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Programs Officer Job in Kibera Nairobi Kenya

Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum.

We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all.

In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera.

The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school.

The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber café, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs.

We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health.

By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant positions:-

Community Programs Officer

Location: Kibera

Reports to: Kibera Program Manager

Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm, 2 Saturdays a month

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Lead the implementation, development, and growth of all community programs (Youth, HIV+ Women Support Program, Adult Education , Economic Empowerment, Water & Sanitation, Community Library and Cyber Cafe).
  • Manage program development and strategic growth of all community programs to ensure all programs meet targets and goals
  • Organize community events
  • Manage reporting and impact measurement for all programs
  • Recruit, manage, train, and provide support for community programs staff
  • Oversee budget request and approval process
  • Develop and execute a marketing plan for community programs with goal of increasing community participation.
  • Work with parents and community stakeholders to ensure effectiveness

Candidate Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in community development
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in a leadership position focused on community development with management responsibilities
  • Passion for Shining Hope’s mission and work and ability to work comfortably in the Kibera slums.
  • Program design and evaluation experience
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities; comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and committed to meeting deadlines and creating and improving processes.
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects and significantly drive the progress of the SHOFCO’s community programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with myriad stakeholders at all levels.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager,

So as to reach us no later than 31st December 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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