Programme Manager at Safaricom Kenya


Safaricom offers diverse career opportunities across telecommunications, digital services, and technology sectors in Kenya. They value innovation, diversity, and growth, providing a dynamic environment for professional development.

Programme Manager

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management 


Reporting to the Senior Manager – Foundations’ Programmes, the position holder will be responsible for:

  • Overall programmes/projects life cycle management
  • Smooth execution of programmes and projects
  • Management of programme budgets
  • Development and nurturing strategic partnerships.
  • Due diligence for project/programme development
  • Manage programmatic reporting and reviews by partners.
  • Build and manage relationships with external partners
  • Resource mobilisation/fundraising
  • Programme/projects continuous improvement.
  • Management of regional engagement initiatives
  • Continuous programme/project improvement
  • Adherence to ISO 26000 on CSR


Project/programme Management 

  • Develop and implement programme/projects to achieve the Foundations’ strategy.
  • Conduct due diligence of all programmes/projects
  • Manage partners’ work plans to ensure alignment with financial disbursements – reviews, reporting, dashboards.
  • Develop and implement knowledge sharing culture among the Foundations’ partners in the Foundations’ strategic areas of focus related to national, regional, and international priorities.
  • Lead the delivery of the respective region’s CSI engagement for impactful projects/programmes.
  • Conduct routine programme/project progress reviews
  • Identify and pursue funding/resource mobilisation opportunities to sustain and expand programme initiatives.
  • Conduct and share contextual research on topical areas related to the Foundations’ strategies to ensure that investments remain aligned to local and global priorities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment and maximize program impact.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage technology to improve programme efficiency, impact and scale
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in philanthropy.


  • Masters/bachelor’s degree in development studies, social sciences or related field
  • Proven competencies in programme/project management
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Prove communication and interpersonal skills
  • Competences to build and nurture relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of resource mobilisation/fundraising strategies and grant writing
  • Experience in data analysis and presentation
  • Attention to detail and competences to manage multiple projects simultaneously


  • Program/project management.
  • Budget management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Fundraising/resource mobilisation
  • Grant/proposal writing.
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Application of technology in programme/project management

Method of Application

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