TEAM LEAD – KENYA at Still I Rise

Information & Culture Professional at Still I Rise


  • Department: Programs
  • Area: Program Management
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Supervisors: Director of Programs
  • Contract: Fixed term (with possibility of extension)
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Compensation: Based on experience

Contract terms & conditions and salary compensation will vary and will be defined on the basis of local employment rates and in accordance with the position grade and/or experience.

Job Description:

Still I Rise, an international NGO, works towards development and the realization of humanitarian projects aiming at providing education and support to refugee children and youth, is now looking for a Team Lead (TL) to join Still I Rise Kenya program. The Team Lead will provide strategic and operational leadership towards the program’s implementation and coordination at the International School, Nairobi. *The job holder is expected to practice decision-making at strategic and operational level with a high degree of judgment based on problem-solving experience, drawing on a range of external and internal factors.***

Key Responsibilities:

Management and Coordination:

  • Working closely with the Executive Director on passing on the Organisation’s vision and mission, within the program, whilst ensuring topmost quality at all times.
  • Lead, chair, and coordinate Program Support Unit (PSU): admin, HR, logistics, finance, education, safeguarding and security.
  • Provide oversight to programme and operational activities, team building and facilitate creation of external partnerships.
  • Work with PSU to lead monthly/quarterly planning sessions in accordance with proposed work plans, and budget forecasting. As lead, propose strategic realignment strategies.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to staff, partners and consultants ensuring adherence to planning and priorities.
  • Effectively represent SIR and International School of Nairobi at different forums/levels.

Financial Management:

  • Lead Program Support Unit (PSU) to conduct regular monitoring and reporting on financial management aspects: timely forecasting, preparation and execution of procurement plan, budget vs actual, spending analysis and establish cross linkages with work-plan progress.

People and Culture:

  • Lead on recruitment and talent management of the staff.
  • Ensure robust implementation of HR strategies such as performance management and monitoring systems.
  • Cultivate and maintain a collaborative and safe workplace environment (WALK the TALK).
  • Work closely with programs, operations, and other technical units to ensure well-coordinated, streamlined, and professional communication.

Knowledge Management:

  • Adapt and promote an integrated implementation approach by coordinating and cooperating with other thematic areas (safeguarding, education).
  • Provide strategic oversight towards documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging best practices.
  • Support strategic units (programs, advocacy, grants) to develop proposals to advance impending priorities.

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • 5 years of working experience in the nonprofit sector, including managing teams and providing financial and operational oversight.
  • Experience of working in and across project management cycles.
  • Experience of working through community participation and/or approaches.
  • Good IT skills including use of MS Office.
  • Fluent knowledge of the English language (written and oral).
  • Certification of SPHERE humanitarian standards will be a plus point
  • Kenyan national or in possession of full residency status.

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience within the Education sector is considered an advantage.
  • Facilitative leader.
  • Believes in commitment, integrity, and accountability.
  • Versatility and adaptability to a changing environment and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Self-starter with ability to provide creative solutions.
  • Competent in negotiation and problem solving.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a copy of their CVCover Letter, and a written authorization to personal data processing, by sending an email, indicating in the subject “***TEAM LEAD***”, to the address:

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your interest in Still I Rise.


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