Hivos Program Manager ‘We Lead’ Jobs in Kenya

Hivos Program Manager ‘We Lead’ Jobs in Kenya

Job Context

  • The program manager leads and guides We Lead strategically and operationally.

  • She/he/they is responsible for the delivery and quality of the program results, for sound financial management, human resources and accountable to uphold We Lead values and principles. In brief, she/he/they leads the development and implementation of comprehensive program management process at strategic and operational levels.

  • The PM is the account manager for the donor and other key stakeholders and represents the program on all levels with regard to the results in policy, advocacy, expertise & learning, both internally and externally.

  • The PM reports to the Steering Committee composed of the directors or their representatives of the consortium partners and is managed by the Regional Director of Hivos East Africa. .


    • Leadership and management of consortium partnership

    • Provides strategic and inspirational guidance, and promotes teamwork across the consortium towards fulfilment of the We Lead Theory of Change (ToC).

    • Upholds We Lead values, including on local ownership and youth leadership, and reflects these into the way of working of the consortium.

    • Leadership and management of Hivos’ team

    • Leads, motivates, trains, appraises, supports and guides staff. Enables effective teamwork towards agreed objectives.

    • Management of donor contract relationship

    • Responsible for We Lead operational and strategic relationship and contract management with the donor, including compliance with contractual agreements.

    • Program planning & delivery of results

    • Guides and oversees timely, effective program planning, in which local rightsholder organizations and consortium members actively participate.

    Program Accountability

    • Oversees and ensures compliance of Hivos, consortium members and local organizations with agreements made, and promotes dynamic accountability.

    • Ensures transparent and accessible reporting against results framework and planning, including financial and progress reports and evaluations.

    • Program knowledge, learning and quality improvement

    • Maintains and updates learning across the program and the partnership, stimulates internal and external knowledge exchange and integrates learning into practice.

    • International level SRH-R advocacy and campaigning

    • Provides leadership in and ensures visibility of the SRH-R agenda of rightsholders.

    External positioning

    • Is the ambassador of the program; applies account and partner management with donors and stakeholders; promotes We Leads and / or Hivos’ SRH-R agenda in professional forums by sharing and profiling practice-based results and experiences and sets the quality standard either personally or by delegating this to program
    staff, and proposes and delivers sustainable solutions.

    Resource Mobilization

    • Leads the efforts to identify and mobilize potential donors and funding mechanisms to grow and amplify the scope and results of the program.


    • 10 – 12 years’ knowledge/experience in management of large, complex global programs and consortia with global, regional and local partners, preferably on SRH-R and/or working with rights holder-groups plus relationship management with donors.

    • She/he/they believes in / embodies what We Lead stands for, acknowledges youth leadership and local ownership, and is inspired by and willing to be accountable to its values and principles;

    • More than 5 years of relevant international work experience in Africa and/or the Middle East and/or Latin America;

    • Professional expertise and up to date knowledge on SRH-R, social inclusion, marginalization, youth leadership, and lobby and advocacy;

    • Experience in applying an adaptive management approach;

    • Proven leadership skills, based on inspiration, trust and influence rather than hierarchy;

    • Highly skilled in external relationship management, including with donors, government and the wider governance and accountability field;

    • Strategic thinker, able to link operational learning to wider program outcomes;

    • Sense of humor, brings good energies and positive vibes, dynamic;

    • Imaginative, able to make unorthodox connections to solve challenging problems;

    • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in international development, political science, public administration or another relevant field;

    • Full professional proficiency in English with demonstrably excellent written and verbal skills; Fluency in written and spoken French/Spanish/Arabic/Portuguese are desirable

    • Able and willing to travel regularly.

  • We particularly welcome applications from women and/or persons that belongs to one of the rights holder groups. We offer a contract based on Hivos East Africa local labor conditions, with a remuneration commensurate with the experience and expertise requested.

  • Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Hivos Program Manager ‘We Lead’ Jobs in Kenya

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