Johanniter Programs Manager Jobs in Kenya

Johanniter Programs Manager Jobs in Kenya

Project Description

  • In Kenya, Johanniter is mainly working with Africa Inland Church Health Ministries (AICHM) among other partners. The overall objective of this partnership in Kenya aims to improve the provision of and access to quality health care, improve nutrition for children under five (5), pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable people, improve food security and strenthen resilience of vulnerable communities.

    Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    Overall job purpose

  • Working directly under the responsibility of the Head of Mission, the Programs Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall programs design, management and representation of Johanniter in various working groups. The position holder will have a lead in the oversight, implementation, guidance and quality of the projects implemented by Johanniter in Kenya partners. The projects are mainly emergency humanitarian and some other long-term development projects covering the refugees and local Kenyan communities.

    Reporting lines

    Reporting to: Head of Mission (line supervisor)

    Supervising: TBC

    Receives technical advice from: M&E. HQ and Regional Technical advisors,

    Gives technical advice to: JUH and Partner project managers/ coordinators

    Standing in for: Head of Mission (HOM)

    Replaced by: HoM/ MEAL Manager


    Projects Management (40%)

  • Responsible for the Johanniter programs management in Kenya including; designing, monitoring implementation and reporting of all the programs.

  • Responsible for meeting projects objectives through the partners support in implementation.

  • The PM is overall responsible for all Johanniter projects budget implementation monitoring so as to ensure timely and efficient utilization of donor funds.

  • The PM is responsible for quality of projects by implementing the use of standardized protocols, policies and guidelines defined by Johanniter, the projects donors, Ministry of Health amongst other relevant government agencies.

  • Report regularly to the Head of Mission and other stakeholders depending on projects requirements and protocols.

  • Oversee the collection and timely reporting data for all projects in line with Johanniter and relevant cluster (livelihoods, nutrition, health, WASH) guidelines and according to specific donor requirements.

  • Ensure all relevant stakeholders are provided with updates, following the established reporting structures.

    Project Development (30%)

  • Responsible for project development and proposals writing for the country program

  • Takes lead in information collections and compilation of narrative proposals

  • Provide supervision and support to Johanniter program activities in all the sectors mainly Nutrition, Health, WASH, FSL.

  • Leads in assessment of further needs in the program implementation areas especially in relation to Health, Nutrition, Livelihoods and WASH.

    Staff and Partners Development (20%)

  • Leads in partners’ assessment for capacities development support

  • Leads in new partner identifications, assessment and due diligence

  • Plans and implements capacity building of local partner organizations based on specific identified needs (organizational and staffs)

  • Supports the partners to have quality in the implementation and monitor the entire Project

  • Cycle Management for each of the project.

  • Recommends any other trainings and support to partners outside of JUH internal support

  • including consultants and institutional trainings to help in our program’s quality

    Planning, Leadership and Representation (10%)

  • Represent Johanniter International Assistance to local authorities, partners, other NGOs, UN, donors within and sometimes outside the country.

  • Contribute / support to the development of the Johanniter Kenya strategic plan in cooperation with the Johanniter senior management team.

  • Ensure that key information is shared appropriately between Johanniter and partners

  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment dedicated to the core values and mission of the Johanniter in Kenya.

  • Ensure in cooperation with Finance department and cross-departmental communication is efficient and effective for smooth running of the Johanniter projects.

  • Attend Heath, nutrition and WASH cluster meetings at Nairobi level. But also attends meetings sometimes at field level when required.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    The following knowledge, skills, and abilities will be desired:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant Health discipline, development or Social sciences. A post graduate diploma or a master’s degree will be added advantage.

  • At least 8 years of experience (at least 5 of senior projects / program management)

  • Direct field experience of minimum 5 years in emergency relief or development environment with INGO/ UN organizations will be required.

  • Demonstrated practical experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation or management, having served at such a position required.

  • Previous experience with major donor proposal writing and reporting requirements (Germany Government, EC, ECHO, UN agencies preferred).

  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, and Power Point is a must

  • Strong skills in written and spoken English; Knowledge of the local languages in Kenya is preferred.

  • Knowledge of humanitarian standards and codes, including SPHERE is preferred.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching other staffs.

  • Good analytical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills required, with the ability to work with other department collegues .

  • Willingness to travel throughout project sites with up to 30% of the time in field sites.

  • Ability to meet deadlines/ performing duties on time

  • Ability to work under pressure, making decisions in urgent situations with high problem solving skills.

    How to Apply

  • The position is open to Kenyan nationals only.

    Application shall include:

  • Up-to-date CV;

  • Motivation describing the vision that you would like to bring to the organization;

  • A minimum of three reference details indicating if the reference was a direct supervisor, a colleague, etc.

  • Salary expectation

  • Applications shall be sent to:


  • Do NOT send job certificates at this stage

  • Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

  • Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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