Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jobs in Plan Kenya - project officers, program coordinators

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without
religious, political or government affiliation. Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is
committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor
children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development
approach. Plan Kenya has the following vacancies:

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (HEALTH)
Based in Kisumu and Bondo Program Units
(2 positions)
The incumbent will report to the Program Unit Manager and is responsible for designing and
managing implementation of Program Unit health programs.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure well managed budget
• Ensure well managed corporate systems e.g. PPM
• Ensure sufficient resources/grants raised in line with Program Unit Long Term Plans (PULTPs)
• Ensure effectively managed grants
• Produce quality, accurate and timely program documents
• Ensure well managed Program Outlines (POs)
• Produce timely and accurate grant-related reports
• Conduct interim and annual team performance evaluations for Project Officers
• Ensure well managed and high performing team
• Plan’s active participation in sector specific forums to engage with partners and other
stakeholders for effective program implementation
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• Degree in Social Sciences or Public Health
• Experience in Public Health will be an added advantage
• 3 years hands on experience in similar position in an NGO set-up
• Experience in rights based programming
• Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking
• Understanding of RBA to development and participatory approaches
• Good facilitation and negotiation
• Demonstrated supervisory skills
• Demonstrated experience in gender integration in projects
• Strong planning and organizational skills
• Excellent grasp of programming concepts
• Strong management skills
• Good Administrative and communication skills
Strong budget management, monitoring and reporting

Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.
Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our
commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration
and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to
jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 12th October 2011. Your email (OR
ENVELOPE) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.
You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (LIVELIHOOD)

Based in Kilifi Program Unit
The job holder reports to the Program Unit Manager and is responsible for designing and managing
implementation of Program Unit livelihood programs.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure well managed budget
• Ensure well managed corporate systems e.g. PPM
• Ensure sufficient resources/grants raised in line with Program Unit Long Term Plans (PULTPs)
• Ensure effectively managed grants
• Produce quality, accurate and timely program documents
• Ensure well managed Program Outlines (POs)
• Produce timely and accurate grant-related reports
• Conduct interim and annual team performance evaluations for Project Officers
• Ensure well managed and high performing team
• Plan’s active participation in sector specific forums to engage with partners and other
stakeholders for effective program implementation
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• Degree in Social Sciences
• 3 years hands on experience in similar position in an NGO set-up
• Experience in rights based programming
• Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking
• Understanding of RBA to development and participatory approaches
• Good understanding of livelihood issues in Kenya
• Good facilitation and negotiation
• Demonstrated supervisory skills
• Demonstrated experience in gender integration in projects
• Strong planning and organizational skills
• Excellent grasp of programming concepts
• Strong management skills
• Good Administrative and communication skills
• Strong budget management, monitoring and reporting

Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.
Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our
commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration
and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to
jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 12th October 2011. Your email (OR
ENVELOPE) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.
You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (GOVERNANCE)
Fixed term contract, Based in Homabay Program Unit
This position reports to the Program Unit Manager. The job holder will be responsible for designing
and managing implementation of Program Unit programs for a fixed term contract period of five
years.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure well managed budget
• Ensure well managed corporate systems e.g. PPM
• Ensure sufficient resources/grants raised in line with Program Unit Long Term Plans (PULTPs)
• Ensure effectively managed grants
• Produce quality, accurate and timely program documents
• Ensure well managed Program Outlines (POs)
• Produce timely and accurate grant-related reports
• Conduct interim and annual team performance evaluations for Project Officers
• Ensure well managed and high performing team
• Plan’s active participation in sector specific forums to engage with partners and other
stakeholders for effective program implementation

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
• 3 years hands on experience in similar position in an NGO set-up
• Experience in rights based programming
• Good understanding of development and governance issues in Kenya
• Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking
• Understanding of rights based approach to development and participatory approaches
• Good facilitation and negotiation skills
• Demonstrated supervisory skills
• Demonstrated experience in gender integration in projects
• Strong planning and organizational skills
• Excellent grasp of programming concepts
• Strong management skills
• Good Administrative and communication skills
• Strong budget management, monitoring and reporting

Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.
Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our
commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration
and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to
jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 12th October 2011. Your email (OR
ENVELOPE) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.
You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION COORDINATOR
Based in Bondo Program Unit
The position reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. The job holder will be responsible
for supporting the Program Unit (PU) in program/project planning, information gathering and
synthesis, reflection and reporting processes.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Facilitate development of PU’s participatory monitoring and evaluation systems.
• Support operationalisation of programs / projects at PU level.
• Train staff and communities in basic M&E processes (gathering data analyze and decision
making).
• Institutionalisation of corporate monitoring and evaluation tools at PU level.
• Provide measurement and assessment of performance in order to effectively manage
outcomes and outputs of results.
• Enhance organizational and development learning through participatory processes.
• Documentation/sharing of successes (best practices) and failures on a regular basis.
• Participate in development of yearly program budgets and project operational plans.
• Facilitate the establishment, maintenance and usage of resource databank at Community
Based Organization level.
• Facilitate community based information sharing and dissemination systems for evaluation and
other special studies.
• Facilitate CBO capacity enhancement.
• Enhance children participation in planning, program design, monitoring and evaluation.
• Participate in program development
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• A Bachelors Degree in Development Studies or equivalent from a recognized university
• At least 3 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation
• Experience in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation processes
• Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to
• Development
• Demonstrated skills computer skills and use of statistical packages(SPSS, EPI info)
• Analytical, negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment and communities at all
levels.
• Innovative and independent thinker

Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.
Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our
commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration
and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to
jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 12th October 2011. Your email (OR
ENVELOPE) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.
You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

PROJECT OFFICER – (PROTECTION AND INCLUSION)
Based in Machakos Program Unit
(2 positions)
This position reports to the Program Coordinator, Protection Inclusion & Governance. The job holder
will be responsible for implementing Child Centered Community Development strategies in line with
the Program Unit Long Term Plans Strategies.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Implement timely and quality project implementation
• Implement quality project reports and photos for the sponsorship products
• Provide capacity building as defined by the project
• Deliver quality, timely and accurate Project documents including Project Outlines, Project
• Completion Reports and manage the projects effectively using Plan program monitoring
module. (PPM)
• Implement availability of accurate and timely program management information using the
corporate systems (PPM).
• Implement enhanced capacity of children, communities and partners to take up active
participation in program delivery and ownership of community development initiatives within
the program unit.
• Provide good linkages and relations between communities and key partners within the
program unit.
• Implement strengthened CBO capacity in development and resource mobilization
• Facilitate participation of children and youth in program forums
• Provide timely accurate and comprehensive project closure reports and project output
delivery
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• Diploma in Community development;
• At least 2 years experience in an NGO at community level
• Understanding of rights based approach to development and participatory development
• Good communication skills
• Demonstrated experience in gender integration in projects
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment
• Ability to work with communities at all levels
• Fluent in written and oral English and Kiswahili.
• Team building and motivational skills
• Strong facilitating and influencing skills

Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.
Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our
commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration
and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to
jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 12th October 2011. Your email (OR
ENVELOPE) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.
You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR
Based in Bondo Program Unit
This position reports to the Sponsorship Coordinator. The job holder will be responsible for
mobilizing community for sustained participation in sponsorship production.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Maintain good relations and linkages between Plan and volunteers and Communities.
• Ensure sustained children and communities participation in sponsorship production
• Ensure active CBOs participation in sponsorship and community development
• Produce quality and timely of sponsorship products (e.g. SCIs, quality photographs)
• Ensure safety of sponsorship working tools (e.g. bicycles, cameras)
• Provide timely feedback on NOIs
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
• Diploma in Social Sciences or Development Studies.
• At least 2 years experience in an NGO
• Experience in community participation in development
• Experience in partnership building and networking
• Motorcycle riding licence
• Good communication skills
• Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing
• Ability to relate with all social groups at all levels
• Fluent in written & oral English and Kiswahili.

Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.
Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
If you meet the requirements for any of the above positions and would like to be a part of it in our
commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration
and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to
jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 12th October 2011. Your email (OR
ENVELOPE) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.
You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR
Based in Tharaka Program Unit
Plan is an international humanitarian child centred community development organization, without
religious, political or government affiliation. Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is
committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor
children, their families and communities through a child-centred community development approach.
Plan Kenya is seeking to recruit for the position of Procurement Coordinator for Tharaka Program
Unit. This position will facilitate purchase of goods and services required while maximizing value for
money. The position reports to the Administration Manager.
Key Responsibilities
• Procurement of goods and services for the Program Unit
• Manage suppliers databank
• Prepare motor vehicle management reports
• Prepare and maintain up-to date asset register
• Facilitate acquisition and disposal of assets
• Facilitate capacity enhancement of CBOs in procurement and supplies management
processes
• Coordinate security issues in the Program Unit
Qualifications, Experience and skills
• Diploma in procurement and supplies management;
• Minimum 3 years experience in procurement and supplies preferable in a reputable
organization;
• Computer literate (Ms-office suite);
• Experience in staff and community capacity building and training is an added advantage;
• Good communication skills and negotiation skills
Plan Kenya is committed to the rights and well-being of children including their protection.
Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate
background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.
If you meet the requirements for the above position and would like to be a part of it in our
commitment to children, please send a detailed and updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration
and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager to
jobs.plankenya@plan–international.org, to be received by latest 21st October 2011. Your email (OR
ENVELOPE) should bear the job title of the position you are applying for as the subject.
You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org.
We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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