Programme Manager, Building a Vital Church (BVC)

Ref: 4807


Kenya, Nairobi

Role Managed by:

Mario Adamo

Senior Research Associate

t: +31 2 02 40 43 78


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 15/10/2020

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Porticus, a family founded philanthropic organisation established in 1995, works towards a just and sustainable future where human dignity can flourish. Through partnerships in education, society, faith and climate, they enable changemakers to create societies and systems that work for everyone. Driven by core values of empathy, modesty, endurance and trust, Porticus engages with partners, grants and programmes in over 90 countries. Many of Porticus’ philanthropic activities are inspired by Catholic social teaching, encouraging people to take action for the common good.

Porticus’ Building a Vital Church (BVC) Portfolio seeks to support the revitalisation of the Catholic Church. The interventions within the BVC Portfolio align with Porticus’ global footprint across the different portfolios, particularly those intersecting with the Church; especially, Catholic Spiritual Formation, Catholic Higher Education, and Child Protection. BVC also aim to programme across regions and share best practices within and beyond Porticus’ 11 country and regional offices.

Porticus is looking for a Programme Manager for BVC with approximately 5 to 10 years of professional experience within the philanthropy or development sectors related to Church-based initiatives in Africa. The successful candidate will support, monitor and evaluate the grant-making and programme work within the BVC portfolio. They will discern emerging trends in the field and will support research and analysis of critical issues emerging within the BVC sector in Africa. Moreover, the candidate will have a proven track-record of building an effective ecosystem and in maintaining excellent connections with relevant stakeholders, grantees and partners, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The location of the role is in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel will be required for this position (up to 30%, complying with regional guidelines for Covid-19). This position reports to the Regional Director of Africa who is based in Nairobi and to the global Portfolio Manager for BVC. For further information, or to apply, please visit referencing 4807. The deadline for applications is 09:00 am (CET), Friday 16th October 2020.

Porticus is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We strongly encourage applications from candidates coming from any minority or underrepresented groups.

Moreover, safeguarding vulnerable individuals – including all children under 18 – is an inherent part of Porticus’ work. In the spirit of this, Porticus expects all stakeholders including new hires and other employees to be committed to and abide by these safeguarding principles.

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