Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

Program Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing programs and activities, managing delivery and coordinating with internal and external staff, lead project delivery and manage small teams, and provide overall leadership in the design and delivery of programs.

  • The Program Manager’s overarching focus is to position to achieve its mandate. The specific areas of focus include: strategy, grant management & fundraising, stakeholder management including the board, and guiding programmatic delivery.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and coordinate day-to-day planning, implementation and management of project activities according to the project document and project log frame

  • Develop and implement project plans with project staff, technical specialists and stakeholders to ensure effective project implementation

  • Lead and manage program officers

  • Prepare quarterly workplans and budgets alongside the respective program officers

  • Liaise with Country Director on PPP (Plans, Progress, and Problems)

  • Maintain and uphold partnerships for each program

  • Support in preparation of reports on a periodic basis for donor and internal communication

  • Liaise with communication, M&E, administrative departments for smooth knowledge management

  • Support fundraising activities for scale up of existing programs and new projects

  • Be the first point of contact for safeguarding, transparency issues, etc.

  • Establish knowledge gaps and specific learning needs of project staff (Field officers) and coordinate staff capacity building for effective project implementation

    Program and Grant Administration

  • Overall monitoring on grants/programs for both external/donor requirements and internal policies and requirements.

  • Fundraising

  • Provide ongoing monitoring of the status of programs and complete regular check-ins on grant requirements.

  • Rationalize the delivery of programs through new and existing partnerships

  • Guide design and development of new component programs

  • Ensure appropriate measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals

  • Support team’s adherence to internal policies and Program management standards.

  • Overall responsibility for Grant sourcing with the assistance of Program Officers

  • Lead coordination for grant identification, grant matrix population and proposal writing, monitor the timeline, status of proposal and communicate to the relevant parties as appropriate.

  • Review final draft for coherence and manage submission to the donor.

  • Ensure that the flow of funds permits the organisation to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential

    Partnership Development
    and Management


  • Coordinate partnership negotiation & development, ensuring necessary teams are engaged to help further program, country and regional interests.

  • Exercise collaborative efforts with other social service organizations, NGOs, companies, institutions and governments to develop and expand services that benefit our clients, beneficiaries and the community

  • Develop and preserve relationships with foundations, trusts, companies, organizations, and individuals who could become donors or funding sources or partners

    Strategy, Planning & Learning

  • Support team with strategy development and planning and visit program activities to support facilitation of the process as requested.

  • Facilitate learning across departments and programs including codifying lessons learned and knowledge of resources/tools/best practices, etc.

  • Provide strategic guidance for program, stakeholder management and talent management
    Stakeholder Management

  • Manage grant database and stakeholders’ database

  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding and development s

    Profile of the Successful Candidate

  • At least 7 years’ experience in working in the NGO sector

  • Experience working with persons with disabilities is a bonus

  • Design and implementation of programs targeting marginalized populations is highly desirable

  • Comfortable with technology (operating and learning) – Microsoft office, project management tools, etc.

  • Need to be open minded – to work with a diverse group of employees

  • A high level of understanding of project cycle management approaches, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and partners’ capacity building.

  • Considerable experience in budgeting /financial procedures, and writing management and financial reports to donors.

  • Proven ability to motivate, provide technical support and guidance to a diverse team of staff and partners.

    How to Apply

  • To apply for this job, send your Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae to

  • vacancies@jantakenya.com with the Title “Program Manager” on the subject line by 22nd November, 2021.

  • Early applications will be considered.

  • Please note that if you do not meet the above requirements, there is no need to apply.


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