Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Media Focus on Africa - Foundation Projects Coordinator Job in Kenya

The Organization:

Media Focus on Africa Foundation (MFA) is a not-for-profit communications for development organization based in Nairobi, Kenya.

It was founded on the premise that increased flows of quality information, reaching out to people living in Africa and beyond build societies that are better informed on priority issues of democratization and human development.

MFA promotes the concept of communication for development (C4D), as a means to empower people through carefully targeted and contextualised messages on key themes.

MFA’s Mission is “To stimulate social change and development in Africa through the media”, while its vision is “A democratic Africa, whose citizens are well-informed and are empowered to participate in development processes.”

Position: Projects Co-ordinator

Will work closely with the Country Director and other staff in the coordination of projects.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Key Tasks
  • Work closely with the Deputy Country Director and other staff in developing and drafting proposal ideas
  • Participate in writing both internal and external project reports
  • Organize and manage all MFA project reports, both external and internal.
  • Participate in designing the organization’s annual and project work-plans on the organization’s activities
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in a timely manner as per the workplan
  • Update on a monthly basis projects and organizational work-plans progress
  • Participate in formulating and overseeing the implementation of projects monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Keep a database of participants participating in MFA projects
  • Manage project logistics, contacts, communications and other tasks as might be requested by supervisor and project managers.
  • Assist project managers and project staff to coordinate payments of project participants in the field
  • Assist project managers and project staff in coordinating and organizing logistics for meetings, workshops, outreach activities and events
  • Assist in the procurement processes for goods and services required for project implementation (i.e. request for quotations, assess quotations)
  • Take meeting minutes whenever requested
Qualifications and Experience
  • Should possess at least a university degree in social sciences or communications Three (3) years experience in similar position
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Experience writing reports and participating in proposal writing
  • Experience in project implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Interest in governance, democracy, development and communications issues in general
  • Concise and attentive to detail
If you meet the above qualifications please send your application letter, CV with at least 3 referees to info@mediafocusonafrica.org by latest 2nd March 2012.

Only those who will be shortlisted for interview will be contacted