Assistant Program Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Assistant Program Officer

Ft / Pt:
 Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week
Location: Nairobi Office

Reports To:
 Program Manager
Supervises:  Interns

Our Client is currently seeking a competent and energetic Assistant Program Officer for their Secretariat based in Nairobi. 

The Assistant Program Officer will assist in supporting the network’s  activities in a manner that amplifies the existing effort and supports new countries to on-board. 

The Assistant Program Officer will support the Program Manager in developing strategies and plans in line with the network’s vision and ensure implementation of those plans. 

Under the guidance of the Program Manager, the Assistant Program Officer will provide the following support:


Program Management
  • Assist the Program Manager in sending out, and responding to requests to and from the existing network countries;
  • Support the Program Manager in communication with, and development of materials for, potential countries and groups that could benefit from exposure to and participation in citizen-led learning assessments;
  • Assist in the implementation of special projects in key thematic or technical areas aligned to the Network strategic goals and objectives;
  • Assist in the development and preparation of reports, presentations and other documents;
  • Assist in the drafting of consultancy contracts and close the documentation cycle in contract management;
Communications and Branding
  • Manage and expand the organization’s presence on social media (Twitter and Facebook), sourcing and sharing newsworthy information from across the organization. Produce regular reports detailing our social media activity to share with staff;
  • Act as the ‘Brand Guardian’ for the organization, ensuring consistency across all internal and external communications;
  • Maintain the organization’s online photo library on Flickr, encouraging and increasing its use by organization’s countries;
  • Assist in the maintenance of the website from the back end in WordPress;
  • Lead on the collation of information on activities to be presented in the twice yearly network newsletter, and for upload to the website and across other channels;
  • Maximize the organization’s brand visibility at conferences and events through online publicity and the production of relevant promotional material for marketing and distribution at the event;
Global Advocacy
  • Assist in preparation of documents and other materials for international meetings and workshops/seminars related to promoting quality education through citizen-led, household-based assessments;
  • Assist in design and implementation of results-based communications and global advocacy strategy through consultative process with country teams, donors and consultants;
  • Support the implementation of the communications and global advocacy strategy and ensure effective information and communication sharing both internally (amongst existing network) and externally;
  • Assist in enhancing global awareness of citizen-led assessments by ensuring that such information is readily accessed through the internet, intranet and other channels;
  • Undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be required in consultation with the Program Manager and Director
Person Specification

Evidence that applications meet the essential criteria will be assessed by the following methods: Application (A), Interview (I) Test (T) and References (R), as indicated below:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Communications or other relevant field (A)
  • At least one year of relevant experience in some combination of communications, research, education, advocacy, or consultancy (A&I)
  • Demonstrable experience working in the field of communications and ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of communications activities including previous experience using WordPress for websites and/or blogs (A&I)
  • Full professional competency in either English or French essential, with some working proficiency in French or Spanish an asset. Willingness to learn French or Spanish essential. (A&I)
  • Excellent English writing skills; (T)
  • Excellent English verbal communication skills both face-to-face and on the phone, including presentation skills; (I)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to take initiative and deliver results on short notice and with minimum supervision; (I&R)
  • Ability to think innovatively and creatively in order to achieve tasks and overcome challenges; high degree of creativity and entrepreneurialism with evidence of successfully putting original ideas into practice (I&R)
  • Excellent ability to summarize and synthesize complicated information with meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of work (T)
  • Computer literate with excellent MS Office skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint specifically (T)
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