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Programme Coordinator – Kenya

Programme Coordinator – Kenya
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
Full Time – Fixed term contract of service
Until September 2019
Salary: £26,400 gross per annum

The Programme
WFD is launching a new DFID funded programme at National level that seeks to strengthen Public Finance Oversight in Kenya. The programme is funded through the DAI Deepening Democracy Programme and will focus on the following:
• improving the ability of parliamentary oversight committees to carry out effective oversight and scrutiny of public finances, aimed at supporting accountable service delivery by both national and county governments.
addressing organizational capacity gaps facing parliamentary oversight committees, which hinder their ability to carry out practical oversight of public finances managed by the government

Main Purpose of the Role
The role will be responsible for leading, driving and coordinating the day to day delivery of programme activities and managing administrative and logistical requirement in planning, budgeting, implementation and, reporting of the programme. The coordinator will be preparing and disseminating project documentation, lead in the preparation of the narrative and financial reports, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, distilling leering and best practices and communicating programme successes and successful case studies through WFDs reporting and information sharing mechanisms.

One of the Programme Coordinator’s key tasks will be to realise the successful implementation of the activities of the programme. The Programme Coordinator will work closely with responsible officials of the beneficiaries of the project, including: The Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee; The National Assembly Public Accounts Committee and the Office of the Auditor General.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience
• First degree or similar, in a relevant discipline such as social sciences. A master’s degree in development or a related field is an added advantage.
• A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the field or in a related area, broad familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures in Democracy Assistance
• Proven experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for development programmes. Experience with MEL in the democracy support sector would be an asset
• Possess a certain degree of creativity, innovation and latitude including a good understanding and knowledge of the Kenyan democratic and political environment and its interplay with devolution
• Critical thinking, problem solving, organization, attention to detail, leadership, clear spoken and written communication, active listening, and can perform a variety of tasks
• Good command of written and spoken English essential

This is a locally based field role and therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the relevant location.

The appointment will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Please note this statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract.

How to apply
All applicants must submit a completed application form to recruitment@wfd.org by 23:59 (GMT) 20th September 2018 to be considered for this role. For more information, please download the job description.

Please note: Due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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