Diakonia Program Manager Lake Victoria Job in Kenya

Program Manager Lake Victoria

Diakonia seeks to recruit a Program Manager 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 Manager.

Duration: 2 years with possible extension
Planned starting:  December/January 2012-2013
Placement: Nairobi, Kenya

Major 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
  • 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
  • Manage and direct the Programme Officer in his or her work
Qualification and Experience
  • Extensive knowledge and strong skills in SRHR, Hiv and Aids, human rights, gender, and social and economic justice
  • At least 7 years’ experience in development work, including field work
  • 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
  • Experience in financial management
  • Proven knowledge of Project Cycle Management
  • Proven knowledge and skills in Human Rights Based Approach
  • Extensive experience of networking, and experience of advocacy
  • Experience of working with small and rural NGOs
  • Knowledge of the context of the Lake Victoria region
  • Advanced degree in development studies, or other social sciences. A Bachelor’s degree in the related field with proven work experience may be considered
  • Effective leadership and managerial skills
  • Very good knowledge of resource management
  • 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
Application no later than July 22nd, 2012

Diakonia is using a recruitment agency in this recruitment. Please include: Applications should be accompanied by copies of academic certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV, names of at least three (3) referees, and daytime telephone contact.

To reach the address below before July 22nd 2012:

Executive Selection
Strategic Dimensions Limited
Management and Development Consultants
P.O Box 10689-00100
E-mail: strategic@swiftkenya.com

 If you have any questions regarding the position email :luz@diakonia-ea.org

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