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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - SHOFCO

Position: WASH Program Officer
 
Location: Kibera, Nairobi
 
Reports to: Kibera Program Manager
 
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
 
Job Purpose: The WASH Program Officer ensures that SHOFCO’s water, sanitation, and hygiene programs are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population.
 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overseeing the expansion and day to day management of SHOFCO Water and Sanitation services within Kibera
  • Playing a lead role in the development of a Water and Sanitation plan for SHOFCO’s Mathare site
  • Evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of current and future programming in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in the local context
  • Monitor and supervise the WASH activities at field level in close collaboration with The Program Manager.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of action plan, review achievements, constraints, lessons learnt and provide feedback,
  • Ensure the reporting system is functional and adherence to monthly, quarterly and annual reporting timelines
  • Identifying and addressing staff capacity building opportunities
  • Ensuring quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines
  • Ensure efficient and effective, workable solutions to on the ground problems
  • Assisting in the preparation of WASH proposals
  • Preparing annual activity plans, monitoring progress against annual targets and providing monthly and quarterly reports
  • Overseeing the WASH monitoring and evaluation systems, in coordination with the M&E department
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the government, NGOs, on WASH issues at the local and district level
  • Represent SHOFCO in water coordination meetings and in liaising with other NGOs and local authority
  • Identify any apparent issues in the WASH project and report immediately, and perform other related duties as required.
Education and Experience

Personal Specification
  • Proven WASH project implementation and management skills
  • Experience of drafting and writing project documents or proposals,
  • Experience in developing linkages with NGOs, Government agencies, Institutional donors and other stakeholders
  • Experience of working in culturally sensitive areas thereby managing circumstances through high level of diplomacy and tact.
Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English,
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
  • Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders,
  • Proven technical competencies in planning, design and implementation of WASH programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),
  • Experience of work with a team in a multi-cultural environment in development settings and good team leadership,
  • A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.
Qualifications
  • University degree/ Higher Diploma in Public Health
  • Not less than 2 years’ experience of implementing WASH projects.
  • Good Project Cycle Management, reporting and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of International and National Standards/policies governing WASH programmes

Position: Community Programs Officer
 
Location: Kibera, Nairobi
 
Reports to: Kibera Program Manager
 
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm
 
Job Purpose: The job holder is responsible for providing oversight and strategic leadership for community program, ensure program activities and reports are done within set timelines and according to the set standards, provide supportive leadership / mentorship to the field implementation team.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the implementation, development, and growth of all community programs (Youth, Early Childhood Development, Adult Education, Gender Development, Community Library and Cyber Cafe).
  • Manage program development and strategic growth of all community programs to ensure all programs meet targets and goals.
  • Organize community events.
  • Manage reporting and impact measurement for all programs.
  • Recruit, manage, train, and provide support for community programs staff.
  • Oversee budget request and approval process.
  • Develop and execute a marketing plan for community programs with goal of increasing community participation.
  • Coordinate monthly review meetings for program progress
  • Work with parents and community stakeholders to ensure effectiveness.
  • Develop joint work plans and ensure timely reporting and attainment of donor targets
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Programs Manager.
Education and Experience
 
Competencies & Skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Community relations/mobilization
  • Organization skills
  • Budgeting/ fiscal management
  • People management
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Qualifications
  • University degree or higher diploma in Community development, project management or social sciences
  • Over 3 year’s post-graduation experience in managing community empowerment programs
  • Experience working in informal settlements
Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English,
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
  • Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders,
  • Proven technical competencies in planning, design and implementation of programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),
  • Experience of work with a team in a multi-cultural environment in development settings and good team leadership,
  • A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.

Job Vacancy: Gender Development Coordinator
 
Location: Kibera, Nairobi
 
Reports to: Community Programs Officer
 
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm

Duties and Responsibilities
 
 
Case Management
  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the comprehensive, survivor-centered case management approach.
  • Document client information through accurate filling of intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
  • Support the maintenance of SHOFCO’s case management system by maintaining client confidentiality
  • Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and help to ensure that Caseworkers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.
Training, Mentorship and coaching
  • Supervise and provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to caseworkers
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding psychosocial and outreach activities to all caseworkers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards.
  • Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training and on-the-job training of caseworkers.
External Capacity Building
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners.
  • Support trainings to caseworkers and other staff to ensure they develop skills on GBV that meet best practice and is able to respond to the complex needs of the situation
  • Conduct a mapping of community resources and select key structures for training and support to drive their involvement in GBV programming in Kibera and Mathare.
Coordination and Networking
  • Develop a sound advocacy plan on community led and community based GBV Programming
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners
  • Monitor monthly community outreach plan with caseworkers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls.
Education and Experience
  • Higher diploma in counseling and/or psychology. A Social Science or related degree is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Having worked in a slum area will be an added advantage
Required Qualification & Competencies
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV Caseworkers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.

Position: Mathare Program Manager
 
Location: Mathare, Nairobi
 
Reports to: Director of Programs and Operations
 
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

Duties and Responsibilities
 

Management and Strategy
  • Build capacity for organizational leadership, helping to lead strategy, goal attainment, and professional development.   
  • Manage diverse stakeholders and program officers.
Programs
  • Supervises the core program officers and is responsible for ensuring consistent and effective program development, implementation and maintenance.
  • Works with Senior Management Team to lead the development and dissemination of organizational strategies, models and standards for core program areas.
  • Works with the Senior Management Team and Program Officers to develop and implement new program as needed.
  • Works with the Director of Programs and Operations Chief Program Officer and M&E team to ensure timely and efficient collection of service and impact data.  
  • Works with community stakeholders to ensure community input in service delivery and improvements.  
Operations
  • Responsible for hiring all site staff and insuring they are properly trained and managed.
  • Ensure effective hiring and supervisory practices:
  1. Contribute to the development and use of training and coaching programs.
  2. Identify and build leaders within the organization
  3. Assure timely completion of performance appraisals and work plans.
  • Work with the Procurement and Inventory and Operations Managers to ensure smooth daily operations
  • Ensures all organizational protocols and procedures are followed
  • Creates timely working documents for ongoing project planning, evaluation and tracking.
Development
  • Coordinate with the Director of Programs and Operations and US Staff to provide reporting for donors including project reports, sponsorship updates, photos, collaboratively manage opportunities to tell the story of project success.
  • Serve to promote the organization’s vision, mission and values in the country and play a key-networking role.
  • Liaise with donors and local partners
Educational Background & Experience
  • Degree in Social Science or Development related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Urban Programming  in the informal sectors
  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural in the informal setting
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Sound computer skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
  • Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders,
  • Proven technical competencies in planning, design and implementation of programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),
How to Apply:
 
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.

Applications without this information will not be considered. 

DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Applications should reach us no later than 12th August 2015.

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