Nairobi, Kenya
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Program Manager

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Reporting to the Programs Director, the Programs Manager will be responsible for overseeing the coordination of ChildFund programs by LPs in the western region of Kenya.

 Specific Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Ensure LPs understand and align their activities to the Letter of Agreement (LOA).
  • Monitor, review and evaluate on a continuous basis the effectiveness, impact and direction of all programs/projects within the area of jurisdiction, ensuring that they are aligned to the requirements in the negotiated funding agreement.
  • Carry out technical backstopping for LP Program coordinators to ensure delivery of clear project objectives and provide meaningful feedback on their performance.
  • Ensure LP program plans and budgets are prepared in accordance with ChildFund International’s guidelines.
  • Facilitate timely reporting in line with LOA standards and performance criteria.
  • Ensure compliance with the approved budget, donor rules and regulations for grants.
  • Ensure LPs adhere to Sponsor Relation policies and procedures.
  • Participate in annual Partnership Reviews with partners to measure achievement levels.
  • Ensure LPs adhere to Ethical Behavior towards Children Policy
  • Work with LP grants acquisition team to identify and secure local resources to expand, complement or supplement subsidy shortfalls.

Required Skills

  • A good understanding of international development issues in regard to children and a commitment to principles of child rights and child protection.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the Program Area
  • Advanced computer skills

Required Experience


  • 7+ years experience managing development programs in an NGO, preferably in a technical area, community development and/or child-focused programming
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English;  fluency in Swahili preferred
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues.
  • Conflict management and ability to pragmatically solve problems, plan a course of action using analytical, conceptual, strategic and forward thinking abilities to achieve an effective resolution
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in such areas as: project, budget and resource management
  • Demonstration of knowledge of program design; grant acquisition and management; resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination
  • Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to assimilate and process information on a wide range of issues
  • Experience in resource mobilization, coordination and negotiation and social policy


A Bachelor’s degree in education, community development or relevant field. A Master’s degree in a relevant field of study will be a distinct advantage

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


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