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Programme Manager – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Thematic Area

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Key Competencies and Requirements
  • A degree in Law with admission to the Bar in Kenya (preferable). A Master’s Degree in law, public health or social sciences will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years post graduate experience in designing, managing and implementation of sexual and reproductive health rights programmes. Youth targeted programmes and human rights programmes will be an added advantage;
  • At least two years’ experience in the management of projects, programmes and persons within the civic space;
  • Advanced knowledge on the legal environment on sexual and reproductive health and rights and a well-informed understanding of the linkages between health and human rights;
  • Experience in conceptualisation, design, and implementation of sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes;
  • Knowledge and appreciation of devolution processes is an advantage;
  • Previous experience in implementing similar projects is also an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to think and operate strategically;
  • Ability to provide leadership and work independently, and as part of a team;
  • Strong analytical, organisational, planning, and problem-solving skills;
  • Self-motivated and dynamic;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment; and
  • Keen sense of professionalism, ethics, integrity and commitment to KELIN’s mandate.


Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the conceptualisation of Programs in the SRHR thematic area in line with the Strategic Plan.
  • Provide technical and operational guidance and oversight on the implementation and coordination of all the programmes under the SRHR thematic area.
  • Analyse laws, bills, regulations, polices and operational frameworks at the International, regional, national, and county levels to identify gaps, and ensure they integrate human rights principles and rights-based approaches.
  • Keep abreast with legal developments relevant to the SRHR thematic area.
  • Work with the Strategic Litigation Team to undertake public interest litigation to influence policy and provide long term redress on human rights violations relating to SRHR.
  • Initiate and participate in different strategic partnerships at the community, county, national, regional and global levels to enhance the respect and protection of SRHR.
  • Work with the Deputy Executive Director and other programme Managers to ensure close collaboration with other thematic areas and departments within the organisation.
  • Research and write components of larger research being undertaken as it relates to the SRHR thematic area.
  • Publish at least one peer-reviewed article per annum on issues of SRHR.
  • Fundraise and mobilise resources for the organisation in line with the organisational policy framework.
  • Ensure timely submission of progress reports to donors and partners under the SRHR thematic area and any other assigned projects.
  • Establish and strengthen a research unit in liaison with the Executive Director.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Executive Director on conceptualization of various programs areas in line with the strategic plan.
  • Monitor the optimum and appropriate use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) within the SRHR thematic area and verify compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Monitor compliance with organisational polices, frameworks and practice within the SRHR thematic area.
  • Work with the Deputy Executive Director in regularly monitoring the program budget and ensure that resources are allocated appropriately.
  • Manage and mentor all programme staff under the SRHR thematic area by providing practical and innovative ideas on research, writing, advocacy, communications, outreach, and program implementation.
  • Work with the Deputy Executive Director and other programme managers in creating and maintaining a healthy work environment at KELIN Institutional strengthening
  • Prepare, present, and submit quality and timely weekly plans, quarterly and annual reports of the work relating your area of assignment.
  • Participate in weekly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual planning & review meetings as organized by KELIN.
  • To read, understand, and abide by the KELIN institutional policies.
  • To read, understand, and ensure application of the key resource materials for KELIN staff as relates to the thematic areas of KELIN.
  • To uphold and ensure compliance with the KELIN core values in the dealings with staff and partners.
  • Assist with the recruitment, of programme officers, programme assistants, fellows, interns, volunteers, and pro bono lawyers in line with the thematic area.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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