Area Manager needed by ChildFund Kenya-MT. Kenya Region

Job Summary:

Company: ChildFund Kenya

Location: Nanyuki, Kenya

Experience Required: Minimum 3 years experience in Programme Design, implementation & donor contract management Skills Required: Management Skills Educational Requirements: Degree level qualification in Development studies or Social Sciences

Job Description

ChildFund Kenya, a non profitable organization whose mandate is to improve the well-being of children and enhance opportunities for the development of their potential seeks to recruit Area Managers for Mt Kenya, the positions will be based in Nanyuki

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Regional Manager, Eastern, the Area Manager will be responsible and accountable for all aspects of area/Cluster programming, in particular: high quality contract deliverables/compliance; reports preparation and conceptual strategic leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate CBO/Federation development and timely submission of project proposals and work-plans
  • Ensure Cluster/Area project compliance with National Office/donor contracts by way of planning, implementation, field monitoring visits compiling of quality narrative and financial reports
  • Ensure all the affiliate CBO projects adhere to the organization's programming principles; procurement, administrative and financial policies
  • Monitor project to pro-actively identify risks related to contract compliance and prescribe, implement and manage corrective action
  • Ensure timely submission of progress reports that meet the organizations/donor requirements, as stipulated in the contract
  • Build and foster good relations between ChildFund Kenya, other NGOs, and GOK in order to enhance ChildFund, Kenya image, visibility and access to information resources.
  • Enhance effective communication at all levels between the Cluster/Area staff, within the projects areas, National office and other partner agencies
  • Participate in the relevant District/County Child Protection, Development Policy & Advocacy formulation forums
  • Represent and speak for ChildFund Kenya in forums/matters related to Child Protection & Development within the Cluster/Projects areas of operation.
  • Ensure adequate program and project Design/Planning, Monitoring, Implementation and Evaluation within his area of jurisdiction
  • To lead, manage and motivate program teams, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance
  • Ensure the capacity of ChildFund Area staff and partners is developed as appropriate in institutional and organizational development, technical themes relevant to the program and project cycle management skills (project identification and design, project implementation, project evaluation and learning
  • Ensure that systems are structured and staffed appropriately to maintain effective and efficient management and use of all resources including financial resources, transport, supplies and capital assets in line with ChildFund Kenya policies and guidelines
  • Being the budget holder, should ensure effective financial and budgetary control of all budgets


  • Team Player with excellent communication and community mobilization skills
  • Demonstrated experience implementing programs with Community Based Organizations
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • High level of credibility and integrity

    If you are the candidate we are looking for please submit your application and detailed CV, current contact and three referees to the email address below on or before 2nd September.

    Candidates will be required to produce hard copies of academic and professional qualification during the interview.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted

    For more job vacancies, see: ChildFund Kenya-MT. Kenya Region

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