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CSA National Coalition Coordinator Job June

National Coalition Coordinator  Job, NGO Job Vacancies In Kenya June 2021,

Position: National Coalition Coordinator 

Duty Station: Nairobi with regular travel to Project sites in Kenya 

Duration: 1 Year (Renewable subject to performance and availability of funds) 

Job Description

The Strategic Partnership Right Here Right Now 2 (RHRN2) for which a grant is  received by Rutgers from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is part of a global programme  aimed at improving SRHR situation of young people. In Kenya, the RHRN2 coalition is made of  7 civil society organizations and institutions working to promote the sexual and reproductive  health and rights of adolescents and young people guided by a theory of change that aims at  ensuring that young people in all their diversity enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and  rights in a gender just society. 

The National Coalition coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the coalition operations  in Kenya enhancing collaboration and partnership among coalition members, stakeholders and  government departments. S/he will facilitate, coordinate and inspire coalition partners to  implement programmes collaboratively and collectively for maximum impact as outlined in the  joint country programme and annual work plans. The NCC has the central role of assuring the  mainstreaming of the key RHRN 2 principles including meaningful youth participation, Gender  transformative approaches, Human rights based approaches and do No harm in all aspects of  programming and advocacy. This person inspires the RHRN2 country partners to execute the  programme and realize the programme ToC. Oversees the management of the collaboration  process of country partners, looking for synergy, exchange and learning between the partners to  become more effective in reaching the results of the RHRN2 Programme. 

The NCC Serves to ensure: 

Young people are at the center of the programme and supporting meaningful and  inclusive youth participation throughout the programme development, implementation,  governance, monitoring and evaluation. 

Is proactive in motivating that sensitive issues will be taken up sufficiently by the  partners.  

Serves as the face of the programme in-country: representing the coalition in (advocacy)  events and meetings and increasing the visibility of the country coalition. 


Facilitates and coordinates programme development and preparation of the annual  Country Work Plans agreed upon by the National  

Organises and convenes in-country annual planning and review meetings;

Monitors the progress of the implementation of the Coalitions Annual Country  Programme Plans and keeps track on country objectives; 

Discusses with partners under performance, signals cases of long term non-performance  and communicates long term non-performance following the guidelines for escalations; Signals and communicates other challenges and problems related to the programme and  its coalition partners to the National Steering Committee  

Manages the joint activity budget with support from the Kenya country manager at  Rutgers 

Compiles financial and progress reports, the annual overall budget and PME information for review at country level and onward submission to the back donor; 

Facilitates and inspires country alliance partners to collaborate and look for synergy at  country level; 

Facilitates shared learning and joint initiatives with regard to programme implementation  and PME activities at country level; 

Organises joint programme evaluations and workshops to share experiences with  implementing partners; 

Identifies the need for TA (institutional and thematic) at country level (centrally and for  individual or selection of partners)in addition to the needs that country Coalition partners  identify themselves; 

Chairs Feeder teams consisting of Programme and M&E technical working groups Coordinates the development and realisation of Operational Research; Facilitates or leads the joint advocacy efforts of the country Coalition; Coordinates partnership with the Dutch Embassy in Kenya and other Strategic SRHR  Partnerships; 

Represents the RHRN II coalition at local, national and international events and meetings; Positions, Profiles and elevates visibility of the RHRN II Coalition in Kenya including  deployment and use of digital platforms 

Assure sustainability of the coalition through sustained resource mobilisation in liaison with  the national 


The NCC is contracted by a host organisation, which is one of the Coalition partners in  Kenya 

This is a full-time position and the NCC cannot have another position/job at one of the  Coalition partners nor take paid assignments or consultancies with members and other  players.  

The NCC is hierarchically accountable to the line manager (ED or Head of Programmes)  of the host organization.  

The NCC will receive oversight from the country Coalition national Steering Committee. Desired Qualifications:


A minimum of University degree in Public health, Social Sciences, Development Studies,  or a related field.  

Four years of relevant working experience of which at least 3 in a similar or related  coordination role; 

Experienced in programme management, including implementation and PME; Demonstrated experience of working with a network of local organisations, managing  contacts with key-stakeholders; 

Excellent English (written and oral) communication skills; 

Sound experience in the field of SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights  advocacy); 

Work experience in an international (development) organisation; 

Proven track recordin programme management (report writing, PMEL, budget  management), facilitating learning processes and Coalition building; 

Energetic about putting youth at the centre of this programme and working with young  people as equal partners; 

Experience with networking and lobbying and advocacy at country and regional level; Strong facilitator, connector, communicator and leader; 

Strong administrative and organizational skills; 

Ability to work independently; 

Self-confident, persistent and decisive; good listening capacity; assertive; flexible; Ability to travel; 

Supports the values and principles as described in the RHRN Essential Package. Familiarity with the sexual and reproductive health and rights environment in the country  and Supports perspectives of Sexual Rights as Human rights  

Excellent cross-cultural, relational and interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy,  willingness to listen, and respect for partners and colleagues. 

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. 

Must be flexible, willing to work irregular hours, and adaptable to changing circumstances  and demonstrated problem solving skills

How to apply  

Please submit an application letter with current detailed CV indicating 3 references. Two of  whom should have been direct supervisors. Applications should be sent to [email protected]  Addressed to Human Resource and Admin Manager indicating the job title by 5pm Kenyan time  June 19th 2021. The RHRN 2 coalition is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified  men and women are encouraged to apply. Young people below 30 years in all their diversity are  strongly encouraged to apply.

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