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Deputy Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Deputy Programme Officer
Reference: Climate Governance Integrity Programme
Duty Station: Nairobi
Job Summary:Transparency International-Kenya (TI-Kenya) is part of the Transparency International movement that is a non-partisan coalition of individuals with a shared vision of a corruption free world. 

TI-Kenya is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global coalition against corruption with which we share knowledge and exchange ideas for the greater good of Kenya.

Climate Governance Programme aims at strengthening the legal framework & policies governing environmental practice. 

The programme aims at ensuring equitable sharing of accruing environmental benefits through citizen mobilization and empowerment.

Transparency International Kenya (TI –Kenya) is implementing a programme of action geared to promoting transparency, accountability, integrity and anticorruption safeguards in climate finance governance (CFG) both nationally and globally. 

The purpose is to increase capacities of climate finance governance stakeholders to better engage, cooperate, advocate and contribute to CFG policy development, implementation and oversight through low carbon technology.

Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, the Deputy Programme Officer is in charge of implementing appropriate activities in support of TI- Kenya strategic goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Programme Management
  • Design projects, develop work plans/activities schedules and ensure successful implementation to achieve overall programme objectives aligned to TI-Kenya strategic goals.
  • Support timely programme reports; monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Support management of the programme budgets and resource allocation; monitoring expenditures, identification of budget gaps and proper accounting to donors. The task will include timely reports to relevant stakeholders.
  • Track and monitor project deliverables using M&E frameworks, produce M&E reports defining project progress and, analyse results in contribution to overall strategic development of the Climate Governance Programme.
  • Support the identification and recruitment of qualified service providers as well as procurement of assets/utilities and consultants for tasks specific to the programme. The Deputy Programme Officer shall also assist in preparation of the terms of reference, expression of interest and contracts in accordance with TIKenya policies and procedures and will facilitate successful delivery of work by such service providers.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that technical documents of the programme are fully reviewed, discussed and appropriately disseminated. This task includes support to research, data collection and reports.
  • Develop and implement national advocacy strategies and actions to promote and improve transparency, accountability and integrity of climate governance.
  • Project organization and co-ordination including meetings, dialogues with partners, development of research and e – learning tools for stakeholders. • Build capacity of staff and relevant stakeholders on climate governance with specific influence on climate finance governance, service delivery, public procurement and development of IEC materials on the sub-programmes.
2. Strategy Development.
  • Support development of programme priorities and objectives and communicate to staff, partners and other stakeholders for mutual understanding and ownership.
  • Support development of TI Kenya national, regional and global strategies and implementation of climate governance
  • Support development of national advocacy actions and strategies to promote and improve transparency, accountability and integrity in climate governance which includes interventions to CFG policy development, designing and producing policy and working paper in climate governance issues and recommendations, convene high visibility events and campaign to increase awareness on climate governance.
3. Management of TI Kenya partners/partnerships.
  • Conduct national risk map and assessment of the key national entities responsible for climate finance for mitigation and adaptation projects;
  • Develop and maintain national or local climate governance networks and communities of practice involving climate governance stakeholders;
  • Conclude special Memorandum of understanding (MOUs) with key stakeholders;
  • Develop collaborative program strategies, resource mobilization, concerted efforts and collective results for desired impact;
  • Develop links and share experiences with relevant stakeholders to promote and mainstream climate governance transparency to achieve TI - Kenya vision and mission;
  • Provide technical support to project partners in the development of sound policies for transparent and accountable institutions of governance;
  • Support national or local climate finance governance e–learning tool and supplementary capacity building actions for local stakeholders to better understand and participate in national policy development and monitoring;
  • Mobilize TI Kenya good governance coalitions to participate in initiatives of climate governance.
4. Institutional learning
  • Support the development of e-learning, networking and knowledge/content management platforms for communication and share-learning.
  • Provide technical support for the development of structured opportunities of institutional learning including project monitoring and evaluation, highlighting success stories and lessons learnt and development of good practices.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold a graduate degree in Environmental Science;
  • At least five (2) years of proven experience in advocacy work around environmental governance, especially climate governance. This should include expertise in climate financing and familiarity with UNFCCC;
  • Experience in project management
  • Research skills.
  • ICT skills-use of share point, Ms Office 2010, Social networking tools & other project management computer software.
  • Experience related to knowledge management, Advocacy work, e-learning tools and/or online network management, preferred.
  • Good understanding of civil society and networks engaged in advocacy; knowledge of international institutions likely to be advocacy targets.
  • General knowledge of climate finance, climate governance and development issues. 
  • Knowledge of and interest in corruption and governance issues.
  • Excellent communication – spoken and written skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Public relations and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of messaging and public positioning; ability to identify newsworthy issues and stories, media opportunities and outlets
  • Creative response to opportunities in projects with integrated media and advocacy plans and actions
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines with a high level of creativity and flexibility
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit one document as an attachment (combining the application letter and CV with at least three professional referees) by email on/before close of business on 15th December 2014 to:

Please include the reference: Climate Governance Integrity Programme as the subject of your email applications.

Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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