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  • Posted on: 18 November, 2019 Deadline: 24 November, 2019
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  • Leonard Cheshire is one of the world’s leading charities supporting persons with disabilities. We believe that persons with disabilities should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.

    Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia. We have established local partners in countries of operation whom we have worked with for a number of years. Our ambitious new five year international strategy aims to enrich lives and promote independence for more than 100,000 people with disabilities across Africa and Asia.

    Operations Manager

     

    Hours of work: 35

    Salary: approx.

    About the role

    It is a very exciting time for Leonard Cheshire’s International Team with an ambitious but well-planned growth strategy beginning to gain momentum we are looking for a number of motivated, innovative and positive people to join us on this journey of growth.

    About you

     As the operational lead you will be experienced in working in a fast paced environment where attention to detail and organisational skills are a natural skill. Your communication and computer skills will be second to none and you will be accustomed to moving on multiple and varied tasks simultaneously with various actors and deadlines.

    This role will touch on logistics, HR and finance as well as security, safety and travel therefore you will have a full generalist background

    An understanding of disability issues would be advantageous.

    What we offer

    • Fair and competitive pay rates
    • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme or local equivalent 
    • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
    • Medical insurance
    • Travel insurance if you travel with Leonard Cheshire
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    Further information 

    We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.

    Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    As part of our safer recruitment practices police check will be required for this role as well as the right to live and work in Kenya.

    Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received, therefore we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

    Senior Programme Manager

     

    Located: Nairobi or Kisumu , working across both offices 

    Contract: Permanent

    Hours of work: 35

    Salary: approx.

    About the role

    It is a very exciting time for Leonard Cheshire’s International Team with an ambitious but well-planned growth strategy beginning to gain momentum we are looking for a number of motivated, innovative and positive people to join us on this journey of growth.

    This role will be the lead, to ensure high level delivery, compliance, reporting and innovation, in our forward-thinking programmes that promote inclusive education for persons with disabilities.

    The role will also manage people and programmes budgets, technical experts, workflow and prioritisation as well as monitoring the programme activities for learning dissemination.

    About you

    This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled and motivated, very experienced Programme Manager to step up to the next level to join our dynamic team based in Kenya. Reporting to the Country Representative and liaising with the wider Leonard Cheshire International Team, you will ensure the high-level delivery of our Inclusive education programmes.

    You will have experience in leading programmatic performance and delivery. You will have a relevant post graduate qualification along with at least 5 years experience in a senior position with an international NGO.  You will also have managed disability inclusive programmes and previously worked in a similar context.

    You will bring experience of management of systems and finance functions and have knowledge of donor compliance along with experience of working with major international donors. You will also have strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

    We are looking for a creative self-starter, with excellent attention to detail, strong organisational, communication and computer skills, and the ability to handle multiple, and varied tasks simultaneously. An understanding of disability issues would be advantageous.

    What we offer

    • Fair and competitive pay rates
    • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme or local equivalent 
    • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
    • Medical insurance
    • Travel insurance if you travel with Leonard Cheshire

    Further information 

    We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.

    Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    As part of our safer recruitment practices police check will be required for this role as well as the right to live and work in Kenya.

    Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received, therefore we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

    Closing date: 24th November 2019

    Please note we do not accept emailed CVs for the application process.

    Safeguaring Manager - Kenya

     

    Hours of work: 35

    Salary: Competitive

    About the role

    It is a very exciting time for Leonard Cheshire’s International Team with our ambitious and well-planned growth strategy beginning to gain momentum. We are looking for people to join us on this journey of growth.

    This is a significant opportunity for you to bring your in depth understanding of safeguarding to advise on and provide case management services on safeguarding across Leonard Cheshire’s Kenya programmes and partnerships.  You will develop plans and strategies for effective safeguarding management, touching upon all levels of delivery as well as support the collation, analysis and reporting on opportunities for organisational learning arising from safeguarding concerns, complaints or incidents.

    You will support staff across our Kenya programmes, delivering advice on effective prevention, as well as guidance and practical support in the case management of safeguarding cases and concerns.  You will support the Head of Safeguarding and Organisational Learning in the UK, ensuring that international safeguarding policies and procedures remain fit for purpose and reflect legislative and regulatory requirements in the countries they will be applied to.

    As a key member of our Safeguarding team you will represent Leonard Cheshire at external meetings, forums and conferences, contributing to the wider learning of safeguarding developments, particularly with BOND and other INGOS and NGOS.

    About you

    Bringing your working knowledge of current UK legislation and regulations, as they affect our work in other countries, as well as specific in country legislation and donors requirements. You will have an in depth understanding of safeguarding and protection principles in an international development context.

    You will have worked in a related sector or role for at least 3 years with sound experience of safeguarding strategies as well as case management, support and advice.  You will have demonstrable experience of programmes inspection, audit and action planning with local delivery partners, along with experience of delivering improvements and regulatory compliance.

    You will have a commitment to supporting people in the least restrictive way possible, ensuring their dignity, respect and human rights are upheld.  You will be able to communicate effectively across different countries and cultures and be able to work flexibly and travel and stay away from home on a regular basis.

    What we offer

    • Fair and competitive pay rates
    • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme or local equivalent 
    • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
    • Medical insurance
    • Travel insurance if you travel with Leonard Cheshire

    Further information 

    We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.

    Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    As part of our safer recruitment practices police check will be required for this role as well as the right to live and work in Kenya.

    Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received, therefore we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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