JOB OPENINGS

JOB TITLE: Partnerships & Programme Manager

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Part or Full-time

LOCATION (Country): Kenya (Nairobi area preferred) 

START DATE: July 2022


Applicant must be based in Kenya.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

Too Young to Wed (TYTW) is a nonprofit organization which envisions a world where every girl can decide for herself, if, when and whom to marry; where adolescent girls are free to be children and teens with access to healthcare and all levels of education; and where all girls are free to determine the course of their own lives. To this end, TYTW’s mission is to empower girls and end child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) globally. Through powerful storytelling, TYTW provides visual evidence of the human rights challenges faced by women and girls, amplifies their courageous voices, builds a global community dedicated to ending child, early and forced marriage, and inspires the global community to act. Through groundbreaking Tehani Photo Workshops and scholarships, TYTW transforms influential advocacy into tangible action in the communities where the girls in our images live.


TYTW’s field programs include multi-year leadership scholarships, photo / empowerment workshops for child marriage survivors, school breakfasts, rehabilitative recreation, girls' groups and mentoring, safe housing, community reconciliation of survivors, original reporting, educational and vocational assistance for survivors, and emergency humanitarian assistance. TYTW runs field relief programs in areas where child marriage is most egregious and underreported, including in Afghanistan, Nepal, Yemen, Nigeria, and Kenya, in addition to our U.S.-based program, Resilient Girls.


After several years of operating in Kenya through local implementing partners, TYTW is officially launching the Kenya Country Office and scaling up on-the-ground operations, based out of Nairobi. This scale up requires the support and guidance of a Programme Manager to oversee all progress and Kenya programme cycle activities, as well as partnerships and local fundraising. 


ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitor Programmatic Targets

  • Provide frequent check-ins and management support for local Program & Operations Officer and Administrative & Operations Assistant (5-10 hours per week of project supervision and program implementation guidance), ensuring appropriate pacing of daily activities and progress toward targets.

Ensure Implementation of Best Practices in Programming

  • Coach team on program management best practices, including but not limited to areas such as:
  • monitoring & evaluation, consistent care of beneficiaries, program documentation / information management, financial management, budgeting & forecasting, and partnership management. 
  • Ensure that the team is implementing best practices throughout local work responsibilities in Kenya.

Safe Spaces Program Planning and Rollout Oversight

  • Oversee the planning, preparation, and management of the rollout of TYTW's Safe Spaces / Girls’ Groups program in Kenya. 
  • Provide guidance and oversight with regard to team’s duties assembling targeted groups of girls, arranging logistics, coordinating documentation, ensuring strong attendance and retention, program monitoring and evaluation, safety management / risk mitigation, and troubleshooting as necessary.

Strategic Growth and Development in Kenya

  • Identify and act on opportunities toward continuously growing the reach of the TYTW Kenya office locally, through exploration of Public-Private partnerships, prospective funder research /outreach, new partnership development, and participation in local networks and community groups
  • Coach Program & Development Officer to take on Partnerships and Fundraising responsibilities, as feasible.
  • Communicate regularly with global Communications specialists to ensure effective use of social media, newsletters, etc. to promote TYTW Kenya successes and stories.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education:

University degree


Experience:

At least 5-8 years of work experience (internships included) in the NGO/UN/social development sector, and/or in organizational management. This is a mid-level management position with opportunities for professional growth for the right candidate, and with the scale-up of the TYTW Kenya office. 


Knowledge & Skills:

Fluent in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Teams) and other programme management software

Highly organized and attention to detail

Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills (including developing advocacy messages and managing timely social media/at the same time

Flexibility to travel on short notice, including in Samburu and West Pokot regions

Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations

Experience in fundraising, proposal development and/or donor engagement is an advantage

Knowledge of challenges for young and adolescent girls; Knowledge of such challenges in the Kenyan education system an added advantage.


Languages:

Fluent in Swahili and English preferred. Working knowledge of local languages spoken in Samburu and West Pokot an advantage.


TO APPLY

Interested parties, please submit a cover letter and CV in PDF form to info@tooyoungtowed.org by June 24th, 2022.