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Deputy Country Director Programs


12-17 CFA


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Recruiter: Action Against Hunger US Updated on: 2018-01-18 02:10:01
Contract Temporary
Location: Nairobi Available: Asap
Category: Non-Profit Organisations
Administrative / Clerical
Health and Population
Human Resources / Recruitment
Monitoring and Evaluation
Medical / Healthcare
Non-Profit Organisations
Nutrition / Food Security
Public Sector
Program / Project Management
Offer: Negotiable



Action Against Hunger Kenya is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Deputy Country Director Program (Kenya), based in Nairobi. The role reports to the Country Director and Supervises the Senior Program Officer.

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Job Specification

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Direct Line Manager: Country Director

 Line management of: Senior Program Officer

Starting date: As soon as possible

Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 40 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, AAH tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With Head Offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.


Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001. Currently the organization is implementing program activities in West Pokot, Isiolo, Bungoma, Busia, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega and Samburu.


The Deputy Country Director Program (DCD-P) will provide leadership, strategic direction and oversee management of all aspects of the Program including Line Management of the  Head of Department for Health & Nutrition, M&E Manager, SBCC Coordinator . As a member of the SMT, the DCD-Program will be part of all key strategic decisions taken by the Kenya mission and is expected to contribute to the strategic development of the Programme/mission.

The Deputy Country Director -Program’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Objective 2: Program Quality Assurance

Oversee the quality implementation of ongoing programming based on robust grant management and monitoring and evaluation systems and the facilitation of Technical Department.

Ensure that funding for programming is spent in a coherent, transparent and optimal way.

In coordination with CD and Head of Department, responsible for the technical briefing and debriefing as well as management of consultants and external specialists arriving to support the mission.

Ensure the collection and capitalization by the DCD and Tech coordinators of digital and physical AAH Information on information gathered through HQ reports, AAH programming, partnerships, partners, UN system, clusters, and other avenues of data collection.

Ensures Mission Technical Coordination Meetings (MTCMs) happen on a monthly basis, and submits minutes to Country Director and Coordination.

Provide formal and informal capacity building trainings to staff.

Final Mission-level validation of program and technical guidelines and policies.

Ensure that quality to AAH and donor compliance for program, reporting, and financial grant requirements are met.

Ensure that monitoring and evaluation of programming informs quality implementation.

Coordinate closely with Log and Head of Region to ensure that security, procurement, HR and financial protocols are designed to support quality programming.

Closely monitor program spending and follow up spending plans with Head of Finance and PMs

       Objective1:Coordinate technical country strategy and support provision of operational management and integration of all technical areas  

Objective 2: Program Quality Assurance

Objective 3: Donor Compliance, Reporting and Documentation

Objective 4: Representation with external stakeholders


Objective 5: Human Resources and Career Development

What AAH will offer:

- Start date: As soon as possible.

- Duty station: Nairobi Office.

- Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:

Closing Date :  17th January 2018 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their applications through


Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

Please note this advert has expired and you can not apply for it any longer.


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