SayPro Country Management Kenya

 About HelpAge International Kenya Programme Kenya, a country of approximately 50 million has more than 2.7 million older people. The Government of Kenya has instituted policies and programmes aimed at improving the wellbeing of older persons and has the potential to play an important role within Africa and international forums advocating for older persons rights. HelpAge International has operated in Kenya since 1980, working closely with various ministries of the Government of Kenya and other partners to develop relevant policy framework and programming for older persons. Currently we have 6 global network members based in country including one of the founding members of HelpAge International (https://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/about-the-global-network/helpage-global-network-members-in-africa/#Kenya) namely, HelpAge Kenya. The country program is implemented by partners and network members with some very specific components of the projects supported by HelpAge directly. The current partners include the University of Nairobi’s Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI), Kenya Aged Require Information, Knowledge and Advancement (KARIKA), Kibera Daycare Center (KDCCE) and Echami A Ito. Four focus areas of the Kenya country program are: 1) Income security to increase access to pension; advocacy, governance and accountability and capacity strengthening; 2) healthy ageing to strengthen systems in areas of Human Resources for Health capacity; policy, leadership, and governance; and health information systems including research and evidence, 3) violence, abuse and neglect (VAN) prevention and impact mitigation, and, 4) movement for change, local and global campaigning. Responding to chronic drought and humanitarian crisis is also increasingly a focus of our work in Kenya. About the Role: The Country Director will have overall responsibility for the strategic vision and leadership of the country programme through the transition to partner led programming, with the primary purpose of ensuring that older persons lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. She/he is responsible for the delivery of quality programmes and policy work through a partnership approach, maintaining and expanding donor, government and other key stakeholder relations, fund raising, financial management, human resource management, partnership and operations management of the country programme. The Country Director will also have specific responsibility to oversee and coordinate quality and timely implementation of programme. He/she will also lead the country transition process to a locally led option guided and supported by the Transformation /Localisation. What skills we are looking for: Master’s Degree in social sciences, Development Management or related field or equivalent Understanding of ageing issues and past experience working on them is a distinct advantage At least 7-10 years’ experience in country program management in a national or an International INGO Demonstrable experience in strategic planning, programme development and management of complex, multi-stakeholder intervention Direct experience of project appraisal, assessment, monitoring and evaluation methodologies Commitment to locally led development, and experience of working to support local leadership of the development process. Experience of leading change management processes in an organization or team. Demonstrable experience in establishing networks with governments, private and public sector entities as well as development agencies Demonstrable experience in preparing successful funding proposals for a range of donors Commitment and ability to foster and support capacity building of staff and of national partners Fluent written and spoken English and the ability to write clear reports for a wide range of audiences Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, communicate and negotiate with a wide range of people and organizations at all levels with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to cultural differences Numeracy and ability to prepare and monitor budgets and accounts Ability to undertake necessary travel in country              How to apply       To apply for this job, please visit HelpAge International's website to download detailed job description and apply online:         

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