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Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Vacancy:Programme Officer – Humanitarian Aid Integrity Program (HAIP)
Duty Station:Nairobi with travel to the counties
Reports to: HAIP Programme Coordinator


Transparency International - Kenya (TI-Kenya) is part of the Transparency International group that is a non-partisan coalition of individuals with a shared vision of corruption free world. 

TI-Kenya is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global coalition against corruption with which we share the knowledge and exchange ideas for the greater good of Kenya.

Transparency International Kenya’s Humanitarian Aid Integrity Programme (HAIP) seeks to enhance accountability mechanisms and the effectiveness of humanitarian aid programmes.  

The Programme has been implemented in Kenya since 2010. Building on the findings and recommendations of the Food Assistance Integrity Study analyzing the 2011 drought response, the Programme is built around three main components: advocacy, capacity building and community empowerment. 

The Kenya programme has a national wide focus with specific capacity building and community based activities focusing on three counties: Wajir, West Pokot and Turkana.
TI Kenya is also leading a network of TI National Chapters, the Humanitarian Aid Integrity Network (HAIN), interested to develop activities and programs in the Humanitarian aid sector. 

TI Kenya is currently developing a multi country program and will coordinate fundraising and implementation on behalf of the TI movement.

The Programme Officer will work under the supervision of the Humanitarian Aid Programme Coordinator to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Humanitarian Aid Integrity Programme in Kenya and worldwide, in the framework of the HAIN.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the Programme Officer shall;

1. HAIP Kenya
  • Implement  the programme activities and ensure timely delivery of program outputs,
  • Prepare  programme narrative and financial reports
  • Develop programming for HAIP and fundraise for the same, Develop guidelines for advocacy / communications / policy and research contributions to project.
  • Identification, liaise and network with Humanitarian Actors, State agencies,  Local NGOs/ CBOs and community representatives in Kenya and in the three targeted counties
  • Contract and monitor activities  of TI Kenya’s implementing partners in three selected counties
  • Represent TI Kenya  in Humanitarian forums or other relevant meetings and conferences
  • Design and conduct Anti Corruption capacity building workshops in Nairobi and at the county level
  • Build capacities of State agencies,  Humanitarian Aid organizations, and communities in the ASAL (Arid and Semi Arid Lands) to understand, access , use and set up responsive and coordinated complaint response mechanisms
  • Supervise the design and implementation of capacity building for social auditors at the grassroots levels in three counties in Kenya
  • Moderate and follow up with Humanitarian partners on complaints received via the integrated complaint response mechanism
2. HAIN / Global Program
  • Assist in developing the global programme document, including the drafting and revision of objectives, indicators, budget and activities in six countries (Guatemala, , Kenya, Norway, Pakistan, Senegal and Zimbabwe)
  • Provide technical expertise and support National Chapters that are members of the HAIP to develop country specific project proposals and fundraising
  • Support fundraising efforts for the multi country programme
  • Research, compile and facilitate information sharing and exchanges of best practices to mitigate corruption in the Humanitarian Aid sector among members of the HAIN and other stakeholders
  • Participate and represent TI Kenya in relevant meetings, workshops, conferences or missions in Kenya and abroad.
  • University degree in related field (International relations / development, Political Sciences, Social Sciences).
  • Minimum five years of relevant working experience (NGOs/International organizations/Institutions that work on humanitarian aid) including  experience working in  the ASAL regions
  • Minimum two years of experience working with communities on complaint response mechanisms, social audits or other type of community participative approach
  • Relevant and documented working experience as a trainer
  • Good understanding of governance and corruption risks in the Humanitarian Aid sector and mitigation measures
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of governance structure & policies in the Humanitarian Aid sector
  • Ability and willingness to travel to ASAL/ other regions in Kenya and other countries,
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills both in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local languages (Pokot, Somali, Turkana languages, etc) (spoken in ASAL regions of Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of French or Spanish is an added advantage
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and consistently produce high standard work.
  • Strong networking, leadership skills & a team player.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit one document as an attachment (combining the application letter and CV with at least three professional referees) by email on/before close of business on 15th February 2013 to:
Please include the reference: Programme Officer HAIP as the subject of your email applications.

Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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