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Programme Officer (Somalia) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Salary: Ksh 74,750 – Ksh 92,000 Gross Per Month

Benefits: Currently includes, 24 days annual leave, Medical Cover, Per-diem (where applicable)

Location: Nairobi

The overall objective of Merlin’s work in Somalia is to contribute to a reduction of health inequalities and to a reversal in the current downward trend in health related indicators.

Merlin does this by responding to emergency needs as well as continuing to build on lasting working relationships with communities and local partners; supporting the strengthening of the Somalia health system; approaching health problems with innovative interventions; developing answers to key practical questions through operational research; and using the lessons learned at local levels to feed into national-level programming and planning.

As a Programme Officer, you will work towards the achievements of MERLIN’s goals in Somalia through effective lateral relations and teamwork.

You will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Writing proposals and concept notes whilst coordinating with all relevant team members.
  • Assisting with the compilation of budgets for concept notes and proposals.
  • Receiving weekly and monthly sit-reps and communicating with relevant departments regarding requests from the field.
  • Ensuring follow ups from relevant departments and feeding back to the field.
  • Managing the funding tracker to ensure it is up to date with all funding information.
  • Managing the reporting schedule to ensure reports are submitted on time. Sending out schedules each month to all PCs with reminders of which reports are due that month.
  • Editing the donor reports and incorporating input from technical staff.
  • Communicating regularly with the desk in London to keep track of reports, proposals etc that are being reviewed and to providing the desk with information.
  • Organizing monthly programme review meetings and quarterly CMT meetings.
  • Sending information requested from Head Office such as information for website articles, photos, case studies.
  • Ensuring Donor Map is being updated with new donor information and Merlin interactions with donors (meetings, action points, proposal submissions).
  • Conducting any other tasks, within the scope of your role, which you may be assigned by the Country Director and/or Country Health Director.
The postholder must have relevant sufficient experience in similar capacity.

You Will be educated to degree level with proven ability to operate effectively as part of a team, excellent communication skills both written and verbal, be able to problem solve and maintain good working relationships with diverse group of people. 

Knowledge and experience of working with the NGO sector would be an advantage.

How to apply: Should this role be of interest to you, please send you applications to by 5pm on Friday, 24th February 2012. 

Alternatively, you may wish to post your application to, 

HR Department, Merlin, Nairobi Office, 
P.O Box 3350 – 00200, 
Nairobi, Kenya.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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