World Vision Kenya – Program Director, Kenya Big Dream

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Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership and management

  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the program as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the program in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure strong communication and coordination with all teams technical and operations to effectively achieve program objectives.
  • Lead the planning of program activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, World Vision (WV) regulations, best practices and donor guidelines/agreed commitments.
  • Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to guarantee the program takes gender and inclusion principles into consideration and that WV and implementing partners/stakeholders are accountable to participants.
  • Primary point of contact and collaboration for the team, support office and in-country stakeholders, including government partners and other key stakeholders.
  • The Director should embrace the shared Kenyan vision for the program and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality.
  • Oversee a communication plan that ensures clear and consistent messaging on program impact.

Strategic Engagement, Donor and External Relations

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance
  • Represent the program and World Vision to donors, Government of Kenya, UN agencies, implementing, technical partners and other appropriate bodies.
  • Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Constantly look for more effective and efficient implementation and opportunities to increase impact.

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management

  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.
  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet support office and donor requirements
  • Document and disseminate program best practices, lessons learnt and success stories; capturing program impact.
  • Oversee program evaluations working to ensure consultants are providing quality products

Budget Management

  • Manage grant/program budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and World Vision.
  • Ensure grant/program expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor/SO rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time


  • Master’s degree in social sciences, social work, management, business administration, or a related field
  • 7 years of experience in a senior role leading a complex technical service delivery program of similar scope and dollar value.
  • 7 years of demonstrated experience in partnership building, especially with government representatives, donors, the private sector, and local community organizations.
  • Experience in an integrated child protection program or multi-sectoral programs
  • Proven ability to manage and integrate teams of professionals around common goals
  • Experience working with diverse teams across varying time zones.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with sector professionals, ministries and other key in country players in country.
  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain poise and professionalism under pressure.
  • Past experience of working with large grants and knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent performance track record
  • Experience in integrating teams of professionals around common goals and motivating through visionary leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables. Ability to mentor staff
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills,
  • Excellent Relational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including TEAMS
  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Kenya