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Programme Officer Job in Kenya

Programme Officer
Location: Nairobi
Salary Range: $500-$650

Our Client, an international, non-sectarian organization which promotes an innovative value-based approach to peace building is seeking to recruit a Programme Officer who will be responsible for supporting the Organization Development Director (US based), and the Kenya team on research, monitoring & evaluation of the programme to ensure that programme goals and objectives are achieved. 

This position will require periodic travel to Kenyan sites and potential partner organizations in Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the company director in Resource Development efforts e.g. Preparation of concepts notes and proposals to potential funders/donors;
  • Maintaining a filing system and database for managing research and documentation; including concept notes, project proposals, project agreements, contracts among others
  • Support in research for the organization initiative in Kenya
  • Supporting the Kenya team in designing, implementing and monitoring the organization programme.
  • Implementation educational initiatives e.g. facilitating trainings and workshops in collaboration with programme partners;
  • Gathering feedback from community members on areas crucial for community development, which may be incorporated into the training manuals.
  • Supporting in delivery of weekly and quarterly reports in a timely and qualitative fashion.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Community Development or related field is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years relevant field experience is preferred
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal communication in English, including web based communications required
  • Must have adequate experience in developing concept notes, and funding proposals
  • Administrative and operational management skills for project monitoring and programme management;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work within a multicultural environment.
  • Team building capability.
  • Capacity to take initiative and demonstrate good judgment.
  • Superior multi-tasking skills with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize workload, meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
Terms of appointment

The position is on an initial three (3) month renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance.
The person must be available to start as soon as possible.

To apply, send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role to before Friday 12th September 2014. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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