SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.
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SNV is implementing “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE)” programme in Kenya and Vietnam. This programme is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands as part of Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) funding window to advance women’s economic participation and self-reliance in Kenya and Vietnam by creating a conducive environment for female entrepreneurship as a vehicle of change. The programme aims to:
- Increase capacity of government actors to implement and localise female entrepreneurship friendly policies and institutions.
- Increase capacity of local actors, including CSOs, to create bottom-up pressure for women’s economic empowerment and leverage existing policy frameworks to enhance the enabling environment.
- Challenge gender norms inhibiting women’s access to economic opportunities through behavioural change.
- Enhance women’s capacity and confidence to lead successful businesses.
The Programme Manager will be responsible for steering the EOWE programme and is responsible for the overall delivery of the programme on time and on target and within budget, including the implementation and reporting of the final programme evaluation. The Programme Manager will work closely with the in-country teams in both Kenya and Vietnam. Together they will establish and monitor country level outputs, and ensure compliance with donor regulations. Whilst results delivery will happen at the country level, the Programme Manager will provide dedicated technical and administrative guidance to both countries regarding implementation of the programme, will facilitate and maintain tracking of progress mechanisms, and will implement strategies to deal with deviations and delays and coordination with the donor. The Programme Manager will also be responsible to explore resource mobilization opportunities and support business development efforts.
1. Programme Strategy:
- Provide strategic direction and guidance to the programme team and its partners at national and sub-national level;
- Guide and approve country level results (milestones, deliverables and impact).
2. Human and Financial Resources management
- Efficient management of human and financial resources; ensure effective coordination of programme activities with country teams, review and approval of programme budgets and monitor expenditures;
- Manage the Kenya team and matrix-manage the Vietnam team as per the respective country structure.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Ensure quality control and timelines of all deliverables and report to SNV, donor and clients on programme performance;
- Regularly monitor results and internal budgets as per donor and SNV requirements and through continuous risk management efforts.
- Develop final evaluation plan with PME Officer in The Netherlands, EOWE programme M&E Officers and other team members and oversee evaluation implementation. Responsible for final evaluation report to be submitted to the donor and SNV.
4. Relation Management and Business Development:
- Build and maintain relationship with programme stakeholders, including ministries, private sector, investors and partners, including the donor;
- Represent the EOWE programme within SNV and to donors and partners;
- Build networks and relationship with relevant (potential) donors, (potential) partners and manage and maintain solid relationship with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands;
- Explore new resource mobilization and business development opportunities;
- Develop/draft concept notes, new programme document, proposals, etcetera as required for resource mobilization and new business development in collaboration with SNV Country Office leadership of Kenya and Vietnam and the Business Development Unit in SNV HO.
5. Operational Support:
- Provide operational guidance and support to programme activities;
- Coordinate and facilitate all programme interfaces, teamwork and relationships including Finance, HR, administration, donor reporting, contract compliance, budget revisions, stakeholder engagement and communication at the multi-country level;
- Ensure full and complete programme documentation as well as compliance with all SNV programme-related systems and processes and donor requirements (where applicable).
- Develop and disseminate knowledge products resulting from the implementation of the EOWE programme.
- Master’s degree in Business Economics, Gender Studies, International Development, Entrepreneurship or a related field;
- At least 7 years’ project management experience of multi-country projects with a focus on gender, women empowerment and/or enterprise/economic development;
- Ability of advising and coaching of staff and partners in a cross-cultural environment;
- Excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with governments, civil society and the private sector;
- Adept in strategic planning, adaptive management, donor compliance/reporting and supervision;
- Demonstrated experience in developing knowledge products, advocacy, presentations;
- Excellent oral and written communication abilities and effective presentation, documenting and reporting skills;
- Hands-on, result oriented, self-driven and able to manage own work;
- Willingness to travel regularly within Kenya and to Vietnam.
Desired start date: as soon as possible.
Duration of contract: 1 years contract.
Working at SNV
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per national standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Advisors benefit from and contribute to an internal global network of experts.
How to apply
Please apply by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting an application letter and CV that contains three referees in English before 16th October, 2019.
Only shortlisted will be contacted.
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SNV Kenya does not require you to undergo any medical test prior to employment.