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The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, (IRCK) the national interfaith collaboration of all faith communities in Kenya, is in a three year partnership with UNICEF to carry out a project named ‘Faith for Life’ in which religious leaders are empowered to use their congregational and other platforms to communicate high impact interventions (HII) which are aimed at accelerating maternal, newborn and child development (MNCH) for adoption by their congregations.

The IRCK, is seeking for services of a consultant/conference coordinator and his/her assistant to organize an international conference on faith communities response to acceleration of maternal, newborn and child development.

The two positions require individuals who can meet the following requirements:

1. Project Coordinator – Faith For Life International Conference

Reporting to the Executive Director

Job Responsibilities

a) Conference planning, organization, management and reporting

  • Coordinate conference planning meetings. The consultant will provide strategic guidance on formation of steering, and technical sub-committees to plan for, as well as oversee the conference. It is expected that several meetings will be organized with clear outputs, and follow up actions, before, during and after the conference
  • Prepare conference program, technical abstracts and guide conference theme development, and final report
  • Coordinate/facilitate participation of conference delagates. This will entail communication to individuals, organisations, and countries to plan and support participation
  • Support conference advocacy and awareness creation. The consultant will be expected to develop a strategy for awareness creation on the conference, identification of the strategic communication channels and materials.
  • Develop appropriate conference budget, provide analysis on budget and guide on resource mobilization for the conference
  • Oversee the conference, and guide all the logistics and conference management
  • Prepare conference report with follow up action points
b) Strategic guidance in the implementation and M&E of Faith for Life (F4L) project
  • Support development of monitoring and evaluation strategy of the F4L initiative, to measure program delivery, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Any other technical support required on F4L.
Job Requirements
  • A minimum of Masters degree in communication, social sciences or equivalent
  • Over 5 years professional experience in general program/project management, and hands on experience in organising international/national conferences, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Familiarity with activities of religious organisations, as well as child survival, and development programs
  • Relevant consultancies in the past
  • Good writing, editing and communication skills with computer literacy and layout skills.
2. Project Assistant – Faith for Life International Conference

Reporting to the Project Coordinator

Job Responsibilities:

Provide support and assistance to the lead conference coordinator in the responsibilities mentioned above

Job Requirements
  • A minimum of bachelors degree in communication, social sciences or equivalent
  • Over 3 years professional experience in general program/project management, and hands on experience in organising international/national conferences,
  • Specific experience in project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning
  • Familiarity with activities of religious organisations, as well as child survival, and development programs
  • Good writing, editing and communication skills with computer literacy and layout skills.
This advertisement is open to all eligible Kenyans irrespective of gender. The positions are on a one year contract.

Please send a copy of your applications including CV by e-mail only latest by 29th April 2011 to the Executive Director, IRCK on the following address: jobs@interreligiouscouncil.or.ke copy to irckjobs@gmail.com

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