Position:  Programmes Manager

Posting period:  31st October to 11th November 2022

Contract Duration: Initially one year with possibility of renewal subject to funding and performance

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting: The head of programmes will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In the meantime when the CEO position is vacant, he/she will report directly Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association.


  • To provide effective leadership of CCAK
  • Driving the Association’s further growth and expansion as an advocate and thought leader for the Kenyan clean cooking sector
  • Implement all programs in an effective and efficient manner
  • Interpret the strategic objectives and priority actions
  • Put in place the necessary mechanisms to ensure all desired

 Roles and Responsibilities


  • Provide overall strategic leadership to grow CCAK through the achievement of CCAK goals, mission and its core values
  • Implement and facilitate with the Executive Board the mission, long-range vision, and strategic & business plan of
  • Form and maintain positive relationships with industry, government, and academic members/partners and partner organizations in a manner that benefits CCAK and strengthens those partnerships. Fostering these relationships will require travel and face-to-face communication.
  • Coordinate with the Board the staffing and functions of all CCAK
  • Serve in the absence of a CEO as Secretary and an ex officio member of the CCAK Board of
  • Serve in the absence of a CEO as direct supervisor for all secretariat staff
  • Coordinate efforts to grow membership in CCAK nationally and
  • Coordinate policy and advocacy on behalf of members and CCAK towards and enabling environment for the clean cooking sector growth
  • Demonstrate good business practices and leadership skills through oversight of all fiscal activities of the Association, including preparation of the annual budget, coordination of financial audits and development of quarterly/annual reports as well as maintenance of insurance coverage for the
  • Work with the Board to ensure sustained financial support of short- and long-term Association
  • Facilitate agenda planning and meeting logistics for all Board meetings and conference calls.
  • Directly supervise secretariat staff, conduct performance evaluations and other assessments that ensure effective delivery, program execution, accountability, and professional

Programme Management

  • Provide leadership in defining and facilitating program planning and implementation and to represent CCAK programs to international donors and organizations to leverage new and continued funding
  • Prepare and implement action plan and reporting mechanisms for all activities
  • Manages project budget, determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations and grant reports
  • Managing the program’s budget, aligning the deliverables (outputs) to the program’s outcome
  • Implement new resource diversification and revenue deepening strategies
  • Designs data-driven evaluation to assess progress toward goals, outcomes/impact for improvement initiatives and return on investment
  • Establish organizational sustainability through revenue generating strategies and
  • Resource mobilization through preparing funding proposals and pursue partnerships
  • To influence policies, regulations, fiscal and administrative frameworks that facilitate a competitive business environment for CCAK Members and other clean cooking sector
  • To establish and implement new CCAK strategic directions
  • Build the CCAK brand and image, enhance CCAK governance and accountability structures,
  • To establish organizational sustainability through revenue generating strategies and
  • Oversee strategic pillar coordination


  • Serve as an advocate for the CCAK, its mission, services, and
  • Represent the CCAK on issues relevant to the association and the clean cooking
  • Take the lead in addressing public issues and situations relevant to CCAK, and, when necessary, select appropriate CCAK members with the expertise to successfully address the issue(s) at
  • Strategically attend meetings of relevant organisations (i.e. GIZ, CCA, KEPSA, Ministry of Energy, and EPRA, etc).
  • Cultivate and maintain communication with members of the


  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a field relevant to the CCAK mission (Natural Resource Management, renewable energy, rural development, Environmental studies, social science/development studies
  • 5 years’ experience in project Management /implementation and or Monitoring and Evaluation
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the renewable or household energy sector focusing on business development support
  • At least 3 years’ experience in knowledge management and development of communication materials
  • Experience in grants management, proposal development insights, and resource
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation
  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques
  • Good understanding of the principal issues facing urban, peri-urban and rural low-income
  • communities in the field of household energy
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong leadership and management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including a strong work ethic, impeccable integrity, and judgment

The right candidate will be a motivated “self-starter” who can proactively look at how he or she can contribute to the organization and help it grow, have an attention to detail and work as part of a team.

The position is based in Nairobi but will involve some field travel in Kenya and occasionally outside Kenya and will be on an initial contract of 2 years with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.


  • Qualified candidates should send their cv and cover letter to the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Applications to be received on or before 11th November
  • The subject line of the email should read “Programmes Manager –CCAK” followed by your name’.
  • Do not send supporting documentation such as qualification certificates at this stage CCAK is an equal opportunity for We do not charge any fee for application


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