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Program Director at Food for the Hungry (FH Kenya)

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Job Description


Strategy Development and Program Design (30%)

  • In close collaboration with the CD, provide strategic direction of FH Kenya programs implementation and foster program integration in line with existing FY23/24 strategic priorities as well as FH’s programming model.
  • Identify new donors and maintain donor relations to secure appropriate resources
  • for national programs in accordance with budget targets and maintaining a diversity of future funding options for the office.
  • In close collaboration with the CD, program managers/coordinators and business
  • development manager, support the development and maintenance of an up-to-date
  • country funding strategy to optimize income and plan to prioritize approaches to donors.
  • Provide support in resource development efforts and lead in needs assessments and design of concept notes and proposals for FH Kenya.
  • Promote coordination and consultation between stakeholders and FH Kenya projects
  • to ensure that there is synergy, scalability and positive project outcome.
  • Provide leadership and management of relief and development programming in FH
  • Kenya from preparedness to relief response.
  • Ensure FH programing incorporates design elements relating to reducing impact of climate change/climate change adaptation among participants in areas of operation.

Provide Leadership and management of FH Kenya Programs (30%)

  • Coordinate and direct program planning processes to ensure engagement and buy in
  • from stakeholders, integration of programs, proper understanding of programobjectives and results framework.
  • Provide program and budget oversight to ensure that all planned activities, outputs and impacts are achieved over the life of each program.
  • Ensure complete, timely and accurate program documentation for all FH Kenya
  • programs, including approved proposals and budgets, annual fiscal and narrative
  • reports, communication requests and capacity statements.
  • In coordination with the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager/Coordinator/Officer, support active monitoring and evaluation of all programs and incorporating learning
  • from project/program evaluations into future design of programs
  • Support the CD in drafting agreements and MoUs as needed with potential partners such as, but not limited to, government line ministries, consortium partners, local partners and so on.
  • Line manage the Area Program Managers, Technical Advisors and Coordinators to ensure successful implementation of projects.
  • This will involve ensuring adequate monitoring, reviewing progress, reviewing beneficiary feedback, identifying corrective actions required and project/program learning activities.
  • Facilitate the timely submission of quality program reports in accordance with required reporting formats.
  • Provide support in undertaking partner capacity assessments and development of local partners.

Representation and External Relations (10%)

  • Support the CD with representation at different government levels, helping to ensure
  • constructive working relationships are maintained to allow expansion and growth of
  • FH’s transformation development in Kenya.
  • In conjunction with the CD and other staff, represent FH Kenya at relevant
  • interagency technical networks and working groups as necessary.
  • Support the CD in policy influencing (advocacy related to development initiatives)
  • activities at the country and county level.
  • Ensure effective communication and feedback between FH Kenya, key stakeholders and donors.

Staff and financial management (30%)

  • Lead and manage staff: ensuring clarity on FH strategy, plans and priorities. This
  • includes guiding, coaching, mentoring and promoting effective teamwork and inclusivity.
  • Provide management support and spiritual leadership to direct reports and other staff as required.
  • Contribute to developing and modeling FH’s culture, mindsets and behaviors;
  • characterized by a shared vision, commitment and mutual accountability to FH’s Heartbeat.
  • Create structured opportunities to encourage learning from all staff, ensuring
  • internal and external evaluations and reviews are undertaken as appropriate. Ensure
  • recommendations are implemented and learning is shared across the wider FH Kenya team.
  • Support and participate in staff recruitment, induction and training as required.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to represent the organization in high-level meetings with donors, local and national government and technical forums
  • Strong people-management and leadership skills
  • Experience in climate adaptation and resilience programing
  • Commitment to accountability to program participants and transparency, showing dignity and respect, and demonstrating listening and understanding
  • Possess analytical and problem-solving skills, risk management skills as well as decision- making skills
  • Have a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Strong aptitude for organizational change, participatory learning and servant leadership, spurring innovation, and team building
  • Experience in supporting and leading organizational change processes
  • Willingness to live and work in a stressful environment with security challenges
  • Ability to interact with tact and diplomacy
  • Strong presentation, speaking and writing skills
  • Effective Inter- and Intra- personal communication
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