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Program Coordinators (Health, Livelihood & Governance) and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan Kenya has the following vacancies:

1. Program Coordinator (Health) 

- Based in Kisumu and Bondo Program Units

2 Positions

The incumbent will report to the Program Unit Manager and is responsible for designing and managing implementation of Program Unit health programs.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Ensure well managed budget
  • Ensure well managed corporate systems e.g. PPM
  • Ensure sufficient resources/grants raised in line with Program Unit Long Term Plans (PULTPs)
  • Ensure effectively managed grants
  • Produce quality, accurate and timely program documents
  • Ensure well managed Program Outlines (POs)
  • Produce timely and accurate grant-related reports
  • Conduct interim and annual team performance evaluations for Project Officers
  • Ensure well managed and high performing team
  • Plan’s active participation in sector specific forums to engage with partners and other stakeholders for effective program implementation
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in Social Sciences or Public Health
  • Experience in Public Health will be an added advantage
  • 3 years hands on experience in similar position in an NGO set-up
  • Experience in rights based programming
  • Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking
  • Understanding of RBA to development and participatory approaches
  • Good facilitation and negotiation
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated experience in gender integration in projects
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent grasp of programming concepts
  • Strong management skills
  • Good Administrative and communication skills
  • Strong budget management, monitoring and reporting
2. Program Coordinator (Livelihood)

- Based in Kilifi Program Unit

This job holder reports to the Program Unit Manager and is responsible for designing and managing implementation of Program Unit livelihood programs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure well managed budget
  • Ensure well managed corporate systems e.g. PPM
  • Ensure sufficient resources/grants raised in line with Program Unit Long Term Plans (PULTPs)
  • Ensure effectively managed grants
  • Produce quality, accurate and timely program documents
  • Ensure well managed Program Outlines (POs)
  • Produce timely and accurate grant-related reports
  • Conduct interim and annual team performance evaluations for Project Officers
  • Ensure well managed and high performing team
  • Plan’s active participation in sector specific forums to engage with partners and other stakeholders for effective program implementation
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
  • 3 years hands on experience in similar position in an NGO set-up
  • Experience in rights based programming
  • Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking
  • Understanding of RBA to development and participatory approaches
  • Good understanding of livelihood issues in Kenya
  • Good facilitation and negotiation
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated experience in gender integration in projects
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent grasp of programming concepts
  • Strong management skills
  • Good Administrative and communication skills
  • Strong budget management, monitoring and reporting
3. Program Coordinator (Governance)

– Based in Homabay Program Unit

This job reports to the Program Unit Manager.

The job holder will be responsible for designing and managing implementation of Program Unit governance programs on a five year contract basis.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure well managed budget
  • Ensure well managed corporate systems e.g. PPM
  • Ensure sufficient resources/grants raised in line with Program Unit Long Term Plans (PULTPs)
  • Ensure effectively managed grants
  • Produce quality, accurate and timely program documents
  • Ensure well managed Program Outlines (POs)
  • Produce timely and accurate grant-related reports
  • Conduct interim and annual team performance evaluations for Project Officers
  • Ensure well managed and high performing team
  • Plan’s active participation in sector specific forums to engage with partners and other stakeholders for effective program implementation
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
  • 3 years hands on experience in similar position in an NGO set-up
  • Experience in rights based programming
  • Good understanding of development and governance issues in Kenya
  • Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking
  • Understanding of rights based approach to development and participatory approaches
  • Good facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated experience in gender integration in projects
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent grasp of programming concepts
  • Strong management skills
  • Good Administrative and communication skills
  • Strong budget management, monitoring and reporting
4. Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator 

– Based in Bondo Program Unit

The position reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.

The job holder will be responsible for supporting the Program Unit (PU) in program/project planning, information gathering and synthesis, reflection and reporting processes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Facilitate development of PU’s participatory monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Support operationalisation of programs / projects at PU level.
  • Train staff and communities in basic M&E processes (gathering data analyse and decision making).
  • Institutionalisation of corporate monitoring and evaluation tools at PU level.
  • Provide measurement and assessment of performance in order to effectively manage outcomes and outputs of results.
  • Enhance organizational and development learning through participatory processes.
  • Documentation/sharing of successes (best practices) and failures on a regular basis.
  • Participate in development of yearly program budgets and project operational plans.
  • Facilitate the establishment, maintenance and usage of resource databank at Community Based Organization level.
  • Facilitate community based information sharing and dissemination systems for evaluation and other special studies.
  • Facilitate CBO capacity enhancement.
  • Enhance children participation in planning, program design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Participate in program development
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • A Bachelors Degree in Development Studies or equivalent from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation
  • Experience in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation processes
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development
  • Demonstrated skills computer skills and use of statistical packages(SPSS, EPI info)
  • Analytical, negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment and communities at all levels.
  • Innovative and independent thinker.
Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection. 

Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 12th October 2011.
 

Your email (Or Envelope) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.

You are invited to read more about Plan in our website
 www.plan-international.org.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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