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Assistant Programme Officer - Humanitarian Aid Job in Kenya

Job title: Assistant Programme Officer - Humanitarian Aid (H.A)

Department: Programmes

Reports to: Humanitarian Aid Programme Coordinator


Humanitarian Aid programme seeks to enhance accountability mechanisms and the effectiveness of relief programmes with specific reference to food assistant programmes.

The programme will rely on multi stakeholders approach in conducting research on governance in the Food Aid sector and building up capacities of Humanitarian actors to mitigate corruption risks. This will be followed by research based advocacy.

The assistant programme officer will work under the supervision of the Humanitarian Aid programme coordinator to ensure the quality and timely delivery of the project objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the assistant programme officer shall;

1. Programme Management 
  • Assist in the implementation of the programme activities and ensure timely delivery of project output
  • Assist in preparing and writing programme narrative and financial reports
  • Ensure the logistic and administrative preparation of H.A programme meetings, workshops, conference and field visits
  • Assist liaison with donors, and otherwise assist in fundraising and project development for follow up Humanitarian Aid programmes
  • Assist in developing guidelines for advocacy / communications / policy and research contributions to project.
2. Research 
  • Carry out research including desk review, key informant interviews & survey in H.A and food aid sector and write briefings and summary papers
  • Assist in liaising with the consultants and other stakeholders working on the Food Assistance Integrity Study
  • Support the drafting and review of the study methodological approach, survey tools, and stakeholders mapping
  • Assist in mobilizing, training and coordinating teams conducting field surveys
  • Assist reviewing and editing drafts of the Food Assistance Integrity
  • Study, Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of the study
3. Partnerships / Capacity Building 
  • Assist identification, liaison and networking with Humanitarian Actors in Kenya and in the Horn of Africa
  • On request, represent TI Kenya in Humanitarian forums or other relevant meetings and conferences
  • Maintain an up to date lists of contact and profile of organizations involved in Humanitarian Aid in Kenya and in the Horn of Africa
  • Assist in the planning, organisation and evaluation of training materials, capacity building modules and curriculums to enhance accountability mechanisms and procedures among humanitarian actors in Kenya and the horn of Africa.
4. Resource Mobilization
  • Assist in developing exceptional proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the programme.
  • Includes maintaining a well managed proposal tracking matrix.
  • University degree in related field (International relations / development, Political Sciences, Social Sciences).
  • Minimum two years of relevant working experience (NGOs/International organizations/Institutions that work on humanitarian aid).
  • Experience from ASAL regions will be an added advantage
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of governance structure & policies in the Humanitarian Aid sector with emphasis on Food Assistance Sector
  • Ability and willingness to travel to ASAL and other regions in Kenya and neighboring countries
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills both in English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of local language (Somali, Borana) spoken in ASAL regions of Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and consistently produce high standard work.
  • Strong networking, leadership skills & team player.
How to apply:

All interested candidates are invited to submit their applications together with an updated CV and current contacts of three professional referees:

OR addressed to;

Executive Director
Transparency International-Kenya
P O Box 198, Nairobi, GPO 00200

All applications must reach us on or before Monday 13th July 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TI-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer!

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