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NGO Job in Nairobi Kenya - Program Officer

Urgently Required
FH/Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian Development and relief agency seeks to fill the following vacant position at their Nairobi office: 

Job Title: 
Program Officer 
Department: Programs
Location: Nairobi with scheduled field visits
Reports To: Programs Director 
Mission Statement: Motivated by Christ's love, this position will promote the wholistic ministry of Food for the Hungry (FH) through adherence to the organization’s vision, “God called and we responded until physical and spiritual hungers ended worldwide,” and mission “To walk with churches leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.”

Position in the Organization: The Program Officer reports hierarchically to the Program Director  (PD)

Purpose of the Job: To offer all-round support in standardizing reporting in each sector, disseminating donor policies, communication, strategy, proposal development and monitoring and evaluation.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

Key Result #1 – Reports and Administration- 25%
  • Streamline and standardize filling and reporting in each sector and roll out the cluster manager’s scorecard.
  • Ensure timely submission of quality donor reports and FH monthly and annual reports.
  • Disseminate donor policies and regulations to managers and ensure better understanding and application of the same.
  • Support the planning and coordination of joint FH Kenya program meetings and workshops
Key result # 2 - Program Management Support-25%
  • Develop and disseminate reporting frameworks and guidelines for use by program staff and liaise with M&E to ensure timely monitoring and evaluation.
  • In collaboration with the PD and cluster managers develop and maintain updated sector strategies that reflect FH’s vision, mission, values and Kenya country strategy
  • Make regular field visits to follow up on programs progress and make recommendations on integration and strategic aspects to the Program Director
  • Support cluster offices when there are leadership and capacity gaps
Key result #3 - Resource Development & External Representation-25%
  • Coordinate the proposal development process by gathering inputs and contributions from cluster managers, support services and the PD.
  • Champion concept note and proposal development, grant amendments and reporting to donors
  • Represent FH Kenya during donor and sector coordination meetings (at the Nairobi level) as assigned
  • Provide support to identifying, pursuing and securing resources – local, private and government grants
  • Monitor country trends and dynamics that would shape the future of FH Kenya’s programs and development work in general. 
Key result # 4- Support to Country communications/marketing and external relations-25%
  • Serve as point person for collecting success stories, documenting best practices and material for internal/external communication and also for marketing & fundraising purposes. This will include production of written stories, high quality images and basic video
  • Coach program teams through practical sessions on story gathering, advocacy and dissemination
  • Support PD in standardizing and promoting the Food for the Hungry brand in Kenya and beyond.
  • In liaison with the country leadership, formulate and deliver effective, country communication strategies and related activities. This includes the development of a social media strategy for FH Kenya
  • Update country web page and portal (FH Connect) with relevant country information
  • Vibrant personal relationship with Christ
  • Knowledge of relief and development strategies
  • Practical experience in project cycle management
  • Ability to travel (up to 30% per year, domestic travel)
  • Must demonstrate interest and good communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS office suite
Education and/or Experience
  • A minimum of a University degree and technical orientation in agriculture, livestock, child development, health and nutrition, HIV/AIDs and natural resource management.
  • At least 5 years experience working at program management and coordination level
  • Demonstrated experience in report writing, donor relations and communications
  • Successful experience in proposal preparation and grant managementKnowledge of budget development and management of US government resources
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills including USAID related technical writing
  • Proven strategic planning and program and project management experience in a humanitarian/development environment
  • Extensive knowledge of project design and implementation
  • Experience in proposal writing, budgeting and financial management
  • Knowledge and experience working with other cultures and sensitive to the cross cultural issues.
Language Skills: Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, details of current salary (this is a must), updated CV with three referees and day telephone contacts, not later than 22nd July 2016  to:  

H R Manager, 
P.O Box 14978 - 00800 

or email address
NB: Please note that this is an urgent position and shortlisting will be done as CVs are received. 

We would also wish to state that only short listed candidates will be contacted

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