Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead the implementation of its Economic and Livelihoods Development Projects.
The right candidate for this position must be highly motivated and driven by desire to fit in a team environment. Under the supervision of the Programme Director, the Programme Coordinator will take leadership in the implementation of the projects under the portfolio while ensuring effective and efficient liaison with all partners and collaborators of the sub-thematic area.
Projects under this portfolio target economic empowerment and livelihoods improvement of Kenyan communities across the country. This position requires frequent travel in-country.
Key duties and responsibilities
Ensuring achievement of very strict implementation deadlines, compliance with programme goal & objectives and adherence to authorised budgets.
Coordinating the identification and selection of new partners/grantees and refinement of their proposals, plans, and budgets in a process aimed at also strengthening the skills capacity of the grantees.
Ensure full and proactive compliance with the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation guidelines and policies. Monitoring & Evaluation is a critical component of KCDF’s mechanism for programme management.
Responsible for the development and resource mobilisation for greater scope and impact of the projects under this portfolio.
Provide liaison with as well as act as the focal point for multi-stakeholder forums and networks at the national and sub -national levels.
Coordinate the identification and supervision of all case studies and technical consultants within the Economic Development portfolio.
Participate in and represent KCDF at relevant policy forums and meetings with a view to contributing to the improvement of the policy and law reform for an enabling development environment (with GOK, Donors, Civil Society).
Key qualifications required
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant business or development studies. An advanced university degree is an added advantage.
At least 5 years’ experience in project/programme development and implementation of economic and livelihoods initiatives targeting rural and urban communities.
Experience in capacity building and providing support/mentoring to local groups, Networks, Associations, CBOs and NGOs.
Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills.
Proven leadership, management, organisational and networking skills and ability to work within teams.
Experience in grants making and multi-donor arrangements is a key qualification.
Strong exposure and experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
Work experience in Water and Agribusiness sectors is an added advantage.
Ability to work in a team environment and to be flexible, versatile and open minded in contributing to other relevant organisation goals and objectives.
Applications by qualified candidates should be submitted only by email to email@example.com attaching current résumé and daytime contacts of three referees to be received not later than 29th February 2016.
KCDF is an equal opportunity employer and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
*Originally posted on 17th February 2016.