Peace Winds Japan Programme Manager-Dadaab/Fafi Mission, Jobs in Kenya

Peace Winds Japan Programme Manager-Dadaab/Fafi Mission, Jobs in Kenya


About Peace Winds Japan

  • Peace winds Japan (PWJ) is an INGO, dedicated to the support of people in distress, threatened by conflict, poverty or other turmoil.

  • With its headquarters in Japan, PWJ has been active in various parts of the world.

  • In Garissa County, Kenya, since 2012, PWJ has been working on shelter, infrastructure and livelihood projects to improve living environment of refugee and host populations in Dadaab and Fafi Sub-county.

    Job Summary

  • The programme manager will provide leadership and management in development and implementation of the PWJ’ Dadaab and Fafi operation based on humanitarian and development nexus programming in line with Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), particularly in livelihood, infrastructure and shelters.

  • The programme manager will ensure effective systems, processes and internal and external relationships are in place that support high-quality programming advancing PWJ’s work to create sustainable impact on the lives of people affected by forced displacement in operational areas.

    Principal Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage ongoing and up-coming projects in close cooperation with staffs and partners.

  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of projects to ensure that sustainable impact is achieved and interventions are compliant with the organization, donor policies & guidelines.

  • Develop and maintain good relations with the government (national and county), donors and other partners.

  • Ensure prudent and accountable use of financial resources.

  • Prepare donor and internal reports, review evaluation reports and other reports while ensuring timeliness and quality standards are adhered to.

  • Build knowledge and technical capacity of staff through training, mentoring, coaching to deliver and monitor high quality interventions.

  • Identify, create and capitalize on funding opportunities for further growth of the Dadaab/Fafi mission by developing strong relationships with existing and potential donors and taking a lead role in
    proposal development.

    Knowledge, Experience and Personal Skills Required

  • Good knowledge in development and humanitarian work, preferably in the context of refugee and host community and/ or livelihood, infrastructure and shelter projects

  • At least 7 years direct project management experience in a development and/or humanitarian context with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of development

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

  • Experience engaging and coordinating with partner organizations

  • Monitoring and Evaluation experience required

  • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously and prioritize work

  • Excellent communication skills and team-building techniques

  • Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and work styles

  • Strong and flexible leadership

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills in English, both verbally and written

  • Honest and responsible to meet the job’s demands

  • Willingness to adhere to and carry out Peace Winds Japan rules

    Additional Information of the Posting

  • This position is based in Dadaab/Fafi Sub-county, Garissa County, Kenya

    How to Apply

  • The interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and a motivation statement (1 page, A4 size) written in English with all relevant references attached ( Incl. ID photocopy, Academic certificates, 3 referees’ contacts) by email to

  • pwjkenya@gmail.com, no later than 18:00 Kenyan time (GMT+3) on 3rd January 2020.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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