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Program Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 198K)

Diakonie Emergency Aid - Regional Office Nairobi seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following position;

Program Officer - Based in Nairobi, with frequent travel to African Countries

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Program officer will be responsible for planning, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian projects which are implemented by partner organizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Regular travel to countries of operation
  • Follow the humanitarian and security context in countries of operation
  • Support staff of partner organizations to ensure timely submission of quality project proposals and monthly project reports
  • Monitor projects progress through field visits and checking/analysing documentation
  • Evaluate projects
  • Report monthly to the Deputy Regional Director on project progress
  • Write interim/final reports according to donor requirements
  • Maintain systems for project related documentation
  • Communicate with partners in the field and desk officers at headquarters in Germany

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Minimum 3 Years humanitarian experience in programing
  • University degree in business administration/management, development studies and/or relevant technical qualification (agriculture/food security, water and sanitation, civil engineering etc.)
  • Experience with PME in INGOs
  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel & Email applications required

This will be a one year contract with possible extension.

Gross pay: KES 198,000

To receive an application form, send an email to:

Applications must include an application form, cover letter and a daytime telephone number.

The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 17th February 2014.

All applications should be sent to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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