Manager, Area

  • Contractor
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • ChildFund International profile

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ChildFund International

Vacancy Name: Manager, Area

Employment Type: Full Time (Fixed Term)

Childfund Work Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Childfund Division: Global Operations

ChildFund Department: Country Management

Title: Area Manager
Div/Dept: Programs
Location: Country Office
Reporting Relationship: Partnership Portfolio Manager

Responsible for leadership and direction for the development of area plans and proposals, networks, and partnerships based on the organization’s program approach; provides leadership for the effective planning, implementation, monitoring, sharing of lessons learned, tracking and reporting on all program and sponsorship activities in assigned area.


  • Establishes an atmosphere of responsibility for the mission of the organization and accountability to the stakeholders; establishes clear expectations by which staff and partners are measured; responsible for all personnel management duties for area staff.
  • Selects or identifies areas of intervention and develops long-term programs in participatory mode relevant to the area.
  • Collaborate with local partners on the implementation of programs and sponsorship activities in the assigned area; ensures that monitoring & evaluation, continuous improvement, and technical assistance is an integral part of the implementation; ensure the Area Strategic Plan is developed according to organizational policies and procedures, the Strategic Plan of the Country Office and is based on the best practices of community planning.
  • Oversee implementation of grant-funded projects in the program area; manage and supervise grants staff who are responsible for the implementation of grant-funded projects; review grants reports and closely work with the grants manager to address donor queries.
  • Ensure all grants-funded project requests are reviewed and approved by the grants unit prior to implementation and are within the approved budget and activities.
  • Builds positive and productive relations with local partners, communities, enrolled families, and authorities at all levels. Raises awareness of the organization as a leader of child development and a leader of children’s issues; ensures clear communication channels between stakeholders and staff.
  • Represents the organization in forums to promote program approaches while ensuring the convergence of resources.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to Local partners in order to expand program impact at a regional level and create new & ongoing funding streams to finance additional services to enrolled families and children.
  • Builds and manages relationships with government, foundations, corporations, local authorities and the general public to optimize marketing and funding.
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance and oversight in the development and management of plans and budgets and reporting.
  • Supervise and coordinate Country office sponsorship functions; provide support & training to local partners on sponsorship requirements in conjunction with the sponsor relations staff and ensure the LP consistently meets sponsorship standards.
  • Provides capacity-building opportunities to local partners; ensures that partners are accountable and compliant with organizational policies/procedures and local laws/regulations.
  • Identifies and manages technical resource agencies for implementation of programs; manages partners on the allocation of resources to execute program activities in accordance with the Letter of Agreement( AOP).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 7 years experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing development programs, preferably in a technical area, community development and/or child-focused programming
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social, and political issues.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in such areas as project, budget, and resource management.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of program design; grant acquisition and management; providing oversight and accountability grant-funded programs; resource stewardship, and cross-functional coordination
  • Computer proficiency in general office software (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Experience in resource mobilization, coordination and negotiation, and social policy.


Bachelor’s or higher-level degree required in a relevant discipline such as Development Studies, Project management, Economics, Business Management, Agriculture, Education etc
A postgraduate certificate or diploma in project planning, community development, or related studies will be an added advantage.

How to apply

Please visit our careers portal on to apply. Applications must be received on or before 23rd May 2023.

ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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