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Danish Embassy Programme Manager Kenya Jobs February

Programme Manager Job, NGO Jobs February 2021

Position: Programme Manager – Peace And Stabilisation Programme

Location: Nairobi

Reporting: The Programme Manager reports to the Politics, Stabilisation and Human Rights team leader and will work closely with all 6 team members.

Job description

The Danish Embassy is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy covers Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea and the Seychelles. The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 60 employees. The Embassy’s work in Somalia is guided by the Danish Policy Paper for Somalia, the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Programme for the Horn of Africa and the Danish Country Programme for Somalia. For more information about the Embassy, see and

The Embassy is seeking to recruit an experienced, proactive and analytical full-time programme manager. We are looking for a team player with a positive personality, who is results-oriented, professional, a strong networker and with solid experience in development project and programme management in the field of peace and stabilisation, preferably in the Horn of Africa.

You will be working in the Politics, Stabilisation and Human Rights team together with 6 colleagues. The team is placed in the Somalia Unit of the Danish Embassy in Kenya. The main tasks of the Politics, Stabilisation and Human Rights Team is to oversee and monitor the implementation of the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Programme for the Horn of Africa (PSP HOA), monitor and report on the political and security situation in Somalia, contribute to formulating Danish policies and programmes in Somalia, implement Danish human rights engagement in Somalia including engagement related to children’s and women’s rights and to As Programme Manager you will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, administration and coordination of the PSP-HOA. This encompasses applying the Danish

development aid management systems, including the digital programme, financial management and result framework inter-faces. The PSP-HOA is a whole-of-government programme engaging the Danish Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Development, Defence, Justice and the Office of the Prime Minister with advisors from several of these ministries. The Programme is implemented across the Horn of Africa with a particular focus on Somalia.

Your main task will be to coordinate the implementation of the overall programme in cooperation with the Team Leader, including engaging with partners and advisors, monitoring results, ensuring sufficient and qualitative reporting and managing the overall budget. As Programme Manager you will also be responsible for project management of specific engagements in Somalia under the PSP- HOA. It is expected that you will contribute with strategic inputs towards developing the PSP-HOA further and that you contribute with strong inputs for analysis and reporting on the security situation in Somalia. You are, overall, expected to show the flexibility required for an optimal handling of tasks across the Somalia Unit at the Embassy and thus might be requested to take on other tasks if need be.


  • Programme Management. This entails overall coordination between thematic programmes,projects and embassies/advisors engaged on the PSP HOA, including managing the overall budget, monitoring and reporting on results and ensuring synergies when relevant including using the MFA management and digitalised tools.
  • Project Management for the engagements implemented in Somalia. This includesmonitoring work plans and budgets and reporting on results, providing strategic inputs meetings with partners and coordination with national and international 
  • Participatein relevant aid coordination working 
  • Networkingwith local and international partners, analysists and 
  • Inputtingto political analysis of the Team (mainly on stabilisation and security).
  • Withthe team ensuring a focus on the hum-dev-peace 


  • Master’sDegree (ideally in political science, peace, stabilisation and/or development studies, security studies or similar).
  • 5-10years working experience with project and programme and financial management within stabilisation, governance or human rights programme and solid knowledge of managing budgets, reporting and monitoring preferably using digital 
  • 5-10years of working experience in the Horn of Africa and strong knowledge of local, national and regional political and security dynamics.
  • Working experience with the field of peace, stabilisation and security, preferably in theHorn of Africa.
  • Experiencewith working in teams including contributing to the work, engagements of the colleagues and the whole team and pro-actively contribute to the synergies between the different work streams in the Team and overall, in the Somalia 
  • A pro-active, positive, open-minded, and results-oriented attitude and approach to handlingmany different and sometimes complex 
  • Opennessand willingness to learn from 
  • Astructured mind-set and work habits and strong planning and coordination 
  • Ahigh sense of 
  • Excellentcommand of  Knowledge of Somali will be considered an asset.
  • Abilityto foster and maintain 

We offer

  • Anexciting, intercultural and dynamic work environment with a wide range of diverse tasks and assignments.
  • Workingindependently with interesting and stimulating tasks under the supervision of the Team 
  • Greatopportunities for further development of your professional and personal 
  • Alarge degree of self-dependence.
  • Travellingin the Horn of Africa and particularly to 

How To Apply:

Interested individuals are invited to submit a 1-page Letter of Motivation CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references to [email protected] the 3rd of March 2021 at 4PM EAT.


Please note that we will not consider late and applications that are not done in the requested format.

The Royal Danish Embassy encourages all relevant applicants to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, personal background, etc.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The applicant must present a “No Criminal Record and pass the security clearance prior to appointment.

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