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1.     Area Manager – Based in Nairobi
2.      Monitoring and Evaluation Facilitator – Based in Tharaka Development Area
Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.
Plan Kenya has the following vacancies:
1. Area Manager – Based in Nairobi
Plan’s urban program in Nairobi covers 4 divisions of Nairobi West and Nairobi East districts.
The program is undergoing transition to be an independent local NGO. The Area manager will be responsible for leading a small team in implementing and programs including major component of youth, governance, child protection and disability.
S/he will be responsible for fundraising, management and reporting of grants towards financial self-sustainability, and for other organizational changes leading to independence. S/he will be part of the Extended Country Management Team and will report to the Operations Program Support Manager. This is a 2 year contract with the possibility of renewal.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the DA in developing and implementing a transitional operational plan with a clear indicators and timelines.
  • Ensure managerial accountability for the Development Area performance and efficiency.
  • Lead team in the design of programs, sourcing of funding including grants and program implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Lead , support and develop the team with coaching and mentoring in a time of critical change
  • Establish , strengthen and maintain relationships and excellent collaboration with partners and other stakeholders;
  • Manage budget preparations, utilization of investments,
  • Represent Plan Kenya as required.
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Development studies or a related field. Masters degree in the same field will be an advantage
  • At least 5 years experience in development work at a senior level, preferably with experience in rights based programming.
  • Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking
  • Proven experience in organizational assessment and development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including negotiation, facilitation, coaching and mentoring
  • Excellent planning and reporting skills, including for finance
  • Excellent communications and computer skills.
2. Monitoring and Evaluation Facilitator – Based in Tharaka Development Area
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Development Area (DA) in program/project planning, information gathering and synthesis, reflection and reporting processes.
The incumbent will report to the Area Manager.
Key responsibilities
  • Facilitate development of DA’s participatory monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Train staff and partners in basic M&E processes (gathering data analyse and decision making) to develop programs
  • Institutionalisation of corporate monitoring and evaluation tools at DA level.
  • Provide measurement and assessment of performance in order to effectively manage outcomes and outputs of results
  • Maintenance/administration of the corporate projects monitoring system.
  • Consolidation/sharing of successes (best practices) and failures on a regular basis.
  • Facilitate community based information sharing and dissemination of evaluations and other special studies
  • Facilitate CBO capacity assessment
  • Enhance children participation in planning, program design, monitoring and evaluation
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, economics)
  • 3- 5 years hands on experience in community based monitoring & evaluation.
  • Experience in participatory approaches such as PLA, PRA
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in use of statistical packages(SPSS, EPI info)
  • Analytical, negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment and communities at all levels
  • Innovative and independent thinker
  • Knowledge and experience in Most Significant Change (MSC) approach will be an added advantage
Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children. Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to jobs.plankenya@plan– to be received by latest 23rd May 2010.
Your email (OR ENVELOPE) should bear the title “AREA MANAGER – NAIROBI” and “MONITORING AND EVALUATION FACILITATOR – THARAKA” as the subject.

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