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Fixed term contract until March 2023
Leave No Girl Behind – Education for Life Project (EfL)
The exciting Education for Life (EfL) project in Kenya takes a holistic multi-pronged approach aiming to ultimately address barriers affecting out of school girls (OOSGs). Existing interventions in the project counties will focus on improving the learning environment in schools and catch up centres to reach more OOSGs. The EfL project focuses on key economic, socio-cultural pressures and the need to improve teaching environments to be more gender sensitive and inclusive of OOSGs, delivering sustainable impacts for the girls the project will be supporting and working with.
About Leonard Cheshire (LC)
Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We’re at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe. Through pioneering research and innovation, we are building a fairer, more inclusive society that recognises the positive contributions we all make, and where we are all proud to play our part. Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia.
About the Roles and People
Programme Manager – The Programme Manager- Education for Life. This post will be responsible for the overall coordination, management and implementation of an innovative and strategic EfL programme in line with the project framework, whilst working closely with EfL consortium partners at national level. It will also oversee programme implementation by LC’s downstream partners in Kisumu County and work closely with regional and globally based technical leads, finance support staff and our programmes team ensuring high quality programme delivery.
You will be creative and innovative proactive, self-motivated and able to understand the intricacies of consortium and downstream partners workings/management, balancing the need to deliver on all aspects of financial and programme monitoring and reporting whilst also delivering a high-quality programme. Your influencing and communication skills and your ability to lead a team, manage partners will be of a high level and your experience of education sector and leading disability programmes will be extensive. We will also expect you to be able to identify and develop new project opportunities and partnerships in the country.
What we offer
- Fair and competitive pay rates
- A generous employer contribution to a pension scheme
- Substantial annual leave with the possibility of buying or selling leave
- Medical insurance
- Travel insurance
A police check will be required for all roles in Leonard Cheshire, as well as the right to live and work in Kenya. Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received, therefore we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Please note we do not accept emailed CVs for the application process. Please apply through the specific link provided or through our website at
Close date: 27th October 2019