FHI 360 Managing Director Jobs in Kenya

FHI 360 Managing Director Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

  • Leads and directs the development and implementation process for company projects involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing projects. Plans, monitors, directs, and organizes project(s) personnel, activities, schedules and budgets. Is accountable for ensuring adherence to fundamental project management principles throughout the entirety of the project life-cycle; initiation through delivery through close-out.

  • Central to the role is the identification, selection, development, and performance management of project personnel, as well as the strict compliance to budgetary planning, monitoring, and reporting processes and regulations.


  • Responsible for creating, promoting, and maintaining safe and equitable work environments for all FHI 360 personnel, including a harassment- and violence-free work culture, and systems for safeguarding program participants.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for designated projects to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Reviews project proposals and plans to determine scheduling, budget, procedures, staffing, and allotment of resources needed for projects.

  • Establishes work plans, project teams, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to meet project goals and ensure compliance with policies.

  • Develops proposals and researches sources for funding projects.

  • Manages the performance and provides development opportunities to managers and staff to achieve project goals.

  • Provides guidance and training to managers and staff to achieve project goals.

  • Participates in the strategic development of methods and techniques with executive management.

  • Establishes, serves and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders on project matters.

  • Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective team-work.

  • Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.

  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices with project management, process development and execution.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated people management and performance management/development skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

  • Strong consultative skills.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.

  • Ability to motivate, influences, and collaborates with others.

  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, UN and where appropriate, donor representatives.


  • There are 31 FHI360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:

  • People Management (Making Others Great) provides challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.

  • Finance Management - Develops
    complete accurate budget projections. Effectively recognizes, and optimizes economies of scale. Understands and champions the full range of organization specific finances systems and the value of risk assessment. Hold team members accountable to budget projections.

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives /goals /measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner, and orchestrates multiple activities at once.

  • Employees are expected to possess, or have high-potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

    Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Makes decisions and takes action that have significant impact on management and division operations.

  • Addresses problems encountered that are complex and highly varied.

  • Champions existing processes and creates new processes and systems where needed to improve efficiencies.

  • Promotes the organizations finance practices and is accountable for the compliant stewardship of all finances under her/his purview.

  • Exercises sound judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with organizational goals.

  • Possesses strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.

    Supervision Given/Received:

  • Sets goals and budgets for projects and leads department in achieving strategic goals.

  • Leads coordination of resources for ongoing projects across business units and addresses /resolves project issues.

  • Focuses on capacity development and practices effective performance management making others great, and maximizing efficiencies.

  • Accomplishes work through others, and not only as an individual contributor.

  • Fosters collaboration among, and across teams and functions.

  • Typically reports to Director, Portfolio Management or Business Unit Director.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent

    • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8+ years of project management experience.

  • Certification in project management preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation.

  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.

  • Demonstrated talent management, strategic planning, performance management, staff development, and capacity building experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.

  • Experience operating in insecure environments.

  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

    How to Apply

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