Program Manager Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Program Manager

Hiring Organization: Corporate Staffing
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Financial
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/02/2024

Gross Salary: Kshs 100k – 150k,

Our client is seeking to hire a Program Manager who will be responsible for the delivery of company projects from end to end. Day-to-day tasks will include project planning, project management, coordinating training events, communication, content management, team support, reporting, and stakeholder and community management. 


  • Program Management 
  • Managing the project plan, using project management and communication tools. 
  • Regular updates of the project plan, reporting on progress, and adjusting the project plan where necessary.   
  • Supporting the team in shaping, maintaining, and improving project management processes. 
  • Keep track of key program milestones, reporting requirements, and deliverables to ensure the program is delivered in line with the program plan. 
  • Ensure all tracking sheets, invoicing, and payments are up to date.  
  • Maintain program calendars, ensuring all activities are properly planned and executed. 
  • Coordinate program logistics, including scheduling meetings, workshops, and events. 
  • Coordinate networking events. 
  • Business development support.
  • Data Management 
    • Prepare and coordinate the program documents related to the milestones including program guidelines, presentations, and reports. 
    • Maintain program databases in the shared drive, ensuring accurate and up-to-date project and participant information. 
    • Ensure relevant data is being collected, maintained, and stored throughout the program. 
    • Support any research surveys conducted by the team or partners.
  • Project Reporting 
    • Prepare reports specifically on projects’ progress, tracking cohort participation and engagement.
    • Draft clients and stakeholder reports, collate input from relevant team members and finalize and present to the client where necessary.
  • Research 
    • Research of best practice / relevant industry standards in relation to client briefs. 
    • Understand the target market and contextualize the program design and implementation.
    • Research potential program partners and collaborators.
  • Product Design 
    • Support across program brainstorming and design in relation to user experience, technology, and best practice
  • Content Management 
    • Responsible for content research and development, content review, drafting manuals, editing, proofreading and development.  
    • This may include contributing to briefs, blogs, and posts. 
    • Ensuring cohorts can access the relevant learning material and platforms.
  • Events and Training 
    • Planning, execution, and marketing of events and training courses. These events include webinars, training, questions and answer sessions, networking events, startup showcases, and conferences.
    • Communicate with the trainers, speakers, and coaches to block the training dates and participate accordingly. 
    • Set calendar invites and have dry-run meetings to align and contextualize the sessions. 
    • Keeping a record of Non-Disclosure Agreements, Attendance registers, photography, and videography consent, meeting recordings, and other survey data
  • Program Marketing  
    • Support the rollout of social media and or Communications campaigns in line with the client’s requirements and with the marketing manager. 
    • Liaise with the marketing manager and other stakeholders when marketing material is needed or when marketing opportunities arise.
  • Community Management
    • Creation and management of project cohort communities including recruitment, selection, onboarding, support, and engagement. 
    • Deliver community management communication and engagement plan so that there are consistent value-adding contact points with the community (and provide content for this, where required).
    • Function as an empathetic and responsive point of contact and support for program participants.
    • Monitor community feedback and sentiment and suggest adjustments and additions to the program. 
    • Manage and keep active WhatsApp groups.
  • Coaching 
    • Developing a coaching strategy. 
    • Consulting the broader team on suitable mentors and sourcing the coaches. 
    • Liaise with the coaches and participants to book their coaching sessions. 
    • Track the sessions attended booked and in progress. Maintain a centralized system or database to track coaching sessions. 
    • Generate regular reports summarizing coaching session activities including metrics such as the number of sessions conducted, attendance rates, and participant feedback.  
    • Provide insights into the effectiveness of coaching sessions and any emerging trends. 
    • Overseeing project administrator on scheduling sessions.
  • Stakeholder Management  
    • Stakeholder mapping and management, including planning and attending stakeholder meetings.
    • Consultancies and supplier management, ensuring deliverables are met in a timely manner and with the expected quality. 
    • Management and running of regular stakeholder and project meetings including agendas, capturing actions points and following through for the next steps.

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field. 
  • Masters in Project Management or related field 
  • Certification in Project Management is advantageous.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading impact-driven programs. 
  • A deep understanding of the entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem is advantageous with at least 2 years.
  • Skilled at using a range of digital/online collaboration tools and are comfortable working remotely at least part of the time. 
  • Experience in developing learning content and facilitations of training. 
  • Excellent report writing skills. 
  • Experience in community and stakeholder management in the innovation and entrepreneurial space. 
  • French level B1 is advantageous.

How to Apply

Gross SalaryKsh 100k – 150k 

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Program Manager –  Financial) to before 12th May 2024