Programme Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Danish Embassy

Embassy of Denmark, Nairobi
Vacancy:Programme Manager - Peace, Security & Stabilisation
About the Danish Embassy and the candidate: The Danish Embassy in Nairobi’s work is guided by the Denmark - Kenya Partnership Policy 2015-2020 under which the implementation of the Denmark - Kenya Country Programme 2016-2020 amounting to approximately 15 billion KES has just begun. 

The Embassy has more than 50 employees covering Denmark’s comprehensive engagement with Kenya and Somalia.

The Embassy is looking for an experienced and hardworking Peace and Security Programme Manager to work with the management of the thematic programme on governance under the Country Programme. 

The candidate is expected to have strong analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of the Kenyan political scene. 

We are seeking a candidate who will excel in a corporate culture where the tone is informal, and we deliver high quality results on time. 

You are expected to be a team player that is ready to contribute to tasks outside your own portfolio and share knowledge with and learn from colleagues. 

Extensive knowledge of development programme / project management and an excellent understanding of issues related to security and conflict mitigation (including Countering Violent Extremism, CVE), and human rights are considered an asset. 

The work requires travel outside Nairobi.
Main duties and responsibilities
As programme Manager you will work with the management of the governance programmes with a particular focus on peace, security and stability.

The tasks will one hand be the administration, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes in the assigned portfolio including to liaise and have dialogue with partners. 

Furthermore you will contribute to the overall management of the governance programme. 

This part of the work will have a special focus on financial management, regular monitoring visits to project/programme areas, as well as political, social and economic analysis in the relevant areas.
On the other hand it involves awareness and action in the areas relating to our programmatic work and the general political, economical and social development of Kenya. 

This means participating in development partner coordination and reporting on relevant political events.

To perform these tasks it is crucial that you have, maintain and improve an extensive network among the actors of the field of governance. 

This being key persons from Government levels, civil society, think tanks and research institutions, private sector, development partners etc.

Essential qualifications:
  • Fluent written and oral skills in English.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant area e.g. Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, Development Studies, Law or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience with a particular focus on Development Programme / Project management (including administration, financial management and monitoring).
  • Team player (references will prove the candidate to be a team player), ability to manage tasks independently, and meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working within the field of peace, security and stability and/or electoral processes
Asset qualifications
  • Experience working with relevant governance actors such as Development Partners, international organizations, Government and/or civil society
  • Broad network with key state and non-state players within the field of security
  • Experience in managing consultancy contracts, audits, evaluations and reviews
  • Good knowledge of results based management,monitoring and evaluation
  • Skilled in MS Office programs (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), and other relevant programmes and applications
How to Apply

All interested and eligible candidates should send their application letter, CV including 3 referees and updated documents to not later than May 2 2016. 


Any application received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Embassy of Denmark encourages all relevant applicants to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, personal background, etc.