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Programming Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Urban Programming Coordinator
Country: Kenya
Location: Nairobi
Closing Date: July 17 2012
Key Outputs / Responsibilities

  • Assess current WV Kenya urban and external programs in Kenya and identify areas for growth, partnership and development
  • Analyze urban trends, monitor intergovernmental groups, UN organizations and NGOs to maintain up-to-date knowledge of urban programming.
  • Network, build and broker partnerships in international donor circles and research institutions to support WV field work and keep abreast of political developments nationally and in the region
  • Ensure the continuous exchange of information on achievements and best practice including via an Urban Learning Network and Events
  • Develop field urban capacity by establishing and coordinating an Urban Site of Learning in Kenya in consultation with the region and the Urban CoE.
  • Develop evidence based urban resource materials to enhance program quality and effectiveness in Kenya.
  • Collaborate with sectoral and ministry teams to prioritise urban poverty
  • Collaborate with marketing to develop new funding models suitable for urban contexts and support the National Office to target multi-lateral and grant funding sources.
  • Provide strategic advice to Kenya to develop their urban strategy and adequate representation of the urban context in the current WVK Strategy.
  • Explore and adapt new organizational processes to respond to the urban environment
Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Educational level required:   Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: urban studies, political, economic, social or philosophical sciences, preferably in combination with international relations.
  • A master’s degree is preferable.
  • Experience:  A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in urban programming and management issues, of which preferably at least three in INGOs.
  • Strong networker with contacts in Kenyan, donor circles and political knowledge
  • Sound understanding of urban theories, practice and programming.
  • Good analytical, research and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to plan and deliver work programs to agreed deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
Job Details     

How to Apply     

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than July 17th, 2012.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line “Commodity Officer”. 

(Only short-listed candidates will be contacted).    

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