Program Officer for Peacebuilding Job Vacancy in Kenya

Hekima University College (HUC) is a constituent college of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. The Centre for Research training and Publications (CRTP) operates as a department of the Hekima University College and works with partners in different parts of Africa. Founded in 2013, the Centre conducts research on different socio-political, economic, environmental and theological issues affecting the African continent. The Centre also carries out training for diverse groups, institutions and communities in response to different contextual challenges facing the continent. The CRTP publishes its research findings on different open source platforms for a wider dissemination, while exploring solutions to highlighted issues of concern.

Hekima University College requests for application for the CRTP position below:

Position Title: Program Officer for Peacebuilding – CRTP

Department: Centre for Research, Training and Publications (CRTP)

Job Type: Full Time.

Location: Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya.

Job Specification: Duties/responsibilities at this level entail:

  • Coordinate peacebuilding and research activities for CRTP
  • Coordinate project activities of the Centre for Research, Training and Publications (CRTP)
  • Write grant proposals for the CRTP activities
  • Write reports for activities based on the funds received
  • Maintain regular contact with donors and partners
  • Ensure all funds received from donors are accounted for
  • Organize workshop training for the CRTP activities
  • Organize and coordinate local, regional and international conferences & workshops
  • Ensure documentation of reports for each CRTP activities
  • Coordinate and monitor research assistants at the CRTP
  • Assist in publication processes of the CRTP research and documentations
  • Prepare regular mid-term and annual reports of the activities of the Centre for Research Training and Publications
  • Attend meetings related to activities of the CRTP and its network
  • Ensure publications of CRTP activities, especially research, conference presentations, etc.
  • Coordinate and organize CRTP monthly public peace forums
  • Update CRTP activities on the CRTP and Hekima University College websites
  • Any other tasks and duties required by the Management

Required Qualification

  1. BA in social science subjects like – peace studies, sociology, international relations, anthropology. MA degree is an additional advantage
  2. Minimum 2-3 year experience in program management
  3. Good research and writing skills
  4. Good administrative and organizational skills
  5. Knowledge in logical framework matrix in project design and implementation
  6. Knowledge in project proposal writing and project reporting
  7. Practical knowledge in Excell
  8. Practical knowledge in budget making, due diligence and monitoring expenses
  9. Basic knowledge in finance reporting to donors
  10. Good interpersonal skills and work ethics
  11. Can work under pressure of deadlines
  12. Available for travel to monitor project activities
  13. Ability to handle multiple projects


Send your applications to Recruitment Office:

Deadline for application: 3rd March 2023 at 5:00pm