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Programme Support Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

CARE International is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Program Support Officer for the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP)for Africa’s multi-country coordination team based in Nairobi. 

The candidate ensures effective operation of all procurement, administrative and support functions and coordinates correspondence both internally and externally with the Nairobi based ALP Coordination team, the three ALP country teams in Ghana, Niger and Kenya and other stakeholders. 

ALP develops implements and disseminates approaches for community - based adaptation to climate change in Ghana, Niger and Kenya and elsewhere across Africa, in partnership with local civil society and government institutions.   

Support to Programme Management: 
  • Support all procurement and financial administration to ensure the coordination team work runs smoothly on a day to day basis.  
  • Prepare and update project budgets and costed work plans.  
  • Work with finance team to manage payments, produce accurate and timely financial reports. 
Administration, logistics, event planning and coordination:  
  • Manage the preparation, communication and logistics for travel and workshops for ALP teams and external participants.  
  • Organise all logistics for events in Kenya and other countries, working with approved vendors and leading liaison and communication with service providers and with the ALP teams.
Knowledge management & communication:  
  • Support document design, photo selection, CARE branding, ALP dissemination and visibility online.  
  • Package hard and soft publications for workshop need. 
  • Manage information enquiries to ALP, maintain digital Photo library, digital filling, ALP updated calendar.
Required skills and qualifications
  • Diploma in Business Administration, Communications, Administration or other relevant studies
  • 4 -5 years of relevant experience in administrative support and information management in an international development organization
  • Knowledge of online portals, excellent skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power-point. In-design an advantage
  • Excellent English required, French desirable
Key Competencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Planning and organizing abilities;
  • Strong teamwork abilities; 
  • Ability to pro-actively solve problems; 
  • Integrity, 
  • commitment to service and respect for diversity;
This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Closing date for applications is 26th July 2016. 

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs and three referees to 

Please indicate the title of the position applied for as the subject line while applying. 

Please visit for more information. 

Only qualified candidates will be conducted.

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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