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Programme Coordinator Job in Kenya

Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness, and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.
Post: Programme Coordinator (Education) - 2 year fixed term contract
Duty Station: Homa Bay, Kenya

Local terms and conditions will apply
Sightsavers, an international development organization that promotes the prevention and cure of avoidable blindness and equality of opportunity for disabled people, seeks to recruit an experienced, self-driven, dynamic and results-oriented Programme Officer who is keen to develop a career in a dynamic organisation and challenging environment.

Reporting to the Programme Manager - Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of the Pamoja Education Project which aims to strengthen education provision for children with disabilities in Kenya, both in selected counties and nationally. 

The role is diverse and will suit a project officer interested in varied and challenging work in a dynamic organisation.
The successful candidate will be required to:
  • Provide effective, innovative and strategic leadership for the Pamoja Project coordination at county level
  • Contribute collaboratively to the delivery of the Pamoja Project outcomes through administration, data collection, analysis and dissemination, implementation, and project monitoring & evaluation
  • Consult and liaise with stakeholders including MOE, TSC, School Management Boards/Committees and other external organizations as required
The ideal candidate will be a Kenyan national who possesses
  • A Bachelors’ degree (or above) in education or in some related field – e.g. social development
  • Knowledge of current issues, best practices and the local education system, particularly relating to the education of children with disabilities.
  • Familiarity with national legislation and policies in the field of disability/human rights and education.
  • At least 5 years’ experience implementing programmes, including experience of the education sector.
  • Experience of designing/managing/supporting education programmes for children with disabilities.
  • Experience in policy and/or advocacy work in education, particularly inclusive education for children with disabilities.
Closing date: 5th August 2015
To apply for this post visit and download an application form. 

Please return completed application form to 

Indicate the position title on the email subject line.

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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