Programme director

at Chemonics
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted March 26, 2020
Category Management
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Programme director

Kenya or United Kingdom 2020
Organization: Chemonics

Closing date 31 Mar 2020
Chemonics seeks a programme director for the anticipated UK-funded What Works to Prevent Violence: Impact at Scale, a £45.5 million, seven-year programme, the second phase of the DFID-funded Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls: Research and Innovation Fund. The programme aims to prevent and contribute to eliminating violence against women and girls by designing, implementing, and evaluating approaches to scaling up violence-prevention efforts, translating evidence into robust, large-scale programmes; by designing, piloting, and testing new theory-driven violence prevention approaches; by strengthening long-term capability and capacity to deliver innovative violence-prevention programmes across grantees and the U.K. government; and by using evidence to influence a more effective global response to end violence against women and girls. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, or London, United Kingdom. Applicants in either location are encouraged to apply. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 10 years of professional experience in policy and advocacy, communications, research design and publication, programme implementation and/or technical advisory services in preventing violence against women and girls, gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, sexual and reproductive health, or gender equality
A minimum five years of experience in a senior management role overseeing donor-funded international development programmes, a research consortium, or managing funds or grant programmes.
Prior experience implementing DFID-funded programmes and a deep understanding of DFID’s policies, programmes, and operations in preventing violence agains women and girls strongly preferred.

Job Responsibilities

Provide overall technical leadership, guide the collaboration and inputs of all core consortium partners, oversee sound and accountable fund management and financial performance, and represent the programme externally in policy, advocacy, donor, and knowledge-dissemination engagements.
Serve as DFID’s key focal point and coordinate with the research supplier charged with evaluating the programme

Education Requirements

Advanced degree in international development, public health, research, gender equality, or another relevant field
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