Programme Coordinator

The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing, the set-up and implementation of Development Impact Partnership Inclusive Eye Health Project (DIP-IEHP) while ensuring alignment and close collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders. Working in partnership, the Programme Coordinator will lead the project team in the design, planning, full proposal development, implementation and MEAL activities in line with CBM’s Programme Standards and contractual obligations.

Specifically the role holder will:

  • Provide programmatic leadership in the development and implementation of the DIP-IEH Project.
  • Put in place an effective MEAL Framework to regularly measure progress and project’s contribution to change, drawing and sharing lessons learned and applying adaptive management.
  • Support the Country Director in analysing external trends towards universal eye healthcare, challenges and opportunities relevant to achieving the project goal.
  • Support implementing partners in documenting good practices and human interest stories as well as promote knowledge sharing among partners, key stakeholders and within CBM
  • Ensure project data management is in conformity with data protection laws and requirements, and that updated programme records are kept.
  • Lead and coordinate joint project proposal development through a participatory process by both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring quality and sustainability of results in line with CBM and donor requirements.
  • Ensure high quality of project and programme plans with effective delivery and fulfilment of objectives and utilization of budgets.
  • Ensure implementing partners and project staff are fully informed of donor requirements and are capable to meet them.
  • Promote the inclusion of monitoring, evaluation and learning components in project plans; plan and conduct mid and end-term project evaluations with partners and support the dissemination of the learning.
  • Lead in compiling and timely submission of high quality and transformative project reports in line with CBM standards and donor requirements.
  • Facilitate input from technical experts into project development, implementation and reviews.
  • Jointly with implementing partners and line Government Ministries, develop and monitor the implementation of project transition strategies and plans.
  • Closely collaborate with the Finance Manager to ensure that programmatic and financial aspects of project design, budgeting and budget management, budget implementation rate and narrative reporting are coherent, and that project monitoring and evaluation is comprehensive.
  • Lead in project grant management, oversee effective management and coordination of project implementing partners, ensure quality progress reports and compliance to contractual obligations.
  • Oversee regular supportive supervision, coordinate regular participatory project progress reviews, coordinate capacity building according to identified needs, and engage key stakeholders as required.
  • Develop terms of reference for programme related activities and participate in identifying, selecting and assessing suitable resources to undertake the assignment.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relations with project cluster members, organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), participating stakeholders and line Government Ministries and Agencies.
  • Ensure voice of persons with disability in the programme work through meaningful involvement and representation in decision making process, community mobilization, accessible eye health services, and referral pathways.
  • Represent CBM in relevant eye health working groups and ensure learning from inclusive disability programming is shared within the wider network of cluster members as well as with target stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Responsible for coordinating relevant programme events such as meetings, trainings, peer review, workshops, marking calendar days among others.
  • Provide support in follow-up on partner assessment recommendations so as to strengthen partner capacity in order to achieve greater impact.
  • Ensure disability inclusion is mainstreamed and addressed in programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Strengthen synergetic model for CBM supported projects by ensuring inclusive eye health and community based inclusive development projects work collaboratively in delivering holistic programming.
  • Lead in development of project MEAL framework, regularly monitor and report on performance of the programme.
  • Ensure regular programmatic and technical project visits and review meetings are conducted and findings/ lessons are utilized to improve project delivery.
  • Work with partners to gather and share quality and timely project information and content to support CBM’s internal and external communication enabling CBM to demonstrate impact in stakeholder communication.
  • Document lessons learned and good practices including development of internal and external mechanisms for knowledge sharing on project contribution to transformation of the eye health sector in target counties.
  • Routinely collect high quality stories of change and human interest stories to feed into programme MEAL framework.
  • Ensure development of high quality programme reports in collaboration with implementing partners/stakeholders and ensure timely submission of the same.
  • Innovatively find ways of capturing and widely disseminating information about the project as a means of CBM’s contribution towards eye health knowledge.
  • Manage and coach the DIP-IEHP project staff, which includes: selection, job description updates, performance management, capacity development planning, work plans and follow up, delegation and motivation.
  • Model and promote the inclusion of persons with disability in the project design, implementation and MEAL activities.
  • Mentor and coach participating teams in the implementation of disability inclusive activities with a view to enhancing awareness and practice on inclusion among consortium members and target stakeholders.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Relevant degree e.g. Development Studies, Social Sciences, Public Health, Business Administration, Law.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and managing large development programmes.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience with Non-Governmental Organizations implementing large-scale/complex development program with funding from institutional, corporates, foundations and individual donors.
  • Working knowledge in health systems strengthening approach towards strengthening universal access to healthcare.
  • Experience of participatory monitoring, and impact assessment with a specific focus on monitoring and evaluating outcomes of disability inclusive programmes in health programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, managing and strengthening public – private partnerships (PPP) with a range of diverse partners, consortia and alliances.
  • IT literacy, including database management.
  • Ability to establish, sustain and strengthen collaborative relationships.
  • Excellent writing, communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Intercultural, gender and diversity competence.
  • Excellent organizational skills, prioritization of work, attention to details and ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to adhere and commit to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
  • Willingness to travel within Kenya and overseas.

How to apply

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a letter of [email protected], stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to [email protected]

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who meet the qualifications to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publications section at

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