Concern Worldwide – Deputy Programme Director.

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Job Title: Deputy Programme Director

Reports to: Programme Director

Direct Reports:

  • County Programme Managers – Marsabit, Turkana and Tana River
  • Project Lead NAWIRI
  • Senior Manager Education

Job Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to Concern Programmes field locations (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application – National Position)

Contract Details: Fixed Term One (1) Year Contract, subject to availability of funds and performance

Job Summary:

In close collaboration with Programme Director, contribute to the strategic development and management of the Concern Kenya Country Programme in line with organizational policies, values and frameworks and the Concern Worldwide Kenya Country Strategic Plan. She/He will work on overseeing programme quality and implementation in line with the country programme’s strategies.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation:

  • Oversee Concern programme implementation across Marsabit, Turkana, Tana River and Isiolo Counties with focus on quality and integration of programmes.
  • Oversee the Education programme design development and implementation.
  • Oversee programme reviews and timely quality reporting.
  • Determine areas of capacity building for programme implementation teams to maintain and improve programme quality.
  • Frequently visiting programme areas and providing feedback to programme implementation team.
  • Developing linkages with Government, donors, strategic networks and partners.
  • Ensuring programme staff are aware of and adhere to Country Security Management Plan.

Budget Management

  • Identifying potential sources of donor funding.
  • Monitor under and over spending of budgets and advising solutions.
  • Coaching, mentoring and assisting direct reports on budget management and compliance.

People Management

  • Mentoring and coaching direct reports to improve quality of their work and management capacity.
  • Ensuring quality human resources are recruited for programme implementation.
  • Provide oversight in ensuring the staff work plans are developed and managed across all counties of operations.

Networking & Representation:

  • In coordination with the Programme Director and Country Director, represent Concern at relevant technical inter-agency, UN, Government and coordination meetings.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Ensuring Programme Managers follow the monitoring and evaluation guidelines for all programmes (including partner programmes) within the agreed plans, budgets, time frames and donor guidelines.

Responding to Emergencies

  • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary.
  • Complying with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies.

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

  • Adhering to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies.
  • Supporting and promoting the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Associated Policies to the team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and being committed to providing a safe working environment.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation , M&E).
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed.
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Education, Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Advanced University Degree in Management, Project Planning, Health, Nutrition, Agriculture, WASH or Education, with a minimum of 10 years progressive multi-sector programme management.
  • Five years’ experience in programme management with an international NGO.
  • Working with major international donors and fundraising.
  • Knowledge and experience of key people-centered approaches
  • Knowledge and experience of working on systems strengthening approaches across sectors

Skills and Behaviours

  • People management, delegation, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Networking, coordination management and leadership skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Strategic thinking
  • Project development
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Interpersonal, communication & presentation skills


  • Takes responsibility for own actions and outputs to ensure quality outcomes
  • Acts to inspire others by clearly articulating and demonstrating the values and principles that underpin Concern’s work
  • Ensures resources are available to achieve objectives
  • Adapts approaches and discussions to get the best out of people and situations
  • Makes decisions based on logic, rational evidence and an awareness of associated risks
  • Uses networks to access opportunities, good practice and to help grow organisational knowledge
  • Champions change and flexibility to colleagues, leading by example, adopting change first and guiding others through it

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online:

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as “Deputy Programme Director ’’ on or before Friday, 17th June 2022 “. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.




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