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Programme Manager at Self Help Africa



Published On: 9th, June 2023

Closes on: 15th, July 2023

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Job Description

Self Help Africa works at grassroots level in rural Africa, tackling poverty, supporting food production, enterprise development, and improving the lives of local communities. In Ireland the organisation trades as 'Gorta-Self Help Africa.'


    • The Project manager is responsible for the overall delivery of the project on behalf of Self Help Africa.
    • Lead programme fundraising, identifying new areas of need and potential areas for project development and donor funding in Kenya ad and manage all aspects of the project cycle: planning, implementation, quality, reporting, accountability, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly plans and budgets for the project and monitor allocation of resources, anticipating changing requirements that may impact work delivery,
    • Ensure all donor reporting requirements are adhered to including financial reporting in collaboration with the project accountant.
    • Lead co-ordination and communication across the various stakeholders including Project implementation teams, government agencies and private sector to ensure coherent and consistent delivery of the project objectives,
    • Co-ordinate and provide technical input for the implementation of the project including in the preparation of strategies, training materials, guides and manuals and ensure effective integration of core technical areas of Gender and Enterprise Development
    • Represent Self Help Africa at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field in close coordination with the Senior Programmes Manager & Private Sector Lead and ensure that the project collaborates and networks with stakeholders as appropriate,
    • Work with the communications team to develop a project communication and visibility plan and facilitate its implementation,
    • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration mechanisms are in place between Self Help Africa, TruTrade, and all other partners.


    • At least 10 years’ experience in the implementation of private sector development approaches and development programs design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning,
    • Experience managing multi-year donor funded Projects,
    • Knowledge and experience in multiple sectors such as agricultural systems and livelihoods; market systems development; Enterprise development; Business Development Services (BDS) approaches and value addition.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the private sector development framework and approaches in Kenyan/East Africa Community Context
    • Strong project management skills and understanding of project cycle management approaches and tools,
    • Experience in engaging and networking with the development partners and multi stakeholders including the government departments and agencies,
    • High level of initiative, motivation, commitment and professionalism
    • Ability and resilience to cope with multiple internal and external demands
    • Strong training and facilitation skills.
    • High level skills and experience in capacity building and report writing
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.

    Qualifications/Other requirements:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Management Economics, Rural Development, Agribusiness Management, or related field required,
    • Master’s degree in project management, Enterprise Development or related field will be an added advantage,
    • Strong computer skills especially with MS Word and Excel and other related packages
    • Strong M & E skills

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