Senior Associate, Programs Job Vacancy in Kenya - The END Fund

POSTING: Senior Associate, Programs

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

REPORTS TO: Director, Programs


JOB POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 9:00am EDT August 1

SALARY: Anticipated starting base salary range is 6,210,487-6,679,203 KES


The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,
  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
  • Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

Since our founding in 2012 through 2021, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.2 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.5 billion. In 2021 alone, we reached more than 118.2 million people with more than 193.7 million NTD treatments. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

You can learn more about the END Fund here.


The Programs team is responsible for sourcing, designing, managing, supporting, and monitoring the END Fund’s programmatic investments, projected to exceed $30 million in 2021 across three investment funds: the Flagship Fund, the Deworming Innovation Fund (DIF), and the Reaching the Last Mile Fund.

Since the END Fund does not implement programs directly and instead relies on implementing organizations – local nonprofits and governments – the successful candidate must be capable of excellent engagement with grantee partners throughout the program design, execution, and financial and impact monitoring cycle; this includes providing capacity building and organizational development support for implementing organizations in their investment portfolio.


A key member of the programs team, the Senior Program Associate’s primary role is to work with the Program Director in program management and oversight for a portfolio of NTD control programs, including management and oversight of DIF investments in Kenya. Additionally, as a representative of the END Fund based in Kenya, the Senior Program Associate will actively support the Director in activities to holistically strengthen the organization’s various investments in support of the national control and elimination goals.

The END Fund maintains substantive involvement with implementing partners and governments in managing the programs it supports. The Senior Associate will support the team to monitor grants, financial expenditure, evaluation of program outcomes, and maintenance in the data portal. The Senior Associate will also conduct risk assessments, budget revisions, review documentation, prepare reports, and similar tasks, as outlined below. The Senior Associate is a member of the END Fund’s Programs Team, but will also work to support all teams across the organization and contribute to the development of fundraising proposals and other donor contact opportunities as required.


  • Regularly monitor grants to and communicate with implementing partners, including the collection, assessment and analysis of progress reports
  • Background work, assessment and desk research on matters relevant to potential countries of interest to the END Fund and subsequent development of country profiles and concept notes
  • Review project proposals received from potential implementing partners, including the analysis of budgets, logical frameworks, performance indicators, etc.
  • Facilitate follow-up discussions with implementing partners to review and refine proposals
  • Conduct due diligence and risk assessments of potential implementing partners
  • Perform compliance control of implementers’ programs
  • Prepare reports, compile output and outcome data for reporting to donors
  • Analyze financial reports received from implementing partners
  • Participate in the development and completion of donor reports for country programs
  • Perform grant administration duties including, but not limited to, logging data in grant management databases, coordinating logistics for grant-related meetings and associated travel, researching and synthesizing programmatic information, and maintaining correspondence such as meeting notes, filing, and follow up on action items with grantees
  • Any other activity delegated by the Program Director


  • At least three years’ experience in international development practice in practice in sub-Saharan Africa; master’s degree in international development, public health or a relevant discipline preferred
  • Strong project management skills; strategic about achieving objectives and ability to manage and execute a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Detail oriented, organized and focused on quality
  • Ability to understand project financing with capacity to assist in planning and management of grant and program budgets
  • Ability to craft high-quality, client-centered written materials, proof read accurately, and interpret technical material and distill it into basic language
  • Comfortable with current internet-based communication tools and working with colleagues, clients and partners in various locations and time zones
  • Flexible and creative; ability to handle changing priorities and to respond efficiently to partner requests
  • Capable of working gracefully with others at all levels, internally and externally, and across cultures; ability to act as a representative of the END Fund to the public
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral/written communication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be a capable user of MS Office
  • Strong skills and experience with MS Excel; experience with cloud-based systems administration preferred (i.e., Asana, Salesforce)
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally (estimated travel less than 30%)
  • Authorization to work in Kenya


The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.

The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

This specific role is open to candidates who live and have the right to work in Kenya. Anticipated starting base salary range is 6,210,487-6,679,203 KES.

Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency.

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