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Programme Manager - Governance And Rule Of Law

Closing: Apr 23, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (21 days ago)

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Education, Competence & Experience

  • Masters degree in human rights, political science, international relations or other equivalent academic background.
  • Previous experience in the development sector working with a broad range of actors within the thematic areas of Governance, Public Financial Management, Rule of Law, Devolution and Anti-corruption and/or related areas.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years working experience in the above areas.
  • Previous experience working with UN agencies, political foundations, interstate membership organizations, non-governmental organization, governmental agencies and ministries on national and/or county level.
  • Experience in programmes/projects design, implementation and performance monitoring.
  • Proven analytical skills.

Additional Skills

  • A strong understanding of the social contract in the Kenyan context, social fabric and social accountability.
  • An understanding of gender equality, Intersectionality and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
  • An understanding of multidimensional poverty analysis principles.
  • Experience working with a range number of actors including civil society, private entities such as the private sector.
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan institutional structures, key actors, development strategies, in relation to human rights, rule of law, governance and elections.
  • An understanding of Business and Human Rights as well as a right-based approach.
  • Experience of working with results-based management.

Personal attributes

  • Dynamic team player able to work across relevant sectors and across different focus areas and take initiative as well as work independently.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and undertake multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Respect for cultural diversity, with the ability to fit into a diverse team and to establish networks.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills with good command of English.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiatives and work unsupervised.
  • Ability to communicate, share knowledge and experiences, and cooperate easily with colleagues.


Responsibilities

Education, Competence & Experience

  • Masters degree in human rights, political science, international relations or other equivalent academic background.
  • Previous experience in the development sector working with a broad range of actors within the thematic areas of Governance, Public Financial Management, Rule of Law, Devolution and Anti-corruption and/or related areas.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years working experience in the above areas.
  • Previous experience working with UN agencies, political foundations, interstate membership organizations, non-governmental organization, governmental agencies and ministries on national and/or county level.
  • Experience in programmes/projects design, implementation and performance monitoring.
  • Proven analytical skills.

Additional Skills

  • A strong understanding of the social contract in the Kenyan context, social fabric and social accountability.
  • An understanding of gender equality, Intersectionality and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
  • An understanding of multidimensional poverty analysis principles.
  • Experience working with a range number of actors including civil society, private entities such as the private sector.
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan institutional structures, key actors, development strategies, in relation to human rights, rule of law, governance and elections.
  • An understanding of Business and Human Rights as well as a right-based approach.
  • Experience of working with results-based management.

Personal attributes

  • Dynamic team player able to work across relevant sectors and across different focus areas and take initiative as well as work independently.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and undertake multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Respect for cultural diversity, with the ability to fit into a diverse team and to establish networks.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills with good command of English.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiatives and work unsupervised.
  • Ability to communicate, share knowledge and experiences, and cooperate easily with colleagues.


  • Manage a portfolio of projects and programmes and follow up on Swedish funded projects by, inter alia: plan, assess and approve funding applications, follow up, risk management, administer, preparing decisions/contracts and agreements, reviewing and approving narrative, financial and audit reports.
  • Financial management, including follow up of disbursements and payments of contributions.
  • Support policy dialogue with relevant Government of Kenya ministries, development agencies, donors and relevant stakeholders in the sector, including drafting speaking notes, briefings, participating in, and drafting reports.
  • Represent Sweden and actively participate in co-ordination for a, technical and sectoral meetings; program reviews; technical discussions, and field visits.
  • Build relationships and develop networks through interaction and continuous dialogue with relevant bilateral, multilateral, and sectoral actors.
  • Contribute to the development of Swedens strategies and policies for Kenya.


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