Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany NGO Programme Manager Jobs in Marsabit
Veterinaires Sans Frontieres Germany NGO Programme Manager Jobs in Marsabit
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany (VSFG) is a non-profit organization that has been working in the Greater Horn of Africa since 1998.
VSFG’s headquarter is in Berlin with a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.
VSFG is legally registered and operates in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.
VSFG works with people whose livelihoods is based or closely linked to livestock, namely: pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, and service providers in the livestock sector including fisheries, apiculture, local authorities and partners.
VSFG is an expert in livestock production and marketing, animal health, livelihoods and food security, agriculture, natural resource management and conflict management, disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness and response as well as women‘s empowerment, protection and nutrition
sensitive programming, advocacy, capacity building and policy dialogue.
To effectively implement its program in Kenya VSFG is seeking to employ a Programme Manager whoThe Programme Manager is responsible for providing overall technical and managerial
has adequate expertise and experience in delivery of humanitarian and development interventions in
Overall responsibilities of the Programme Manager
leadership and implementation; ensuring timely achievements of projects outputs, results and
objectives with highest quality;
This position will be based in North Horr with regular field visits to project locations and the
Marsabit coordination office to strengthen the field teams and participation in the technical
humanitarian forums related to the project at County levels, with particular emphasis on
increasing the project’s technical network and profile in Marsabit County.
As a key program technical person, the PM will liaise with host government officials, and
UN/multi-sector coordination focal points, representing the project in all relevant sector
coordination meetings and provide feedback/advice to field program staff and the Country
The PM has direct responsibility for design and development of tools for ensuring quality of
project(s) implementation in compliance with donor requirements in a timely and effective
He/She will review Technical Project(s) reports from Project Managers/officers to ensure
technical quality and compliance with donor and VSFG guidelines before submission to the
He/She will review Financial Project(s) reports from Project Finance Officer(s) at field level to
ensure accuracy of expenditure and compliance with budget plan(s) before submission to the
Country Finance Officer for further action.
As a member of the Country Management Team, the PM will assist the CD in shaping the
strategic direction in Marsabit County to ensure the program meets the quality desired and
implementation targets. This included holding monthly management meetings at the field
office to plan and share information.
S/he will directly supervise the technical project managers, Project Officers, field finance team, support staff and responsible for capacity
building of staff through mentoring.
Specific keys roles
Strengthening the Program’s Networking and Coordination
Coordinate with stakeholders- Government departments, international agencies and NGOs on
the program activities in Marsabit County.
Attend relevant project sector technical coordination meetings
Facilitate clear and technical linkages between Nairobi and the field ensuring adequate
participation of VSFG in coordination forums.
Assist the CD in solving technical issues and shaping the strategic direction of the Project in
Marsabit, ensuring quality delivery of project activities.
Support in developing project monitoring and reporting tools and effectively support delivery
of planned activities
Assess the needs and propose potential areas of project expansion; sectors, locations, as
Participate in Project Team meetings contributing to problem-solving and decision-making on strategic and technical issues.
Review technical project documents; narrative and financial reports, information leaflets and
brochures produced for visibility to ensure technical quality.
Conduct performance technical appraisals for technical project staff.
With support from CD lead negotiations with County and local authorities in the project(s)
locations, with staff, community and partners.
Facilitate interactions between the Field Programs key staff, to secure support from in-county actors – NGOs, FAO, etc.
Proactively analyze humanitarian trends and opportunities, and facilitate needs assessment in a
timely manner for adjustment in the project.
Follow up with project managers/project officers for key lessons for dissemination to relevant stakeholders and donors.
Jointly with staff and stakeholders develop an exit strategy to ensure the sustainability of
Project technical Implementation and Accountability
Ensure the projects under his/her management are aligned with VSFG Country Strategy,
sectoral standards and humanitarian and development guidelines in the county.
Provide guidance and support to staff/local partners to ensure technical quality in
implementation of the project(s).
Monitor project(s) implementation and prompt reporting and resolving of issues that are of
concern to the project(s).
Liaise with M&E Officer to ensure that adequate M&E tools and harmonized methodologies for
monitoring and reporting are in place. Provide monthly monitoring reports.
Monitor budget with Country Accountant and Project Accountant(s) for compliance with donor
requirements and VSFG financial guidelines.
Provide opportunities for effective learning and sharing of innovations through meetings among
Conduct regular visits to project locations to monitor project performance and report on
progress to CD.
Provide feedback to staff on project progress and gaps identified for improvement and capacity
building as necessary.
Design and manage plans of reporting for all grants and ensure contribution from staff during
Review narrative and financial reports from project manager(s)/Project Officer(s) to ensure
quality and conformity with VSFG and donor guidelines before submission to donor.
Provide regular project updates to CD and /or HQ for sharing with stakeholders at higher levels
and submission to donor.
Qualifications, skills and experience we are seeking
Essential: At least a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine, or Animal Production with
experience supporting animal health programs. A Master’s degree qualification will confer an
5-7 years’ INGO experience in humanitarian and development work with roles in program
design, development, and accountability.
Strong leadership skills, experience in planning and management of programs and ability to
Knowledge of humanitarian response and development, program concepts frameworks,
standards and strategies.
Proficient in developing project logical frameworks, M&E systems and implementation in
Demonstrated experience in program design, planning and implementation using participatory
Proven skills in communications, presentation, inter-personal relations with fluency in written
and spoken English
Experience in implementing projects funded by institutional donors such as EU, ECHO, UNOCHA, FAO, BMZ, etc will be of added value.
Experience in working and coordinating with NGOs, government agencies and local
Experience working in ASAL areas or similar environments preferred.
How to Apply
Interested persons to submit their application and CV to: Head of Human Resources, VSFGermany. E-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the position; “Programme Manager –
Marsabit” not later than Monday, 4th February 2019. Assessment of applications received will be
assessed on a continuous basis due to urgency to fill the position and short listing will be done once suitable applicants are identified. Only shortlisted
VSF Germany does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
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