National Civil Society Org Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Required for a growing National Civil Society Organization based in Ongata Rongai but with programs in Nairobi and Mombasa, an enterprising, imaginative and results oriented individual to fill the following position:

Project Coordinator

Job Purpose
  • To implement a project on citizen engagement in water activities, aimed at expanding opportunities for citizens to access water as a human right and improve their livelihoods; while supporting the Organization’s strategic growth in various sectors.
  • S/he will work through local groups and communities to ensure that all aspects of programming are well coordinated resulting in efficiency, high team morale and cost effectiveness.
Main Responsibilities:

Capacity Development
  • Supporting and developing the capacity of community groups to undertake different activities
  • Facilitating different forums both relating to staff and also in the field
Program Support
  • Timely and high quality reporting to donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Providing support in relevant research
  • Providing support on advocacy approaches in the water sector
  • Networking and following up on specific issues of social concern as they arise
  • Supporting staff to deliver the project and organization’s objectives
Financial Management Support
  • Supporting budgeting, and budget control activities through the Finance Officer
  • Coordinating resources mobilization activities in conjunction with management and the board
Required qualifications and Competencies:
  • At least a relevant Degree, especially in the Social Sciences, Environment or related field
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in Project Implementation/ Management
  • Experience in Water and Environment Projects and a thorough understanding of water issues
  • Experience in, and capacity to undertake resource mobilization
  • Excellent Community Facilitation Skills
  • Competence in Monitoring, Evaluation ,Reporting and Learning
  • Good understanding and experience of the Advocacy approach
Attributes and skills
  • Demonstrable team player and leader
  • High ethical and integrity standards
  • Excellent communicator, in speech and in writing
  • Amiable and of pleasant personality
  • Ability to prioritise, and exercise good judgment
  • Good understanding of donor funded projects
  • Good grasp of the New Constitution and Devolution
  • Flexible, energized, innovative, and able to undertake fieldwork
  • Excellent Computer Proficiency is a must. Understanding of  technology applications will be an advantage
If you meet these specifications, send your application and CV, with details of three referees (one of whom should be current or immediate former employer), and one or two page write-up (preferably an excerpt of a past paper) on an issue in social development, and your current and expected remuneration to before 22nd  June 2012. 
Early applications are encouraged. Preferred starting time is July.

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