Practical Action Operations Support Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Practical Action

Position Title: Operations Support Manager

About the role

The Operations Support Manager will work closely with and support the Africa Director on the operational aspects of the five programmes in Africa.

The role will focus on building capacity and collaboration across country offices and teams.

This role will build key relationships within regional/country offices in order strengthen and build robust operational and financial capacity, and engage informal teams and networks, internally and globally, to support the programmes capability and effectiveness.

This varied role will support country offices in anticipating issues, mitigating risks and finding solutions within the scope of the operational aspects of the programme work.

About you

You will have professional experience in the field of international development, preferably with a good portion of that gained in overseas contexts.

You will have a strong understanding and experience of new business development, including facilitation of consortia and partnerships, opportunity identification, quality proposal development and donor rules.

You will need experience of project and award management, including planning, budgeting, resource management, controls, problem solving, monitoring, and delivering on time, to quality and within budget.

You will have experience of building capability, through coaching and mentoring methods, and some experience in safety & security management and wider risk management.

We are looking for someone with positive persuasion skills, who works in a way that builds trust and respect, who is able to work in different cultural contexts.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality.

We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK-registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service.

We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Application Information

Location: This role is being advertised across our Africa entities and therefore the candidate could be appointed from any of these locations. – Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Senegal. The post holder will be required to have the relevant Right to Work for the country which they are applying.

Remote working / home working is possible with this role.

Salary: The salary and benefits will be in applied in according to the salary scale in the country where the candidate is appointed. As the location is not yet determined we cannot specify the salary range.

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How to Apply:

To apply for the role please submit your CV and a supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role to the recruitment inbox in accordance with the country that would have the Right to Work.
Kenya –

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th November.

Tentative Date for 1st Interview: Tuesday 6th December

Tentative Date for 2nd Interview: Monday 12th December

Additional information

Practical Action is an equal opportunities employer, and we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

We stay committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse working environment and believe that people from different backgrounds or cultures give us different perspectives, and the more perspectives we have, the more successful we will be.

By building a culture where everyone feels heard, respected and valued we give everyone working with us the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.