Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Program Coordinator

Hiring Organization: Lightup Impact
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non Profit Organisation
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/19/2024

We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, organized, and dedicated Program Coordinator to join our team and help us empower grassroots organizations in East Africa to increase their impact and become sustainable.

The position

As a Program Coordinator at Lightup Impact, you’ll be responsible for managing and coordinating various programs within our organization, including community-building activities, networking events, and capacity-building programs (e.g., our Skills Development and Innovation for Impact Program and Impact Badge). You’ll collaborate with team members and our partners and stakeholders to plan and ensure the successful implementation and execution of these programs. You’ll also play a vital role in facilitating meaningful engagement with stakeholders.

Your Profile

Bachelor’s or Masters degree in a relevant field such as International Development, Social Sciences, Community Development, Gender Studies, or a related discipline.

At least 1-2 years of proven experience working in program coordination, project management, or related roles, preferably within the nonprofit sector or community development context is highly desirable.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and priorities.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and build positive relationships.

Available to travel up to 5 days/month (3-4 times a year) to lead workshops, meet stakeholders, attend networking events, or document visits with NGOs in Kenya and Uganda.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, and other relevant software applications.

Experience in working with a remote team and with digital program/project management software (e.g., Asana) is an advantage

Experience with capacity building programs for CSOs and NGOs is an advantage

Commitment to our organization’s mission, values, and principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

How to Apply

Joining our organization as a Program Coordinator offers a unique opportunity to drive positive change and make a meaningful impact in community development, networking, and capacity-building initiatives. Be part of a passionate team dedicated to empowering communities, fostering collaboration, and creating lasting social change.
Please send us your CV, including up to three reference contacts, a cover letter, and any other supportive documents (e.g., program reports you have authored, event planning tools and materials, samples of program materials or resources you’ve created) to:  Please use the following subject in your email: Lightup Impact Job Application – Program Coordinator
Please send us your application by 1 April. Candidates will be notified about the outcome within 2 weeks of the application deadline.