Senior Programme Manager

Gatsby Africa
Nairobi, Kenya
Full time Staff

Are you an experienced market systems development practitioner with knowledge of skills development? Do you have an in-depth understanding of the context in East Africa and understand intimately the broad range of skills required to deliver effective market systems programmes and to navigate political economy issues and relationships?  Could you use your skills,experience and creativity to ensure our staff have the right training, learning experiences and mentoring opportunities to personally develop, progress in their careers and fulfil our ambitions of transforming sectors to benefit millions of people? 

Gatsby Africa is recruiting a Senior Programme Manager - Skills to overhaul our skills development and expand opportunities for our 200+ members of staff.  The SPM Skills will develop and implement a systematic skills development strategy, including staff progression routes, generic training opportunities, technical training mechanisms, and coaching and mentoring systems.  The SPM Skills will be tasked with helping us to think through these elements, producing the strategy, and starting the implementation process by identifying potential providers both internally and externally in East Africa.   

This is a technical role, requiring substantial professional knowledge and expertise in private sector development, as well as strong core management, communications and relationship-building skills.  The SPM Skills should be able to bring a wide range of skills development experience to bear in tackling GA’s skills development needs thoroughly and in a prioritised manner. They should ideally have sector programme implementation experience, including exposure to people and operational management.  

The ideal candidates will have at least six to eight years of relevant experience, and will be strategic thinkers with sound judgement, private sector DNA and the ability to rapidly grasp new ways of working and different strategic goals. They will have a background in M4P / market systems development, plus substantive exposure to operational challenges in private sector development, as well as experience living and working in East Africa.  They will be able to design and deliver generic training courses, but also to work with local institutions to build their capabilities to deliver effective training on sector development.  There is scope for this post to evolve over time to play a broader role within Gatsby’s portfolio. 

Salary and benefits 

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

How to apply 

Please go to OxfordHR website and download the Appointment Brief with instructions on how to apply. Applications are welcome until the deadline of 1st June 2018. Applications from East African candidates are strongly encouraged. Gatsby is an equal opportunities employer. 

Closing date: 
1st June 2018