Handicap International Operational Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Job Context: The position is based in Nairobi, but the program is covering two countries (Kenya & Somalia) and the operational coordinator will have to travel to the 4 main sites on a regular basis (Nairobi, Kitale, Garissa/Dadaab, Hargeisa).

Job Description: The Operational coordinator is working under the supervision of the Program Director (PD) and is directly managing the 4 site coordinators. The position is cross-cutting, guiding the program on operational strategy, quality of actions, capacity building of the teams and monitoring and evaluation.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Participate to the development of the operational strategy of the program and its mid term reviews
  • Develop and write new projects in respect of the operational strategy in collaboration with the technical unit and under the supervision of the program director
  • Participate to the fundraising strategy of the program 
  • Supervise and guide the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation strategy developed by headquarter
  • Animate quarterly monitoring and evaluation meeting of all projects, in collaboration with the technical coordinators and support services 
  • Strengthen project cycle management skills for senior staff
  • Develop in coordination with the PD a culture of networking; participate to national and international – related meetings / clusters / etc 
  • Pilot the capitalisation activities. 
  • Work in close collaboration with the technical unit and guarantee the regular involvement of the project – related technical referents from headquarters 
  • Guarantee the respect of donor’s reporting deadlines and support the staff in the report writing 
  • Participate to the recruitment of human resources needed for the implementation of the projects
Candidate Profile:  
Mandatory: University degree in Project Management or equivalent At least 3 years experience in project or program coordination in a development context Experience of project monitoring and evaluation Proposal writing & reporting experience Excellent communication skills

Complementary: Social, public health or paramedical studies Emergency project management Good financial management knowledge

Required Language Skills: English (written and spoken) French would also be an advantage

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right candidate, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV including 3 (three) referees with their current contacts by email to : recruit03@handicap-international.or.ke 

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Operational Coordinator position”

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

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