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Programme Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

Interpeace is seeking to fill the position of the Programme Officer – Kenya, based in Nairobi but with frequent travel to, and within, Mandera County. The contract duration is until 31 December 2018, with the possibility of extension. The candidate must be a team player with a spirit that is both creative and flexible; have a commitment to inclusiveness and consensus building; be confident, tactful, demonstrate participatory skills and cultural sensitivity; have an ability to work effectively and adhere to deadlines with minimal supervision; show capability to solve problems, prioritize and follow up; demonstrate a solid understanding of current political, economic, social conditions and historical context of the East African region; demonstrate an ability to obtain, analyze and act on large amounts of programme information from diverse range of sources; have excellent research skills.

The Programme Officer is a member of the Kenya Programme Team and will report to the Kenya Programme Coordinator. S/he wil also collaborate directly with other Interpeace ECA Programme Officers in charge of the respective programmes.
Please send your CV and a short motivation letter, with subject ‘Kenya Programme Officer’


Leadership responsibilities

In coordination with the Programme Coordinator, support the following programmatic actions for sustainable delivery of Interpeace’s peacebuilding efforts in Kenya:
1. Implement the NCIC/Interpeace Mandera Peacebuilding Programme. This will be achieved through:
• Timely implementation of the programme
• Strengthening the peacebuilding capacity of the NCIC-Interpeace peacebuilding team
• Developing quality reporting and communicating programme outputs effectively
• Holding regular programme and Kenyan context updates and meetings with selected donors for high level engagements
• Having regular programme support group meetings
2. Sustain and expand NCIC/Interpeace Kenya Peacebuilding programme and expanding Interpeace’s networking in Kenya
• Play a lead role in the drafting of proposals seeking funding to support the Interpeace peacebuilding programme in Kenya.
• Identifying and engaging with new donors to bring them into ongoing programmes
• Support existing relations with key national and international actors in the region and strategically engage these actors in the work of Interpeace and NCIC
• Monitor activities and substantive contextual developments in Kenya and the neighbouring regions relevant for the Interpeace Programme and provide regular briefings to the Kenya programme coordinator.
• Participate in the discussions and mitigation of peace and security issues in Kenya with key government agencies and donors
Specific responsibilities
• Ensure that all technical guidance and support is provided through Interpeace’s peacebuilding lens. This includes ensuring all processes are locally- owned and driven, and that technical solutions are not considered outside of the contextual realities and capacities of the societies Interpeace is supporting;
• Support the effective implementation of the programmatic, logistical and administrative functions, operations, and activities of the NCIC/Interpeace peacebuilding programme on the ground;
• Develop and nurture a clear understanding of the programme of work throughout the Interpeace Kenya Programme;
• Review written products including publications and donor reports of the Interpeace Kenya Programme and provide quality control, including coordination of tasks relating to content and quality as appropriate;
• Monitor activities and substantive contextual developments in Kenya and the neighbouring regions relevant for the NCIC/Interpeace Programme and coordinate regular briefings to Interpeace and the NCIC; actively participate in the reflection and linking of these to NCIC capacity building and technical support in pilot implementation.
Communication and reporting
• Lead development of written products including concept notes, proposals, publications and workshop reports, providing quality control, including coordination of tasks relating to content and quality as appropriate;
• Maintain close liaison with Interpeace and NCIC team members to ensure that all are regularly briefed on all activities.
• Identify and capture experiences, thematic competencies and process knowledge from the NCIC collaboration, including capacity building and implementation that can be shared with and incorporated into NCIC and Interpeace work in other programmes;
• Ensure that reflection and learning take place regularly with regards to the capacity building process including workshops, pilot implementation, methodological adaptations and any other relevant aspects of the work.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Programme management; Training program planning; Training delivery; Technical support; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Project implementation; Reporting
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)


Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

Interpeace is an independent, international peace building organization. We were initially established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace. We have a proven and recognized approach to enable people to build lasting peace.