Senior Program Manager at FHI360 NGO – May 2024

Senior Program Manager

Role Overview:

The Senior Program Manager (SPM) role will lead on all programmatic aspects of TDDAP2 including management, compliance, and finance requirements and management/supervision of an operations and finance team.  They will be FCDO’s primary contact point for all issues relating to program management, financial management, risk management, asset management, delivery chain mapping, routine contract management, financial and progress reporting, governance, and compliance. They will maintain a broad yet working level knowledge of all aspects of the program, and continuously adapt processes to ensure effective program implementation.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day program management, reporting, compliance and finance and overall coordination of program activities.
  • Primary point of contact for FCDO on program management matters and reporting.
  • Manage the planning and implementation of program activities, including operational plans and budgets.
  • Manage a diverse team of project management/administration and finance staff.
  • Work closely with the Team Leader and other program staff to manage and mitigate program risks including fiduciary and safeguarding risks.
  • Ensure suitable safeguarding procedures are in place and followed.
  • Ensure program compliance with relevant rules, regulations, and policies of the United Kingdom Government and TDDAP2 country Governments.
  • Ensure efficient management and utilization of resources in accordance with applicable FHI 360 and FCDO policies and procedures on value for money.
  • Develop strong working relationships with partner organizations.
  • Collaborate with FHI 360’s country, regional and headquarters staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations.
  • Ensure monthly, quarterly and other reporting commitments are met, including accurate and timely financial reporting and forecasting.
  • Oversee the project HR function including recruitment, retention and performance management of staff and consultants.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable level of relevant experience in business administration/ management, social sciences, international development or related field.
  • Minimum 12-15 years program management of large and complex programs in consortia, ideally on FCDO commercial contracts.
  • Experience of multi-country project management.
  • Project management experience in one or more of global health security, infectious disease, disease surveillance, or health systems strengthening.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including project scoping, planning, adaptive management, risk management and mitigation.
  • Financial management experience including budgeting, forecasting, tracking and reporting.
  • Strong track record in project reporting.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in consultation and negotiation, and problem-solving.
  • Strong track record in project team line management and supervision.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with consortium partners, local communities, government officials, and donor representatives.
  • Track record of working in complex environments, across different cultures, and managing diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volume/high quality work with minimal supervision, including reports to donors.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and in the use of project management software.
  • Outstanding attention to detail, professional communication and donor management skills, critical thinking and a results mindset and capability at an internationally competitive level.
  • Willingness to travel within Kenya and to other TDDAP2 countries (up to 25%).
  • Authorization to work in Kenya.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Project management certification.
  • Master’s degree in relevant subject.

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