Save the Children Regional Program Manager -SIDA CSO Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children Regional Program Manager -SIDA CSO Jobs in Kenya

  • The Regional Program Manager will be responsible for delivering, coordinating and overseeing the quality of implementation of the programme, thereof in a harmonized and cross-country/peer-to-peer learning approach across all implementation locations and partners, providing overall strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the operational, programmatic, financial, technical, MEAL and administrative aspects.

  • S/he will be accountable for the overall implementation of the regional programme, in close collaboration with Country Offices. S/he will be accountable for the overall timely and quality implementation of programme components, in compliance with global instructions, donor requirements and effective stakeholder relationship management.

  • S/he will hold country Project Managers accountable for the quality and timely submission of global deliverables to SC Sweden, in close collaboration with the relevant Director of Program Operations (DPO) in each of the countries where the program is implemented

  • S/he will be also be responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with SCI offices and the Member, acting as the primary liaison and program representative. In constant consultation with country teams, particularly the DPO, CD and Technical leads, s/he will contribute to developing and maintaining the same strong working relationships with partners at regional level, and supporting countries to do the same at country-level, acting as the overall program representative, as well as supporting the country programme representative.

  • S/he will also be responsible for the overall management of areas related to finance, budgetary management and oversight, as well as other operational and administrative duties required by the programme, ensuring that they are executed efficiently and effectively by the regional team and the CO teams.

  • The nature of the programme will also include a paramount component of developing and maintaining a number of different partnership modalities, including core support and providing capacity strengthening support to local partners, for which it will be necessary to steer and put in place a harmonized strategic design and approach at regional and country levels, in close collaboration with all CSO-partners within the programme.

  • The partnership approach as per the global programme design, will translate into new/modified ways of working along the whole partnership cycle, including agreements, monitoring, reporting and the provision of technical and organisational support. The programmatic work on civic space is new to the organization, and s/he will play an important role in ensuring that the RO and COs teams increase their capacity in this field and understand what role SCI is expected to
    fill in contributing to civic space in the region; a region where the civil society organisations operate in contains of repressed or obstructed civic space.

    In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

    Experience and Skills

  • Relevant university degree (International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Child Right, Political Science, Sociology or other Social Science, International Development, etc.)


  • A minimum of 8 years' of demonstrated experience in program management and administration, including grants management, donor compliance and managing complex grants.

  • A minimum of 4 years' proven experience in managing regional and/or multi-country programs, demonstrating the ability to matrix manage

  • A minimum of 8 years' proven experience of supporting partner-led capacity strengthening and OCD, in line with the Development Effectiveness and/or localisation agendas.

  • Experience of working for an enabling environment for civic space

  • Solid experience in working collaboratively through equal partnerships

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in directly managing Nordic framework agreements or EIDHR funding.

  • Excellent written and spoken level of English

  • Proven excellent skills in program performance and quality monitoring and reporting.

  • Proven excellent skills in multistakeholder management, both internally and externally, with a strong ability to project strategic vision, adherence and buy-in.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.

  • Ability to work with limited supervision.


  • Solid experience in remote management and implementation in complex and insecure environments.

  • Knowledge of and proven experience of working in Child rights programming and Child Rights Governance.

  • Knowledge of and proven experience of working with gender equality, environment and climate change.

  • Strong skills in staff management, moderation, conflict resolution and capacity-building.

  • Solid experience in managing multisector programs and an integrated approach to programming.

  • Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.

  • Familiar with accountability and feedback mechanisms including for children.

  • Experience of developing innovative and new partnership models or support to informal actors.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Regional Program Manager -SIDA CSO Jobs in Kenya

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