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Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Programme Officer
Closing date: 5th January 2013           

Location Duty station: Nairobi
Organization: The Youth Agenda
Accountable to:Programme Manager
Job Summary 

Youth Agenda is looking for a Programme Officer responsible for providing  programmatic and technical support in the formulation, implementation, evaluation,  resource mobilisation, proposal and report writing  in a professional and effective manner.
Overall, the Programme Officer’s duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Designing and implementing governance and development programmes with specific focus to electoral and political participation, human rights protection, social and economic advancement of young people;
  • Developing proposals and concepts in line with the strategic plan;
  • Generating  quality programme reports
  • Conducting relevant thematic research on youth related issues;
  • Identifying capacity-building needs of youth  in terms of  policy, advocacy and communications, and provide close support and technical advice in order to strengthen the platforms’ capacities;
  • Generating, organising  and channelling data for policy making process including monitoring policy implementation
  • Coordinating Documenting, publishing and disseminating youth related information.
  • Conducting civic education and promoting civic engagement
  • Identifying and implement projects that promote leadership of integrity, national values, cohesion, unity, equity among young people
  • Lobbying for and supporting youth participation  and representation in decision making process
  • Continuous fundraising, proposal writing, reporting, monitoring and documentation
Personal Specification
  • Candidates must have in their possession a University degree in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Community Development, Law, Sociology, Political Science, Strategic Management or related field;
  • Postgraduate qualifications in a related field  is an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 1 year experience working on governance  and development issues
  • Candidates must be below 35 years of age
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to write various types of documents proposals and donor reports;
  • Strong research and communication skills ;
  • Analytical thinking and decisive judgment;
  • Experience of working with civil society, and of developing and implementing strategies for civil society capacity-building and dialogue/advocacy towards power-holders would be an advantage;
  • Experience of working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts, and excellent political, economic and social  judgement;
  • Understanding of youth issues
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan manner, sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences;
  • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach;
  • A flexible and dynamic approach to work is essential.
Terms of Employment
A  competitive remuneration will be provided commensurate to the qualifications of the successful candidate.
This position will evolve. 

Responsibilities and job description may be reviewed and refined with changing business needs.
Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest and expectations from the position and curriculum vitae with contact details of three professional referees by 5th  January  2013 to E-mail:

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