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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.

EDUCATE Regional Director of Programme Management Jobs in Kenya

Performance Objectives

Program Execution Oversight

  • Work with programs teams to create strategies for field-staff accountability
  • Work with Program Directors to test and implement strategies that reduce
    program operating costs while maintaining impact
  • Review budget analytics and support creation of strategies to drive cost per
    student down, increasing impact for each dollar we spend
  • For young country operations, review program budgets against program design to
    ensure all costs are captured
  • Support Country Directors to meet timeline for budget submission
  • Work with new countries to develop effective systems of communication
  • Support new country operations in creating a culture of open and honest
    communication, and meeting structures that focus on mentor-centered

    Program Quality Oversight

  • Work with programs teams to create standards of program quality that can be
    effectively managed to at scale.
  • Keep a pulse on program performance to ensure quality is maintained through
    aggressive growth.

    Expansion & Special Projects

  • Lead country scouting for new country expansion
  • During times of aggressive growth, support new countries and young countries in
    planning and executing against plans
  • Work with the external relations team to ensure program design is accurately
    translated into grant applications and proposals- especially for new programs and
    technical grants
  • Support in the development of budgets for grants
  • Lead launch of new programs or projects in new or existing countries of operation
    Strategy and Workforce Planning
  • Work with Kenya country directors and Managing Director to identify capacity
    and create strategies to resolve them against aggressive growth timelines.
  • For key roles, review performance objectives during probationary period and
    ensure country teams are managing probation appropriately.
  • Work with Kenya country leadership and Managing Director to set proposed
    org-charts on a twice-annual basis, considering staffing for scalable units,
    appropriately staffing for potential growth, and reducing redundancy in roles.
  • Support Kenya Directors to keep country annual planning processes are on track
    and timelines are met for goals, workplans, and budgets


  • At least 8-12 years of diverse work experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in program management (experience in youth or
    education programs is a plus, but not required)
  • Proven ability to identify and build systems/structures needed to drive
    programmatic and organization efficiency, effectiveness and scale - such as KPIs /
    performance dashboards, recruitment plans, training plans
  • Track record of thriving and achieving results in fast changing high-growth
    environments at a time of scale
  • Open to short-term relocation or stints of heavy travel when necessary to launch a
    new program or project
  • Experience living and working in East Africa (East African candidates preferred)
  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by
    looking at Educate!’s culture deck here


  • 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 Regional Director of Programme Management Jobs in Kenya

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