Oxfam Project Officer (Echo Consortium), Echo Lanina Project Communications Officer and Urban Coordinator Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work. 
Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora. 
To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:

Project Officer – Echo Consortium (La Lanina 3) 
Ref: PROG 0009
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Contract: Fixed Term, 18 months; 
National Level D1 (Ksh 168,462.00 Gross)
 
Submission Deadline: 10th August 2012
 
Reporting to the ASAL Coordinator, the post-holder will ensure proper communication of consortium issues between the Program Management Unit (PMU) the Technical Support Unit (TSU), and the project sites (Wajir and Turkana) as well as develop partnership relations with implementing partners and ensure that the project is implemented in a consultative, participative manner.

S/he will coordinate to ensure the development of project strategy, plans and service agreements between Oxfam, implementing partners and the donor within the overall program framework. 
The incumbent will encourage unique, innovative and experimental solutions to complex problems using judgement to manage risks to the program success as well as ensure that gender is fully taken into account in all aspects of the program implementation.
The Officer, will be expected to manage project learning processes, produce relevant documentation as well as liaise effectively with other implementing organisations and the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Advocacy Project (REGLAP).
 
S/he will support the partners and Oxfam staff in mainstreaming the project components through humanitarian and developmental projects and programs as well as act as a point person for Oxfam component of the project both internally and externally.
 
To be considered for this role, you will require a degree in Social Sciences or other development related field, a proven record of designing, managing and reporting on complex programmes across dispersed locations and various implementing partners as well as an understanding and experience of working in a Consortium and collaborating with the lead roles (i.e. Water lead) and as a partner.
You will be expected to have an understanding and experience of programming in humanitarian and/or development sector and be familiar with community managed, disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) and have experience in developing and managing complex relationships and teams across a wide variety of actors. 
Experience in managing EC/ECHO funded proposals is desirable as well as an understanding of research methodologies and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning,

Project Communications Officer, Echo Lanina 
Ref: PROG 0010
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Contract: Fixed term, 18 months; 
National Level D2 
Entry Level Salary Ksh 121,468.00
 
Submission Deadline: 10th August 2012
 
Reporting to the national Campaigns Advisor, the project communication officer will be responsible in consultation with the line manager for the development of a communication plan for the consortium and ensure continuous communication & feedback to communities/beneficiaries. 
The post holder will ensure the development of ECHO La Nina publications including information summaries, annual reports, policy briefs, promotional materials as well as act as the focal point for internal communications work for the Consortium and work in tandem with the Kenya Communications Officer and the Regional Media Officer. 
S/he will be expected to accompany journalists on programme visits where appropriate. 
The incumbent of this position will be expected to develop the capacity of the ECHO Consortium team in relation to media and communications.
The post holder will constantly innovate and pioneer new tools for communicating consortium work and the voices of the beneficiaries as well as support events organization & coverage of ECHO Consortium and partner activities such as campaigns, dissemination forums etc.

To be considered for this role you will have a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Communication, Journalism or Public relations) with proven experience of working in communications, public relations or media as well as demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian/development work and the ability to digest large amounts of complex information and produce clear, well written summaries.
 
You will have excellent English writing skills and working knowledge of Swahili, demonstrable ability to identify and write compelling human-interest stories as well as an ability to present and package information in attractive, accessible formats. 
Tenacity, drive for results and tactfulness are key for this role as well as the ability to juggle large number of projects simultaneously, work to tight deadlines, knowledge of Desk Top Publishing and Multimedia (video, photography and web 2.0)

Urban Coordinator
Ref INT5603
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Contract: Fixed term, 6 months (short term cover for leave of absence); 
National Level C1 (Entry salary Ksh 272,382.00)
 
Submission Deadline: 17th August 2012
 
Covering for a leave of absence, the post holder will provide leadership and direction for the overall urban programme strategy implementation and is expected to ensure the integration of long term development, advocacy as well as humanitarian interventions within the program as well as cross learning between the urban program and other country programs.
 
S/he is expected to play a significant role supporting networking activities with government, private sector, civil society and other special interest groups in the formulation and development of urban poverty programme plans. 
The incumbent will be expected to work with partner organizations to develop proposals and enable them to develop their humanitarian capacity in line with Oxfam’s Humanitarian strategic direction.
 
The post holder will ensure that donor reports and internal reports are of good quality and submitted in a timely manner as well as provide line management to the urban program team.
 
To be considered for this role, you will be expected to possess a degree in Program management, social sciences or other relevant area of study with substantial experience of managing urban development programmes, long-term, multiyear, multi-sector development programming. 
You will be required to have high-level strategic, analytical and conceptual ability coupled with excellent communication & capacity building skills and excellent knowledge and understanding of the causes of urban poverty and a commitment to the poverty eradication.

You will have demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into programme work, Community liaison and development skills with a proven record of financial management – including experience of proposal writing and donor reporting, budgeting. 
An understanding of livelihoods work, public health, and protection is essential.
 
A more detailed job description and Person Specification can be found online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using Ref: INT5603
 
To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post that you are applying for and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk quoting the title and the reference number of the position you are applying for or apply online. 
For candidates responding to the Urban Coordinator position, you can also apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting the reference number of the position.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization

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Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.
 
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