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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 23, 2020
  • COVAW was founded in 1995. in a workshop that identified two critical areas that no organization was dealing with- Violence against Women and the lack of women in decision making processes and that there was a need to form a Coalition that would address the same. This saw the birth of the Coalition on Violence against Women, which is now a registered non- go...
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    Programmes Manager

     Job Description


    • Inputs to the development of COVAW strategy and objectives
    • Planning and budgeting for programmes
    • Ensuring the development, implementation and monitoring of programmes
    • Preparing progress reports for decision making by COVAW and external stakeholders
    • With the Executive Director, implement the resource mobilization strategy
    • Co-ordinating seamless training sessions including availability of venues and training materials
    • Implementing fund raising strategy
    • Ensuring conduct of baseline surveys, internal and external project surveys in implementation areas
    • Representing COVAW in meetings with donors and key COVAW partners

    The Programmes Manager will be expected to;

    • Present ideas clearly, negotiates confidently and persuasively
    • Create partnerships and alliances
    • Build an environment of mutual respect and trust
    • Employ a team approach; recognizes the balance of collaborating, leading and following
    • Plan, prioritises and focuses on what is critical
    • Demonstrate personal career planning
    • Think creatively and innovatively; seeks new or ‘reinventing’ opportunities
    • Recognize the value of professional networking and personal career planning
    • Balance work, family and community obligations
    • Remain flexible and positive in a time of continuing change
    • Celebrate achievements for self and others


    • Reports to the Executive Director
    • Member of the Senior Management Team
    • Has established strong working relationships with colleagues especially Programmes Officers
    • Has established excellent networks and working relationships with external stake holders including donors and other stake holders


    The job demands implicitly taking a view of the risks and odds against a shifting background and the jobholder will be expected to step beyond the boundary of readily available answers to find solutions.

    Required qualifications and competencies

    • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or law.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience, three of which as a senior programmes officer in a reputable medium to large NGO or similar not for profit organisations.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Experience in working in a diverse team and with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Fluency speaking and writing in English and Kiswahili
    • Very good interpersonal skills
    • Monitoring, evaluation and learning skills
    • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).

    The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values as follows: Integrity, Dignity, Courage, Commitment and Solidarity.

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    Program Associate-Tupo. Tusikizwe. Project

     Job Description

    We are looking for an astute and dynamic program associate who understands development and the importance of equitable distribution of resources. The associate must understand the importance of respecting the voices of women and girls in decision making.


    • Understanding and experience of budgets analysis, planning, oversight and monitoring
    • Prior experience in Gender Responsive Budgeting will be an asset.
    • Proof of relevant analytical skills report writing presentation skills.
    • Experience in community mobilisation, engagement and related field work
    • An understanding of the legal, social, cultural and political context of Kwale County and its impact on gender roles.
    • Proficiency in the use of computer and office software packages.
    • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines and deliver quality work and products.
    • Ability to prepare various operational plans of the organization or project.
    • Capacity to adapt policies approaches and models to meet emerging needs.
    • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Building strong relationship with client and external actors.
    • Experience in planning budgeting processes and more preferably in public financial management.
    • Familiarity with Kwale County budget processes will be an advantage.
    • A quick and inquisitive learner ready to improve knowledge and skills in the planning and budgeting processes.

    The Program Associate will be expected to;

    • Analyse the project related context, plans and strategies
    • Carry out the project knowledge, awareness and practice survey, desk review of Kwale County plans and budget documents
    • Support in carrying out project inception meetings
    • Carry out community dialogue forums and media engagement
    • Facilitate public participation forums at the ward level
    • Facilitate CSOs engagement with the Members of the County Assembly
    • Contribute to project reviews and monitoring using monitoring tools to guide and track accurate implementation of project objectives.
    • Identify, support and work with the community level beneficiaries through strategic intermediaries to meet the intended priority outcomes among the right holders.
    • Support in the design and conducting community, media and national campaigns towards achieving organisational and project goals.
    • Develop periodic project work plans and prepare accurate and timely reports of all program activities.
    • Prepare accurate and timely financial reconciliations and expenditure reports in accordance with donor requirements and COVAW policies.
    • Monitor the utilization of projects budgets in adherence to donor and organisational rules and policies.
    • Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders.
    • Demonstrate a strong commitment to COVAW's values and principles in a fulfilment of all roles and responsibilities.
    • Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW's resources in use.

    Performance standards

    • Adherence to all relevant project rules and policies, in particular child protection and safeguarding
    • Adherence to organisational and project timelines and deadlines.
    • Outputs and outcomes of the projects achieved and documented.
    • Activities implemented as planned and with allocated resources.
    • Accurate, timely and comprehensive documentation of daily activities and periodic reports.
    • Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money and fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organisational policies.
    • Display innovativeness and creativity in implementation of program.
    • Capacity to take initiatives and work both independently and as part of a team.

    Required qualifications and competencies

    • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community Development or related social science.
    • Two years’ work experience in managing a project, in community engagement and mobilization.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently, work in the field, under pressure in a dynamic work environment.
    • Experience in working in a diverse team and with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili. Understanding of local languages (spoken in Kwale County) will be added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Send your cover letter and CV only marked “Programmes Manager” or "Program Associate- Tupo. Tusikizwe. Project" by 23rd October 2020 to [email protected] stating the expected salary.
    CVs will be reviewed as they are received. COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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