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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 15, 2021
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    Akili Dada is a non profit organisation registered in Kenya and an international award-winning leadership incubator nurturing a generation of girls and young women from underprivileged backgrounds whose commitment to the underserved will transform their communities. We envision a world in which African women leaders are actively participating key decision...
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    Program Manager

    Job Summary

    Akili Dada is seeking to recruit a Program Manager, who will ensure meticulous execution of Akili Dada’s programmatic operations. Your primary responsibility will be to lead the program team, facilitating coordination of all aspects of ongoing program and project implementation. Your role will
    encompass program and project design; implementation and impact tracking ensuring that Akili Dada meets her stakeholder expectations.
    We run three programs at Akili Dada, which all have a different target groups, as well as different objectives and milestones. This position will ensure that simultaneous implementation and adoption of new programs is done seamlessly and collaboratively with each program lead, associates and apprentices, further amplifying scale and sustainability.


    Major Responsibilities

    • Lead the strategic design and implementation of Akili Dada programs in accordance with the institutional mission, vision and goals.
    • Lead the design of new and continuous improvement of existing Akili Dada programs while ensuring that all programs maintain strategic focus and alignment.
    • Lead the development, management and monitoring of both short term and long-term goals including tracking of programmatic outcomes and impact.
    • Manage the implementation of joint workplan including the developing a budget and operating plan for all Akili Dada programs
    • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for
    • improvement.
    • Support the Executive team, in fundraising by providing technical lead and inputs on funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
    • Manage and grow the programs team talents and skills.
    • Ensure goals are met in our focus thematic areas, including maintaining a girl-centered approach to all program design and implementation
    • Adopt, Implement and manage changes and interventions, to ensure program and project goals are achieved
    • Meet with all stakeholders to ensure accountability and transparency
    • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle
    • Analyze program risks and trouble shoot with recommendations on an ongoing basis
    • Execute organizational and program strategy with the entire Akili Dada Team.


    • Master’s degree preferred in International Development, Gender Studies, Community
    • Development or any related discipline.
    • Proven 5-8 years of experience in program management.
    • Proven experience in leading, motivating and managing a gender focused team.
    • Experience in grant proposals, donor reporting and stakeholder management.
    • Experience in using CRM software, particularly; salesforce.

    Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

    • Do we have working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders e.g. community schools?
    • Has the programs team delivered on assigned work within timelines?
    • Do we have approved work plans for all the programs?
    • Is there a plan for all Programs in alignment to Akili Dada mission and vision?
    • Are the activities for Akili dada programs implemented as per the plan?
    • Do the program activities operate within estimated costs in budget allocation?
    • Is there oversight, accountability and follow up/ monitor of the program activities based on its
    • objectives to identify any need and course of action?
    • Are there monitoring and evaluation frameworks for all the programs?

    Method of Application

    Applications should be submitted on or before 15th February 202 1 via email to
    All applicants should send a cover letter explaining how they fit into this role and a resume with relevant references.

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