Program Manager, Partnership and Expansion



Related Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Development Studies, International Relations, or other relevant discipline; Master’s Degree preferred
A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in the related field
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
Demonstrated ability to present complex issues to higher-level management and contribute to high-level presentations and discussions
Strong communication, conflict resolution, and leadership skills
Proven track record of success is a high-level independent and team contributor to lead multiple projects and processes.
Excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills with strong attention to detail and ability to effectively manage multiple cross-functional projects simultaneously.
Strong planning, budgetary, Project management and implementation experience
Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify Room to Read values.
Experienced in new business development, identifying funding information sources and carrying out in-depth research on funding opportunities.
Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to explain complex issues clearly for external audiences
Ability to travel at least 30% to support Country and Field Offices.
Proficiency in Microsoft Suites; Excel, Word, Teams and PowerPoint and comfort learning new applications (Salesforce, Adaptive, SharePoint)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Language and Good knowledge of French is as asset.
The applicant must have legal residence status in Kenya.


Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. Room to Read is a child-safe organization. Room to Read is a child-safe organization; all personnel are expected to adhere to Room to Read’s Child Protection Policy and Child Protection Code of Conduct.


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About Room to Read

We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.