EDUCATE Director of Program Implementation Jobs in Kenya

Educate! is seeking an ambitious and experienced general manager and systems-builder

to lead expansion initiatives and special projects while ensuring strong systems for
quality assurance in our existing programs.

As Educate!’s Regional Director of
Programme Management (RDPM), you’ll help solidify our successes and chart our future
growth, building on our strengths in program management and execution and pursuing
new opportunities to deepen and expand our impact.

The RDPM will report to the
Managing Director and join a driven, high-performing leadership team.

Performance Objectives

Program Implementation Strategy & Evaluation

  • Responsible for planning, reviewing and prioritizing our mid and longterm goals
    for program success
  • Set growth and staffing strategy in line with country 3-year objectives and
    revenue strategy.
  • Oversee country evaluation strategy and ensure strategy responds to impact data.
  • Identify and propose systems/structures for experimentation to create efficient
    delivery mechanisms.
  • Leverage local government actors for implementation and events for increased

    Performance Management

  • Build, lead and coach a highly results oriented team to deliver our goals
  • Field team recruitment and training strategies to ensure high-quality deliverance
    and scalable cost model.
  • Conduct performance management of coordinators and fair and accurate
    performance reviews for team.
  • High-growth staffing strategy: coverage of gaps, career planning for star performers, developing rising leaders, pipelines, and ensuring training and coaching programs are in place.

    Financial Oversight

  • Create and approve direct program and M&E budgets
  • Ensure managers submit monthly Budget versus Actual reports and re-allocate
    as necessary
  • Financial approvals
  • Ensure our processes are adhered to manage against fraud

    Program & Monitoring Systems Oversight

  • Establish and manage systems for quality control to ensure high-impact delivery.
  • Teams have annual and termly goals that align to goal-setting training. Team
    calendars are used and referred to.
  • Develop and implement clear structures to ensure effective and aligned decision
    making and clear open communication channels (meetings, emails, etc).
  • Develop systems to validate information and ensure reports are sent our regularly
    with useful and accurate information.
  • Drive learning and data driven decision decisions through effective feedback
    processes from our clients by ensuring we are collecting and verifying data accurately.


  • You feel deeply connected and committed to addressing youth related challenges
  • You are an ambitious, passionate strategic thinker and are excited about building
    for scale
  • You have proven track record of thriving and achieving expected results in highly
    changing fast-growth environments at a time of scale. Having personally led the
    scale-up efforts is highly desirable.
  • You have created strategies and led robust teams in program implementation
  • You have at least 8 years of diverse work experience (more is welcome)
  • You have at least several years of experience in program management, people
    development and financial management.
  • Experience in leading the creation and oversight of at least 100,000 USD annual
  • You have experience in creating strategic workforce plans and talent pipeline
    management to fulfill program needs
  • You have proven ability to identify systems/structures needed to drive
    organization efficiency, effectiveness and scale - such as KPIs / performance
    dashboards, recruitment plans, training plans
  • You are a creative problem solver, always aiming for longterm sustainable
  • You have successfully achieved results through managing managers who are
    managing others
  • You are highly organized with a strong ability to prioritize short term and
    longterm goals
  • You are adaptable to change with a proven ability to adjust when plans and goals
  • You have a strong foundation in performance management and building a performance culture
  • You are comfortable to make tough decisions and have are able to drive difficult
  • Has successfully coached his team members and can prove how they grow as a
    result of your coaching
  • You have are a great networker with ability to build and sustain longterm relationships with diverse stakeholders


  • Based in Nairobi.
  • Compensation will be competitive for the social enterprise sector and
    commensurate with experience.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th July, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; EDUCATE Director of Program Implementation Jobs in Kenya

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