DSW National Team Coordinator (Community Work) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Position: National Team Coordinator – Community Work

Department: Programmes & Projects

Duty Station: DSW Country Office – Nairobi

Background: DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation, which focuses on achieving universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). 


DSW’s mission is to empower young people and communities in low and middle-income countries by addressing the issues of population dynamics and health as a way to achieve sustainable development. 
For more information, kindly visit www.dsw.org

DSW seeks to recruit a National Team Coordinator – Community Work to be based in the Nairobi office, Kenya. 

The Team Coordinator’s position will spearhead community work interventions across several projects.

Areas of Responsibility: The NTC – Community Work works in close cooperation with the Programmes & Projects Manager to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of projects within his/her area of responsibility. 

S/he also cooperates closely with all other Team Coordinators in the country office to effectively link project design, quality implementation and reporting.

Specific Responsibilities: 

Under the direct supervision of the Programmes & Projects Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

I. Organizational development

  • Support the Department Manager in the implementation of organisational policies and procedures
  • Support the Department Manager in developing training and coaching programmes with regard to community work
II. Team coordination
  • Coordinate and monitor the community work staff including the development of clear goals and targets
  • Monitor progress of project implementation against wok plans and budgets
  • Ensure in cooperation with the department manager timely and quality results of project implementation and reporting (to donors and according to DSW guidelines and procedures)
  • Support resource mobilization efforts to ensure funds for community work projects are available
III. Operational responsibilities
  • Establish links with partners who implement successfully youth / community programmes
  • Support in the review of tools and other project related guidelines
  • Supervision of project staff
IV. Reporting and Documentation
  • Prepare high quality reports as per stipulated guidelines and within the agreed deadlines
  • Capture evidence of intervention’s impact
  • Document best practices for scaling up and application
Minimum Requirements:
  • University degree in Social / Behavioral Sciences, Community Development or related field from an accredited institution
  • At least 7 years related experience
  • Excellent command of English and Swahili languages (written and oral) is required
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and writing skills
  • Strong team ethics and ability to provide leadership
  • Flexible in responding to changing work priorities
  • Strong IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc)
  • Ability to work and deliver results under minimum supervision
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Compassionate, and respectful of all people
  • An eye for detail
DSW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “NTC – Community Work” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: vacancies@dswkenya.org

Deadline for application:  June 30th, 2016

Ideal start date: Immediate

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to undertake oral and written interviews.

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