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Training & Organizational Development Coordinator Job in Kisumu Kenya

Title: Training & Organizational Development Coordinator

Reports To: Programs Manager

 Head Office (Kisumu)

Closing Date:
 26th December, 2011

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit Training & Organizational Development Coordinator to perform the functions outlined below.

A. Main Purpose and Scope

The Training and Organizational Development Coordinator will assess CBO organizational development needs and design package for organizational strengthening. She/he will also be responsible for monitoring and ensuring the strengthening of economic activities of CBO partners, support groups and elderly OVC.

She/he will be charged with ensuring that CBO members are aware of the vision & mission of the organization, help CBOs align activities, objectives and goal with the vision of the organization and define organizational growth path for sustainable development.

She/he will ensure that CBO partnerships are enhanced, improve leverages and build the capacity of the CBO to accomplish their goals, understand their dynamics and enhance leadership. The incumbent will overally develop technical skills required for the work both at CBO and community level.

B. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Analyze the organizational development (OD) needs of OF and assist HR to develop and review policies and coordinate staff development programs,
  • Analyze the organizational development (OD) needs of CBOs in the program, develop training curricula’s to address these needs on both an individual CBO and programwide basis, in collaboration with program team and the CBO membership
  • Design and spearhead the training programs/ activities that impart and strengthen the CBO towards their Vision, Mission, Values, and that of Omega Foundation
  • Evaluate the training needs of various internal functions within the organization and designs training programs/ modules as necessary
  • Document OD activities developed and conducted, including a program-specific Organizational Development analysis and implementation guide for the program
  • Conduct Strategic Planning with CBOs and to develop strategic plans.
  • Develop and Conduct CBO Assessments and develop CBO Capacity Development Plan.
  • Design together with program team, schedules project timelines and deadlines.
  • Conduct networking and leverage activities
  • Facilitate CBOs to report regularly (quarterly) to constituents on progress, successes and problems on implementing their plans (through community notice boards, community feedback sessions/meetings and annual reports).
  • Train CBOs have by-laws established and monitor the adherence to by-laws including holding elections regularly.
  • Mentor CBOs to develop and implement a resource mobilizing & optimization strategy i.e. assist exiting CBOs to develop and submit quality proposals for future funding
  • Advise Omega Foundation management on technical areas in economic empowerment that require outsourcing that includes, but not limited to:
a) provision of technical support to CBOs and support groups to initiate viable IGAs,

b) conducting assessments of current income generating activities (IGAs),

c) developing tailored plans to sustain and improve IGAs, and

d) support in monitoring and reporting of IGA outcomes and related household improvements

C. Qualifications:
  • At least three years of experience in the area of Training and Organizational Development.
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma level education in Social work and/or community development or Business /enterprise development
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
D. Critical Competencies

The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative and multitasking ability; Proficient in Project cycle management, excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).

Should posses excellent oral/written communication; aptitude for report writing; Willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines; Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training approaches.

E. Desirable Characteristics
  • Mature and professional composure
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Eagerness to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety
F. Terms & Conditions

1. Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.

2. Availability for interviews in the week of 27th - 30th December 2011.

3. One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to the

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

Application deadline is 26th December 2011.

E-mail applications should be addressed to and please copy

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