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Program Officer Job in Kenya


Islamic Relief is an international NGO, established in 1984 in the UK; IR seeks to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development  activities.
 
We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion, color and gender. Islamic Relief is currently running programmes in education, health & nutrition, water & sanitation, environmental conservation, livelihood Support and child welfare sectors. 

IRK also implements seasonal food security programmes including the Ramadan Food Distribution and Qurbani.
 
Position: Child Protection Program Officer
 
Overall Responsibility:
 
Under the supervision of the Head of Programmes, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the achievement of the project objectives and managing the partnership relationships with program sub-awardees.
 
She/he will also offer technical support to Dadaab and Mandera based Child Welfare teams. 

The position will be 80% Nairobi and 20% field based.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the overall management of the project in line with the project documents/workplan
  • Design overall technical and operational plans for project ; ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines
  • Concept note/proposal development
  • Design and maintain participatory project specific M&E system/s and monitoring plan/s
  • Prepare and submit consistent quality reports
  • Undertake collaborative needs assessments and evaluations
  • Manage project cycle for project specific sub-grants
  • Develop and/or strengthen linkages with relevant Child Protection coordination bodies on relevant sector and cross-cutting topics
Experience/qualification
  • Preferably a minimum social science degree in a related discipline; advanced degree would be added advantage
  • Proven management of sub-grants
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in child protection programs; experience with working in urban settlements would be an added advantage, especially with an international humanitarian NGO
  • Experience in project cycle management, proposal, report writing and excellent computer skills
How to Apply:
 
Send in your updated CV with cover letter (address how your professional experience makes you a good fit for the position) and 3 professional references to info@islamic-relief.or.ke or ir2012hr@gmail.com to reach us no later than Friday, May 3rd, 2013. 

Clearly mention the position you are applying for. 

CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
For a detailed job description on the position kindly visit our website: www.islamicreliefkenya.org.

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