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Safaricom Programme Manager Job March


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Programme Manager in the Sustainable Business & Social Impact within Corporate Affairs. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Foundation Programmes, Working across both the Safaricom and MPESA Foundations, the role holder is responsible for implementation of the strategies, advocacy of the strategic pillars, thought leadership within the pillar, stakeholder engagement, Monitoring and evaluation.


Project/programme Management

  • Development of different programmes and projects based on the Foundations’ strategy and or investment frameworks
  • End to end Management of Foundations projects and programmes cutting across all philanthropy and strategic programmes/projects according to the Foundations’ project/programme identification guidelines
  • Manage Foundation partners’ work plans to ensure alignment with financial disbursements – reviews, reporting, dashboards
  • End to end Management of respective strategic pillar programmes – development, partnerships, implementation, budgets, M&E and reporting
  • Technical advisory and programmatic support to the Foundation’s projects and programmes
  • Develop and implement knowledge sharing culture among the Foundations’ partners in the Foundations’ strategic areas of focus related to national, regional and international priorities
  • Lead the delivery of the respective region’s CSI engagement for impactful projects/programmes
  • Manage research on programmes/projects to include contextual research on topical areas related to the Foundations’ strategies to ensure that investments remain aligned to local and global priorities


  • overall positioning of the Foundations’ mission as a caring partner, including stakeholder engagement, public relations, internal and external communications (in collaboration with the Corporate Communications department)
  • In partnership with the Communications team, manage timely and quality implementation of the Foundations’ communication strategy (print and digital) – content, updates, reviews in liaison with the respective agencies
  • Lead, in liaison with the agency and business partner the development of the Foundations’ and relevant Safaricom PLCs’ publications – annual reports, flyers, bi-annual magazine – preparation of briefing, follow up

Partnerships and special projects

  • Identify and manage new and existing Foundations’ partnerships
  • Manage the ISO 26000 engagement within the Foundations for continuous improvement – audits, trainings
  • Represent the Foundations in key meetings and forums


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