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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 18, 2019
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    The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is a family of Christian communions and organisations in fellowship and witness. It was established in June 1913 during the United Missionary Conference held at Thogoto, near Nairobi. The delegates in the conference, representing the missionary institutions working in the country at the time, affirmed their...
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    Senior Program Officer

    Main Purpose Of The Job

    The position is responsible for leading in the design and development of NCCK’s Programme in Emergencies and Refugee Services. It will provide technical support and ensure resource mobilization, management, administration, monitoring, assessment and evaluation. It is also responsible for ensuring documentation, sharing of experiences and lessons that enhance programme accountability to partners and other stakeholders.


    Programme Management

    • Lead in the design, planning and implementation of strategies, agendas and campaigns at NCCK to support Emergencies and Refugee Services initiatives and activities.
    • Develop programmes and projects that will facilitate NCCK initiatives in the area of Emergencies and Refugee services focusing on disaster preparedness, disaster response and mitigation, disaster risk reduction and refuges services
    • Gather, analyze and prioritize issues of humanitarian assistant at the local, national and global levels that NCCK needs to address in accordance to its specific objective.
    • Work closely with the SPOs to build the capacity of the regional structure to accompany the membership in building their capacity to enhance community resilience and humanitarian assistant.
    • Support the development and implementation of budgets, and ensure monitoring and controls, for the unit.
    • Develop and implement mechanisms for continuous monitoring of emergencies and refugee services
    • Facilitate the production of quality, accurate and timely programme reports and documents as per agreements, requirements and schedules/work-plans.

    R2: Resource Mobilization and Fundraising

    • In line with the corporate plan, facilitate the development of a resource mobilization plan for Emergencies and Refugees Programmes
    • Facilitate the execution of plans for resource mobilization and fundraising including the identification of resource requirements and opportunities for fundraising.
    • Mobilize and raise adequate funds to meet the approved annual budget targets of the emergencies programmes as per the Corporate Plan 2019 – 2023.
    • Ensure accurate data and information relating to emergencies programmes exists to support the development of concept papers and proposals.
    • Proactively scout for new funding avenues, research on funding sources and establish strategies to approach funding agencies in the area of emergencies.
    • Facilitate collection and documentation of the impact of humanitarian assistant initiatives namely success and transformational stories and evidence of change to support shared learning.
    • Build capacity of the regional teams to mobilise resources for regional specific initiatives on disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction, disaster response and disaster mitigation.

     R3: Facilitation of Advocacy and Influencing

    • Support NCCK advocacy, capacity building on Emergencies and Refugee Services.
    • Work closely with the other SPOs to facilitate the membership on advocacy related to emergencies & refugee services.
    • Facilitate early warning systems/signs, research and study on specific contextual issues affecting the lives of Kenyans and make available useful information for the effective function of the membership.
    • Prepare and disseminate information on outcomes of programs within emergencies and Refugee services and other relevant results to government partners so as to promote evidence-based policymaking and programming.
    • Draft talking points, speeches and statements on the organization’s position on issues that relate to its areas of focus and interventions.

    R4: Relationship Management, Networking and Collaboration

    • Facilitate networking and collaboration needed to encourage debates and discussions on issues of Emergencies and refugee services.
    • Represent NCCK in meetings, forums, meetings, seminar and conferences that are related to the Council’s work and supports emergencies and refugee services programmes.
    • Develop strategic links and collaboration with other local, national and international organizations to deliver common goals relating to campaigns in areas of common interest.
    • Maintain good public relations, networking and collaboration with other like-minded organizations.

    R5: Research, Monitoring and Learning

    • Facilitate research and study on issues of Emergencies and Refugee Services.
    • Facilitate mechanisms for determining the quality and impact of emergencies and refugee services initiatives internally and with other organizations.
    • Support monitoring activities, baseline surveys, research, studies, external assessments and evaluations and use findings to improve program management.
    • Support programs to undertake research on policy matters, build case studies, and assist in conducting operations research to inform programme work and agendas.
    • Document and use experiences and lessons to enhance program work and promote learning both internally and externally.

    R6: Management of Staff

    • Responsible for supervision and management of staff in the unit.
    • Provide leadership, management, supervision, mentoring and capacity building to staff in the unit.
    • Maintain an effective, committed, and motivated program team and ensure that staff issues are addressed in a timely manner.
    • Ensure effective supervision of staff in the unit, and timely handling of grievance and disciplinary issues.
    • Undertake periodic performance evaluation of programme staff.

    R7: Carry out any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the Programmes Director from time to time.


    Level of Education/Academic Qualification

    • At least a basic degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University.
    • Those with qualifications in Project Management will have an added advantage

    Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in working with refugees or marginalized groups
    • Familiar with programme/projects for community empowerment
    • Skills in capacity building
    • Planning and organizational skills
    • Strong networking skills.
    • Fund-raising skills.
    • Computer Literacy
    • Readiness to work with others in the programme as a team.
    • Ability to work in a multiple actor situation
    • High level of flexibility.

    Relevant Job Experience

    • At least 3 years related work experience in a recognized organizations

    Method of Application

    Qualified and interested candidates should download the NCCK Job Application Form (Click Here to Download). Candidates are advised to STRICTLY send the application form ONLY, duly filled in PDF format to indicating job reference number in the email subject line. The application forms to be received not later than 12.00 on 18th September 2019. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email

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