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Program Coordinator Job in Kenya - NGO

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Job Location: Emali Program Area - Emali
Reports to: Emali Dedicated Programme PDC
Supervises: Programme Officers.

Emali Dedicated Programme is a Local NGO working with Child Fund Kenya to implement child and youth programs focusing on Healthy and Secure Infants; Educated and Confident Children; Skilled and Involved Youth; Capacity Building for Families and Communities.
We are seeking to fill the above position with a person of high integrity, keen and self-motivated to work with children, youth and local communities.

Purpose of the Position: As Program Coordinator, one is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of projects in Emali Dedicated Programme.

The incumbent will provide the operational and management leadership direction needed to successfully promote child focused, community development in the organization.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Program development, planning, coordination and reporting. The holder is expected to direct the successful implementation of a fully integrated community development that is child centered in consultation with ChildFund Kenya Program Manager;
  • Budget holder for Emali Dedicated Programme.
  • Enable Affiliate Community Organizations to successfully achieve or surpass proposed child and organization core outcomes and other ministry focused key performance metrics;
  • Ensure Programme compliance with the LOA and National Office/donor contracts by way of planning, implementing and preparation of reports;
  • Ensure adherence to financial, sponsorship and program management standards and performance criteria.
  • Monitor and manage organizational risks related to contract compliance
  • Build Area efforts to engage and successfully coordinate and partner with government officials, community leaders, NGOs  and other key stakeholders in the  area of influence by serving as EDP primary local representative;
  • Enhance effective communication at all levels between staff, other departments and the ChildFund Kenya.
  • Represent and speak for the organization in forums related to development within the area of jurisdiction
  • Provide leadership in human resources management, financial management and capacity building. This entails performance management, supervision, promoting teamwork, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ensure that staff development activities, including appraisals, performance agreements, monitoring and needed training and mentoring activities are successfully carried out;
  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of program leaders within Area.
  • Ensure the timely and effective implementation of all Area related project / program interventions as well as the successful achievement of proposed outcomes and intended impact;
  • Ensure that all Area projects and programs achieve acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing interventions in accordance with established norms and policies;
  • Ensure that sponsorship supported interventions within the Area meet or exceed the organizations key performance indicators for sponsorship;
  • Ensure that grant funded interventions within the Area meet or exceed donor performance and compliance expectations;
  • Ensure that the  Area successfully meets or exceeds established yearly resource acquisition targets;
  • Ensure that all staff within the Area program domains meet or exceed basic professional requirements and conduct themselves in accordance with ChildFund policies and principles;
  • Spearheading Fundraising and resource mobilization initiatives.
  • Carry out other activities and duties as required to support ChildFund organizational objectives.
Other Competencies / Attributes:
  • Must have outstanding oral and written communications and relationship skills and;
  • Must be willing to perform other duties as required.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • High level of credibility and integrity
Qualifications:  Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience:
The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or a relevant field from a recognized University.  

They must have a minimum of 3 years experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects;
Previous project management experience will be an added advantage;
The holder of this position must be results orientated leader who is able to handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting donor and other stakeholder demands.  

He /she must also handle public relations and be a strong team player.

Financial management skills highly desirable.

Must have at least three years experience working with the Non-Governmental Organizations.

How to apply:
Qualified candidates may submit their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae by email stating current and expected remuneration package; names and contacts of three professional referees one of whom must be the previous employer to:

Deadline for applications is Friday, 30th June, 16:00 hours. 

Candidates will be subjected to a test.

Applications should be addressed to: 

The Chairman PDC, 
Emali Dedicated Programme, 
P.O. Box 249, 90121 Emali.

Candidates will be required to produce hard copies of academic and professional certificates during the interview.

Because of the urgency to fill this position, applications may be considered on a rolling basis.

Candidates will be subjected to background checks before offer of employment contract.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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