Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

Position Summary

  • Adeso is looking for a dynamic
    and competent Program Coordinator that will be based in Nairobi with
    frequent travel to the project areas of Garowe and Badhan and other Adeso
    program areas in Somalia /Somaliland.

  • The incumbent will be a full
    time member of Adeso Somalia team and will play a crucial role in the
    implementation of the project.

  • Due to the urgency of this
    position, the applications will be reviewed on rolling basis and the
    potential candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Program Vision

  • Responsible for the overall
    leadership and the strategic vision on the implementation, coordination
    and the management of the Project. The incumbent will coordinate closely
    with the Program Officers, the Head of Offices in various offices, and the
    project team in ensuring the successful implementation of the project
    activities in accordance with donor requirements.

Program Management

  • Lead the startup of the project
    implementation in the various locations, the day-to-day project activities
    coordination and ensuring the project activities are implemented according
    to the approved project documents and Adeso program wide standards.

  • Ensure the quality program
    implementation in accordance with the donor requirements and Adeso’s
    program guidelines. Work with the team to develop and continuously revise
    the implementation work plan in order to meet the program objectives.

  • Facilitate and ensure that the
    beneficiaries, the communities and the authorities understand well the
    program and they support its due implementation at the communities’ level.

  • Ensure the project
    implementation is responsive to the communities, the local authorities and
    the partners.**

  • As the focal person for the
    project partners, ensure there is proper coordination mechanism and the
    implementation of the agreed actions with the partners throughout the
    project period. Lead the development of the respective MoUs, joint action
    plans and the review of the joint action plan progress regularly.

  • Ensure the project is
    implemented on time as per the approved work plan, there is robust MEAL
    systems that will be used to monitor the project progress, outcome and

  • Ensure effective project budget
    management in line with the approved award budget, effective cash flow
    planning, the project expenditure reviews and working closely with the
    country Finance Manager and Program Officer on the budget utilization
    process. As the award budget holder, ensure the project team understand
    the activities budget and there is strict compliance with the donor grant

Team Management

  • Ensures that the project team
    is well managed, trained on the project requirements, including the
    implementation strategy, the MEAL systems and the sites levels partners’

  • Ensure that each project staff
    has performance objective set on time, the scope of work is made clear at
    the beginning, regular feedback and appraisals provided according to the
    Adeso HR staff performance management policy. **

  • Ensure timely recruitment of
    the project staff, proper project induction provided and building the
    capacity of the national staff.

Project Reporting

  • In liaison with the program
    team and the M&E team, ensure that regular program reports such as the
    monthly, the quarterly, the final reports (both internal and external) are
    done in a timely manner.

  • Directly manage the project
    continuous assessment, the external evaluations and ensure the proper
    documentation of the project outcome and impact.

  • Support the program consultants
    during the baseline and final program performance evaluation.

  • Work with the communication and
    M&E teams on the program continuous documentation.

  • Oversee quality control
    throughout the program life cycle, including ensuring implementation of
    the appropriate M&E tools and integrating them into the program

Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Economic and
    Livelihood Development, or first degree with relevant work experiences in
    relevant field (Business Administration, Food Security and Livelihood,
    Community Development etc.).

  • Proven experience, at least 5
    years in managing economic and livelihood programs in similar context-
    including community enterprise development, vocational youths training, markets
    systems and productive sectors value chains programing in East Africa.

  • Clear understanding of
    technical program management i.e. project cycle management, project MEAL
    system and effective reporting skills.

  • Proven experience in managing
    programs at community level, stakeholder management (local authorities and
    project partners). Ability to negotiate with partners, including the local
    government, the project partners and the community leaders.**

  • Team player and understanding
    of remote team management (where appropriate), team building and effective
    team performance management skills.

  • Ability to multitask, meet
    strict deadlines and able to work under pressure with little or no

  • Proven experience in program
    reporting, donor reporting, excellent writing skills and the ability to
    document lessons learnt, best practices of programs implementation.

  • Demonstrated flexibility and
    planning skills in problem solving in continuously changing context.

  • Proven work experience in
    Somalia / Somaliland is desired. Qualified Somali speaking candidates are
    highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly
motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please
submit your application to 
[email protected], quoting “Program
Coordinator” in the email subject matter, by July 17th 2020.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources
Manager and include the following:

  • An updated CV (maximum 3

  • An application letter which
    should include remuneration requirements, and indication of your preferred
    work location, and contact information for three work-related referees.

  • Applications not including all
    of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed
    candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity.
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