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ActionAid International Programme Co-ordinators 2 Jobs in Kenya

ActionAid International is active in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, America and Europe regions, in partnership with other organisations.

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) has been working in Kenya since 1972 to facilitate processes that eradicate poverty and ensure social justice through anti-poverty projects, local institutional capability building and public policy influencing.

AAIK works in 20 districts of Kenya and links key international, national and local institutions in favour of poor people.

ActionAid International Kenya seeks to recruit dynamic and innovative persons to fill the following new positions based at Bamburi Development Initiative (DI) in Kisauni District and Marafa Development Initiative (DI) in Magarini District, Coast Region.

Programme Co-ordinators (2)
Reporting to the Regional Coordinator, you will be committed to the cause of poverty eradication, while overseeing appropriate planning, development, implementation, monitoring and review of long-term development programmes and initiatives at the Development Initiative (DI).

Key responsibilities will include the following:
  • Building strong alliances in the area through empowering and building capacity of people living in poverty and their Community Organisations and other partners for sustainable development
  • Promoting the highest standards of integrity, cost consciousness and accountability in line with ActionAid Learning and Planning Systems (ALPS) and ActionAid's values
  • Representing the organisation at meetings with Government and other actors at the District level
  • Promoting women's rights and empowerment through gender mainstreaming in all programmes by addressing operational and strategic gender needs of the communities and partners in the Programme area
  • Overseeing and working with community institutions to provide timely and efficient responses to Child Sponsorship activities
  • Directly participating and supporting rights holders and their institutions to participate in national policy formulation processes and ensuring that their interests are taken into the development process
  • Overseeing the Accounting function in the Development Initiative
  • Undertaking regular assessments and reviews of progress and impact of development projects to ensure constant learning and improvement; and
  • Ensuring that information sharing, learning and documentation takes place between and among the Development Initiative staff, partners and across the organisation.

Our preferred candidates will have:
  • A degree preferably in social sciences with at least three years' experience in programme development and management
  • Self-motivation, a team leader who must be able to spend sufficient time in the field working with people living in poverty
  • Strong analytical skills and a high level of credibility in order to assist the rights holders in determining their solutions
  • A team player who is eager to address the root causes of poverty through grassroots community actions
  • Experience in participatory development approaches, tools and methodologies
  • High integrity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A good understanding of the economic and developmental issues in the project area and region; and
  • Computer, financial management, proposal and report writing skills and a holder of a valid Kenyan driving license.
  • Fluency in the local language is a requirement, and you must be willing to reside in the project area.
The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, complete the application form on our website
 and send it to us by August 27, 2010 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation
Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

Kindly do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer.

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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