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3 Mar 2017

IFES Program Coordinator Job

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, non-profit organization that supports the building of democratic societies and the strengthening of transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

IFES is currently implementing a capacity-building program in support of Kenya’s electoral process
in the areas of Voter Education, conflict mitigation and sustainability of Election Technology, among others.

IFES Kenya seeks to recruit a Program Coordinator to be based in Nairobi. Her/his overall role will be to support the Conflict Prevention Specialist in the implementation of the election violence prevention and response program. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for managing the national components of the program including the National Conflict Mediation Panel.

Under the supervision of the Program’s Conflict Prevention Specialist, the principal duties and responsibilities of the Program Coordinator shall include, but not limited to the following: –

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and share information with the Conflict Prevention Specialist, program team and partners to ensure overall program targets and donor obligations are being achieved;
  • Visit project sites regularly, including partner sites to provide appropriate technical assistance, monitor and oversee activities;
  • Act as the main liaison between national electoral institutions and IFES;
  • Manage and support the work of the National Conflict Mediation Panel;
  • Coordinator the work of regional coordinators;
  • Ensure that project staff have the necessary facilities and office equipment for the smooth functioning of the program;
  • Participate in peace, election and conflict related coordination meetings and professionally represent IFES in these forums;
  • Build the capacity of select implementing partners to improve their technical, organizational and management capacity;
  • Regularly meet and communicate with the Conflict Prevention Specialist to discuss program achievements, especially when they deviate from the original plan;
  • Work with program staff to organize and facilitate field visits for donors and IFES staff;
  • In collaboration with the program staff, monitor security developments and report to IFES senior management as per the IFES security procedures and protocols;
  • Jointly prepare donor reports with the Conflict Prevention Specialist and other staff to capture program impact;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. 
  • A Post graduate degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience working with civil society organizations involved in good governance, peace building and conflict management or any other relevant field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Result-oriented

How to Apply
If you meet the requirements as contained in the description, please submit (1) a detailed and current CV; (2) an application cover letter demonstrating why you qualify for this opportunity.

All applications should be submitted electronically to kenyarecruit@ifes.org, clearly indicating the job position.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

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