Head of Strategy, Assurance and Results

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi
  • Posted 18 hours ago

British Embassy

The British Government is hiring a Head of Strategy, Assurance and Results to lead a team of experts working across the British High Commission (BHC) in Nairobi on strategy, assurance, and results.


Team Leadership:

  • – Lead a motivated team by setting a culture of inclusion, learning, and high performance.
  • – Line manage three direct reports and oversee a total team of eight.
  • – Ensure staff are clear on delivery expectations and support their skill development and career growth.
  • – Represent the team in high-level meetings and the Kenya Country Board.

Strategic Oversight and Planning:

  • – Oversee and promote key processes and products, such as finance reports, compliance dashboards, risk, and results products.
  • – Support the implementation of the Country Plan and the Strategic Partnership.
  • – Support teams during key pressure points and commissions, and deputize for senior leaders.
  • – Share best practices and lessons across the mission and with wider FCDO teams.
  • – Manage the Programme Board, ensuring inclusivity and relevance.
  • – Manage central assurance processes and commissions, including management assurance processes and audits.

Programme Support:

  • – Ensure excellence in programme management, commercial performance, risk, and programme financial management.
  • – Advise teams on PRoF guidelines and engage on compliance/non-compliance.
  • – Ensure teams have the right support for field visits and lead quality assurance for programme design and reviews.
  • – Support policy teams and programme leads to achieve results and deliver value for money.
  • – Identify and engage with Centrally Managed Programmes and develop oversight mechanisms.
  • – Develop a pipeline of upcoming support required from START and proactively engage teams.
  • – Coordinate and work closely with team programme leads (Deputy Team Leaders).
  • – Support ongoing assessment of and advice on programme capability.



  • – At least 3 years of leadership experience, including in challenging environments and with broad dossiers.
  • – At least 5 years of experience in a relevant field.
  • – Experience of engaging internationally, often on complex and sensitive matters.
  • – Strong programme management experience.
  • – Experience of working across diverse teams, being flexible and able to adjust.
  • – Ability to understand and interpret complex financial, risk management, and results data.


  • – Strong knowledge of the PRoF rules.

Required Behaviors:

  • – Communicating and Influencing, Leadership, Seeing the Big Picture, Working Together.

Additional Information:

  • – Permanent position, 36.25 hours per week.
  • – Salary: KES 770,630.03.
  • – Start Date: 2 September 2024.
  • – Learning and development opportunities available.
  • – Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.

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