Job Title: Program Director
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to: Country Director
ChildFund is an international child-centered development organization. We are a member of the ChildFund Alliance; a global network of 12 organizations that assists more than 15 million children in 58 countries around the world.
ChildFund Kenya works through 13 local partners (LP’s) comprised of 38 community organizations in 26 counties. The thematic areas that we focus on are Child Protection, Household Economic Strengthening, Early Childhood Development, Education, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition.
Our three-fold mission is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children improve their lives and become adults who bring positive changes to their communities: to promote societies that value, protect and advance the worth and rights of children: and to enrich supporters’ lives through their support of our cause.
ChildFund Kenya is recruiting for the Program Director.
Scope of the Role: Responsible for leadership for the effective planning, implementation, monitoring, sharing lessons learned, tracking and reporting on all program activities including the development of plans and proposals, networks and partnerships based on organization’s program approach.
Education, Qualification and Experience
- Advanced degree in Development and Management.
- A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.
- 10 years’ experience in program and community development
- Demonstrated relevant work experience in managing development programs, preferably in a technical area, community development and/or child-focused programming.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English: fluency in a local language (i.e. Kiswahili) required.
- Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues.
- Conflict management and ability to pragmatically solve problems; plan a course of action using analytical, conceptual, strategic and forward thinking abilities to achieve an effective resolution
- Demonstrated technical expertise in such areas as: project, budget and resource mobilization and management.
- Demonstration of knowledge of program design; grant acquisition and management; resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination.
- Management skills and leadership in humanitarian response interventions
- Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to assimilate and process information on a wide range of issues.
- Experience in resource mobilization, coordination and negotiation and social policy.
- Experience working in an INGO necessary
- Experience working in a sponsorship organization an added advantage
- Computer proficiency in general office software (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel. and Outlook).
Deadline for submission of applications is on Thursday 31st January 2019.
For full job description details and submission of applications, please use the following link
ChildFund is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.