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Project Officer: Kenya’s National Civic Education Programme Phase II, URAIA/USAID Jobs in Kenya

Kenya’s National Civic Education Programme Phase II, popularly known as Uraia, is implemented by non-state actors and is funded by development partners through a Basket Fund and ear-marked contributions.

The programme is managed by the Programme Management Unit and KPMG, as the Financial Management Agent (FMA).

Uraia’s current work plan is focused on four Key Result Areas namely:
  1. enhanced national reconciliation and cohesion to promote peace, conflict management, truth and justice amongst Kenyans;
  2. formulation of a new constitution, legal and electoral reforms, and the strengthening of democratic institutions;
  3. enhanced inclusion of youth and marginalised groups and communities in socio-economic issues; and
  4. increased leadership accountability particularly on issues of public finance and commitments made to Kenyans in the National Accord, and within the context of the national development framework and priority policy documents.

In this regard, USAID is supporting Uraia to fund Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to implement activities under the four Key Result Areas and specifically with respect to civic education around constitutionalism and electoral processes.

In order to ensure that Uraia has sufficient capacity to deliver on this mandate, we now seek to recruit a high calibre, results oriented and self driven
 Project Officer to organise and coordinate the USAID funded component of Uraia programme.

The position

Reporting to the Uraia Programme Manager and the FMA Project Director, the Project Officer will be responsible for the overall programme management of the USAID funded component including proposal policy formulation, implementation of the Uraia-USAID policies and strategies, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and dissemination.

The person

The ideal candidate will:
  • Hold a relevant undergraduate degree preferably in social sciences, community development or related field;
  • Possess a minimum of five years programme management experience gained in civil society and/or development organisations, two of which should be at middle management level;
  • Have strong presentation, facilitation and training skills;
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills, including effective report writing and the ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders in a complex, multi-actor environment;
  • Be a strong team player with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a distributed and dynamic team;
  • Bring the highest standards of integrity creativity and results orientation in an innovative environment; and
  • Have an appreciation of financial management within the context of programme management.
  • Experience in managing USAID funded programmes will be an added advantage though not mandatory.
The offer

This is a challenging and exciting role that requires an individual who demonstrates high personal drive and initiative with a demonstrable ability to provide effective leadership and manage diverse stakeholder relationships.

If your career aspirations match this opportunity, please write in confidence clearly indicating the reference NCEP II USAID Project Officer on both cover letter and envelope to reach us on or before Friday, 16 April 2010 at 4.30 pm.

A detailed job profile is included in the Uraia

Please enclose your curriculum vitae containing a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, current remuneration and three referees. Please send via email to talentrecruit @ or hand deliver to the address below:

The Financial Management Agent
Kenya’s National Civic Education Programme - Uraia
KPMG Kenya
Lonrho House, 16th Floor
Standard Street
PO Box 40612, 00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya
Fax: +254 20 2215695

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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