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Danya International Senior Director of Programs (Africa Region) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 14, 2013

Senior Director of Programs – Africa Region
Danya International
Report To: Vice President – Africa Region
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Summary Scope of Work: Danya Africa is currently leading high impact behavior change communication, information communication technology, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation interventions in public health and food security.

The Senior Director of Programs will work together with the Vice President – Africa Region to provide program management and implementation oversight for all of Danya’s initiatives in the region.

In addition to programmatic responsibilities, this position will also support all business development initiatives for the growing organization.
  • Provide strategic leadership and vision for Danya’s current and future programs
  • Responsible for managing local project teams across multiple projects to ensure high impact results
  • Lead multiple business development initiatives to support growth of the organization
  • Represent Danya before stakeholders and oversee implementation of activities throughout the Africa region
  • Contribute to annual work planning
  • Establish and maintain a productive relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, government officials, NGOs and community based organizations
  • Work collaboratively with Africa regional project team members and US-based headquarters to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
  • Manage multiple local project staff across multiple countries to ensure on time, high-quality deliverables and assure proper financial projections, reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of best practices among the project teams
  • Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports, and annual reports
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Graduate degree in international development, public health, agriculture or other related field
  • A minimum of 8+ years of senior level international development experience with at least three in Africa
  • Demonstrated experience managing public health or food security projects of over $1,000,000 US per year in the Africa region
  • Successful management of large USAID and or CDC funded programs
  • Proven track record of resource mobilization with USAID or CDC
  • Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects
  • Expertise in research to practice – identifying best practices and adapting them to program realities
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience and understanding of Global Health Initiative and Feed the Future frameworks
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally
How to Apply
Interested applicants please email CV together with a covering letter which explains how you meet the criteria in this job description to: [email protected]
Important: Please entitle your email subject line with: Your name, position title and save letter together with CV in one attached file.
Deadline for applicants: 15th January 2014


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