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Norwegian Church Aid Program Officer Job in Kenya

Reports to: Country Program Coordinator (CPC)

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya (with frequent travel to the field)

Period of Contract: One year with possibility of extension


The post holder will join a four-person team based in Nairobi, who together oversee the overall program in Kenya.

The prospective candidates must be of good character and have the integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment.

Specifically, the post holder must demonstrate experience and creative leadership in the development and implementation of climate adaptation, renewable energy and livelihoods initiatives in rural and/or pastoralist communities.


NCA works for the attainment and full realization of peoples’ basic rights in various sectors through the development of sustainable initiatives and strengthening of local capacities.

NCA’s operational interventions in Kenya have greatly expanded and NCA is shifting its attention to consolidating these experiences and strengthening local capacities for sustainability.

The main NCA climate initiatives in Kenya are in Mandera, Embu, Yatta and Lamu.

Main Responsibilities of post holder
  • Provide support in development and implementation of partner/activity plans and budgets particularly related to silviculture, rain water harvesting, value addition, community mobilization/capacity building etc.
  • Support the development and implementation of a farmer out-growers and outreach scheme.
  • Manage the implementation of interventions at the various climate clusters and ensure liaison between the teams in the field locations and the Nairobi office.
  • Meet strict reporting requirements for each climate cluster and ensure that quality reports, consistent with the overall strategy of NCA, are prepared and submitted in good time.
  • Participate in Program planning and decision-making processes as may be required by the Country Program Coordinator.
  • Represent the Country Program Coordinator in meetings and other functions as may be required.
  • Initiate and coordinate plan for partner capacity development in the climate clusters.
  • Take a leading role in the development of Annual Operation Plans and in the formulation of management plans for each climate cluster.
  • Ensure that all projects are managed within the approved budget and according to NCA financial policy.
  • Monitor field security situation and keep the CPC updated on developments.
Job requirements

Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Development studies or related fields.

Experience: At least 4 years in field operations and management positions within NGO working environment.

  • Demonstrable skills in relevant thematic areas, writing, facilitation & training.
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and internet.
Language: Excellent written and spoken English.

Gender: NCA upholds the right of equal opportunity to all, and qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants who meet the requirements and qualifications outlined above should submit an application letter and attach copies of their CV and any other supporting documents to:

NCA Kenya Program,
P.O. Box 52802-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

or send an e-mail to by 15th March 2011.

Envelops must be clearly labeled “Application for Kenya Program Officer”.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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