DSW National Department Manager (Programmes and Projects) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: National Department Manager
Department: Programmes and Projects
DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation with headquarters in Hannover, offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels. 
In addition, we are working in partnership with sub-grantees in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Pakistan.
For more information see www.dsw-online.org
DSW seeks to recruit a National Department Manager-Programmes and Projects to be based in Nairobi. The National Department Manager will be supervised by the Country Director.
The National Department Manager-Programmes and Projects is the link between the Country Director (CD) dealing with strategic decisions and the operationalization of the strategic goals and objectives at country office level. 
(S)He works in close cooperation with the Country Director and the other National Department Managers to ensure the effective and efficient planning, implementation and evaluation of projects within his/her area of responsibility. 
The National Department Manager-Programmes and Projects is part of the Country Office Management Team. 
The National Department Manager works in close cooperation with the respective ITMs on the international level and follows up the day to day working relation with the National Team Coordinators of the programmes and projects department.
Areas of responsibility for this position include:
Organisational development
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the CD regarding departmental inputs to the implementation of the strategic plan objectives
  • Support the CD in staffing decisions
  • Support the CD with the development and implementation of organisational strategies, policies and procedures
  • Support the National Team coordinators in the programmes and projects department in the implementation of departmental or DSW strategies which take place in close collaboration with the ITM’s Management
  • Ensure the development , implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes and projects of the department and their alignment with the DSW strategic plan indicators
  • Supervision of country office Programmes and Project staff; provide direction and leadership
  • Establish and/or maintain relations with implementing partner, other organizations and donors relevant for programme work
  • Coordinate and contribute to resource mobilisation efforts of the department Operational responsibilities
  • Ensure timely submission of input to concept notes, proposals, reports and other documents
  • Ensure a proper documentation of project work, including best practice, evaluation reports, etc.
  • Development and implementation of training and coaching programmes
  • Provide technical support for the departments team coordinators
  • Represents DSW overall interest and perspectives towards external and internal stakeholders
  • Development and implementation of appropriate tools and other project related guidelines for improved programme implementation, monitoring and impact assessment, in close consultation with the respective ITMs
  • Any other duties assigned by the country director
Minimum requirements:
  • Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Population, Public Health, Development work or related fields coupled with Training in Project Management. A relevant Masters degree and/or postgraduate diploma in Project management is an added advantage.
  • At Least 8 years progressive working experience in a busy environment within an international non-profit organization
  • Experience in the management of EU and US funded projects
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver results at short notice
  • Excellent team player with good communication skills in spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • Excellent report writing Skills
  • very good computer skills
  • Be a resident in Kenya
DSW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.

If you are interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter) with the reference “(Department Manager, Programmes & Projects)” to: vacancies@dswkenya.org
Deadline for application: By midnight on 14th June 2013(Kenyan time)
Ideal start date: Immediately
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.