Sunday, 26 February 2012

Build Africa Kenya - Programme Coordinator (Machakos) and Program Assistants (Machakos & Naivasha) Jobs in Kenya

Build Africa Kenya is a Non Governmental Organization that works exclusively in rural areas of Kenya to help young people escape poverty by supporting education and income generation activities.

Our aim is to create sustainable models for increasing the incomes of the poor and better access to education and healthcare.

We give young people (including parents and the community at large) the chance to save, to work their way out of poverty and to increase the prosperity of their communities.

Our vision is for every young person in Africa to fulfill their potential and to make a difference.

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the quality of our program delivery, we are seeking talented and socially responsible individuals with exceptional skills, background, education and a passion for using investment and education as a tool to alleviate poverty in rural communities to fill the following positions:

Programme Coordinator

Based in Machakos County and reporting to the Area Programme Manager, the position entails significant travel to the field.

He/she will be responsible for implementing high quality programs including monitoring, evaluation and reporting. This post also supports planning and design processes.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage and coordinate the Education Quality Improvement (EQUIP) programme interventions in Mwala and Machakos districts by ensuring that interventions meet expected standards and quality
  • Provide regular feedback to staff in Machakos, the senior management team and other external stakeholders on programme progress by maintaining a robust and functional Monitoring and Evaluation framework
  • Coordinate programme reporting and responsible for quality monthly and quarterly progress reports
  • Conduct trainings to include Training Needs Assessment, facilitating and writing training reports.
  • Monitor Child Protection issues in programs and ensure implementation of Build Africa’s policy on the same.
  • In consultation with the APM, support donor visits to include preparation of itineraries, vetting of visitation sites and accompanying them to the field.
  • Actively participate in budget preparation & monitoring and managing of the regional budget
Person Specifications and Competencies:
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification from a recognized university with at least three (3) years project management experience: or a basic degree and at least five (5) years of demonstrated experience.
  • Candidates with previous experience in managing related development projects, preferably with an INGO, and with substantial experience of working directly with communities stand a good chance.
  • He/she should be proactive, able to question the status quo in his/her day to day work and should be aware of Child Protection issues.
  • He/she should be of high integrity to be able to model Build Africa’s core values.
  • Candidates must be strong in community training, have Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) skills and be willing to work under hard conditions in the rural areas.
Program Assistants

2 Positions

The position is responsible for high quality program activity implementation to include community mobilization, community partnership liaison, data capture and reporting.

He/she will be expected to continually observe the day-to-day effectiveness of programme delivery, noting and reporting on any areas where improvements are possible.

The two positions will each be based in Machakos and Naivasha with significant travel to the field.

Key Responsibilities
  • Organize and conduct community based trainings
  • Identify project beneficiaries as needed, and collect evidence of program impact from the beneficiaries
  • Collect and enter into MIS relevant program data including KPIs
  • Prepare detailed monthly project activity reports
Person Specifications and Competencies
  • A minimum of a relevant first degree from a recognized university with at least a year of demonstrated experience implementing development projects, preferably with a local NGO and should have experience of directly working with communities.
  • He/she must be able to speak the local language in the area of posting and should be proactive in thinking
  • He/she should be aware of Child Protection issues and be a person of high integrity that will model Build Africa’s core values.
  • Besides willing to work under hard conditions in the rural areas, the right candidate should be able to ride a motorcycle.
If you meet the above requirements and consider yourself up to the challenge, please post /email your application and a copy of your CV with daytime contact numbers, details of three (3) referees and an indication of salary expectations so as to reach the following by Friday 9th March 2012.

The Country Director
Build Africa Kenya
PO Box 10604-0100,
Nairobi.

Email: bak@build-africakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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