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Program Manager Job in Homabay Kenya

Job Title: Program Manager

Reports to: Friends of Rang’i (FoR) - Kenya; Board of Directors.
Based at: FoR Office – Genga Sub-location, Central Gem Location, Rangwe Division, Homa Bay District.
Purpose of the Role:

To assist the Friends of Rang’I Board of Directors in conceptualizing, designing and implementing Friends of Rang’I Strategic Plan and the Annual Operational project plans.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Conceptualize, design and implement Friends of Rang’I’s strategic plan and annual operational plans.
  • Facilitate networking and partnership building with stakeholders ie. Government, CSOS and Private Partners
  • Lead, develop and inspire a pool of diverse workers capable of delivering on the mandate of Friends of Rang’I.
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop partnerships, collaboration and contacts with funding agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Report to the Friends of Rang’I Board of Directors periodically on team and individual work accomplishments, challenges, issues, progress in mastering tasks and work processes, and individual and team training needs.
  • Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve work related problems and also provide feedback.
  • Coordinate project activities with activities of government regulatory and other governmental agencies.
  • Travel frequently to projects and mobilize partner organizations as envisioned in the project document, stakeholders and beneficiary communities as per agreements reached between partner organizations and Friends of Rang’I to fulfil the objectives of the projects.
  • Ensure integrity and professionalism is upheld within the organization staff, volunteers and interns.
Skills and Experience:
  • Degree in Social Sciences or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working with rural communities in community development or education
  • High levels of skills in the project planning and management, demonstrated skills in prioritising task and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong communication, analytical and report writing skills with fluency in spoken and writing English.
  • Knowledge and skills in basic computing including Ms Word, Ms Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Good knowledge and experience of participatory approaches in project development and implementation.
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to live and work with rural and vulnerable communities living in remote areas of the country.
  • Knowledge and fluency in Luo language will be an added advantage.
Friends of Rang’I is an equal opportunity employer. 

Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

Applications should include;
  • Letter of application indicating interest
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Three letters of reference with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates
Applications Due: 1st February 2013. 

Applications will be accepted either through e-mail to: 
Recruitment Committee, Friends of Rang’I
Or posted: P.O. Box 19146 Mega City - 40123, Kisumu 
Or dropped: Friends of Rang’I Offices ( Kisumu – Mega City or Rang’I)
NB: Full Terms of Reference are available

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