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NGO Jobs in Kenya - FIDA

FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non -partisan Organization committed to a society that respects and upholds women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, mediation services, women’s rights monitoring, advocacy, education and awareness creation.

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:
Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes
Job Ref: FIDA/DED/05/2018
1 Position

Reports to the Executive Director
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Under the guidance of Executive Director, manage and ensure the formulation and successful implementation of FIDA Kenya programmes.
·         Provide leadership, motivation, mentorship and productivity within the programs.
·         Contribute to the development of programs and appropriate work plans and activities to be implemented.
·         Providing technical support to programs and project officers in managing grants portfolio, analysis and information.
·         Assist in developing and periodically reviewing resource mobilization strategies.
·         Assist in developing and periodically reviewing resource mobilization strategies.
·         Review and submitted funding concepts and proposals from the Finance department in consultation with the Executive Director.
·         Ensure the development of quality proposals and submission of donor reports.
·         Representing FIDA Kenya in external donors’ forums and partner activities.
·         Coordinate the running of the three offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
·         Assist the Executive Director to build and sustain effective partnerships with government, like minded organizations and other civil societies.
·         Assist the Executive Director in enhancing FIDA Kenya’s visibility.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate and over 7 years’ post admission experience, 3 of which should be in senior management. A Masters qualification will be an added advantage.
·         Knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation and financial management skills.
·         Knowledge and experience in Human Rights, Gender & Women’s Rights Issues.
·         Experience in litigation.
·         Proven management capabilities with experience in a busy office.
·         Results oriented, creative and innovative.
·         Ability to manage professional staff with diverse skills.
·         Must be a good team player, self-motivated & self-driven.
·         Excellent writing and communication skills.
·         Proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.

Senior Legal Counsel – Access to Justice
To Be Based in Mombasa
Job Ref: FIDA/SPO/05/2018
(1 Position)
Reports to: The Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Provide legal advice to FIDA Kenya clients.

·         Provide legal representation to FIDA Kenya Clients.
·         Prepare pleadings and legal briefs.
·         Prepare case strategies in consultation with the team leader.
·         Make interventions and petitions on behalf of the public in gender related issues including Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
·         Link with strategic partners including NGOs, Government departments and relevant bodies.
·         Support clients to access justice through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and other informal justice systems.
·         Training clients on self-representation.
·         Preparation of programme /activity plans and reports.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
·         Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with FIVE (5) years post admission experience.
·         Must possess a valid practicing certificate.
·         Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation.
·         Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Litigation, Gender & Women’s rights Issues.
·         Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
1 Position
Reports to: The Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Monitor development and implementation of programme activities included in annual work plan with particular focus on results, impacts and lesson learning.
·         Promote results based approach to M&E, emphasizing on results and impacts.
·         Provide support and guidance to programme staff on M&E activities.
·         Follow up on monthly reports from staff on programme progress against work plan and provide feedback highlighting areas of concern and progress and ensure their timely submission.
·         Organize and provide refresher training in M&E for staff.
·         Facilitate, design and implement M& E tools.
·         Undertake and facilitate the implementation of M&E plan, regularly revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods and formats.
·         Identify problems with the M&E system and modify the system, as necessary.
·         Ensure that staff are receiving adequate support to be able to implement their M&E functions.
·         Any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time-to-time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences/Project Management/Statistics.
·         At least THREE (3) YEARS relevant experience in monitoring & evaluation, project management, networking, donor relations and developing/writing project proposals.
·         Experience with Monitoring & Evaluation systems in NGO context.
·         Professional certification in M&E and member of a professional body.
·         Experience in proposal writing and resource mobilization strategies.
·         Proficient in MS Office Suite and highly organized and able to multitask.
·         Proficiency in statistical computer packages e.g. SPSS, STATA, EPI-INFO etc.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with an updated Curriculum Vitae, including three referees one of whom must be a former Supervisor, also stating expected salary, and daytime contact to addressed to the undersigned to be received by 5.00 pm on 25th May 2018.
The Executive Director
FIDA Kenya
Amboseli road, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 46324-00100
Note: Only email applications will be considered.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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