CARE International Programme Director Jobs in Kenya

CARE International Programme Director Jobs in Kenya

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. CARE commenced its humanitarian programme in Kenya in 1968.

Since then we have built a substantial development and humanitarian program including refugee operations, emergency response, livelihoods, food security, climate change adaption, sexual reproductive and maternal health, women and girls’ economic empowerment, and youth employability.


Program management, strategy and emergency response

  • Assist the Country Director in leading the development and implementation of overall program strategy.
  • Overall responsible effective programmatic and financial management of CARE Kenya programs through effective project cycle management.
  • Ensure timely submission of accurate, comprehensive, and high quality, project narrative (and financial) reports in line with agency and donor guidelines.
  • Encourage a culture of learning and innovation, ensuring that all projects capture and document lessons learned and best practices.
  • Ensure that CARE programmes and projects are managed in a manner which achieves stated goals and objectives, is in line with CARE policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations, and demonstrate sound resource management.
  • Monitor the CO programs and projects to ensure that they are implemented in a professional manner in line with the project proposal and with donor rules and regulations through project visits and the review of annual implementation plans and activity reports.

    Resource Mobilization & Business Development

  • The Country Office is currently pursuing an aggressive resource mobilization strategy. The Programme Director will track business opportunities for new projects and programmes.
  • The PD will promote strategic relationships with CARE International (CI), donors of all types, CSO partners and the Government of Kenya.
  • The PD will inspire innovative ideas from programme and project staff through regular programme meetings and open discussions and capture ideas from staff in the field.
  • In addition, the PD will seek and foster new donors, and will be expected to liaise and maintain positive relations with current donors.
  • The PD is responsible for monitoring pipeline development and ensuring that the pursuit of funding opportunities and proposal development is in line with program strategy

    Knowledge Management & Learning

  • The Programme Director will encourage project Managers and Staff to engage with their project work as part of the Knowledge Management and Learning Framework where accountability, gender transformation and resilience will be among the markers of change and impact.
  • The PD will foster communication between projects and programmes and inject a spirit of unity across the CO programme teams.
  • Key programme and project staff with the responsibility for M&E will
    be clearly directed on how to contribute to PIIRs, and other key target data bases for measuring impact and reach, and ensure that PIIRs data is captured, documented and sent to CARE International in a timely manner each year.

    Financial Management

  • The Programme Director will coordinate closely with the Assistant Country Director Program Support and the Finance Manager to ensure that programme and project staff understand the Country Office Finance policies and any CARE International finance directions such as the CI Shared Programme Costs (SPC) Policy as well as understanding the concept of the Direct Programme Costs (DCP). Project budgets are expected to be managed tightly and responsibly to avoid losses and/or underspending.

    External Relations & Partnerships

  • Develop and enhance relationships between the CO and other parts of CARE and external organizations so that CARE can maximize its impact on poverty and social justice.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with relevant – counterparts/departments of the government, CI members, the locally-represented multi/bi-lateral donors, foundations, international and national NGOs, CBOs and other civil society organizations.
  • Ensure timely reporting and communications with CI members, donors, government and other key actors.
  • Ensure cordial media relations and act as CARE spokesperson as required.

    Staff Management

  • Provide proper supervision and management for all direct reports and lead the establishment and functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated programme team.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of CARE's performance management system for direct reports, including job description and IOP development, regular feedback, mid-term reviews and annual performance appraisals.
  • Proactively address performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback and coaching, as well as disciplinary actions.
  • Identify necessary staff development, career development and succession planning strategies for direct reports.
  • The PD is responsible for determining staffing levels and composition within the Program Division of the CO.


  • Required: Bachelors Degree in related field
  • Desired: Masters Degree in related field
  • Required: 5 years in senior management position in relief/development field.
  • Desired: 8 years in a senior management position in relief/development field including 2 years’ experience in coordinating programmes in SEAD and/or water/sanitation, health/nutrition/AIDS.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 25th July, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; CARE International Programme Director Jobs in Kenya

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