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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 theWork with programs teams to create strategies for field-staff accountability
Managing Director and join a driven, high-performing leadership team.
EDUCATE Regional Director of Programme Management Jobs in Kenya
Program Execution Oversight
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
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
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
gaps 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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