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Program Coordinator Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Program Coordinator


Our client has been in existence since 1999 and is registered as a Trust under the Laws of Kenya with the aim of youth empowerment. Its target focus area is the youth from the informal settlement areas of Nairobi which constitutes 60% of the total population estimated at 7 million. 

They are largely underprivileged in terms of the basic human needs including access to education and training with 50% to 70% of them living below the poverty line.

The Trust equips the youths with knowledge in Web Design, IT skills, Creative Multimedia, Entrepreneurship and Sexual Reproductive Health. 

The Trust envisages a situation where 70% of the urban informal settlement youth access information Communication technology (ICT) skills that would improve their employability and ability to enter the labour market.
They are seeking to recruit a Project Coordniator based in Nairobi. The position is available immediately. The position is available on a 1 year contract basis, renewable depending on performance.

Main Purpose of the Job:
 To ensure quality in implementation of the clients Girls Literacy in ICT project and the achievement of set goals and objectives

Key Responsibilities:
  • To endure the timely formulation, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate project strategies, objectives, goals and activities.
  • To provide leadership, training, supervision and guidance to the project staff.
  • To develop individual work plans with the Training Coordinator and the Information Centres' Officer
  • To organize and chair regular project meetings to review and plan activities
  • To ensure that project design and implementation meets the criteria of relevance, consistency, effectiveness and efficiency.
  • To develop effective mechanisms and girls engagement and develop and maintain, as planned, new partnerships with partnering organization
  • To make and maintain quality and effective links with partner organizations and other players in the sector in the programme areas.
  • To asses and address the capacity building needs of partner organizations.
  • To organize regular meetings with partner organizations to plan and review activities.
  • To ensure that there are effective mechanisms to facilitate conscious and continuous learning among programme staff as well as partner organizations.
  • To ensure that relationships between staff are supportive and harmonious
  • To provide the Programme Manager with regular and timely information on project performance.
  • To ensure the timely production and circulation of information on project activities
  • To document key learning experiences
  • To maintain harmonious links with other departments or sections within Nairobits
  • To cultivate and encourage a culture or result-oriented productivity among project staff.
  • Work with the Information Centre Coordinator to ensure promotion of work of information centres through publicity to attract visitors
  • Writing reports, publications and website content.
  • Providing user education through leaflets, websites and tours of the information centres.
  • Giving presentations and individual consultations.
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • Preferably a university degree in the relevant discipline
Skills and Attributes:
  • Sound knowledge of the development sector and the socio economic and political situation in Kenya.
  • Sound knowledge of development theory, poverty and power relationships.
  • Good grasp of training as a discipline
  • Knowledge of project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge in Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights
  • Knowledge in girl empowerment programs
  • Good understanding of finance
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of international funding agencies.
  • Ability to network
  • Proven managerial and administrative ability
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to provide leadership and to motivate others
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to speak and write in English and Kiswahili.
  • Good working knowledge of computers and computer applications
  • Knowledge of advocacy work/being able to identify right partners for the same
  • Representation at forums
  • Being able to review training methodologies and identify needs areas for trainers
  • Business oriented(entrepreneurship-set up small startups and or even micro finance knowledge)
  • Willingness to travel regularly
  • Willingness and ability to relate with the poor and marginalized.
  • Willingness to travel and work in harsh conditions
Working Experience:
  • Have at least three year experience
Interested candidates are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae before close of business Friday 6th February 2015 indicating the position you are applying for to 

Kindly apply only if you qualify. 

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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