Programme Manager Job in Kenya

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Foundations’ Programmes, the position holder will be responsible for: 

Overall programmes/projects life cycle management 

Smooth execution of programmes and projects 

Management of programme budgets 

Development and nurturing strategic partnerships. 

Due diligence for project/programme development 

Manage programmatic reporting and reviews by partners. 

Build and manage relationships with external partners

Resource mobilisation/fundraising 

Programme/projects continuous improvement. 

Management of regional engagement initiatives 

Continuous programme/project improvement 

Adherence to ISO 26000 on CSR 


Project/programme Management 

Develop and implement programme/projects to achieve the Foundations’ strategy.

Conduct due diligence of all programmes/projects 

Manage partners’ work plans to ensure alignment with financial disbursements – reviews, reporting, dashboards.

Develop and implement knowledge sharing culture among the Foundations’ partners in the Foundations’ strategic areas of focus related to national, regional, and international priorities. 

Lead the delivery of the respective region’s CSI engagement for impactful projects/programmes.

Conduct routine programme/project progress reviews 

Identify and pursue funding/resource mobilisation opportunities to sustain and expand programme initiatives.

Conduct and share contextual research on topical areas related to the Foundations’ strategies to ensure that investments remain aligned to local and global priorities.  

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment and maximize program impact.

Identify opportunities to leverage technology to improve programme efficiency, impact and scale 

Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in philanthropy. 


Masters/bachelor’s degree in development studies, social sciences or related field 

Proven competencies in programme/project management

Strong leadership and team management skills

Prove communication and interpersonal skills

Competences to build and nurture relationships with diverse stakeholders

Knowledge of resource mobilisation/fundraising strategies and grant writing

Experience in data analysis and presentation 

Attention to detail and competences to manage multiple projects simultaneously


Program/project management.

Budget management 

Stakeholder management 

Strategic thinking


Interpersonal skills

Fundraising/resource mobilisation 

Grant/proposal writing.

Data analysis and presentation 

Application of technology in programme/project management

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