Programme Officer – Livelihoods
Based: Nairobi, Kenya
Terms: 2 years Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: 16th March 2012
Job reference: EAP/053/JG
The Program Officer role works within the International programs role family and the wider programme funding remit.
In this role you will be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and programmes
as well as the effective disbursement of funds to East Africa Country programmes including recommending grants to partners.
The post holder will also contribute to the development of Christian Aid policy and strategy, engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including institutional donors. The role will be based in Nairobi. Occasional travel is required.
About the Role
The role holder will have a strong background knowledge of institutional donors, particularly the EU, ECHO, DFID policies funding modalities and rules.
He/She will have a good understanding of international development issues, governance, power and rights, financial controls and procedures and familiarity with programme cycle management, approaches and tools including participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation.
You will need to demonstrate your ability to identify key policy agenda on livelihoods and integrating these into the program.
Able to work independently, you will have strong communication and relationship building skills to ensure you are able to contribute to the delivery of information, ideas and opinions within a workgroup.
You will engage in strategic livelihoods forums including the UN, Government and other NGO forums.
You will also need to have good understanding of conflict transformation work, livelihoods programmes management, good understanding of issues of climate change and adaptation to climate change, solid experience in policy influencing and advocacy relating to agriculture policy, mobilizing farmer groups, linking farmers to metrological data , market access for pastoralists, climate change, livelihoods work, and managing humanitarian emergency interventions.
You will be a motivated, dynamic and innovative individual, able to deliver results from a wide spectrum of projects. Team working and coordination skills will therefore be pertinent to this position.
You will demonstrate high levels of reliability and ability to deliver program reports on time. Ability to monitor budget implementation and ensuring programme-budget compliance is paramount to this role.
This role requires a university degree in development studies or similar; direct experience of programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, and developing partner’s capacity, experience in designing, managing, delivering and evaluating emergency and development projects; knowledge of humanitarian standards and policies; strong communication, training and workshop facilitation, and representation skills.
Fluency in English language is mandatory.
About Christian Aid
More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the structures and rules that keep people poor.
And we work with local organizations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion.
If you are as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.
About the Rewards
We value the input of everyone who works for us. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards that helps you enjoy a good work/life balance.
To apply for this position you need to access the full advertisement on Christian Aid website on
www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and follow the links to download the international application form and role profile.
Please email your completed application forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org; (quoting the reference number)
You will require current and valid permission to work in Kenya.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.
We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
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