Kenya: Senior Programme Manager for Msingi

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Organization: Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Country: Kenya, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 08 Apr 2018

Are you an experienced professional with a passion for economic development and looking to contribute to the prosperity of East Africa?

Gatsby Africa (GA) is recruiting a Senior Programme Manager (SPM) for Msingi, an industry development organisation funded by GA and DFID. Msingi’s ambitious vision is to build competitive industries for East Africa and drive transformational change across the region. The SPM will play a central role in Msingi reaching its potential, by ensuring that GA provides the right oversight and support.

The SPM will need to build strong relationships with GA, Msingi and DFID colleagues to be effective. The role is varied and will include: Oversight of the Board and ensuring effective governance; Managing annual reviews and evaluations; Managing the relationship with DFID and in due course other co-funders; Coordinating advisory support from GA to Msingi; Managing fund disbursements, and; Providing other ad hoc support to the GA Executive Director and Programme Director as needed.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years’ relevant professional experience with at least 4 years’ experience in a similar role managing and overseeing development organisations or multi-year programmes. The role will require strong inter-personal and coaching skills, high levels of empathy and maturity, and the ability to manage complex stakeholder dynamics. It will need a mix of charm, assertiveness and diplomacy. It also requires strong project management experience and the ability to work within matrix environments to ensure challenging deadlines are met.

Location: London or Nairobi with up to 25% travel

Salary and benefits: Gatsby will pay a competitive salary based on skills and experience.

How to apply:

Please go to to download the Appointment Brief with instructions on how to apply. Applications are welcome until the deadline of 8th April 2018.

Candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK or Kenya (choice of location). Please specify your preferred location in your statement. Gatsby is an equal opportunities employer.

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