COVAW Program Associate Job in Kwale County, Kenya

Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) is a Kenyan women’s rights organization founded on human rights and feminist principles, that seeks to promote women’s rights.

COVAW works towards a society free from all forms of violence against women and girls.

Vacancy: Program Associate

Position: 1

Location: Kwale County

Reporting to: Program Officer

Contract: One year, with a possibility of renewal

Purpose: This position provides an opportunity to assist in addressing gender based violence through lobby and advocacy on child marriage, child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and their linkage to economic empowerment in Kwale County.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support in the design and implementation of the project activities at community level and with civil society actors to reduce vulnerability of girls and young women to child marriage, child trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation and to increase their access to economic empowerment.
  • Identify, support and work with the community level beneficiaries through strategic intermediaries to meet the intended priority outcomes among the right holders.
  • Engage with civil society organisations to enhance their capacity to conduct coordinated lobby and advocacy.
  • Engage with county government on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment with focus on legislation and policies and existing gaps.
  • Identify and develop linkages and networks between key actors from community, county and national level with a view to strengthening the effectiveness of each actor.
  • Identify and engage private sector players on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment and protecting vulnerable girls and young women from violations.
  • Design and conduct community, media and national campaigns towards achieving organisational and project goals.
  • Design and produce content and materials for use in lobby and advocacy and capacity enhancement trainings.
  • Identify knowledge and capacity gaps among project beneficiaries, identify and conduct the most appropriate capacity building approach.
  • Develop periodic project work plans and monitoring tools to guide and track accurate implementation of project objectives.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports of all program activities.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reconciliations and expenditure reports in accordance with donor requirements and COVAW policy.
  • Monitor the utilization of projects budgets in adherence to donor and organisational rules and policies.
  • Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to COVAW’s values and principles in a fulfilment of all roles and responsibilities.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours, including occasional weekends and holidays.
  • Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW’s resources in use.

COVAW Program Associate Job in Kwale County

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Community Development, NGO and UN, Project Management
Updated: December 29, 2017 — 2:40 am