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Programme Director, Implementation & Quality, Kenya


The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

In the past three years Plan International Kenya has grown its portfolio, operating in more than twelve counties and delivering a robust Nairobi urban programme.

As Programme Director of Implementation and Quality, you will lead on project implementation across the Country Office in consultation and coordination with the Director of Programmes and the Country Director.

You will assess and address challenges in relation to grant implementation and oversee and ensure all Project Managers are operating efficiently and effectively.

You will be responsible for budget and expenditure management, procurement operations and ensuring ensure the implementation and maintenance of M&E tools and frameworks.

The success of this position will be measured through demonstrating an upturn in the spending pattern and delivery of quality activities. Each designated project will have realistic plans in place and accountability plans embedded in each individual planning schedule

The Person

To succeed in this varied and challenging role, you must have extensive experience in managing multi and bilateral donor funded grants and other fund sources in a senior management role.

You should have previously managed programme portfolios in excess of USD15 million annually and have progressive experience working for INGOs or similar.

A strong leader and team manager, you must be able to demonstrate advanced negotiating, facilitation & influencing skills while maintaining political neutrality.

Knowledge of development challenges and context in Kenya, in particular of education, livelihoods, and child protection systems, is imperative.

Type of Role: 6 month interim contract

Location: Nairobi but with frequent travel to programme units

Salary: Competitive Salary available

Reports to: Country Director

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Kenya
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-15

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