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.
Monitor Programmatic Targets
Ensure Implementation of Best Practices in Programming
Safe Spaces Program Planning and Rollout Oversight
Strategic Growth and Development in Kenya
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
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.
Fluent in Swahili and English preferred. Working knowledge of local languages spoken in Samburu and West Pokot an advantage.
Interested parties, please submit a cover letter and CV in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 24th, 2022.