AAH NGO Regional Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya

AAH NGO Regional Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya

Purpose 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
    development plans.
  • 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.

    Financial Management

  • 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.

    Expected Outcomes

  • 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.

    Professional qualifications

  • 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

    Application Instructions

  • Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org 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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