ActionAid Manager – Kishushe Local Rights Programme Job in Kenya

Manager – Kishushe Local Rights Programme (LRP) Vacancy
(1 Position)
Based in Kishushe

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a member of ActionAid Federation; ActionAid works in more than 40 countries all over the world, in the places where we can make the biggest impact. 

We tackle poverty and denial of human rights at the local level, and we challenge the causes behind them locally, nationally and globally. 
In Kenya AAIK works in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion; connecting their voices, sharing ideas, spreading inspiration, campaigning, advocating and formulating public policy to eradicate poverty and ensure social justice.  
We are present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and link key international, national and local institutions in favour of the right holders.

ActionAid seeks to recruit a dynamic and innovative professional who will take up the position of Manager-Kishushe LRP; to implement programmes designed to benefit the community in Kishushe

Manager – Kishushe LRP

This position is based in Kishushe, which lies on the leeward side of Taita hills in the Taita Taveta County, about 50 Km from Voi town. The area boarders Tsavo national park and is home to the famous Mzima springs that supplies fresh water to the City of Mombasa and Voi town.

Reporting to the Programme Manager; as the Manager- Kishushe LRP you will be responsible for directing AAIK’s programmes and initiatives in the LRP while providing focal lead in strategic priorities of AAIK as per the Country Strategy Paper; the incumbent will be responsible for and not limited to;

  • Coordinate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all programme activities within the LRP;
  • Coordinate all sponsorship activities to ensure compliance with the supporter’s communication guidelines;
  • Coordinate funding proposals development, plans and budgets at the LRP level;
  • Ensuring compliance with the organization’s budgetary and financial management guidelines;
  • Promote women rights and empowerment through gender mainstreaming at the LRP;
  • Ensuring provision of timely and efficient responses to child sponsorship activities;
  • Undertake regular assessments and reviews of progress and impact of development projects;
  • Documentation of success stories and enhancement of information sharing and learning;
  • Directly participate and support rights holders and their institutions to participate in national policy formulation processes;
  • Promote the highest standards of integrity, cost consciousness and accountability in line with the AAIK’s policies, learning and planning systems;
  • Represent the organization at meetings with government and other actors at the LRP and County level;
  • Prepare and share timely and accurate documentation of lessons learnt to promote best practise;

Our preferred candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a Degree in Development studies, Social Sciences or it’s equivalent from a recognized university; 
  • Post Graduate training in Financial & Organizational Management, People Management(Leadership) skills and Monitoring & Evaluation; 
  • Served in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of five (5) years; 
  • and in-depth understanding of programming issues, resource mobilization including proposal development, donor reporting and managing donor relations.
You must be willing to reside in the Local Rights Programme area.

The successful candidates will enjoy flexibility and organizational space while joining an experienced and dynamic staff working alongside people living in poverty. 

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, fill in the application form (Click here to download) and specifying the location send it to us via email to be received not later than October 31, 2012 to:

The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development & Administration
P. O. Box 42814, 00100, Nairobi

(Kindly write on the subject line of your email “Manager-Kishushe LRP”)

Do not send a detailed CV at this stage as only the information in the application form will be used for initial selection. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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