Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation Job Vacancy in Kenya


Position Title: Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation

Career with BRAC International

BRAC International is a leading non-profit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Founded in 1972, by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, and is present in 15 countries across Asia and Africa today. BRAC designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on various programmes, including health, agriculture, microfinance, education, and youth empowerment, is touching the lives of over 100 million people in the Global South.

BRAC International (BI) is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Programme Manager, Ultra-Poor Graduation

The Programme Manager will contribute to design Ultra-Poor Graduation programme being implemented in different BI countries in alignment with BI programmatic strategies and priorities as well as contribute to the process of integrated livelihood programme development to serve the broader livelihood needs. This position will also significantly contribute to quality and timely implementation of the programme through country team by providing hands-on technical support, standardized supervision model, technical checklist, monitoring systems and other necessary tools in each BI country.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute in designing context specific Ultra Poor Graduation programme and generate new ideas to develop an integrated programme to address border livelihood development agenda.
  • Provide hands-on technical support to the country teams to ensure timely delivery and quality implementation of ongoing programme/project through developing and reviewing quality of operations manual, training modules and sessions, IEC materials, market assessment tools, standardized supervision model, technical checklist, monitoring systems and other necessary contents.
  • Contribute to the production and operationalization of project management tools, such as budget review, workplans, gantt charts, resource allocation mechanism and reporting formats etc.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the programme design, capture learnings and recommend necessary changes to fine tune the programme strategy and implementation modality.
  • Suggest capacity development initiatives to the country team at the country and project level to implement the quality programme maintaining set standards.
  • Work with programme and monitoring teams to develop M&E framework, key performance indicators (KPIs), and learning objectives for each programme/project; ensure timely and quality report submission to donors and other internal stakeholders.
  • Conduct periodic filed visits and meetings with country teams to check the quality of programme/project implementation as per standards; ensure that mechanisms are in place to measure and improve quality of programmes performance.
  • Ensure effective development and smooth implementation of digital data collection systems, as well as experimental and action research.
  • Establish common practices for learning and knowledge sharing among UPG program teams in BI countries.


  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters in relevant discipline preferably in Development Studies, Social Science, etc. from reputed universities.

Required Competencies:

  • Extensive experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of Graduation and/or livelihoods programmes in disadvantaged communities.
  • Proven ability to effectively guide multi-cultural teams with a strategic vision and strong operational focus.
  • Openness to learn and explore new ideas with a deep commitment to quality.
  • Ability to grasp the nuances and complexities of local contexts, and lead with a high degree of cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring young professionals.
  • Experience as a Programme Manager in curricula development, training, and facilitation
  • Excellent communications skills

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in managing and implementing development programmes in hard-to-reach communities.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

How to apply

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 49/23 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 20 October 2023

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer