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Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Country Program Coordinator (CPC)

Background: The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an agency of the United States Government. USADF provides grant funding to private businesses, farmers’ cooperatives, associations, and various community-based organizations, especially those serving marginalized peoples, engaged in economic and social development activities.

The Foundation started its grant funding activities in Turkana County, Kenya in 2011. USADF’s office in Lodwar provides on-going support to projects that have been financed and also continues to identify viable local self-help groups, NGOs, and small and medium-sized enterprises that show potential to create employment opportunities, generate sustainable incomes and have broad social impact beyond the grant activity.
The following seven key principles serve as guidelines for all USADF management planning, budgeting, and evaluation activities.

These priorities help ensure USADF stays true to ITS MISSION.


(2) Focus program activities on MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES in Africa.

(3) Invest in African ideas through PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT.

(4) Ensure projects produce long term SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESULTS.

(5) Promote AFRICAN LED AND MANAGED field project support.

(6) Achieve the highest levels of OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY.

(7) Support and develop an equal opportunity, RESULTS DRIVEN STAFF that rewards hard work, dedication to the mission, and personal success.

USADF seeks a qualified individual to serve as a Country Program Coordinator (CPC) for its field office in Lodwar, Kenya.

Required skills and knowledge of CPC include:
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business administration, management, public administration, finance, accounting, community development, economics, or a related field
  • Three years of professional experience in business development, finance, banking, auditing, monitoring and evaluation, and/or management of international development programs in Turkana County, Kenya
  • Experience working with marginalized groups and/or community-based enterprises
  • Experience managing client relationships, especially in a grants management, banking, business development, or international development context
  • Experience with financial management/accounting and preparation of financial reports
  • Experience auditing, monitoring, or evaluating international development programs
  • Fluency in Swahili and Turkana languages
  • High level of fluency in spoken and written English
  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout Turkana County, Kenya
  • High level of motivation, personal commitment, and ethical standards
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently in high visibility, high-pressure environments and operate in complex office environment, emergency and/or political crisis situations with minimal supervision;

Preferred skills and knowledge include:
  • Experience working with international donors
  • Experience with grant management or commercial/micro lending.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to ADF mission and priorities.
  • Knowledge or experience with community needs assessments.
  • Experience with participatory development methods.

How to Apply
This announcement is solely intended to advertise the Kenya Country Program Coordinator position opening.


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