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19 Sep 2014

Regional Program Manager, Eastern Africa Job Vacancy

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya.

Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of Preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering.

The Society in collaboration with the American Red Cross International Services Department seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians.

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the above position.

Reporting to the Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, the Regional Program Manager will be responsible for design and delivery of high quality programming in Eastern Africa, while ensuring programmatic integration and impact across all projects in the Region.


The position will be based at KRCS Headquarters, Nairobi.

Specific duties and accountabilities:

  • Ensure completion of all planning, implementation and technical program deliverables in the Region, including work planning, implementation, and performance tracking and reporting.
  • Support project results and deliverables, ensuring timely and quality implementation of program activities.
  • Supervise in-country designated project staff across the various operating countries.
  • Coordinate with Region, country and headquarter teams to complete required project monitoring and performance reviews, assessments and surveys for enhanced programming quality, sharing and learning.
  • Lead the documentation, communication and sharing of project information, promising practices among program countries.
  • Proactively network with and represent Region programming interests within and beyond the Red Cross including with academia, private donors and corporations.
  • Contribute to Region resource mobilization for programming by seeking strategically aligned grants, contracts or private funding.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in social sciences, project management, international and humanitarian development or related fields.
  • At least seven years’ experience in project design and management responsibilities, including needs assessments, proposal development, project implementation planning, and performance tracking and reporting.
  • Eastern Africa region experience, including substantive programming knowledge in specific countries of interest.
  • Practical programming and knowledge in Communities’ asset building, Health, Disaster Risk management, Youth and Organization
  • Governance and Leadership.

Key Competencies

  • Proven project planning, organization, coordination and control skills.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing projects through partner organizations and collaboration with academia, private donors and corporates for program quality.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results through teams and collaboration.
  • Understanding of project financial budgeting and resource management.
  • Ability to work in environments with ambiguity, and with teams of diverse languages and cultures.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the region (up to 50%).

Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before 5:00 pm Friday, 30th September 2014.

Late applications will not be considered:

Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Nairobi Kenya

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