COVAW Programmes Manager Jobs in Kenya

COVAW Programmes Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • To manage the day to day implementation and management of programmes and resource mobilization for Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW).**


  • Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a Kenyan women’s rights organization founded on human rights and feminist principles, that seeks to promote women’s rights.

  • COVAW works towards a society free from all forms of violence against women and girls.

  • The Programmes Manager must understand how the role impacts on the success of the programmes and long term financial stability of the institution.

    Key Outputs

  • Inputs to the development of COVAW strategy and objectives

  • Planning and budgeting for programmes

  • Ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of programmes

  • Preparing progress reports for decision making by COVAW and external stakeholders

  • With the Executive Director, implement the resource mobilization strategy

  • Co-ordinating seamless training sessions including availability of venues and training materials

  • Implementing fund raising strategy

  • Ensuring conduct of baseline surveys, internal and external project surveys in implementation areas

  • Representing COVAW in meetings with donors and key COVAW partners

    The Programmes Manager will be expected to;

  • Present ideas clearly, negotiates confidently and persuasively

  • Create partnerships and alliances

  • Build an environment of mutual respect and trust

  • Employ a team approach; recognizes the balance of collaborating, leading and following

  • Plan, prioritises and focuses on what is critical

  • Demonstrate personal career planning

  • Think creatively and innovatively; seeks new or ‘reinventing’ opportunities

  • Recognize the value of professional networking and personal career planning

  • Balance work, family and community obligations

  • Remain flexible and positive in a time of continuing change

  • Celebrate achievements for self and others


  • Reports to the Executive Director

  • Member of the Senior Management Team

  • Has established strong working
    relationships with colleagues especially Programmes Officers

  • Has established excellent networks and working relationships with external stake holders including donors and other stake holders

    Decision Making Authority:

  • The job demands implicitly taking a view of the risks and odds against a shifting background and the jobholder will be expected to step beyond the boundary of readily available answers to find solutions.

    Required Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or law. **

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, three of which as a senior programmes officer in a reputable medium to large NGO or similar not for profit organisations.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Experience in working in a diverse team and with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluency speaking and writing in English and Kiswahili

  • Very good interpersonal skills

  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning skills

  • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).

  • The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values as follows**: Integrity, Dignity, Courage, Commitment and Solidarity.**

    How to Apply

  • Send your cover letter and CV only marked “Programmes Manager ” by 23rd October 2020 to

  •** stating the expected salary.

  • CVs will be reviewed as they are received. COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

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