Join Our Team as a Programme Officer at Diakonia Kenya!

Full Time

Diakonia Kenya

Join Our Team as a Programme Officer at Diakonia Kenya!

Are you ready to make a real impact? At Diakonia Kenya, we’re on the lookout for a dedicated and driven Programme Officer to join our dynamic team. If you’re passionate about strategic program management, development initiatives, and creating positive change in our community, we want to hear from you.

Strategic Programme Planning & Development

Research for Global Impact

  • Collaborate in the design and development of the program operational plan, aligning with global and regional strategic priorities.
  • Craft well-researched concept notes and proposals, vital for effective implementation of our resource mobilization plan.

Empowering Local Interventions

  • Contribute to the country office work plan and budget, ensuring alignment with our programmatic approach.
  • Assess partner organizations and their proposals, identifying gaps and developing capacity strengthening plans.

Nurturing Collaborative Partnerships

  • Coordinate capacity-building efforts, addressing gaps and fostering growth within partner organizations.
  • Prepare funding agreements for partner organizations, adhering to policy guidelines and procedures.

Strategic Program Management

Ensuring Successful Implementation

  • Guide partners in creating efficient project reporting systems, covering all project cycle stages.
  • Monitor partner projects, ensuring timely delivery of agreed-upon deliverables and compliance with guidelines.

Driving Sustainable Impact

  • Undertake field visits to evaluate operations, address issues, and mitigate risks while maintaining policy compliance.
  • Review and enhance partner reports for quality assurance and create compelling narrative reports for donors.

Empowerment Through Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support and mentorship to partners through workshops, training, and guidance.
  • Collaborate with partners to develop exit strategies, securing sustainability post-project completion.

Qualifications and Competencies

Your Profile Matters!

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies/Social Science or related fields.
  • Training in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Human Rights with a focus on East Africa’s governance context.
  • Proficiency in statistical tools like SPSS.

The Power of Your Skills

  • Uphold integrity and ethics with unwavering consistency.
  • Thrive in teamwork, fostering collaboration and effective communication.
  • Excel in various computer office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Embrace challenges with positivity and a constructive attitude.
  • Embrace feedback and diverse perspectives, propelling personal growth.
  • Showcase strong research and writing skills.

Unlock Your Experience

  • Bring at least 5 years of relevant experience from non-profit organizations to the table.
  • Champion Human Rights, Gender Justice, and Access to Justice.
  • Bring insights from working in the East Africa region.

Application Details

Ready to make a difference? The application deadline is September 13, 2023. Please submit your application in English.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  • Tailor Your Experience: Highlight your non-profit experience, especially related to Human Rights, Gender Justice, and Access to Justice. Share specific projects and achievements that demonstrate your impact.

  • Demonstrate Research Prowess: Mention instances where you conducted in-depth research, such as crafting concept notes and proposals. Highlight your ability to gather relevant information effectively.

  • Showcase Capacity Building Skills: Discuss workshops, training sessions, or mentoring you’ve conducted for partners or teams. Provide quantifiable outcomes that reflect your capacity-building expertise.

  • Highlight Regional Insights: Emphasize your understanding of the East Africa region’s governance context. Provide examples of how your regional insights have influenced successful program management.

  • Narrative Reporting Excellence: If applicable, share instances where you’ve improved partner reports for quality assurance. Discuss how your narrative reports have effectively communicated project impact to donors.

  • Collaborative Leadership: If you’ve led projects within consortia, describe how you’ve coordinated with multiple organizations for successful project execution. Highlight your leadership role and outcomes achieved.

  • Sustainability Mindset: Discuss how you’ve helped partners develop exit strategies for sustainable project outcomes. Share examples of projects that have continued to thrive post-completion due to your strategies.

At Diakonia Kenya, your expertise matters. Craft an application that showcases your passion, skills, and dedication to driving impactful change. We look forward to receiving your application by September 13, 2023!

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