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16 April, 2021
Job Title

Head of Programmes

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Organization Name: Mary’s Meals Kenya

Job Title: Head of Programmes

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Programme Management

  • Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) operates a Primary School Feeding and Early Childhood Development programme in Kenya.
  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following post:

    Head of Programmes – Turkana County

  • We are delighted to be recruiting for a talented Head of Programmes to join our team in Lodwar, Turkana county.
  • Reporting to the Country Director, he/she will provide inspirational and impactful leadership of Mary’s Meals programme in Kenya.
  • The role leads on ensuring development and evolution of our programme, particularly in the areas of our programmatic delivery model, including quality.
  • The role will work in a highly collaborative manner across our global programmes team and other functions to achieve the objectives of ensuring highly effective systems, processes and tools are implemented and robust governance.
  • The role will lead a team and serve as an integral member of the global Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and identify, lead and support key projects.
  • A measure of success will be ensuring programme delivery continues to evolve strongly to enable the growth and quality needed to help Mary’s Meals achieve our vision.

    Key areas of responsibility include:

    Strategy and planning

  • To contribute strongly to development and implementation of MMK’s Country Programmes strategy.
  • To develop and support the implementation of our school feeding delivery model.
  • To identify, lead and deliver other key strategic projects and initiatives to further enhance our programmatic delivery and operations.
  • To support the development of proposals and budgets.
  • To set clear team annual work plans and budgets, and monitor regularly.


  • To provide strategic leadership to our programmes, as a SLT member.
  • To lead develop, coach and inspire a high-performing team, promoting a culture of strong employee engagement and empowerment.
  • To build strong, trusted values-driven relationship with all key stakeholders.
  • To ensure self-development and keeping relevant knowledge current.
  • To ensure team collaborate deeply across the various pillars of the programmes function, to achieve strategy and objectives.
  • Lead on managing change with key stakeholder groups.

    Programmatic Excellence

  • To ensure clear roles and responsibilities across programme teams.
  • To support effective governance and budget management, working with other functions including legal, risk, security and finance.
  • To lead on planning and managing school feeding expansions activities.
  • To report and work with the Programme Operations and Policy, Information and Learning team within a matrix structure.
  • To be an active member of the global forum for programme delivery leaders.
  • To work alongside with other organizations, including NGOs, government and international partners to share best practice.
  • To engage strategically with the Government of Kenya and other major stakeholders.


  • To lead on the implementation and monitoring of our delivery model.
  • To ensure the implementation strengthening of relevant policies and standard operating procedures, and defining IT functional
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16 Jul, 2021 (70 days left)

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