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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2023
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    The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA) is a civil society initiative committed towards the achievement of sound policy and good governance in local development in Kenya, to uplift livelihoods of, especially, the poor and marginalized. TISA has been operational since March 2008, and is a locally registered trust. We were previously known as the CDF...
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    Program Officer, Right to Food

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support the effective implementation of the Right to Food project through planning, organizing, and monitoring of implementation plans. 
    • Coordinate the social accountability mechanisms envisioned by the project, as well as the relevant engagements with both duty bearers and right holders with a view to deepeningthe right to adequate food in Vihiga County, and by extension, the country.
    • Support the Programs Manager in all related project components, as well as other duties assigned within the Right to Food project and beyond. 
    • Coordinating, in liaison with the relevant staff, the monitoring and evaluation component of the project. This may include undertaking periodic visits to program site, which is Vihiga County. 
    • Ensure timely submission of programme reports; monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in line with the TISA policies and specific project requirements. 
    • Manage the programme’s budgets by monitoring expenditure, identification of budgets gaps and proper accounts to donor funds. This task will include timely reports to donors and other relevant stakeholders. 
    • Track and monitor project deliverables using M&E frameworks, produce M&E reports defining project progress and analyzing results in contribution to the overall strategic result area. 
    • Represent the program in external functions and events as needed. 
    • Provide technical support which includes research, advocacy, and visibility for the project. 
    • In conjunction with the communications department, initiate and participate inmainstream and social media engagements related to the Right to Food advocacy. 
    • Collaborate with relevant staff to generate publications and communication materials that enhance TISA’s advocacy work. 
    • With guidance of the Program Manager, design projects, workplans and schedules, and ensure their successful implementation for the realization of TISA strategic goals. 

    Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences preferably in Political Science, Law, Community Development, or a related field. 
    • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in project management.
    • 3 years’ work experience on social accountability in the agriculture sector.
    • Previous experience working in an NGO in the governance context with a focus on food security or a related field.
    • Demonstrable experience working with duty bearers at various levels of governance in Kenya. 
    • Conversant with BMZ grant guidelines and requirements will be an added advantage.
    • Clear communication with good analytical, presentation and digital skills 
    • Demonstratable project management and administration skills. Related professional qualifications will be an added advantage. 
    • Strong research and report writing skills. 
    • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills. 
    • Strong organizational, planning, and administrative skills. 
    • Proven experience in managing partnerships particularly in the agriculture sector. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are required to complete the pre-submission questionnaire by clicking on this link:TISA Pre-screening Questionnaire .

    Thereafter they are requested to submit one document containing the cover letter and their CV with at least three professional referees by via email to Please include the reference: “Program Officer – Right to Food” as the subject of the email application. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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