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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Peace Group


Peace Group is a new Not-For-Profit organization that has recently been awarded a 6-year and 8-year programs in Africa by International organizations working with women to promote peace. 

Peace group is setting up its offices in East Africa, with Kenya being the first country in order to promote democracy, good governance and peaceful elections as the country will be heading towards the general elections. 

The offices would be in six regions in Kenya; Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central, Coast and Nairobi being the head office.

These programs aim to appropriately empower African women and youth to strengthen their socio-economic and political stakes through women and youth-led and managed initiatives and institutions.

Peace Group is seeking to fill the following vacant positions for the following anticipated offices in Kenya:

Chief of Party


Stationed in Nairobi with frequent travel to project sites

Purpose Of The Job

The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall strategic leadership and oversight to the project.  S/he will ensure timely and efficient delivery of project’s results.  

S/he will be responsible for co-coordinating partners, programme planning and review, stakeholder engagement, financial and people management, and donor reporting.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall strategic and programmatic leadership and oversight within the consortium of project partners 
  • Ensure that project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are pro-actively disseminated.
  • Provide oversight of all project operations and reporting, ensuring compliance with DONOR requirements and regulations.
  • Work closely with the DONOR and Government counterparts, to ensure the project effectively complies with the DONOR and GOK objectives, rules and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with the policy and legislative requirements of DONOR as stipulated under the Agreement.
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance to project technical staff, ensure synchrony and collaboration between technical staff from the various partner organizations and work with them to bring ideas, findings, and lessons learned to project leadership and the donor agency.
  • Responsible for timely preparation of annual work plans and reports to the donor.
  • Supervise, mentor, manage and motivate staff for optimal performance of the project.
  • Responsible for co-ordination and collaboration with partner and key stakeholders.
  • Document and disseminate programme achievements and lessons
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
Qualifications And Competencies        
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Masters Degree in a relevant field. A Doctoral Degree is desirable.
  • Experience in Human Resources Management in developing countries would be an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of the HIV/AIDS sector and capacity building, especially in Kenya.
  • Exceptional managerial and operational experience, and preferably in managing large complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions in developing countries/sub Saharan Africa.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working with DONOR supported projects and knowledge of the emergency plan goals and DONOR financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, managing staff, and field and managing short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages.
  • A team player with visionary leadership.
Deputy Chief of Party

Stationed in Nairobi with frequent travel to project sites

Purpose of the Job

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for working under the COP to provide strategic leadership and oversight to the project.  S/he will ensure timely and efficient delivery of project’s results as per assignments by the COP.  

Qualifications And Competencies        
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Masters Degree in a relevant field.
  • Sound knowledge of the HIV/AIDS sector and capacity building, especially in Kenya.
  • Exceptional managerial and operational experience, and preferably in managing large complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions in developing countries/sub Saharan Africa.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with DONOR supported projects and knowledge of the emergency plan goals and DONOR financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, managing staff, and field and managing short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages.
  • A team player with visionary leadership.
Program Coordinator (1 for each region)

The Program Coordinator will have extensive experience in managing peace-building programs. 

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day administration and implementation of Peace Group's program activities, including baseline survey, participatory stakeholder mapping, coordination with other peace actors, peace-building training, planning of community dialogues and reconstruction projects. 

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation and reporting tasks and will play a key role in building the capacity of Peace Group's local partners.

Requirements for this position:
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with NGOs on peace-building and economic development Projects, at least 2 of which in a senior managerial role;
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in peace-building, economic development or related field;
  • Extensive experience conducting trainings in conflict mitigation, income generation and monitoring and evaluating program outputs and outcomes;
  • Proven experience in managing staff and ensuring that program objectives are met in an efficient and effective manner;
  • Strong commitment to working with youth and vulnerable groups regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender;
  • Extensive experience working with and building the capacity of local partners in areas of leadership, conflict mitigation and income generation;
  • Willing and able to travel extensively throughout the Rift Valley province;
  • Excellent English communication and report writing skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including full knowledge of MS Office applications.
The Program Assistant (1 for each region)

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Program Assistant will provide all necessary assistance to ensure effective and efficient day-to-day implementation of program activities, including stakeholder mapping, conflict mitigation trainings, community dialogues, reconstruction projects, as well as monitoring of program activities in the field and provide weekly overviews to the Program Coordinator.

Requirements
  • University Degree in Social Studies, community development or related field; 
  • minimum 2 years work experience with a NGO in a similar capacity; commitment to working with youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender; 
  • ood interpersonal and problem solving skills; 
  • strong written and verbal communication skills; and strong computer skills.
Logistics Officer (1 for each region)

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for all logistical support and procurement activities, including maintaining records of assets and managing fleet and stores for the regional office.

Requirements:  
  • University Degree, CIPS qualification or equivalent; 
  • at least 2 years work experience with an international NGO in a similar capacity is desirable; 
  • ability to meet deadlines; 
  • strong computer skills; excellent interpersonal skills; 
  • ability to abide by Peace Group's and donors' guidelines and procurement code of conduct.
Finance/Admin Officer (1 for each region)

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Finance/Admin Officer will be responsible for accurate and timely completion of all financial aspects, general administration and HR functions for the Regional office. S/he will ensure compliance with Peace Group's financial and administrative guidelines, as well as that of the Kenyan Government and Peace Group donors.

Requirements:  
  • University degree, CPA qualification or equivalent; 
  • experience in finance/admin; 
  • at least 2 years work experience with an international NGO in a similar capacity is desirable; 
  • familiarity with various donor financial reporting regulations; 
  • attention to detail and capacity to work under pressure; 
  • excellent computer skills and full proficiency in Excel. 
Administrative Assistant (1 for each region)

Under the supervision and guidance of the Finance/Admin Officer, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for smooth-running of all office functions, perform front office duties, making all local travel arrangements and provide assistance to the Finance/Admin Officer as required

Requirements:  
  • Relevant diploma; 
  • at least 1 year work experience in a similar position with a NGO; 
  • front office management experience; 
  • excellent interpersonal skills; 
  • excellent computer skills; 
  • ability to multitask; 
  • good communication skills; 
  • ability to work under pressure and pay attention to detail. 
Field Assistants – Several posts

The field assistants will assist the Peace Group tracking team. Activities will include administering surveys to individuals and households, meeting with stakeholders and Government bodies to find out their fears and contributions they would be making to ensure peaceful co-existence before and after elections, and travelling to those areas in order to interview individuals.

Requirements: 

It is preferred that candidates 
  • have obtained a college diploma or university degree, preferably in sociology, statistics, economics, education, development studies, social sciences, health, or related fields. 
  • Candidates must have completed secondary schooling.
  • Skills in data collection and survey administration; ability to work with local administrators; training in taking anthropometric measurements preferred. 
  • Computer knowledge and typing skills required.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before 4.00p.m. Tue 3rd July 2012 a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three references (including a recent or supervisor) to vannessa.bredin@gmail.com.

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject the position and region they are applying for e.g.“Application for the position of “Program Coordinator – Coast Region”.

Applications without this subject heading will be disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates.

Potential candidates will be interviewed as applications are received.

Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted

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