WV Urban Programming Coordinator Job in Kenya

Urban Programming Coordinator 
Country:     Kenya
Location:     Nairobi
Closing Date:     July 17 2012

Description:     Key Outputs / Responsibilities

  • Assess current WV Kenya urban and external programs in Kenya and identify areas for growth, partnership and development
  • Analyze
    urban trends, monitor intergovernmental groups, UN organizations and
    NGOs to maintain up-to-date knowledge of urban programming.
  • Network,
    build and broker partnerships in international donor circles and
    research institutions to support WV field work and keep abreast of
    political developments nationally and in the region
  • Ensure the
    continuous exchange of information on achievements and best practice
    including via an Urban Learning Network and Events
  • Develop field
    urban capacity by establishing and coordinating an Urban Site of
    Learning in Kenya in consultation with the region and the Urban CoE.
  • Develop evidence based urban resource materials to enhance program quality and effectiveness in Kenya.
  • Collaborate with sectoral and ministry teams to prioritise urban poverty
  • Collaborate
    with marketing to develop new funding models suitable for urban
    contexts and support the National Office to target multi-lateral and
    grant funding sources.
  • Provide strategic advice to Kenya to
    develop their urban strategy and adequate representation of the urban
    context in the current WVK Strategy.
  • Explore and adapt new organizational processes to respond to the urban environment
Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational
    level required:   Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas:
    urban studies, political, economic, social or philosophical sciences,
    preferably in combination with international relations.
  • A master’s degree is preferable.
  • Experience: 
    A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in urban
    programming and management issues, of which preferably at least three in
  • Strong networker with contacts in Kenyan, donor circles and political knowledge
  • Sound understanding of urban theories, practice and programming.
  • Good analytical, research and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to plan and deliver work programs to agreed deadlines.
  • Good
    interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective
    relationships in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and
    respect for diversity and gender. 
Job details:
application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three
referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be
sent to reach the undersigned not later than July 17th, 2012.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Email: recruit_kenya@wvi.org

indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line “Commodity
Officer”. (Only short-listed candidates will be contacted).

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