Chemonics Regional Program Manager Job in Kenya

Regional Program Manager

Chemonics seeks a regional program manager for the ongoing Kenya Transition Initiative (KTI) to provide leadership and oversight for its office in Mombasa and activities in the Coast province. 

KTI will support Kenyan civil society and government actors before and after the elections planned for 2013 and is being implemented primarily through grants under contract. 
The program manager will be based in Mombasa and travel frequently to Coast and other regions of Kenya. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the program’s Mombasa field office, ensuring proper financial, procurement, and general operational protocols and reporting in the field offices
  • Participate in the development of strategies and proposed activities
  • Help identify potential grantees and develop and implement small grant activities
  • Advise the program’s senior management team on the evolution of the local political, legal, and economic situation and how to adapt activities to maintain relevance
  • Provide supervision, training, and technical support to a team of 15 or more, including specialists in finance, procurement, and administrative staff (office manager, receptionist, driver, etc.)
  • Liaise with the main KTI offices in Nairobi and elsewhere in Kenya, USAID representatives, and other relevant parties
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree preferred 
  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience in transition or fragile state environments required; experience in Kenya strongly preferred 
  • Experience with USAID or other donor policies and procedures for financial management, financial and programmatic reporting, procurement processes, systems, and grants management required 
  • Experience in grants and activity design 
  • Experience developing and implementing donor-funded programs in the field 
  • High level of proficiency with basic computer applications, including Excel, MS Access or other database applications, and word processing required 
  • Fluent written and spoken English required; professional proficiency in Swahili preferred
How to apply:

Send electronic submissions to by August 1, 2012. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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