Senior Programme Manager, French or Kinyarwanda Speaking – African Management Institute

Job description

The  Senior Programme Manager  will report to the Head of Programme implementation and will work in a team of Account Managers and Associates, and with the learning and business development teams, to support clients across East Africa. You will be a key player in a dynamic, international team focused obsessively on results. At AMI, we work hard, innovate constantly and have fun. This is a chance for someone with a passion for learning, technology, development and business growth to be part of Africa’s transformation. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience in business consulting, training, management education or learning and development. The candidate can either be from Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda.

The Senior PM must be a driven, organized, tech-savvy professional with great people and project-managing skills, and the ability to analyse an organisation and understand its learning and development needs.

The successful candidate will play four key roles in joining the dots between our world-class learning programmes and business clients on the ground:

  • S/he will manage core client relationships within learning programmes: Support to analyse new business clients learning and development needs and manage client relations from implementation through to renewal
  • Plan and deliver engaging learning programs end-to-end: Be the lead on client learning programs, build implementation plans, and manage core logistics and programming for both online and face-to-face components of AMI’s blended learning programmes
  •  Ensure programmes have impact and are valued by clients: Evaluate core learning outcomes and metrics within learning programmes and adapt design and delivery to resolve issues in real time
  • Act as an AMI facilitator for certain in-person workshops and work with the Learning Designer to manage our facilitator network in East Africa


Manage client relationships and provide client support

The Senior Programme Manager will:

  • Manage client relations from implementation through to renewal by working with the sales team to ensure an effective handover, communicating regularly and providing periodic reporting and updates
  •  Allocate resources to support company programmes, ensuring account and programme managers are fully briefed and facilitators appropriately trained
  • Ensure effective end of programme reporting and manage clients and programme cohorts through to conclusion and/or renewal

Programme Management

As a Senior PM, s/he will take a lead role in supporting the AM / PMs in their team to develop and manage programs plans for client learning programs:

  • Build engagement strategies and on-boarding plans to build engagement with new clients
  • Support and develop project and engagement plans for blended learning
  • Work with clients to select participants and register them on the AMI platform
  • Liaise with clients throughout learning programs to ensure programs run smoothly and issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Analyse programme data and feedback to ensure core programme metrics and targets are being met (adapt as necessary)
  • Book venues and manage all logistics related to learning programs
  • Collect and analyse impact and learning data. Compile impact and client reports
  • Work with the Learning Designer to constantly develop and improve AMI’s blended learning strategy and processes
  • Work with AM/PMs in their project team to ensure all programme cohorts are being properly managed, are on track and achieving key objectives

Facilitator Network Management

  • Work with the Learning Designer to manage and provide ongoing support and assessment for existing facilitators
  • Manage allocation of facilitators for AMI’s busy schedule of workshops
  • Facilitate select client workshops (with training/support from Chief Learning Officer)
  • Create training manuals and other supporting documents for facilitators that they would need

Skills & attributes

  • Strong analytical skills – ability to understand and analyse learning and development needs
  • Ability to identify business challenges and turn them in to learning and development solutions
  • Outstanding Programme Management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement replicable processes
  • Outstanding communication skills – both written and verbal. Ability to liaise confidently with clients
  • Strong people skills – ability to work with a diverse, high-performing team across Africa
  • Independent, self-motivated and able to take full ownership of own workstreams
  • Training and facilitation skills preferred but not essential
  • Ability and confidence to work with senior management and small-scale entrepreneurs
  • Understanding of the management education/ corporate training in East Africa
  • A commitment to AMI’s values of excellence, innovation and accountability
  • Willingness to engage in robust debate alongside deep respect for others
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Absolutely rock-solid integrity
  • Fluent French (Kinyarwanda strong asset)

Qualifications & Experience                         

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in business consulting, company training, enterprise development or management education (essential)
  • Proven programme Management skills and experience (essential)
  • Facilitation experience (preferred)

Degree qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor’s Degree

About African Management Institute (AMI)

AMI enables ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive.

We offer workplace learning that equips entrepreneurs and managers with the tools and training they need to succeed. Our model of training combines online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice.

Tens of thousands of people have been through our programmes, from executives to entry-level workers, in large and small companies across the continent. To date, we have trained over 27,000 people in over 15 countries in Africa.

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