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Project Co-ordinator Job in Kenya

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan nationals for the following position:

Job Title:
 Project Co-ordinator

Reporting to:
 The Interim Steering Committee, Kenya Platform for Social Protection Platform

Contract:
 9 months with possible extension

Background

The Kenya Platform for Social Protection was formed in December 2008 with the aim of strengthening civil society engagement through advocacy, formulation and implementation of social protection policies and programmes in Kenya.

The Platform draws membership from non-governmental organizations, faith based organizations, community based organizations, and other stakeholders including private sector whose core mandate is working with people with disability, children, older persons and other vulnerable members of society.

Since its formation the Platform has conducted training workshops for civil society organizations in the country, participated in the formulation of the Kenya Social Protection Policy and Strategy through inputting and in the validation process and carried out desk mapping exercise of the various social protection interventions in the country.

Job content and Key Tasks
  • To work with the Steering Committee to identify needs, design, develop and implement platform programmes and activities.
  • To design and implement platform membership recruitment strategies
  • To disseminate information about Social Protection programme development issues to help strengthen the skills and knowledge of the Social Protection Platform.
  • To prepare proposals and reports for donors as required.
  • To access resources and promote the integration of social protection into donor agendas by undertaking donor research and developing and maintaining effective donor relationships.
  • To develop links and share experiences with other stakeholders in order to promote the mainstreaming social protection in development work.
  • To participate in meetings and other events involving Social Protection audiences.
  • To develop links with research, academic and other development institutes.
  • To provide support in the organisation of training events – including logistics, liaising with participants, workshop reports and so on.
  • To represent the platform in meetings with government, donors and other stakeholders in the social protection sector
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by the Steering Committee.
Extent of Authority

The post holder will make day-to-day decisions regarding the implementation of work within an agreed framework and budget limitations.

Person Specification

Essential
  • A degree in social sciences or a related field
  • At least 3 years’ work experience with an NGO,
  • Experience in programme coordination with donors, civil society and private sector is essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in compiling, producing and disseminating information
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Strong fundraising skills
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Strong team building and networking skills
  • Ability and willingness to be administratively self-supporting
Desirable
  • Knowledge and interest in Social Protection.
Applicants should send their CV and a brief cover letter outlining the relevant experience for the position by email to nairobi.hr@concern.net by 10th July, 2011.

For more information
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Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


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