experience is required with 5 in a management position preferably in the media and creative industries
  • Experience supervising seasoned staff operating multiple activities across a broad geography.
  • Seasoned in leading diverse work teams and developing an organization-wide strategy for programme excellence. 
  • Communications Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Innovation and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Organizational and Planning Skills
  • Analytical skills 
  • Facilitation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Great Interpersonal Skills 
  • Financial Management Skill

What the Organization Offers

1.  Paid Time Off

2.  Comprehensive health cover

3.  Emergency Assistance Program

4.  Flexible Hybrid Work Schedule

5.  Professional Development Plan

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head of Operations and Programs -Media) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before or on 20th May 2024.