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Build Africa Kenya Jobs - Programme Coordinators, Program Assistants and Driver Vacancies

Build Africa Kenya (previously Partners for Progress (PfP)) is a Non Governmental Organization that works exclusively in rural areas of Kenya to help young people escape poverty by supporting education and income generation activities.

Our aim is to create sustainable models for increasing the incomes of the poor and better access to education and healthcare. We give young people (including parents and the community at large) the chance to save, to work their way out of poverty and to increase the prosperity of their communities.

We work with key stakeholders in Gilgil, Elementaita, Machakos and Mwala regions in implementing integrated programmes in Education, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, livelihoods and skills development including income generation.

Our vision is for every young person in Africa to fulfill their potential and to make a difference.

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the quality of our program delivery, we are seeking talented and socially responsible individuals with exceptional skills, background, education and a passion for using investment and education as a tool to alleviate poverty in rural communities for the following positions:

Programme Coordinators
2 Positions

Based in Machakos and Naivasha Districts with significant travel to the field, the Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing high quality programs including monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

He/she will ensure the practice and institutionalization of a culture of innovation and creativity in programs. This post also supports planning and design processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare quarterly program activity work plans that include annual schools construction timelines
  • Work with program assistants to implement routine BAK core cross cutting program activities to high standards
  • Conduct trainings to include Training Needs Assessment, facilitating and writing training reports.
  • Monitor Child Protection issues in programs and ensure implementation of Build Africa’s policy on the same.
  • Prepare high quality monthly and quarterly reports to include activity reports, quarterly program reports and M&E reports and maintain database of the same
  • Capture evidence of program impact through identifying and writing success stories and capturing beneficiary voices.
  • Organize and take lead in regular BAK/beneficiaries progress review.
  • Support donor visits to include preparation of TORs, vetting of visitation sites, and accompanying donors.
  • Line manages Program Assistants to include coaching and mentoring them to learn and practice BAKs culture of innovation and creativity in programs, including proactively reporting any areas of potential improvement.
Person Specifications and Competencies:

The right candidate will have a minimum of a relevant 1st degree from a recognized university with at least 2 years of demonstrated experience working with development projects, preferably with an INGO and should have experience of directly working with communities.

He/she should be proactive in thinking and able to question the status quo in his/her day to day work. The position holder should be aware of Child Protection issues and be of high integrity to be able to model Build Africa’s core values.

The successful candidates must be strong in community training, have Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) skills and be willing to work under hard conditions in the rural areas.

Program Assistants 
2 Positions

The Program Assistant is responsible for high quality program activity implementation to include community mobilization, training, community partnership liaison, data capture and reporting.

The job holder will be expected to continually observe the day-to-day effectiveness of programme delivery, noting and reporting any areas where improvements are possible.

The 2 positions will be based in Machakos and Naivasha with significant travel to the field.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement core program and cross cutting activities as per the work plan
  • Organize and conduct community based trainings
  • Manage and keep warm community based partnerships
  • Identify project beneficiaries and as needed, collect evidence of program impact from the beneficiaries
  • Collect and enter into MIS relevant program data including KPIs
  • Make continual informal observations of BAK’s program delivery, noting and reporting all any potential problems, notable successes and suggestions for improvements
  • Provide high quality photographs and Video clips for use in fundraising
  • Prepare detailed monthly project activity reports
Person Specifications and Competencies

The right candidate will have a minimum of a relevant first degree from a recognized university with at least a year of demonstrated experience implementing development projects, preferably with a local NGO and should have experience of directly working with communities.

He must be able to speak the local language in the area of posting and should be proactive in thinking

He/she should be aware of Child Protection issues and be a person of high integrity that will model Build Africa’s core values.

Besides willing to work under hard conditions in the rural areas the right candidate should be able to ride a motorcycle, is also creative and innovative.

Driver - Country Office

We are seeking for a person to provide reliable and courteous transportation service to staff and visitors with safety a top priority.

Based in Nairobi, this is a responsible position and the duties among others include:
  • Provide driving services to staff while on all official duties
  • Performing minor maintenance tasks on the vehicles when necessary;
  • Ensuring that periodic scheduled vehicle maintenance is completed and reported
  • Ensuring that the statutory vehicle requirements such as Inspection & Insurance are fulfilled on time
  • Ensuring that all the vehicles are clean all the time, and the mileage book entries are up to date.
  • Collect/Deliver mails and packages as necessary.
  • Carry out errands including paying of the utility bills and postage.

The prospective candidate must have good time management skills and able to handle tasks with minimal supervision. He/she must be a person of high integrity and have basic understanding of Front Office functions, use of common office equipment and be able to communicate fluently in English and Swahili.

The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record, has undergone defensive driver and first aid training.

If you meet the above requirements and consider yourself up to the challenge, please send /email your application and a copy of your CV with daytime contact numbers, details of 3 referees and an indication of your salary expectations so as to reach the following by 24th December 2010.

The Country Director
Build Africa Kenya
PO Box 10604-00100



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