Programme Delivery Manager – Mary’s Meals International – Nairobi

Key duties & responsibilities for the role include:
Programmatic Excellence
Support the Programme Delivery Lead in the implementation and adherence to the SFDM, policies, procedures and tools, continuous improvement, and operational excellence
Plan and manage the end-to-end school feeding delivery and school feeding expansions activities
Supervise School Feeding Managers (SFMs) to ensure effective running of the school feeding programme
Support and develop community capacity building, sensitization, and engagement
Ensure efficient and safe utilization of motorbikes, vehicles, and fuel
Enhance wholesome collaboration with the School Feeding Managers to ensure effective high data quality management from data collection, review and drawing trends/conclusions to inform programme delivery and development decisions.
Manage programme data collection and delivery monitoring
With guidance from the Programme Delivery lead, proactively contribute to annual/periodic programmatic planning, risk management and reporting.
Proactively identify issues, concerns, and trends arising from data and feedback from SFOs, SFMs and pass these to the relevant Programmes team member (Programme Quality Assurance Manager and/or Delivery Lead).
Leadership and Team
Actively attract, develop, and nurture talent among all school feeding managers in the programmes department to ensure high performing teams by enhancement of their capacity, attitudes, and competencies in all engagements.
Build a robust personal development review process through interactive one on one sessions with active identification of growth opportunities and succession planning.
Enhance team confidence, cohesiveness, and motivation through clear communication of operational structures and defining key functions and areas of responsibilities in each role.
Support the human resource, learning and development teams to actively identify capacity building gaps, opportunities and develop training methodologies

Manage communication by ensuring that all staff, stakeholders (relevant government sectors), partners and other functions within MMK are adequately supplied with all communication regarding MMK’s programme delivery information in a timely fashion.
Ensure tasks, work plans and schedules set by the Programme Delivery Lead and other programme team member are completed and updates communicated.
Clearly communicate the Mary’s Meals Model and guiding principles to all stakeholders and ensure all issues / feedback are properly communicated to and from the school feeding manager, schools, communities, and other stakeholders.
Build strong relations with the wider school feeding communities right from initial community entry at expansions and sustain continuous meaningful engagements to ensure the community are adequately mobilized and supportive of the programme as part of the eyes and ears open approach
Working with others
Ensure strong, ongoing training and coaching for all stakeholders of Programme Delivery, in close
collaboration with Programme Delivery Lead
Facilitate information sharing across the country team I.e., with direct reports, colleagues and other
supportive functions
Work closely with the Programme Delivery Lead to develop meaningful weekly, monthly, and annual plans, and measure performance against agreed plans.

Additional information:
To represent Mary’s Meals externally as required, and appropriate, with communities, schools, and
other stakeholders
This role undertakes regulated work with children and is required to register with the Protected
Vulnerable Group Scheme or local equivalent.
The role will require to travel to locations in which Mary’s Meals programmes operate.
Manage actions from ex-ternal audits conducted by MMI Risk & Assurance
Develop a high-performing, resilient, and sustainable delivery team through constant coaching and mentoring.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Degree qualification (e.g., social sciences, business administration, logistics) or demonstrable significant experience in a similar role, with 5 years relevant post qualification experience.
Strong commitment to Mary’s Meals vision, mission, and values
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to focus on and prioritize key tasks and effectively drive forward and implement agreed actions
Very good computer literacy with high proficiency in Excel and relevant data processing computer applications.
Well-developed, interpersonal skills, with the ability to network widely, persuade and influence others
Highly resilient, self-reliant, and motivated, with the ability to organize own work and prioritize tasks
Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in different countries and settings.
Has a warm, engaging, and inspiring personality, with good networking and interpersonal skills
Team management experience, including engaging and motivating a team of staff
Experience of monitoring and reporting against agreed strategy

Method of Application
Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts for three referees) should be e-mailed to indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line.
All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 17th October 2022 at 16:30 hours.