Program Manager (Chief of Party) (‘Ungana’) at Sightsavers


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  • Company: Sightsavers
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Project Management Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair. We do it because people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. For more in depth information about our work and current projects, visit our policy and research pages
Project overview:

Every individual should be able to enjoy their right to work and their right to protection from exploitation. Working with two of the largest drinks companies in Kenya, ‘Ungana’ will build skills and support job seekers, workers, and employers to achieve an inclusive workforce. We will show other industries and governments how to improve levels of employment, particularly amongst women and men with disabilities, and demonstrate how employment rights can be strengthened for everyone.

About the role:

The Program Manager will hold overall responsibility for delivery of the USAID funded Global Labour Program – Kenya on behalf of a consortium, including leading on strategic program planning, directing partnership development and ensuring implementation of the initiative. The role will involve:

  • Managing all aspects of the program
  • Working closely with Technical Experts/Advisors and other program staff from consortium members, to align the technical and operational aspects of the program
  • Ensuring learning from the project is captured, documented and appropriately discussed and owned within the consortium
  • Effective dissemination of learning externally, to support the development of relational capacity building and value chain interventions globally
  • Working with wider resources within Sightsavers to lead the development, negotiation and management of all contract agreements with Sightsavers’ implementing partners in collaboration with the Kenya country office team
  • Oversight of financial management, budgeting and reporting, working with country and project finance teams to ensure accurate and timely financial management reporting and budgeting
  • Working with Sightsavers colleagues and consortium members to ensure effective relationships with key stakeholders, supporting the Global Labour Program, including USAID.
Jobholder entry requirements:

We anticipate that the successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant degree or be educated to an equivalent level
  • Extensive experience and/or qualifications in program/project management in private, humanitarian or development sectors, particularly in disability or other areas of social inclusion
  • Experience of sharing and capturing good practice.
  • Understanding and experience of a partnership approach to program implementation
  • Experience in developing country contexts welcome but not essential
  • Knowledge of community based/directed programming would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of USAID donor requirements and experience of managing USAID contracts preferred

We are inviting immediate applications for this role from qualified candidates. Please note that the role is dependent upon confirmation of funding and the program is anticipated to start in October 2021.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 19 September. 2021
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