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Program Manager Job in Kenya - NGO

Vacancy: WPE Program Manager
Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type:Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: The GBV Manager will be the focal point for IRC’s GBV program in Hagadera and Kambioos refugee camps. 

With technical support from the GBV Coordinator and GBV Technical Unit, the GBV Manager will be responsible for implementing the GBV program in Hagadera and Kambioos refugee camps and ensuring that the goals and objectives of the program are met.  

He/She will provide technical and line management oversight to the field-based staff of GBV. The position reports to the GBV Coordinator in Nairobi.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing leadership to the team and oversee implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met.
  • Provide ongoing support to staff and partners through training and guidance to ensure programming meets GBV best practice and guiding principals that prioritizes the security of beneficiaries and staff.
  • Oversee the expansion of adolescent girls and women’s empowerment programming including women’s centre activities and work to achieve sustainable and community-owned management mechanisms for these.
  • Conduct/participate in ongoing GBV assessments to guide GBV programming in IRC Dadaab operations
  • Lead in the implementation of IRC’s Dadaab GBV strategy to meet the needs of GBV survivors.
  • Strengthen support mechanisms to ensure survivors can access services in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that the profile of the program and staff are maintained at the appropriate level and GBV staffs’ performance is managed in line with IRC practices and policies. The position line manages two GBV officers  in Hagadera and Kambioos Camps
  • Support the development of strategic partnerships with local organizations on GBV programming in Dadaab.
Grant Management
  • Ensure adequate monitoring systems are in place which can be used to demonstrate project impacts and inform ongoing program design.
  • Manage and oversee all GBV grants in line with IRC policies and practices; develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for multiple projects. Participate in all WPE Grant Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.
  • Ensure that all internal and donor reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time.
  • In coordination with GBV Coordinator, DDP, Grants Unit and HQ Technical Unit, play a leading role in the development of proposals
Staff and Community Capacity Building
  • Design and implement staff training plans for national and refugee team members.
  • Develop, conduct, and supervise trainings on GBV including basic counseling, clinical management of rape, GBV basics, and key GBV resources for partners, community members, and service providers.
  • Collaborate with the health team managers (clinical services, Nurtrition, Community health and HIV) to ensure that staff are well trained on GBV and support to survivors
Coordination and Networking
  • Work with partners, government, and other NGOs and UN agencies to establish appropriate systems to ensure survivors can access services in a timely and confidential manner.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders– including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and other IRC team members (especially HIV, and clinical services) to enhance multi-agency and multi sectoral cooperation and coordination.
  • Participate in the GBV Working Group Meetings at camp levels and Dadaab level
  • Ensure GBV response and prevention are incorporated into other sectors and humanitarian activities, through trainings, advocacy and other mentoring or support.
  • Recruit national staff in conjunction with Human Resources Department and maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the GBV program.
  • Supervise GBV staff directly, as well as interns and consultants as needed.
  • Ensure Performance Management System documentation is in place and followed up regularly.
  • Recommend and implement a capacity building plan for project staff.
  • Ensure GBV staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures
  • 3 years program management experience, including at least 1 year in a humanitarian context with GBV focus
  • MA/S or equivalent in social science, humanities or related degree
  • Good interpersonal and team building skills
  • Community education/training experience desirable
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment
  • Experience in proposal writing is preferred
  • Fluency in English. Somali language preference.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

How to Apply

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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