ISD Senior Manager Jobs in Kenya

ISD Senior Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • ISD is seeking a Senior Manager to form an integral part of our MENA programmes, including the Strong Cities Network (SCN), with specific focus on the development of our East Africa programming and policy.

  • The Senior Manager will work closely with key project leads as well as a dedicated team to design, develop, and ultimately deliver on ongoing and new programmes focused on the issues of polarisation, hate, and extremism across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

  • It is essential that candidates have proven knowledge of P/CVE programming in Africa, the Middle-East, and Asia (especially Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia) as well as possessing significant programme management experience with on-the-ground projects. Candidates need to be fluent in Swahili (written and spoken).

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    Leading on Programmatic Development, proposals, and design

  • Drafting writing and pitching coherent and comprehensive bids

  • Leading on programmatic development and design

  • Managing partner engagement as required in support of project deliverables

  • Being the key contact and lead in new project proposals with input from regional and HQ staff

  • Assessing challenges and opportunities of potential development of new SCN programmes in Kenya as required.

    Research and Policy

  • Analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data in both English and Swahili.

  • Undertaking full review of existing data to find new angles for research/ policy work.

  • Representation of ISD specifically on issues that intersect with Africa, Middle East and Asia.

    Supporting, developing and managing teams

  • Line management of staff working on programmatic delivery working across ISD programmes in Africa,
    Middle East and Asia.

  • Providing strategic advice and support to the team as well supporting existing staff and onboarding new joiners.

  • Leading regular project team meetings, securing delivery updates across the team and taking ownership of priorities and decisions.

    Overseeing programme management of project activities

  • Complete oversight of project management including forecasting, tracking and delivering on key programmatic and financial milestones and all budget expenditure.

  • Overseeing all donor reporting, engagement and coordinates team members and partners to produce and deliver accurate reporting (narrative, financial, M&E etc.)

  • Building relationships with partners, supporting kenya-based staff to ensure field delivery is met and agreed-upon targets, providing additional support where necessary.

  • Overseeing the coordination of call for proposals and participates in review panels.

  • Providing efficient and robust programme support through effective portfolio management.

  • Ensuring the provision of M&E and project management support to partners.

    How to Apply

  • To apply, please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) to


  • The deadline for applications is the Monday 9th August 2021

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