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Program Officer and Project Officers Jobs in Kenya

The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) is a coalition of all faith communities in Kenya.

Working together, these faith communities seek to deepen interfaith dialogue and collaboration by mobilising the moral, social and spiritual assets of religious people for common action towards shared concerns.

To facilitate the implementation of various programs and projects, we wish to advertise the following positions within the organisation :

Position:
 Program Officer – Peace and Conflict Transformation
Duty Station:
 50% Field; 50% Nairobi
Duration:
 2 year contract with possibility of extension
Reports to:
 Executive Director

Role: Coordination of the organisation’s projects in peace and conflict transformation

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic leadership in the peace and conflict transformation program of IRCK.
  • To develop project plans, schedules and budgets
  • To coordinate and supervise field staff and operations
  • To liaise with and build trust with national and local religious leaders for smooth projects implementation.
  • To prepare and submit regular and periodic program reports to the program oversight and governance structures of IRCK.
  • To prepare concept notes, proposals and other fundraising papers for consideration.
Qualifications and essential attributes
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or peace studies with post graduate training with over 8 years experience in any of the areas of interfaith work, diplomacy, peacebuilding, conflict analysis or training.
  • Strong program management skills and experience.
  • Experience working with child protection issues
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience in field staff management.
  • Experience in participatory research or program monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Experience in working with communities in northern Kenya is an added advantage
  • Experience of working with faith communities, ecumenical or interfaith bodies will be an added advantage
Position: Project Officer - Research and Analysis
Duty Station:
 Marsabit Town with frequent travel throughout Marsabit County
Duration:
 15 months contract
Reports to:
 Program Officer – Peace and Conflict Transformation

Role:
 Research and analysis advise, design and implementation.

Key Responsibilities
  • To develop and implement methods and tools for conflict analyses and research that are tailored to the project context, resources and needs.
  • To plans research topics relevant to project objectives
  • To gathers materials and documents experiences and lessons learned that could further be used to enhance the organisation’s activities.
  • In cooperation with the Program Officer – Peace and Conflict Transformation, to prepare periodical and/or ad hoc conflict analysis reports, in order to inform the project’s field engagement.
Qualifications and essential attributes
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or peace studies with post graduate training with over 5 years experience in peacebuilding, conflict analysis or training.
  • Post-graduate training or experience in research including development and supervision of participatory research.
  • Experience in working with nomadic communities in northern Kenya
  • Ability to speak in any of the local languages of Borana, Gabbra, Rendille, Turkana or Samburu.
  • Knowledge or experience of working with faith communities will be an added advantage
Position: Project Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Duty Station:
 Marsabit Town with frequent travel throughout Marsabit County
Duration:
 15 months contract
Reports to:
 Program Officer – Peace and Conflict Transformation

Role
  • Monitoring and evaluation of program/project activities
  • Documentation of results
  • Sharing and learning with field, partners and headquarter staff
Key Responsibilities
  • To facilitate the development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning (MERL) frameworks of project activities.
  • Generate monthly and periodical reports to the partners, program oversight committee and other organs.
  • To facilitate the development of monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning tools.
  • To facilitate community participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • To carry out continuous monitoring of project activities.
  • To coordinate planned evaluations of projects activities and results.
Qualifications and essential attributes
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or peace studies with post graduate training with over 5 years experience in program monitoring, evaluation and documentation.
  • Experience in working with nomadic communities in northern Kenya is an added advantage.
  • Ability to speak in any of the local languages of Borana, Gabbra, Rendille, Turkana or Samburu.
  • Knowledge or experience of working with faith communities will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent IT Skills
Application process

Interested candidates are expected to make applications to jobs@interreligiouscouncil.or.ke by 13th July, 2011.

Applicants are expected to send a cover letter and CV in PDF format as attachment to the email forwarding the application.

The cover letter, addressed to the Executive Director, should clearly indicate the position they are applying for.

Only applications received at the above email address by the end of the applications date will be considered.

Those who do not meet the requisite qualifications need not apply.

IRCK will only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Canvassing will automatically disqualify those involved

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