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Development Officer Job in Kenya

The Canadian High Commission in Kenya is seeking to recruit a Development Officer in the mission

The responsibilities include:

Overseeing the work of consultants, managing programming, providing field representation for Canadian supported activities in Kenya and the region, and managing relations with donors and Kenyan, regional, international and NGO partners

Providing reviews of programming proposals, monitoring for results based on results based management (RBM) analyses, and liaising with CIDA Headquarters

Ensuring that Canadian procedures and contracting and financial management regulations are followed

Assisting in the identification and development of new programming and the updating of programming strategies

Qualified applicant must have:
  • A Masters degree from a recognized university or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in a field related to international development
  • At least 5 years work experience in project/programme management, preferably in the field of international development
  • Strong management, analytical skills, leadership skills and experience in multi-cultural environments
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Good judgment and proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing, communication and proof reading skills in English
  • Full computer literacy
  • No impediments to regional travel or in obtaining a security and medical clearance
  • Broad-based sectoral knowledge in the areas of humanitarian assistance, the civil society sector in Kenya and/or the multilateral system would be a significant asset
  • Experience working with international donors would be a significant asset
Candidates who fully meet these requirements should email their letter of application (maximum two pages) explaining their qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae (maximum five pages), daytime telephone number and quoting the job competition number by 16h00, October 19th 2011. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

A detailed job description is available by email request.

Please email applications or request for the detailed job description and further information to:

Subject line: Competition No. 2011-CIDA-01

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