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Program Officer Job in Kenya

Hivos Foundation
Program Officer(Fulltime)
The Service Delivery Indicator (SDI) project is a Hivos Initiative funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 

Its aim is to increase the scope and quality of education and health information available to citizens in Kenya.

  • Carry out grant making for the SDI project;
  • Implementation of the grant management procedures including monitoring and evaluation of the impact and outcome of the funding;
  • Ensure high quality and timely reporting;
  • Assist and advise individual partners on organisational and implementation issues;
  • Manage relationships with a wide range of relevant actors; build and strengthen networks and partnerships relevant and strategic to the SDI project;
  • Support collaboration between partners and other stakeholders in the area of joint knowledge development and programme implementation;
  • Represent the SDI project in external meetings, conferences and media interviews;
  • Supports communication of SDI project to actively promote use of the data;
The Program Officer reports to the Fund Manager and to the Director of Regional office in Nairobi.
Required skills:
  • A Masters degree in media, development or related area;
  • Extensive (at least 5 - 7 years) experience in media and civil society in the Kenyan context;
  • Capacity to motivate, collaborate and work with a diverse group of people;
  • Proven track record in project management & understanding of budgets;
  • Self motivated and can work simultaneously on a multiple tasks in an organized and structured manner;
  • Articulate and persuasive speaker with the ability to express themselves simply & concisely with a diverse audience;
  • Strong communication skills, as well as an excellent command of oral and written English and Swahili (required); and
  • Ability to work with large data sets (desirable).
How to apply:
If you meet the stated qualifications send a short cover letter and your CV to with the subject as “SDI Programme Officer” on or before 8th March 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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