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Program Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

A leading Pan African Child Rights Organization is looking for a Program Officer to be based in Nairobi with regular travel to the field. 

The Program Officer will be responsible for implementing “Contributing to the elimination of child trafficking in Kenya project.”

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • He/She will participate in needs identification, planning and implementation of project activities, identifying needs related to capacity building of community groups, child rights clubs, teachers and community members
  • The program officer will be responsible for preparing the project monthly, quarterly and annual reports, participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities, and participate in capacity building activities and field visits
  • Manage program expenses and properties, including maintenance of internal control procedures to ensure that expenses are reasonable, allowable and necessary.
  • Oversee and provide technical direction; lead development of program strategies and set priorities; and ensure sustainable approaches and implementation.
  • Facilitate networking and linkages amongst partners, including Government of Kenya partners, local NGOs and grassroots organizations, businesses and individuals;
  • Establish and manage monitoring and evaluation systems for the program,
  • Identify program related funding opportunities and develop, submit and follow up on proposals to donor institutions.
  • The officer will also be required to complete other tasks as assigned.
  • A minimum of first University degree in Social sciences from a recognized university, a Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years experience in program management and implementation.
  • Strong analytical ability and good communication skills in English and Swahili.
  • Strong skills in personnel and financial management, writing, monitoring and evaluation
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and power point.
  • Ability to embrace team work and work with minimum supervision.
  • Experience of working within the Rights Based Approach framework.
  • Professional experience of community mobilization, organizing, advocacy and lobbying including development of action plans and strategies.
  • Demonstrable understanding of local decision making processes.
  • Experience in delivering trainings and facilitation as appropriate to different groups and situations.
How to Apply: 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit, via e-mail, a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae including day time contacts and three referees

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