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NGO Job Vacancies - Oxfam’s Kenya

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Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work.

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash initiatives and veterinary support people’s livestock.

We require highly experienced individuals to fill the following positions

ECHO Project Manager

 PROG 003

 GBP 20,619 net per annum

 Fixed Term (6 months); unaccompanied;

 Nairobi, Kenya

The Project Manager will ensure that all ECHO technical requirements are applied & maintained by all consortium’s members, provide timely and quality technical support to the PMU (Programme Manager Unit) through provision of advice as well as document and share results of field visits or any significant technical learning, best practices, and approaches/strategies with the PMU (via ECL) and concerned project managers and staff at field level.

The post holder will be expected to provide support in ensuring quality and timely reporting to Oxfam and the donor (ECHO), ensure that the programme is implemented in a cost effective, consultative, and participative way as well as represent Oxfam to government officials, UN agencies, other NGO staff, and donors as appropriate at project/programme level.

The incumbent of this position will be required to ensure that cross-cutting issues are incorporated into programme design and implementation, ensure implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems as well as undertake partner evaluations, partner capacity building and develop local level agreements where appropriate.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to have a Degree in Project Management or related field with significant experience in managing emergency and development projects, and a good understanding of relevant humanitarian and policy issues.

You will have a proven record of effective programme and people management, proven numeracy and financial management skills as well as demonstrable skills in influencing and negotiating with internal and external audiences.

You will be required to possess excellent team work skills, good communication (written and spoken English) skills as well the ability to take the initiative and make decisions with limited support in changing environments.

A more detailed job description and Person Specification can be found online at using Ref:INT5098

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator

 PROG 004

 GBP 20,619 net per annum

 Fixed Term (One year); Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The MEAL Coordinator will report to the Country Director and work closely with program staffs in designing the tools on MEAL and in implementing the MEAL plan at each location.

The post holder will work with the project team in designing a monitoring and evaluation framework, accountability and learning tools, as well as conduct field MEAL exercise and data management and analysis.

He/she will train the project teams and relevant staff at partners’ level MEAL concepts and tools.

The post holder is expected to assist the project in strengthening the accountability mechanisms at project level. You will appraise project activities, progress reports and streamline the partners’ work and documentation. You will facilitate capacity building process of the partners on MEAL issues.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role, you will require a minimum of a Masters degree in social sciences from a recognized university, with intensive experience of work in humanitarian programs and good knowledge and demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. You will be required to have excellent communication and multicultural team working skills.

A more detailed job description and Person Specification can be found online at using Ref:INT5053

To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post that you are applying for and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to quoting the title and the reference number of the position you are applying for by 11th January 2012 or apply online at
 quoting the respective reference numbers of the positions.

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