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30 Mar 2017

Plan International County Coordinator 2017 Job in Kenya

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty,
violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Purpose
The purpose of the County Coordinator position is to support Nilinde, in coordination and oversight of Service Delivery Partners (SDPs) in implementation of the project.

Job Responsibilities
Coordinate and support Household Economic Strengthening interventions

  • Collaborate with the HES technical team to provide support and operational leadership and direction in the implementation of HES interventions in the county.
  • Liaise with technical leads to supervise and ensure quality assurance as far as delivery and performance of HES component of Nilinde in the county.

Support work planning, monitoring, evaluation, research & learning among SDPs

  • Organize monthly and quarterly review meetings at the county level to promote jointreviews and planning, shared learning, and linkages for cost-effective and efficient programming.
  • Review monthly reports from the SDPs to validate information, and track progress against targets and activities in their approved work plan using systems developed by the Nilinde technical leadership team.
  • Develop program performance reports and portfolio performance reviews in collaboration with Technical Leads, M&E and Grants units.
  • Collaborate with the Learning and Knowledge Management Officer, in documenting and sharing of best practices, lessons learnt and success stories.
  • Support and ensure timely submission of monthly narrative reports from SDPs and coordinate delivery of feedback from all technical leads and M&E.
  • Coordinate the development, review of SDP costed work plans.
  • Collaborate with grants unit & other relevant departments to ensure timely response to Service delivery partners on costed work plan & budget queries raised by management, finance counterparts and program teams.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor or management that enhance Nilinde’s core output areas.

Requirements

  • Minimum degree qualifications in social science, education, community development or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • 3 -5 years’ experience managing community development programs with emphasis on OVC programming or HIV and health programming.
  • Two years’ experience in working with USAID-funded Programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience managing work plans and budgets. Good community mobilization skills
  • Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadline while meeting conflicting work demands.
  • Possesses initiative, patience, tact, and able to work with minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of rights based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Plan Kenya’s Child Protection Policy
  • Strong documentation and report writing skills
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability

How to Apply
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