Program Manager Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Program Manager Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Job Title: Technical Program Manager – YW4A Program

The World YWCA is seeking a passionate Technical Program manager
for World YWCA-led Young Women for Awarenewss, Advocacy and Accountability
(YW4A) program, funded by the Netherlands Government under the Power of Women
(PoW) Fund.

The program strengthens the leadership and advocacy capacities
of young women and women’s rights organisations (WROs) in Egypt, Palestine,
South-Sudan and Kenya.

Together with progressive faith allies and policy and legal
experts, these young women and WROs raise awareness, advocate and hold
governments to account on young women’s human rights, with a focus on young
women’s leadership, participation and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

The program is implemented by a consotrium of eight partners and
23 local WROs in Egypt, Kenya, Palestine and South Sudan, starting in January

The World YWCA YW4A Technical Program Manager will be
responsible for successful delivery of the program at country level in all the
4 countries, under the supervision of the World YWCA YW4A Program Lead.

They are responsible for the project cycle management of the
YW4A Program, primarily focusing on the implementation of the young women’s
engagement and empowerment activities under Pathway 2 of the program, and
linking this to the implementation of the other pathways of capacity building
(Pathway 1), norms change (Pathway 3) and advocacy for institutional and policy
change (Pathway 4) in all the four countries.

The position function includes project management and
coordination, relationship management, budget assistance, and administration.
The position holder must be able to prioritize her work, communicate
effectively both verbally and in writing and, and execute work under pressure
and time constraints.

Location: Kenya

Closing date: Sunday 10 January 2021, 11:59PM CET

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of contract: contract until December 2025 (linked to the YW4A Program

Reference: YWCA-TPM/YW4A

Specific requirement: open to Kenyan nationals or candidates in possession of
applicable permits to work in Kenya.

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Indicative annual gross salary range (12 months basis): EUR 35,000 – EUR

About The World YWCA

The World YWCA has an ambitious goal: to reach 100 million young
women and girls and transform power structures to end gender inequality by

Established in 1855, the World YWCA is the world’s oldest
women’s movement.

With member associations in 109 countries, it works to fulfil
human rights and make gender equality a reality.

The World YWCA is a learning organization in which there is
recognized mentorship across generations.

Sixty percent of the members of the World Board are aged 30 and

The purpose of the World YWCA is to develop the leadership and
collective power of women and girls around the world to achieve justice, peace,
health, human dignity, freedom and a sustainable environment for all people.

The World YWCA mobilizes and connects millions of young women
around transformational change, provides leadership opportunities in more than
100 countries around the world. It also actively works to influence policies,
regulations and social and community norms which prevent the realisation of
rights and leadership potential of women.

The World YWCA has three strategic priorities:

Management and governance excellence towards Goal 2035

Strategic partnerships and communication towards Goal2035

Engagement and mobilisation of girls, young women and women
towards Goal 2035.

This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya. The
incumbent will work closely with the YW4A Program Lead at World YWCA and the
World YWCA team who are all based at the secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

The incumbent will also work with the YW4A part-time Finance and
Admin Associate based in Geneva as well as with partners within the consortium
who are in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Key responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the World YWCA YW4A Program
Lead, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Program Management and Accountability

Provide support to the World YWCA YW4A Program Lead in managing
the Consortium and its technical and implementing partners, and contribute to
the program strategy and support in program oversight and coordination.

Lead program management at country level, including oversight of
country output-based MEL, financial and risk management. This includes
monitoring local partners’ project deliverables, budgets, spend against budget
and raising any areas of concern related to project performance to the World
YWCA YW4A Program Lead.

Primary point of contact for the Country Leads with overall
responsibility for reporting and briefing to the World YWCA YW4A Program Lead
on country level implementation.

Ensure linkages and support collaboration among the Country
Coordination Committees, the Country Leads and the Project Management

Support the World YWCA YW4A Program Lead in her role as the
program focal point and liaison in the YW4A Steering Group.

Together with the Technical Partners, support Country Leads and
Country Coordinating Committees in the development of annual work plans and
communicate any potential deviance from these work plans in a timely manner to
the World YWCA YW4A Program Lead, and with plans for relevant and successful
adaptations to plans.

Program Implementation

Support the World YWCA RiseUp! Program Manager in the RiseUp!
Model content development and lead its adaptation into the capacity building of
partners and subsequently inclusion into country work plans and implementation.
Provide thought leadership on young women’s leadership approaches and models,
including shared and intergenerational leadership

Responsible for the overall implementation of the YW4A Program
Pathway 2, i.e., strengthening young women’s leadership to effectively engage
in collective action and decision making in public, private and civic spaces.
This includes the development of training materials, and building the capacity
of young women and WROs in the four countries in World YWCA methodologies to
promote young women’s leadership, drawing on tested and successful models that
include Safe Spaces, Rise Up!, and the young women’s feminist consultation

Using expertise, research and new knowledge on SGBV and young
women’s leadership and political participation, guide YWCA member associations
and the other WROs in the implementation of the YW4A program.

Support young women and women’s rights organisations from the
four countries in designing and implementing advocacy strategies at local,
national, regional and international levels. Also provide guidance in the
development of advocacy and communication materials and tools.


Requirements from the incumbent: programmatic strategic
planning, grants management, report writing, project management,
communications, M&E, relationship management, budget
management, adaptive and holistic thinking and administrative operations

Contribute to strategic review, planning, and development of the
organisation as a whole;

Build and maintain positive relationships with all staff
members, project partners, YWCA member associations and external stakeholders.

Contribute to the organisation’s resource mobilisation strategy
by identifying and proposing potential partners and funding sources.

Required expertise

At least 5 years of relevant management, supervisory, and
technical experience working with advocacy and communication programs related
to women’s leadership, women’s rights and gender equality particularly within
the scope of SGBV, in a staff or volunteer capacity.

A first-level university degree in social sciences, political
science, or international relations or recognised equivalent.

Experience in managing or implementing complex multi-country and
multi-partner projects with large budgets, particularly funded by European
government entities is a strong asset.

Field knowledge and hands-on experience of working using human
rights-based approaches (HRBA) East Africa and /or the MENA region is a must,
with experience in at least one of the four program countries being an added

Extensive socio-political knowledge of the East African and /or
the MENA region, sub-regions and implementing countries.

Knowledge and experience in women’s leadership and / or SGBV
programs, and human rights-based approaches is a must.

Experience in the design and implementation of advocacy
strategies with a focus on SGBV and women’s participation.

Program management skills, including leading strategy and
planning, financial and risk management, and monitoring, evaluation and

Leadership skills, including leading teams and movements through
collaborative, participative approaches and in remote management contexts.

Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse
partners, networks and allies.

Experience working cross culturally and with diverse groups is a

Experience with or openness to a remote work environment. This
is important as the position reports to and works remotely with the World YWCA
team based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Information Technology Skills

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Office,
Outlook, Power Point, and Excel) and prior experience in using them is a must.

Language Skills

High level of English proficiency (reading, writing, verbal) as
English is the common language among all partner organisations. Working or
professional proficiency in Arabic or Swahili is an asset.

Personal characteristics:

Commitment to the human rights of girls and women, enthusiastic
about the mission of World YWCA.

Should be a feminist, keen to work in a passionate and mission
driven environment.

Must be a team player, working closely in an agile, fast paced
environment and demonstrate impact with ability to work under tight time
constraints and meet deadlines.

Willingness to work within a small team.

How to Apply:

Applications must be addressed to World YWCA via email to stating YWCA-TPM/YW4A/+your surname in the subject

To apply for this role, attach:

a CV in English

a motivation letter (two pages maximum) that summarises how your
profile aligns with the key requirements of this role,

work certificates

diplomas or other relevant training or certification

three references