British High Commission Counter Terrorism Programme Support Manager EO – Jobs in Kenya

Main purpose of job:
The successful candidate will work within the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Counter Terrorism and Extremism Network (CTEN). S/he will be responsible for day-to-day administrative management of the FCO’s counter terrorism programmes in Kenya, with potential line management responsibility for one support officer.

This role provides an opportunity to support a high profile foreign policy priority by helping tackle terrorism in line with international human rights standards. The successful candidate will be a proactive self-starter, able to use their programme management skills to ensure effective delivery of multiple workstreams in a fast paced environment, responding flexibly to programme demands ensuring FCDO contractual and financial guidelines are adhered to.

He/she will provide day-to-day administrative management of a number of counter-terrorism programmes, liaising with a wide range of colleagues across the security and justice sector within the British High Commission in Nairobi, UK Government Departments and the Kenyan security and justice sector. The successful applicant will also be responsible for ensuring CTEN profile is raised, where appropriate, through a variety of social media in collaboration with the communications team, on CTEN activities and events

Roles and responsibilities:
Support designing new projects and developing business cases, as well as evolve existing projects in close consultation with the Subject Matter Experts and wider programme team, and ensure that the correct project documentation is in place and is regularly updated including risk management (through the Overseas Security and Justice Assessment), stakeholder maps, programme plans, impact reporting, theory of change and monitoring, evaluation and learning plans.
Monitor overall programme finances including: accurate budgeting and forecasting, ensuring value for money, processing and receipting invoices.
Manage commercial procurement processes, in line with FCO guidance, and provide day-to-day management of commercial contractors.
Provide regular progress and expenditure reports to the Programme Team in London.
Oversee implementation of projects; monitoring through regular stakeholder engagement and intervening as necessary to ensure the projects deliver the expected results.
Potential line management of 1x A2 CT Programme Support Officer.
Provide policy support to the Counter Terrorism and Extremism Network as and when required.
Promote appropriate CTEN visibility in coordination with the communications team.
Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

The job holder will be responsible for the effective financial administration of CT programmes worth approximately £1,000,000.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience
An undergraduate Degree;
A minimum of 3 years previous experience in project management in East Africa;
Experience of budget management including monitoring spend and processing invoices;
Ability to plan ahead and prioritise effectively;
Excellent IT skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams;
Ability to produce clear and accurate work with attention to detail;
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment;
Ability to work independently and use initiative to solve problems;
A flexible and proactive approach;
Supervisory experience

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
A Masters Degree;
Previous experience working in the security/justice sector

Additional information
Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
The British High Commission/Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
The current legacy DFID Terms and Conditions of Employment will apply to all internal locally employed staff on promotion and new entrants subject to local employment labour law.
All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to 1. Obtain the relevant permit, 2. Pay fees for the permit, 3. Make arrangements to relocate & 4. Meet the costs to relocation
The British High Commission/Embassy does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:
Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
Current employees (CBS) transferring between departments need to obtain a new police clearance/certificate of good conduct to be successful appointed to the position.
Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
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