AGI-K Programme Officer
Team / Programme: Agi-K Programme
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder
to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Role Purpose: SCI
Kenya is implementing an Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI-K) Action
Research across four sectors of Health, Wealth Creation, Education and
Prevention of Violence, in Wajir County, together with other partners
namely; Population Council, Plan International and APHRC.
program is expected to significantly contribute to investing in
adolescent girls, with the need to invest early in order to break the
downward spiral into early pregnancy, early marriage and
is also expected that evidence from research will influence national
policy and support scaled up, cost-effective interventions for
adolescent girls in the future. This is also in line with Save the
Children’s Theory of Change.
the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national
and county levels and communities to facilitate the randomized control
trial to test a package of multi sectorial interventions for girls ages
11-14 and also the most cost-effective that will provide the greatest
impact for girls in Northern Kenya and urban slums
Program officer will provide technical support and leadership to
community mentors required for the successful implementation of
Adolescent girls programming and will support the Program Coordinator in
awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on
the project interventions.
AGI-K officer will be responsible for providing training and mentoring
to adolescent girl’s mentors and the Community Facilitators.
Reports to: AGI-K Programme Coordinator
Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s,
providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian
relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.
programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance,
education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.
2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children
combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a
single operation in Kenya.
Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces
with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition
programmes with our own.
the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee
Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners
in many other parts of the country.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Key Areas of Accountability:
Support to Programme Delivery
the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, provide technical
oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and
on-the-job support for community health extension workers (CHEWs) and
community mentors for the delivery of the safe space model
that the community mobilization and participation aspect of the AGI-K
programme is implemented according to plan, including training,
materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes
in the development, management and facilitation of the community
engagement strategy, plan of action and activities identified by the
leadership and guidance regarding project activities under each
cluster to all community workers to ensure all programme activities
meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in discussions
sessions for adolescent programming
AGI-K Program Officer will provide programmatic support required for
the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will
support the Programme Coordinator in awareness raising activities,
including the provision of information on available health services and
facilitating referrals through the support of CHEWs.
with AGI-K program team to monitor project activities regularly,
ensuring adolescent girls attend discussion sessions as laid out in the
and maintain networks with community leaders and groups to ensure
support from the community and to encourage greater communication,
collaboration and coordination among partners.
in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based
on program needs; include strategies to reach girls who are more
- Ensures strict adherence to the guidelines as outlined for the various interventions and clusters.
with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure
that community workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently
the community facilitators and mentors develop referral pathways for
violence prevention & response and ensure a community
perspective is included. Ensure referral pathways are shared and
understood within the community
- Encourage parent/caregiver partnerships in participating in the wellbeing of adolescent girls
- Good coordination with partners including the community in the program area
of implementing partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and
reporting is strengthened, in particular with community contracts
- Actively participate in forums and other relevant forums at sub county level
with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
team and the operations research partner for monitoring and evaluation
of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports,
documents and lessons learned.
- Supports the implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants in the AGI-K programme
- Carry out regular field monitoring/spot checks
in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme
such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and
Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to
deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own
performance or that of the team/organisation.
Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and
others to help realise their full potential, and to build the
organisation’s capability for the future.
and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role
models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others
to achieve goals for our children.
Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely
decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within
or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional
expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices
within and outside the organisation.
and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and
succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.
Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals
and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead
and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage
and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate
messages, building confidence and trust with others.
- Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
- Advanced University Degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education)
3 years of relevant professional work experience in the development,
planning and management of social development programmes with practical
experience of working with women and girls.
understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding
violence against women and girls, in addition to child protection
experience of developing effective working relationships with senior
stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations,
community NGO, academics and opinion-leaders.
- Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitation and training skills in non-formal settings
- Strong expertise and understanding of key issues affecting adolescent girls in Northern Kenya such as early marriage, FGM.
- Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills
- Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
- Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
- Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
- Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
- Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
- Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
- Proven ability to work as a team.
- Somali speaking will be an added advantage.
candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter
indicating the Position they are applying for in the subject line to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th March 2016.
Due to the urgency of having the two posts filled, applications will be reviewed as they are received.