AAH NGO Regional Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya
AAH NGO Regional Programme Manager Jobs in KenyaPurpose of the role: The Regional Programme Manager has the overall responsibility for effectively and efficiently managing AAH-I Somalia in building strategic partnerships, resource mobilisation, advocacy, leadership and management to contribute to AAH-I’s Mission and Vision.
Duties & Responsibilities
Partnership development and resource mobilisation
The Regional Programme Manager is responsible for leading the team to develop strategic
partnerships with key government, funders and implementing partners in line with the overall country strategy.
This includes developing relationships with key line Ministries responsible for
livelihoods (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Health, and Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.
Keeps abreast of the country priority development areas and ensures that the country
strategy addresses them so that the Somalia Country Programme remains relevant to its
The RPM will ensure that AAH-I is represented in key regional and national fora
including the regional fora for planning and implementation of the Somali returnee strategy. The Regional Programme Manager will ensure representation with key UN and other multilateral and bilateral agencies based in Nairobi and Mogadishu.
This includes keeping up to date with
business development and planning regarding regional and national contracts and multi-donor
S/he will work with the senior managers within the Somalia Country Programme to ensure that programme design and planning aligns with and secures support from these key partners. This means ensuring that senior staff are kept abreast of global debates for instance related to the Sustainable Development Goals, development financing and development
Programme Development and Management
With overall responsibility for programme development and management, works in consultation with the Directorate to develop the country strategy in line with the overall AAH-I strategy and prioritise programme strategies.
Takes the lead in identifying new projects and gap areas in existing projects with a view to soliciting new funding.
Ensures that programme and project
activities outlined in the overall AAH-I and Somalia Country Strategic Plans and donor contracts are effectively implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and AAH-I’s goals and mission.
Ensures that the quality of Somalia Country projects and services delivered is maintained and that projects are implemented in accordance with AAH-I’s policies and procedures.
Human Resource Management
Effectively manages Somalia Country Programme staff according to the approved Human
Resources (HR) policies and procedures, and ensures that the Somalia ream fully conforms to
labour laws and regulations in Somalia and Somaliland.
Effectively manages by setting
performance targets in line with the Country Programme and project objectives and ensures that the managers follow AAH-I policies and procedure in management of project staff and partners in the field.
Works closely with the Finance Manager to ensure effective management of country and project budgets in compliance with AAH-I’s and donor policies and procedures. Supports and manages the Finance Manager to ensure that the agreed reporting deadlines are fully complied with.
Working closely with the senior managers, draws up annual work plans and budgets for the
country and seeks AAH-I Directorate and International Board approval and monitors
Security & Risk Management
The Regional Program Manager shall be responsible for safety and security of staff, assets andensure continuity of AAH-I Somalia program.
S/he shall also be responsible for;
The development of Somalia Security policy, plan and standard operating procedures in
line with AAH-I Security policy and ensure their implementation
Ensuring timely Security Risk Assessment, prioritization of risk levels and enforcement of mitigation measures
Putting in place and implementation of Minimum Security Operating Standards (MSOS).
For continuous security training and up to date briefing of staff and consultants.
A Country Strategy and Plan is developed in line with the overall AAH-I Strategic Plan; this is implemented and regularly monitored.
Institutional and project annual and quarterly operational plans are developed, updated and followed.
AAH-I’s institutional policies, systems and procedures are followed.
Monthly Somalia Management Team and Project/Programme Management Team meetings are
held to ensure that work at programme and project level is on track, that budgets are followed, that managers are provided with the support they need and that key issues and risks are identified and managed appropriately.
AAH-I is visible and networked into key humanitarian and development debates affecting
Somalia and has effective partnerships with lead players in Somalia.
The Country Programme has set up finance management and HR systems in compliance with
AAH-I guidelines, and locally applicable laws and procedures and financial management and
reporting meets donor requirements
Programme and project monitoring and evaluation (based on programme and project
indicators) is regularly carried out, and timely reporting (monthly, quarterly and annual) to the Directorate, the International Board, donors, and important stakeholders is ensured.
Appropriate programme documentation and reporting systems are further developed and implemented.
In-country contacts with existing donors and potential new donors are maintained/explored and funding proposals in support of existing and/or new projects are developed in consultation with the Directorate.
A Master’s degree in the social sciences with significant experience in either humanitarian relief, public health or development projects management;
Minimum relevant experience required
Proven track record of leadership, with at least 8 years progressive senior management
Proven track record of supervising complex programmes funded by major multilateral or
bilateral donor agencies;
Demonstrated field leadership in strategic program and project development, implementation, and evaluation;
Proven track record in resource mobilization;
Commitment to promote AAH-I’s Vision, Mission and its strategic goals;
Inspiring leadership with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Excellent diplomatic skills and ability to create positive relations with senior government officials, heads of diplomatic missions, international organisations, NGOs and CBOs to enhance AAH-I’s programmes;
Experience with financial management and compliance with donor requirements.
Entrepreneurial orientation, self-starter able to work independently and cope with demanding
work situations in complex setting.
Additional Skills & Competences
Strong management and supervisory skills and experience.
Demonstrated leadership ability in strategizing and coalition building.
Demonstrated effectiveness and lead experience in Country and fund development.
Strong analytical (both political and organisational) skills with good attention to detail.
Ability to provide coaching, mentoring and leadership to team members.
Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to [email protected] to be received by 7th September, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer.
We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
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