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Area Manager Job HI

Area Manager Job, NGO Jobs in Kenya 2020,

( Nationals only)

Closing date:

Under the responsibility of the Country Manager , the Area Manager contributes within the area where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the area, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

He/she will be responsible for :-

  • Missions 1. Management
    • Be the manager (direct report) of the Project managers’ team in the area of assignment
    • Steer organization transformation, in particular through managerial and work practice change and continuous improvement of working processes.
  • Contribution to the Programme’s Operational strategy and HI frameworks & regulations
  • Contribute to the development of the Programme’s Operational Strategy, and to its implementation and annual monitoring
    • [At the drafting stage] With assessment of ongoing projects, contribution to context and sectorial analysis, contribution to fundraising strategy, to resource sizing, to M&E tool…
    • [At least once a year] Contribute, with his/her portfolio of projects and donors’ data, to the annual monitoring of the StratOp and to next year’s Programme planning (namely support missions and evaluations).
  • Implement the project part of the Programme’s Operational Strategy:
    • When relevant, develop regular contacts with current and potential donors at field level and liaise with line Manager to check coherence with overall Programming and fundraising strategy.
    • Within the operational framework defined in the StratOp, identify and transform funding opportunities in the area of assignment, conduct the design and writing of new projects (country perimeter) and contribute to the design, writing and fundraising of major multicountry projects (under the responsibility of the TUM).
  • Ensure the deployment of and compliance with HI global frameworks, institutional policies and standards.
    • These include: the mandatory reference frameworks (such as HI Mission & Values or HI Theory of Change: Access to services), all HI’s institutional policies (Security / Code of Conduct and Safeguarding / Bribery prevention / PME and Project Quality Framework / Age-Gender-Disability), all institutional directives and processes; delegation thresholds; security levels…
  • Ensure sound management and monitoring of projects under his/her responsibility:
    • Ensure compliance with project donors’ rules and regulations, including visibility
    • Facilitate internal audits (operational, financial and organizational), and ensure the implementation of their recommendations on his/her responsibility area
  • With both operational opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring and analysis made by the line Manager, and propose mitigation measures when relevant
  • Support the Country Manager in monitoring the security of the area and ensure adequate resources for employees according to the context
  • Influence
  • Develop external influence of HI (forums, operational & strategic alliances, etc.) and the external representation of the organization (events, media) on his/her responsibilities area
    • Can represent HI vis-à-vis local, national, traditional, political, military and diplomatic authorities and bodies; and international organizations and coordination mechanisms & system.

Job specifications


  • University Degree in Social Sciences or management discipline or its equivalent


  • At least 5 years practical experience project/programme management .
  • Knowledge of the disability sector is an added advantage


  • HI’s vision, mandate, values and strategy
  • Humanitarian principles , Institutional frameworks (policies, directives, standards)
  • Theory and practice of the implementation of emergency, development and armed violence reduction actions
  • HI service sectors, mandatory cross-cutting approaches and technical frames of reference
  • Donor rules, Planning and management, Risk management (safeguarding of beneficiaries, security, finance, donors, etc.)
  • Objectives and contents of the transformation projects (simplification, leading change, Manager 2.0, …)
  • Reinforced security management ( if the country is classified red/orange)

Know-how (practices)

  • Written and oral communication in French and English
  • Management and leadership of multi-cultural and multi-sector teams, on-site and remotely
  • Managerial and continuous improvement practices
  • Leading Change, Analysis (geopolitics, environment, relations) and ethical positioning
  • Negotiation (internally and externally), Ability to anticipate

Interpersonal skills (attitudes)

  • Ethical values and a constructively critical mindset
  • Leadership: inspires confidence, motivates, sets the example, takes and assumes decisions
  • Benevolent (shows trust / acknowledges achievements)
  • Practices and promoted autonomy (delegates and motivates)
  • Cooperative /collaborative (asks for feedback / listens to the organisation)
  • Accountable (internally/externally/to governance), Diplomacy,· Audacious (shows initiative/entrepreneurial)
  • Resilience to stress and uncertainty, Capable of self- criticism (listens and seeks to improve)
  • Pragmatism, capacity to adapt with agility

How to Apply

The basic salary range for this position is from Kshs. 137,024 to Kshs 178,785 excluding allowances . Positioning in teh salary grid is dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees current and/or past line managers and their current official contacts) by email to :- [email protected] The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Area Manager – Dadaab Position”.

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage. Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.

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