AFSC Somalia Program Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice as a practical expression of faith in action.

Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

We seek to promote the transformation of cultural and societal norms, values, and behaviors to reject violence, with Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship as our values.

The Africa Regional Office (ARO) in Nairobi comprises the regional office, Somalia and Kenya Programs.

AFSC is seeking to recruit the following positions based at the ARO.

Somalia Program Officer

Reporting to the Somalia Country Representative and based at ARO, the PO will support implement a donor funded peace building program in South Central Somalia

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement a three-year donor funded program targeting youth in South central Somalia
  • Develop and implement an outreach and advocacy engagement strategy to respond to issues affecting Somali youth.
  • Articulate AFSC’s values and principles including its commitment to peace and nonviolent approaches to social justice and peacebuilding among Somali youth.
  • Provide support to efforts toward creating spaces and learning circles for youth interaction through exchange visits, networking and workshops.
  • Supports the application of M&E with partners to include, among others, the review of data collection tools or strategies, the review and writing of partner reports, contributions to new project proposals, and the provision of sessions on M&E concepts and approaches.
  • Technically supporting AFSC Somalia Program Partners to improve in their deliveries of program services to their targeted population with greater impact and effectiveness.
  • Regular field visit to the partner on monitory and support visits.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferably Peace Studies, Conflict Transformation, Peace building.
  • 3 years’ experience working in Somalia or Somalia related work elsewhere. Commitment to AFSC’s mission and values

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including a cover letter and CV to by COB Thursday 25th October 2018.

Include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Make sure to indicate how your experience and qualifications fit the position you are interested in.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is an equal opportunity employer and committed to further diversity at the work place.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Community Development, Legal and Corporate Affairs, NGO and UN
Updated: October 16, 2018 — 3:06 am