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Program Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Africa Society for Blood Transfusion Kenya (AfSBTK) is an indigenous professional nonprofit making organization, dedicated to supporting and advancing the highest ethical and professional standards in blood transfusion medicine in order to achieve adequate, safe and cost effective national blood supply.

Drawing on its extensive technical and clinical expertise, AfSBT-K is actively involved in supporting safe blood transfusion practices, adequate supply of blood and blood products and appropriate utilization to the existing healthcare systems in Kenya.

AfSBTK has received a financial grant from CDC to provide Technical Assistance to NBTS aimed at the Implementation and Expansion of Blood Safety Activities in Kenya.

AFSBT-K seeks to recruit competent and qualified program manager as stated below.

Job Title: Program Manager


Reports To:
 The Director

Job Summary

This is a senior management position.

The Program Manager is responsible to the Director for all matters related to the implementation of the Technical Assistance for the Implementation and Expansion of Blood Safety Activities program including coordinating and overseeing mentor activities, representing AfSBT-K at key meetings, ensuring effective program implementation as well as conducting program monitoring and evaluation.

The principal purpose of this position is to ensure timely implementation of the AfSBT-K planned program activities including overseeing routine office and staff operations. The position is based in Nairobi with regular travel to various counties in the country.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and supervise implementation of all operational aspects of the program
  • Coordinate the logistics for the smooth implementation of the program planned activities.
  • Ensure appropriate planning and utilization of project funds and resources
  • Provide routine staff supervision
  • Provide regular updates to the Director on issues related to the program.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of quarterly and monthly work-plans
  • Develop and maintain an M&E system for the program activities.
  • Ensure timely submission of program reports to partners
  • Develop and maintain effective networks and collaborations with transfusing hospitals, partners and other relevant national and international organizations
  • Develop, implement, coordinate and monitor the resource mobilization and fundraising strategies for the Society
Required Qualifications, Education and Experience
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health or/and project management; possession of a Master’s Degree in any of the stated fields will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing national or international funded programs
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in project implementation
  • Posses well developed interpersonal and team skills .
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Word, power point, Excel, and ACCESS and/or other data base programs
  • Strong communication, presentation and analytical skills
  • Ability to work constructively in a team environment
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to lead, manage, mentor staff and other team players.
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent command of English and Kiswahili
To apply email your application including a cover letter indicating expected salary, detailed CV with three referees and copies of educational certificates to 

Applications can also be hand delivered at our offices.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Director
Africa Society for Blood Transfusion Kenya
P.O Box 2584 - 00202,
Nairobi - Kenya

Physical Address: Navigators Kenya Complex Second floor Block D, Kindaruma Rd off Ngong Road

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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