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  • Posted on: 10 November, 2016 Deadline: 13 November, 2016
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  • The Girl Generation is a social change communications initiative, providing a global platform for galvanising, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM. We promote and use social change communication to catalyse communities and individuals – to influence a change in the social norms that underpin the practice of FGM.

    Programme Officer


    Responsibilities for the Programme Officer Job

    This role will support four key outputs of the Girl Generation which include:

    • Supporting the development of a social movement to end FGM in Kenya
    • Social Change Communications (SCC) enabled by training Traner if Trainers who can scale up SCC across Kenya
    • Kenya positive stories of change amplified at the national, regional and global levels
    • Partnerships and resources leveraged to support work to end FGM in Kenya

    Guided by the above outputs the objectives of the role will be:

    • To provide overall coordination and oversight of The Girl Generation’s end FGM activities in Senegal including those related to the End FGM Small Grants Programme.
    • To coordinate implementation of The Girl Generation’s activities in Kenya by working in coordination with an in country event management agency to organise events, meetings, trainings and convenings.
    • To develop and maintain a vibrant membership base for The Girl Generation in Kenya to contribute to the development for a social movement to end FGM in Kenya .
    • To ensure that members are engaged with The Girl Generation and appropriately supported to effectively use social change communications in Kenya .
    • To support the development of an ambassador program for The Girl Generation in Kenya by identifying appropriate members and leaders across the different ambassador categories identified by The Girl Generation.
    • To be the public face and technical representative of The Girl Generation in Kenya .
    • To identify evidence and stories of social change towards ending FGM, particularly from the grassroots level and from member organisations, to share with the core team for amplification at different levels.
    • To support the establishment and development of partnerships across different stakeholders including media, local funders, INGOs to leverage resources for ending FGM in Kenya .
    • To support the collection, interpretation and reporting of programme monitoring and evaluation data from Kenya, and the promotion of learning from across
    • The Girl Generation and its partners.

    Programme Officer Job Qualifications

    • Knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation including in the context of Kenya
    • Understanding of behaviour change or social change communications
    • High attention to detail and strong organisational skills
    • Experience of meeting and events planning and management
    • Good verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong networks among campaigners, organisations and government bodies working to end FGM.
    • Networks with media contacts/partners in Kenya
    • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation, data collection and reporting
    • Fluency in English language skills, other local language desirable
    • Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity
    • A commitment to The Girl Generation’s founding principles, including the Do No Harm guidelines.
    • Understanding of, and personal commitment to international human rights, particularly women’s and children’s rights.
    • Willing and able to travel internationally

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    Assistant Grants Manager


    Responsibilities for the Assistant Grants Manager Job

    Grants Management


    • Ensure grantees hold and abide by child protection policies and The Girl Generation Do No Harm guidance
    • Provide administrative support for the whole grant-making cycle from application to archiving of files following grant finalisation for country portfolio.
    • Maintain accurate records throughout the grant-making cycle, following up on relevant information as and when required.
    • Regularly update the grants database to ensure it is accurate and complete, seeking further information from others if necessary.
    • Tracking and monitoring of awarded grants
    • Support the Grants Programme Manager in reporting on the programme to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Support the wider The Girl Generation team and grantees in collecting positive stories of change, sign posting grantees to relevant materials and manage these resources including updating the website on grantees.
    • Support the Grants Programme Manager in tracking relevant funding opportunities and mapping of donors


    Capacity Building and Learning


    • Support the capacity assessment and capacity building of grantee organisations on social change communication and organisational/ grants management.
    • Continuously support grantees in cross-learning from each other through The Girl Generation events, social media platforms and by other means.


    Monitoring and Evaluation of Grants


    • In collaboration with relevant Girl Generation staff, closely track and monitor awarded grants with the Nairobi based Finance Manager, Country Programme Officers, MEL Coordinator and the UK based Programme Manager.
    • Monitor the achievement of grants, documenting achievement of the grants and changes these contributed to in ending FGM.
    • Contribute to the design and support the implementation of reviews, mid-term or final evaluations.


    Assistant Grants Manager Job Qualifications


    • Significant demonstrated experience in grants management and compliance with donor regulations
    • Experience of working as part of an international organisation and providing reporting information
    • Fluency in French and English (written and oral) is essential
    • Experience in remote management of programmes is desirable
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluation is desirable
    • Understanding of African led activism, role of grassroots organisations, preferably on ending FGM




    For the right candidate, we offer a competitive salary and an opportunity to play a part in ending FGM.

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Charlotte Langridge opportunities@options.co.uk . Candidates should state the role in the subject header. Closing date for applications is 13 November 2016. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and recruitment may be closed early if the right candidate is found, therefore early applications is advised.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.Options is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates are require to have the right to work in Kenya

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