Diakonia Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Diakonia is a Swedish non – governmental organization, created over 40 years ago by six Christian denominations in response to emergencies in different parts of the world. 
Diakonia’s vision is for every human being to live a dignified existence in a just and sustainable world, and the mission is to change unfair political, economic and social structures that generate poverty, oppression and violence. 
Diakonia aims to achieve these goals through long term support to civil society organizations in 40 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
The organization’s Head Office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Diakonia Sweden seeks to recruit a Programme Officer to provide programme support in respect to two regional programmes – Lake Victoria Rights Programme and African Economic Justice Programme at the Regional Office based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills and proven experience in coordination and support of partner organizations in various programme issues in a busy multicultural Non Governmental Organization.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implementation of programme activity plan
  • Provide overall support to partner organizations including Diakonia on thematic areas (such as human rights, social economic justice, etc)
  • Coordinate monitoring, evaluation and reporting in the programme.
  • Co-ordinate capacity building support to partner organisations
  • Conduct regular monitoring and coordinate/support evaluations/reviews of partner organisations
  • Assess proposals, work plans, and reports from partner organisations
  • Co-ordinate and administrate partner consultation meetings for the purpose of information sharing and learning
  • General administration and ensure adherence to financial procedures of the programmes
  • Liaise with Finance and Administration Officer on issues relating to financial management of the programmes.
  • Network with likeminded organisations and stakeholders
Report to the Programme Manager.
3. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training)
(a) Level of Education/Academic Qualification
  • A bachelor’s degree in development work or humanitarian studies, or other social sciences.
(b) Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Proven knowledge of Project Cycle Management.
  • Basic knowledge and skills in Human Rights Based Approach.
(c) Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Should possess relevant experience in terms of technical support to local NGOs, monitoring and evaluations and ability to facilitate trainings, workshops, seminars etc
  • Knowledge of at least two of Diakonia’s thematic areas i.e. democracy human rights, gender, social and economic justice, conflict and justice, HIV and AIDS/sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Experience in resource mobilization
  • Good interpersonal skills & effective communication both oral & written English.
  • Attention to details
  • Must demonstrate the ability to plan and work under limited supervision.
  • Analysis & report writing skills with basic financial skills & budgetary skills.
  • Result based approach
  • Preferably experience of EU-projects
  • Preferable knowledge of Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Effective communication skills and must be fluent in both oral and written English.
(d) Relevant Work Experience
A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience in development work preferably in an international NGO set up directly related to program management.

Duration: 2 years contract with possibility of extension depending on funding.

Application letter indicating a brief statement why you qualify for the job accompanied with a detailed CV and names of at least three (3) professional referees, daytime telephone contact, and current and expected monthly remunerations (monthly gross salary and cash benefits) to reach the address below before the close of business on 22nd July 2012. (Please do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point).
Executive Selection, Strategic Dimensions Limited
Management and Development Consultants
E-mail: info@strategicdl.com
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


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