DRC Head of Programme Jobs in Kenya

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified candidate for the position of Head of Programme, DDG Kenya.

DRC Head of Programme Jobs in Kenya


  • In co-ordination with the DDG Regional HoP and DDG technical coordinators on conflict management and security governance, lead the strategic development of DDG’s work in Kenya and cross border initiatives into neighbouring countries.
  • Support the Country Director in drafting, promoting, and rolling out of all DDG-relevant strategic planning documents in broad consultation with all staff. These documents include the country strategic plan, as well as strategies for all program sectors.
  • Ensure proper understanding of these documents by relevant actors (e.g. staff members, partners, NGOs, government counterparts, and donors
  • Develop and expand the DDG components of the DRC/DDG Kenya programme.
  • Be a driving force in terms of developing AVR projects within the DRC/DDG Kenya programme objectives.
  • Management, operational oversight, coordination and implementation of DDG projects within the DRC/DDG Kenya programme.
  • Ensure high quality project implementation for DDG and DRC/DDG joint projects in accordance with donor and DRC/DDG regulations as well as in line with agreed indicators, budgets, and work plans.
  • Support and supervision of DDG project staff. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between local managers, recruiting and development of staff.
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to DDG staff regarding their performance, including annual staff performance appraisals.
  • Identify with staff their needs and opportunities for professional development.
  • Responsible for budget monitoring, financial management and expenses
    control including compliance with minimum DRC/DDG and donor requirements and ensuring that the necessary systems are in place.


  • Advanced degree in Conflict Resolution, International Relations or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of five years working experience with International NGOs or operational UN agencies, including at least two years' experience of community-level programming.
  • A minimum of five years proven experience in conflict sensitive programming, conflict management, security governance and related fields in a management capacity.
  • Proven experience in project management, including budget expenditure, donor relations, reporting, proposal writing, staff management, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills, including team building and management by example.
  • Demonstrable capacity to be articulate, imaginative and innovative. The capacity to 'think outside of the box' is essential.
  • Demonstrate ability to mobilise resources and expand programmes
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in English for project proposals, reports, and communications

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC Head of Programme Jobs in Kenya

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