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Programme Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Programme Advisor, Kenya
Reporting to: Programme Manager Kenya
Based: Nairobi with approx. 40% travel to Kenya and Somalia
Duration: 4 years
The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is an international and ecumenical centre that supports and promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action that entails the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing the preconditions for building peace.

LPI's work in Kenya focuses on enhancing the resilience of communities to engage with conflict in nonviolent and constructive ways, so that sustainable arrangements for the management of resources are developed and enforced, and at the same time synergies between local and national efforts are created so that the pattern of neglect from central power is interrupted and more attention and resources are devoted to the targeted area, and the current conflicts in the area targeted by the programme can be transformed.
Job purpose:  

Your responsibility is two-fold: 
  1. You are responsible for supporting the implementation of the Kenya Programme; 
  2. You are responsible for the design and implementation of Organisational Development (OD) plans for LPI’s Partner Organisations (PO) in Kenya and Somalia.
Key tasks and responsibilities 

Supporting the implementation of the Kenya Programme:
  • You support the planning, implementation and reporting of all programme activities.
  • You support projects with POs and monitor compliance with contractual responsibilities.
  • You ensure that all data concerning the programme are filed in both hard and soft copies in an orderly and centralised system.
  • You make yourself available in order to support POs on issues that are relevant to the success of the programme.
Organisational Development:
  • You lead the assessment of POs’ administration, finance and programme capacities and produce written assessment reports for decision making by the Programme Manager Kenya and the Programme Manager Somalia.
  • You write one OD plan for each PO in Kenya and Somalia, encompassing all programme, administration and finance dimensions. 
  • You coordinate the implementation of the OD plan, including management of activities, outsourcing and budget control. 
  • In collaboration with the Programme Advisors - Monitoring & Evaluation, for Kenya and for Somalia, you monitor progress towards OD expected results and apply adjustments in order to maximise effectiveness and efficiency.
Work Relationships: Resident Representative, Administration and Finance Unit, Partners in Kenya and Somalia, Programme Advisors, Head Office in Sweden, Third parties as needed.
Skills and qualifications required:
  • Professional experience project work in peacebuilding and/or development fields.
  • Professional experience in Organisational Development.
  • University degree in management, education, development studies or other relevant field. Master’s preferred, Bachelor with relevant skills and experience (5+ years) may be considered.
  • Good analytical writer (English).
  • Fluency in Swahili language is a requirement, Somali language would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest in peacebuilding and organisational development, experience in NGO programme work a strong asset.
  • Able to travel to field locations in Kenya and South-Central Somalia.
  • Balanced, mature personality with developed diplomatic skills, able to cope with working in stressful environments.
  • Eager and flexible mind, willing to acquire new skills on the job.
  • The candidate does not require a work permit to work in Kenya.
To apply: 

Send a one-page letter detailing your qualifications and interests in the subject area and a full CV to 

Please state “Programme Advisor - Kenya” as a reference in your letter of application. 

The deadline is May 18, 2012, at 16.00 EAT. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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