Friday, 22 January 2010

SFC Program Manager Job Vacancy

Speak for the Child Program

(*Due to an email error this position is reopened, please resubmit your CV if interested)

The Academy for Educational Development (AED), an international not-for-profit organization, working in education and training, health and nutrition, democracy and governance, and economic development seeks to recruit for the position of Program Manager for its Speak for the Child Program based in Kisumu.

Speak for the Child (SFC) supports families and communities in Kenya to improve the health, nutrition, and psychosocial care of young children orphaned and affected by HIV/AIDS, to improve the long-term health of their caregivers, and to increase food security in their households.

SFC receives funding from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and works with community based organizations (CBOs) to serve as key partners in the delivery of services and support to children through a multi-sectoral program approach.


The SFC Program Manager is responsible for overall management of field implementation in the project’s three provinces including: management of all field staff, monitoring of partner CBO/NGO activities, monitoring and evaluation and reporting, programmatic quality assurance; overseeing and trouble-shooting all field procurements, logistics, and financial reporting; and coordination and communication with GoK, stakeholders, collaborating organizations, AED projects, staff and other funders as needed.

Qualifications Required: Bachelors degree in one of the following or related fields: Project Management, International Development, or Public Health.

5+ years in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support programming, working with development agency coalitions, and community development work.

Experience with Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming and knowledge of GoK policies and guidelines, donors and implementing agencies a plus. Kenya nationals preferred.

Required Skills: Strong management, coordination and leadership ability across multiple provincial locations; understanding of rural development issues, excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; thorough and detail-oriented; and able to communicate effectively.

Interested parties should send a cover letter specifying their interest and qualifications for this position and their CV (in English) including three references by e-mail to: pmanagersfc @ no later than Feb 1st, 2010.

Only finalists will be contacted.

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