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Pact is an International NGO with an office in Kenya among several other offices across the world, which enables systematic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.

PEACE III is a five-year project (2014-2019), funded by USAID and implemented by Pact.

The aim of PEACE III is to support EA regional and US government goals in improving stability along EA’s border regions by strengthening the horizontal and vertical linkages within and between local, national and regional conflict management actors.

PEACE III will work with local implementing partners to build capacity of community peace leaders and organizations while strengthening inter-personal and inter-communal collaboration at all levels

Pact is seeking to recruit dynamic, qualified and experienced individuals to fill the following position:

Position Title: Program Officer

Supervisor: Senior Program Officer

Supervises: None

Location: Mandera, Garissa

Job Summary: The position is responsible for implementing the PEACE III program activities ant to ensure effective management of the program.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Support Pact’s activities related to peace building
  • Provide technical support to the partners
  • Promote good record keeping and reporting practices by the partners
  • Promote compliance with government policies and regulations by supported partners.
  • Promote compliance with universal peacekeeping guidelines.
  • Support PEACE III partners to develop effective systems
  • Participate in the development of training modules and facilitate delivery of training to partners.'
  • Represent Pact in peace building coordination meetings.
  • Contribute to project and organizational reporting functions as relevant
  • Participate and lead IS processes, progress reviews and reporting as required
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the supervisor

Skills and Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development studies and other related fields, with at least 2 years’ experience

  • A Diploma in the above with at least 5 years field experience
  • Knowledge of Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Knowledge of Somali Cluster
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili; knowledge of Somali/ Borana language is an added advantage

  • Strong interpersonal and public relation skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with rural/urban working environment
  • Strong coordination skills
  • Strong team player

Application Process

We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Program Officer by 23rd, July 2014.

All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV in MS Word (.doc) version, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pact is a fair and equal opportunity employer.

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