Programme Manager Vacancy

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  • Nairobi

Sight Savers

Programme Manager Job at Sight Savers

Job Title: Programme Manager

Reports To: Senior Programme Manager

Directorate: Finance and Performance (F&P)

Location: Kenya Country Office

Direct Reports: None

Purpose of the role:

Oversees all aspects of two new DfID-funded consortium programs; Inclusion Works, which focuses on the economic empowerment of persons with disabilities through formal employment, and Disability Inclusive Development (DID), which focuses on increased equitable access to health services, education and jobs/self-employment for persons with disabilities.

Ensures program activities are completed to a consistently high standard, within budget, that objectives are met on time, suiting Sightsavers image and objectives. Makes sure the program meets professional standards and program contractual obligations to DfID.


Working with the Inclusion Works Project Management Unit, and the DID Coordination Team (based in the UK), establish short and long-term program objectives and assign tasks to team members to ensure they are met. .
Develop annual work-plans, corresponding budgets and implementation schedules to support implementation of the two programs. This involves establishing synergies (where relevant) between the two programs, whilst ensuring they are distinct for effective and clear reporting.
Develop funding plans to ensure the program’s ongoing delivery and success.
Facilitate coordination and collaboration among consortium partners and other stakeholders, and support the consortium with technical advice and expertise on inclusion where appropriate.
Lead on partnership assessment initiatives, develop a coherent plan of partner capacity building, and support partners in the implementation of those plans.
Create and implement guidelines for evaluating the program’s strengths and areas improvement is required.
Ensure that all aspects of the programme are effectively monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis, that any problems are resolved as they arise, and that reports and updates are provided as required, in line with organisational and DfID requirements.
Ensure learning is systematically used to continuously improve all projects and programmes in-country, and is shared across the organisation.
Communicate expectations to team members, and council and/or discipline those who do no not perform to expectations or who violate organizational and/or DfID policies.
Appraise team members’ performances and offer feedback to employees and, when appropriate, to managers.
Represent Sightsavers at the appropriate forums with partners and stakeholders.
Assist Country Director in the identification of new strategic partnerships and opportunities within the country to support in the development of future inclusion programs.
Core behaviours:

Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation.
Change and improvement – Seeks continuous improvement in own and team’s performance. Assists and encourages others to adapt to change and implement new ideas.
Communicating and influencing – Identifies the needs of others, uses effective approaches and styles to persuade and communicates to groups in an interesting and effective way.
Decision making – Consults and listens to take clear and timely decisions.
Planning and organisation – Develops plans considering all the resources necessary to achieve objectives. Monitors objectives and measurement systems on a regular basis, identifying trends and key messages in data.
Delivery and implementation – Continues to perform objectives positively in the face of pressures from various sources.
Team working – Encourages and supports team members to ensure contributions are recognised, delegates effectively and encourages working in collaboration.

Extensive experience implementing programmes in developing country contexts, including experience in social development, rights and empowerment.
Experience in designing/managing programmes designed to facilitate inclusion of persons with disabilities and promote their empowerment at county or national level.
Experience in using participatory methodologies for planning, evaluation or research.
A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (social work, gender, disability studies, public health, international development etc) would be an advantage.
Experience of policy and advocacy work in social inclusion, particularly in relation to disability rights, UNCRPD implementation or social protection
Familiarity with international legislation and policies in the field of disability and human rights – in particular the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Excellent communication skills ( both oral and written)
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Programme Manager (2 year fixed term contract)