Program Officer Job Vacancy in Garissa, Kenya

Position Title: Program Officer

Garissa, Kenya /
Programs – Africa - Central & East /
Full Time - Local
/ On-site
Provides technical assistance in coordinating and implementing country office programs, develops capacity among affiliate partners in program implementation, management, evaluation and promotes networking with program stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides technical assistance in the implementation of organization’s strategic plans by conducting research, identifying potential programs, and development of partnerships to ensure participation in program activities
    • Responsible for the development of concept papers and/or project proposals for resource mobilization purposes 
    • Coordinates with affiliate staff in establishing and conducting community advisory councils
    • Provides technical assistance in the facilitation of community workshops and programs
    • Support staff and affiliate partners in aligning programs with goals and objectives
    • Provide on-site visits to program beneficiaries to monitor progress, assess program effectiveness and recommend program modification
    • Provides documentation and status reports for donor requirements
    • Plays an active role in resource mobilization efforts
    • Liaises with other peace focused organizations for the development of best practices

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Work or relevant human services discipline, or equivalent relevant work experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • 3+ years’ experience in working in the human service or social services and/or with a non-profit organization
    • Computer proficiency in general office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Demonstrated experience with the design, implementation, management and evaluation of programs
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English
    • Good oral/written communication and organizational skills
    • Must be able to travel to program locations
    • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with  Safeguarding Policies. 

Closing Date; 25th January 2023

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 


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Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.
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