British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya - Senior Programme Manager Vacancies

British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya - Senior Programme Manager Vacancies

Job Category

Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory

  • CSSF (Conflict Stability and Security Fund)

    Main purpose of job:

    Deliver effective ODA programmes in line with HMG programme management best practice, making sure spend delivers good value for money.

    Particular emphasis is on robust financial management and flexible programme management by developing strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage programme relationships with the SRO, policy colleagues and implementing partners across the region and CSSF network.
  • Proactively build strong relationships with implementing partners in line with agreements and best practice stakeholder management to drive high quality performance and adherence to CSSF standards.
  • Lead the effective financial management of projects to ensure VFM throughout programme cycle, including through accurate forecasting, asset management, timely payment of invoices/claims, and timely submission of financial reports in line with CSSF guidance;
  • Where necessary, challenge programme expenditure, making sure implementers are maximising the value of CSSF’s investment.
  • Lead programme design and delivery, working with the programme SRO to review and agree project activity;
  • Advise the SRO and implementing partners on CSSF best practice, drawing on the expertise of colleagues across the CSSF network; make sure that all project activity is aligned with agreed strategic objectives.
  • Oversee programme monitoring and evaluation, with the support of the Regional M&E Adviser, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of projects through liaison with our external M&E partners and regular engagement with implementing partners; make sure all project activity has SMART outputs.
  • Oversee programme risk management, working with the programme SRO to coordinate risk management identify and manage risks to programme delivery;
  • Work with implementing partners to identify and measure the impact of specific risks, and agree mitigating actions;
  • Corporate: line management one or more programme assistants; contribute to the effective management of the East Africa Team; where appropriate, represent the team and wider CSSF in partner meetings.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience of ODA programme management including budget management skills, with a proven ability to manage complex relationships;
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English, and be able to present complex ideas clearly in briefings and meetings.
  • Willingness to travel regularly is a must.

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience of CSSF programme management

    Required competencies
  • Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service

    Other benefits and conditions of employment

    Learning and development opportunities:

  • To be agreed with the successful candidate, taking into account previous experience and business
  • The three-day ‘CSSF Programme Managers Workshop’ is a must for all individuals managing CSSF programme funds.

    Working patterns:
  • Monday – Thursday 7:00 – 3:00, Friday 7:00 – 13:00
  • Full-time hours required. However, flexible working arrangements welcome and you should take the opportunity to discuss this with the recruiting manager during the recruitment process.


  • Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:

    Grades C4 (L) 30 days

  • In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year.
  • These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner.
  • A list of holidays is published each year.

    Additional information

    Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
    Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.

    The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
    Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.

    It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
    Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

    Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5

    Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

    Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st August 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya - Senior Programme Manager Vacancies

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