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Program Assistant Job in Eastleigh, Nairobi Kenya

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi. 

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance. 

Applications are invited for the position of Program Assistant to be based in Eastleigh.

The Program Assistant is expected to support IRC refugee protection processes as well as assistance to vulnerable Kenyan community members in the program area through engagement with day-to-day management and administration of refugee protection and referral systems, program implementation and coordination mechanisms, information management and reporting requirements, as well as support to operational and logistical arrangements.

Key Responsibilities
  • Mobilize and organize meetings with Kenyan and refugee community leaders
  • Establishing network with service providers (eg. health care, schools, city council etc)
  • Support in day to day management and administration of the protection and referral centre, Eastleigh
  • Supporting in information management- collection, analysis and dissemination of quality information to beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders
  • Preparing monthly reports on the operation of the PRC and other community based activities undertaken by the project
  • Participation in relevant meetings at different refugee hosting locations around Nairobi
  • Undertaking awareness events at the community level on the issues of refugee rights ensuring positive messaging about refugee lives and livelihoods
  • Identifying and implementing innovative ideas to strengthen community cohesion between the refugee groups and between refugees and local Kenyan communities
  • Providing operation support (organizing trainings, mobilizing training participants etc) in implementation of the project activities
  • Liaise with the Nairobi office to procure necessary goods (furniture, internet) and ensure project needs are met, specifically in regards to logistics/IT and administration.
  • Urban Office Petty cash management/support
  • Other tasks as relevant for implementation of the project activities
Minimum requirements:
  • University degree in social works, social sciences, development studies, international relations, political science or related field.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in program management and experience in community participation, capacity building, human rights, and peace building issues.
  • Experience working in urban refugee or urban vulnerability interventions with another Kenyan or international organization
  • Experience working with civil society and community based networks
  • Experience in undertaking training for community leaders and local community networks
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks, while driving results
  • 2 years work experience with NGO
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Program monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Community training skills
Please apply at on or before February 10, 2013

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  

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