Assistant Country Director Program
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Assistant Country Director Program
CARE is seeking a talented Assistant Country Director Program (ACD/P).
This person will have wide responsibilities for developing, overseeing and upgrading the CO's programming across its broad spectrum of humanitarian and development initiatives.
The position requires a dynamic, self-driven, results-oriented leader/manager looking for a unique opportunity to develop and be responsible for delivering innovative strategies that will reduce poverty in Kenya.
This position calls for independent decision-making, a high degree of competence, the exercise of leadership and a willingness to be actively involved in the execution as well as the management of the program with the sector managers.
The Assistant Country Director-Program is a key member of CARE Kenya's Senior Management Team and reports to the Country Director.
This person is required to work closely with senior managers in key decision-making.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain good networking and working relationships with donors and programme staff of CARE International members.
Lead Fund Raising efforts and Country Office strategic planning processes.
Lead Country Office Program development and diversification efforts.
Lead the adoption of Livelihoods framework in Program development.
Develop an effective program team
Direct management of the CO's senior programme management team.
Direct oversight of all projects being carried out in the field to ensure high quality implementation, compliance with donor and contract requirements and best practice.
Direct management of overall program budget.
Ensure accurate and timely documentation and donor reporting
Ensure effective design and monitoring and evaluation is carried out.
Promote and ensure the implementation of cross cutting themes, such as cross sector synergy between projects, civil society strengthening and the blending of rights based and needs based programming
Support sector managers in their relationship and negotiations with donors, counterparts and partners as appropriate.
Maintain active networking and cooperative relationships with key stakeholders: donors, Government of Kenya, counterparts, the UN, other NGOs and representatives of CARE International member organizations.
Minimum of university degree in a development related field.
7 years experience in an international development setting.
Conceptual understanding of humanitarian needs and rights-based programming.
Excellent English writing skills.
Strong budgeting skills.
Familiar with CARE and international donors policies, procedures and guidelines.
Able to operate in an autonomous, self-structured work environment and meet deadlines.
Commitment to working with and mentoring Kenyan staff.
Ability to build and work through teamwork.
Proven track record in fund raising.
Proven capabilities in staff supervision, project management and program development.
Ability to operate computer program applications (e.g. MS Excel and MS Word).
This is a Nairobi based position but with frequent travel to the sub-offices.
For more information and application, visit: Assistant Country Director Program Website
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