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Programme Coordinator Job in Kenya

Programme Coordinator, Food Income and Market (FIM)

Reports to: ACD Programmes

Direct reports: Programme Manager, Urban Livelihoods; Programme Manager, ASAL Livelihoods; Programme Support Officer

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract Details: Fixed Term

Job Purpose:


To develop, coordinate and manage Concern Kenya’s FIM programme in line with the country’s needs, as well as Concern’s country and global strategies

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Programme Management and Development:
  • Lead the FIM programme strategy development process and ensure that it is aligned to the Kenya Country strategy as well as the global strategy and policies for Concern Worldwide
  • Ensure that the programme is designed to address the following: Participatory methodologies, Disaster Risk Reduction, Community Development, Capacity Building, Equality (with an emphasis on gender and gender-based violence) and HIV&AIDS.
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of FIM programmes in line with the 5 year programme strategy
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the WASH component of the FIM programme
  • Coordinate partnership with the various levels of Government (i.e. National and County level) in the implementation of programme activities in the various programme locations
  • Provide technical and strategic direction to the various components of the FIM programme i.e. Urban, ASAL and WASH including emergency response
  • Initiate and manage programme reviews, external evaluations, studies and consultancies.
  • Produce quality programme proposals and budgets in a timely manner for submission to Concern HQ and donors.
  • Lead research and advocacy interventions related to the programme at national and international level.
  • Promote partnerships with national and international organizations working in the area of FIM, including the development of capacity building strategies and skills to ensure adequate partner support
  • Identify and recruit new partners and facilitate development of new and ongoing programmes
  • Lead organisational capacity building of partners to ensure their development and sustainability
  • Oversee the assessment, support and ongoing monitoring of partners involved in the implementation of the FIM programme.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts in the country to support strategic positions
  • Represent Concern at inter-agency and government coordination meetings pertaining to the FIM programme.
  • Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for the programme.
  • Ensure M&E is incorporated into all programme plans and mechanisms are implemented.
  • Prepare regular reports for Country Management Team and donors
Staff Management:
  • Recruit, manage and support programme staff ensuring that there is a clearly defined structure, up-to-date job description, and reporting mechanisms for each staff.
  • Identify training needs for staff and provide or coordinate the provision of the training necessary for the delivery of a high quality FIM programme. In particular, build the capacity of staff involved in the programme through the provision of technical support, training and advice.
  • Conduct Performance and Development Review for each programme staff on a timely manner.
Financial management:
  • Lead the development of programme budget in consultation with the finance department.
  • Manage the programme budget, including regular monitoring of expenditure against budget, in accordance with Concern financial procedures and guidelines.
  • Develop a clear work and expenditure plan and ensure that the programme is implemented within the agreed/approved budget.
Responding to Emergencies:
  • Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary
  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies
Person specification:
  • Master’s degree level qualification in a related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in development programming at Programme Coordinator/ Manager level
  • Atleast 5 years’ experience in managing a livelihoods, urban development, social protection or WASH programme
  • Experience in strategy development process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good training and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team; good interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines
  • Good knowledge and competence of computer applications i.e. Microsoft, Word, Excel,
How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by sending a CV and a covering letter with the subject “Programme Coordinator FIM” addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager Concern Worldwide P.O. Box 13850-00800 Nairobi

or to the following email address: nairobi.hr@concern.net

Each application should include three referees who can validate technical expertise. 

Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

The closing date for application is Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer

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