Diakonia Lake Victoria Rights Program (LVRP) Program Manager Job in Kenya

Diakonia is a Swedish non – governmental organization, created over 40 years ago by six Christian denominations in response to emergencies in different parts of the world. 
Diakonia’s vision is for every human being to live a dignified existence in a just and sustainable world, and the mission is to change unfair political, economic and social structures that generate poverty, oppression and violence. 
Diakonia aims to achieve these goals through long term support to civil society organizations in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. 
The organization’s Head Office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Diakonia, seeks to recruit a Program Manager – LVRP to provide leadership in the, coordination, implementation, resource mobilization, and administration of its Lake Victoria Rights program (LVRP). 
The position reports to the Deputy Regional Manage.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership to the LVRP and oversee the implementation of the program.
  • Build and maintain strong and productive relationships with civil society organizations, donors, government agencies and other relevant institutions.
  • Manage resource mobilization for the program.
  • Provide support, accompaniment and coordinate capacity building of partner organizations.
  • Coordinate thematic areas support (i.e. sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including HIV and AIDS, social economic justice, human rights and gender mainstreaming.)
  • Oversee finance and administration of the program including the budgeting process, allocation and disbursement of funds in respect of the program, and timely submission of program reports.
  • Network with other like-minded organizations for purposes of lobbying and advocacy.
  • Manage staff linked to the programme.
  • Arrange and facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the program.
3. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training)
(a) Level of Education/Academic Qualification
Masters (Advanced) degree in development work or humanitarian studies, or other social sciences. 
A Bachelor’s degree in the related field with proven work experience may be considered.
(b) Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Proven knowledge of Project Cycle Management.
  • Proven knowledge and skills in Human Rights Based Approach.
(c) Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Extensive knowledge and strong skills in SRHR, HIV and Aids, Human Rights, Gender, and Social and Economic justice.
  • Experience of working with small and rural NGOs.
  • Knowledge of the context of the Lake Victoria region.
  • Proven skills and positive outcome in resource mobilization and donor relations.
  • Strong skills in strategic work and development of programmes.
  • Strong skills in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Very good knowledge in financial management and resource management.
  • Extensive experience of networking and advocacy.
  • Effective leadership and managerial skills; strong result oriented approach.
  • Must have the ability to plan and work with limited supervision.
  • Good intercultural orientation (ability to relate and work with people of diverse backgrounds) and strong public relations skills.
  • Effective communication skills and must be fluent in both oral and written English.
(d) Relevant Work Experience
A minimum of seven years experience in development work with extensive practical field work within the East Africa Region.
Duration: 2 years contract with possibility of extension depending on funding.
If you have any questions regarding the position please mail: luz@diakonia-ea.org
Application letter indicating a brief statement why you qualify for the job accompanied with a detailed CV and names of at least three (3) professional referees, daytime telephone contact, and current and expected monthly remunerations (monthly gross salary and cash benefits) to reach the address below before the close of business on 22nd July 2012. (Please do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point).
Executive Selection, Strategic Dimensions Limited
Management and Development Consultants
E-mail: info@strategicdl.com
(Only short listed candidates will be contacted)

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