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Monday, March 27, 2017

Handicap International Head of Programmes – Nairobi

Handicap International
Position: Head of Programmes
Responsible to: Regional Programme Director (RPD)
Location: Nairobi
The Organization: Handicap International is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and development.
A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.
The Position: The Head of Programmes is responsible for the elaboration and implementation of the operational
strategy of the program in close collaboration with the technical unit and the support services.
He/she directly manages the project managers and site coordinators.
The position is cross cutting; guiding the program on operational strategy, quality of actions, capacity building of the teams and monitoring and evaluation.
S/he will be responsible for;
1. Participate to the development of the program
  • Participating to the development of the operational strategy of the program and its mid-term reviews
  • Developing and writing new projects in respect of the operational strategy in collaboration with the technical unit and under the supervision of the program director
  • Working in close collaboration with the Regional Program Director, the support services and the technical unit
2. Guide the monitoring and evaluation process of the program. Ensure donor compliance
  • Supervising and guiding the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation strategy developed by headquarter
  • Ensuring high quality reporting to donors and partner
  • Coordinating quarterly monitoring and evaluation meeting of all projects, in collaboration with the technical coordinators and support services
3. Fundraising for the program
  • In coordination with the RPD, be in charge of the fundraising activities for the programme and maintain positive and regular relation with donors.
  • Conducting regular donor visits, and when necessary, represent HI in donor meetings and conduct presentations on HI’s projects, as and when required.
  • Coordinating and undertaking assessments of needs as required to inform future programming.
4. Capacity building of the staff
5. Guarantee the quality of the actions implemented
  • Developing a culture of quality (planning, proposal, implementation, reporting, capitalization…)
  • Developing in coordination with the RPD a culture of networking; participating to national and international – related meetings / clusters / etc…
  • Implementing regular supervision missions
6. Representation of HI in the absence of the Regional Program Director
Qualification(s) :
  • At least a Bachelor degree
  • Master degree desirable
  • In Social Work, Sociology, public health or paramedical studies, disability studies or development studies
  • At least 6 years experience in project or program coordination in a development context
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Large experience in proposal writing & reporting
  • Emergency project management
  • Experience in security monitoring/management
  • Experience in external relations management
  • Excellent communication and writing capacities in English
  • Pedagogical skills
  • Analysis capacities
  • Team management
  • Ability to work in an team
  • Budgeting skills
Personal Qualities :
  • Autonomy and creativity
    Open to cultural differences
  • Patience, diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal capacities
  • Listening capacities
  • Calm
  • Adaptability
How to Apply
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current OFFICIAL (professional) contacts) by email to :-
The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Head of Programmes Position”
Closing date: 7th April, 2017
Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.
Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.
Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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