ChildFund International Area Manager Jobs in Kenya

ChildFund International Area Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Responsible for leadership and direction for the development of area plans and proposals, networks and partnerships based on organization’s program approach;

  • Provides leadership for the effective planning, implementation, monitoring, sharing lessons learned, tracking and reporting on all program and sponsorship activities in assigned area.


  • Establishes an atmosphere of responsibility for the mission of the organization and accountability to the stakeholders; establishes clear expectations by which staff and partners are measured; responsible for all personnel management duties for area staff.

  • Selects or identifies area of intervention and develops the long term programs on participatory mode relevant to the area.

  • Collaborate with local partners on implementation of programs and sponsorship activities in the assigned area; ensures that monitoring & evaluation, continuous improvement and technical assistance is an integral part of the implementation; ensures the Area Strategic Plan is developed according to organizational policies and procedures, the Strategic Plan of the Country Office and is based on the best-practices of community planning.

  • Oversee implementation of grant funded projects in the program area; manage and supervise grants staff who are responsible for implementation of grant funded projects; review grants reports and closely work with the grants manager to address donor queries.

  • Ensure all grants funded projects requests are reviewed and approved by the grants unit prior to implementation and are within the approved budget and activities.

  • Builds positive and productive relations with local partners, communities, enrolled families, and authorities at all levels. Raises awareness of organization as a leader of child development and a leader of children’s issues; ensures clear communication channels between stakeholders and staff.

  • Represents the organization in forums to promote program approaches while ensuring convergence of resources.

  • Responsible for providing technical support to Local partners in order to expand program impact at regional level, create new & ongoing funding streams to finance additional services to enrolled families and children.

  • Builds and manages relationships with government, foundations, corporations, local authorities and the general public to optimize marketing and funding.

  • Responsible for providing technical assistance and oversight in the development and management of budgets, financial reporting and audits Local partner

  • Supervise and coordinate Country office sponsorship functions; provide support & training to local partners on sponsorship requirements in conjunction with the sponsor relations staff and ensure the LP consistently meets sponsorship standards.

  • Provides capacity
    building opportunities to local partners; ensures that partner are accountable and compliant with organizational policies/procedures and local laws/regulations.

  • Identifies and manages technical resource agencies for implementation of programs; manages partners on allocation of resources to execute program activities in accordance with the Letter of Agreement( AOP).

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 7 years’ experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with managing development programs, preferably in a technical area, community development and/or child-focused programming

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English

  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues.

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in such areas as: project, budget and resource management.

  • Demonstration of knowledge of program design; grant acquisition and management; providing oversight and accountability grant funded programs; resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination

  • Computer proficiency in general office software (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).

  • Experience in resource mobilization, coordination and negotiation and social policy.


  • Bachelor’s or higher-level degree required in relevant discipline such as Development Studies, Economic, Business management, Agriculture, education etc

  • A post graduate certificate or diploma in project planning, community development or related studies will be an added advantage.

  • ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

    Disclaimer This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to

  • to reach us not later than Friday, 10th January 2020;

    Human Resources Director
    ChildFund Kenya
    P.O. Box 14038-00800,

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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  • Beware of Scams - ChildFund Kenya does not ask for payment at any point during our recruitment process.

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