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Oct 18, 2017

Well Told Story Program Manager Job in Kenya

Well Told Story

Job Vacancy: Program Manager - Kenya
 
Well Told Story is looking to hire a project manager to manage & coordinate the delivery of their Shujaaz programs. 

This is an exciting role for someone with a flair for project management & experience in managing donor grants or a grant portfolio. 
 
Well Told Story produces the award-winning media communications channel Shujaaz. 

 
Shujaaz inspires and motivates millions of young Kenyans to take action to improve their lives and engage with urgent practical issues that shape their future. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Under the leadership of the ‘Head of Programs’, ensure delivery of multi-million $ youth programmes across all of Shujaaz media platforms
  • Provide key strategic leadership in the design of programme interventions and in the delivery of interventions as per the work-plan
  • Interface with consortium partners, managing all client communications professionally and promptly
  • Work with Program teams to produce high quality donor reports
  • Work closely with Program teams to ensure activities take place as per the work-plan
  • Prepare for donor visits by organizing logistics and creating materials
  • Regularly update the Program Teams and the Head of Departments on progress against targets and activity plans
  • Oversee the payment schedules & participate in the review of Budget Variance Reports and in financial forecasting exercises
  • Regularly problem-solve and re-strategize around issues arising
  • Represent the consortium and WTS externally, including in government meetings and internationally as required
  • Support the WTS Project Delivery team on report writing, content gathering, data-base management
Internal Communications
  • Ensure all relevant departments / staff are appraised on client/contract/grant matters and obligations
  • Extract relevant information from partner correspondence and communicate with relevant teams accordingly
  • Follow up on actions raised by the partner at meetings with relevant staff
  • Ensure actions are taken by relevant teams for timely feedback to client
  • Maintain up to date databases for all project schedules, deliverables/milestones
Education
  • Educated to Degree level (graduate degree preferable)
Experience
  • Experience in managing donor grants or a grant portfolio
  • Experience in dynamic, fast paced problem solving and turning around struggling initiatives
  • You have strong organizing and project management skills
  • You have proven experience with writing dynamic, concise donor reports for large grants, including narratives
  • You have proven experience managing project budgets
  • You are confident at creating order out of sometimes complex information and/or situations
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships with executive decision makers and influencer
  • You must have good interpersonal skills and excellent at client-facing interactions
  • PMP/PRINCE II certification is an added advantage
Interested? 

Then email us at [email protected] with the following information:
  • A covering letter
  • Your CV
Only complete applications will be considered & responded to.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: October 25th 2017. 

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