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

Lead strategy implementation to drive transformative impact

  • Working with executive and in-country leadership teams, set strategy to
    maximize success towards Educate!’s vision of measurably impacting 1 million students annually by 2024
  • Prioritize country activities based on Educate!’s strategic plan
  • Identify and act on opportunities to advance Educate!’s strategy in Kenya
  • Ensure country-wide performance on strategic objectives across the organization
  • Collaborate with management team to implement global functional initiatives to
    ensure successful completion of top organization-wide objectives
  • Clearly articulate Educate! Kenya’s vision internally and manage changes in
    country activities to maintain strong team alignment and engagement Build strategic relationships with key stakeholders
  • Working with other team members, drive forward relationships and strategic
    partnerships with key government actors in education space to create champions
    for our impact and ultimately integrate Educate!’s program into national education systems Build and plan for Educate!’s Kenya team as we continue to grow
  • Lead regular check-ins to Kenya team organizational chart and staffing plans to
    ensure that the team has the necessary capacity to drive and execute country
  • Identify, develop and retain top talent to ensure a best-in-class talent pipeline
  • Set a high bar of performance in line with Educate! values to drive employee performance
  • Model cultural tenets to team and ensure Educate!’s culture is maintained and
    strengthened country-wide Lead country-wide operations to drive world-class team performance
  • Provide financial leadership to maintain a stringent environment of financial
    and integrity
  • Quickly address employee performance issues with a caring approach and an eye
    towards their improvement, while being comfortable exiting non-performers to
    drive highest quality team performance and growth
  • Ensure tight financial management in line with Educate! culture
  • Manage financial constraints strategically to optimize impact against cost and
    position Educate! to continue to accelerate growth year over year
  • Exemplify clear and consistent communication to all levels of the organization
  • Oversee strategic management of key risks facing the organization

    Qualifications and Profile

  • Dynamic experience highly preferred, with demonstrated ability to operate well in
    complex and fast-changing environments
  • 10+ years work experience, with 5+ years of management and/or leadership experience
  • Success driving forward strategic partnerships (government partnerships
    preferred but not required)
  • Proven track record of building and managing government partnerships
  • Financial integrity and budget management experience
  • Passion for Educate!’s mission is a must, but past work in education or youth
    development is not required. We value diverse perspectives and encourage applications from people with a variety of backgrounds.
  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by
    looking at Educate!’s culture deck here
  • Kenyan candidates strongly preferred


  • Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include medical insurance
  • This position will be based in Nairobi

    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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