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Programme Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Transparency International

Vacancy: Programme Officer, Governance & Policy
Duty Station: Nairobi
Summary: Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes, the Programme Officer will be responsible for providing support for the delivery of the targets of the Governance and Policy Programme; specifically focusing on Institutional strengthening, Youth Empowerment and Public Procurement. 

In these duties, the Programme Officer will be responsible for ensuring that activities are executed in the stipulated timeframes.

Governance & policy programme aims at facilitating good governance and social justice initiatives in Kenya. The institutional reform, youth and public procurement sub- programme aims at strengthening institutions of governance (institution reform), service delivery and youth participation in governance. 

Under the supervision of the head of programmes, the programme officer is in charge of development and administration of strategies and projects towards achievement of the overall programme objectives and TI Kenya strategic plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Programme Management
  • Design projects, work plans/schedules and ensure their successful implementation to achieve overall programme objectives and TI Kenya strategic goals.
  • Ensure timely sub-programme reports; monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Management of the sub – programmes budgets; monitoring expenditures, identification of budgets gaps and proper accounts to donor funds. The task will include timely reports to donors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the identification and recruitment of qualified service providers including procurement of assets/utilities and consultants for tasks specific to the sub programmes. The programme officer shall also assist in preparation of the terms of reference, expression of interest and contracts in accordance to TI-Kenya policies and procedures and will facilitate successful delivery of work by such service providers.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that technical documents of the programmes are fully reviewed, discussed and appropriately disseminated. This task includes support to research, data collection and reports.
  • Assist in the coordination of sub-programme activities including meetings, forums, workshops, trainings and production of reports/minutes thereto.
  • Build capacity of staff and relevant stakeholders on Institution governance, service delivery and public procurement. The task includes development of IEC materials on the sub-programmes.
  • Be in charge of the secretariat support provided to APNAC Kenya and other relevant parliamentary bodies and engagements.
2. Advisory/ Strategy Development
  • Define sub – programmes priorities and objectives and communicate to staff and partners for mutual understanding and ownership.
  • Provide leadership in the thinking and support development of TI Kenya national, regional and global strategies and advocacy campaigns for accountable and transparent institutions of governance, service delivery and youth involvement in governance.
3. Management of TI Kenya partners / partnerships.
  • Develop links and share experiences with relevant stakeholders to promote and mainstream transparency to achieve TI - Kenya vision and mission.
  • Provide technical support to project partners in development of sound policies for transparent and accountable institutions of governance (Institution reforms).
  • Work with relevant partner coalitions and networks to develop collaborative programme strategies, resource mobilization, concerted efforts and collective results for desired impact on the fight of corruption in Kenya.
4. Institutional 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.
5. Resource Mobilization
  • Develop exceptional proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the sub – programmes. Includes maintaining a well-managed proposal tracking matrix.
  • Support research and securing of donors, donor advocacy, attend meetings and assist respond to correspondences relating to support in relation to the sub-programmes.
  • Ensure the sub-programme is always properly resourced to achieve its objectives.
6. Reporting
  • In collaboration with other programme members and under the supervision of the Head of Programmes preparing and/or contributing to the provision of narrative and financial reporting to donors, governments, partners and internally.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Law (LLB)
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience with an emphasis on governance, access to justice and community engagement
  • Experience in project design, implementation and management.
  • Proven experience in managing partnerships and an interest in the anti-corruption sector.
  • Familiarity with advocacy and communications strategies and tools
  • Result oriented, team player and self-motivated
  • Ability to multi-task, with tight deadlines/schedules and attention to detail.
  • Excellent Writing, Research, Communication and interpersonal and skills
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 20th May 2015 to:

Please include the reference: Programme Officer- Governance & Policy as the subject of your email applications.

Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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