• Principal Programme Officer Job at National Gender and Equality Commission - NGEC

  • Posted on: 16 February, 2017 Deadline: 3 March, 2017
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  • The National Gender Equality Commission is a constitutional Commission established by an Act of Parliament in August 2011, as a successor commission to the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission pursuant to Article 59 of the Constitution. NGEC derives its mandate from Articles 27, 43, and Chapter Fifteen of the Constitution; and section 8 of NGEC Act (Cap. 15) of 2011, with the objectives of  promoting gender equality and freedom from discrimination.

    The over-arching goal for NGEC is to contribute to the reduction of gender inequalities and the discrimination against all; women, men, persons with disabilities, the youth, children, the elderly,  minorities and marginalized communities.

    Principal Programme Officer

     

    GROSS SALARY SCALE: Kshs. 180,000.00 p.m
    TERMS OF SERVICE: 5 year contract renewable
    OTHER BENEFITS: Medical Cover, Group Life Insurance and WIBA
    REF: NGEC/HR/1/2017

    Requirements for the Appointment
    For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:


    i. A Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Gender Studies, Sociology, Business/Public Administrtion or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from recognized Institution
    ii. A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
    iii. A minimum of 5 years work experience on programs related to any one of the following fields: Gender, Human Rights, Public Education, Social Research and Development
    iv. A demostrable understanding of equality and inclusion issues for special interest groups as defined in the Constitution of Kenya
    v. Must have knowledge in use of computer applications
    vi. Must have a thorough understanding of National goals, policies and development objectives as in Kenya Vision 2030
    vii. Demostrated professional competence and administrative ability as shown in work performance and results

    The Duties and Responsibilities
    The Officer will be responsible to a Programme Manager. Duties and responsibilities to this post include:


    i) Developing, implementation and evaluation of strategies and interventions promoting equality and inclusion for special interest groups
    ii) Developing program thematic strategies in line with the overall NGEC strategic plan and programming guidelines
    iii) Prepareing and implementing departmtenal workplans and budgets
    iv) Designing and supporting cross-cutting operational research, advocacy work and public education in the Commission’s programmes
    v) Enforcing the implementation of the rights based approacheds and the social inclusion analysis in programming work
    vi) Coordinating capacity building initiatives for program officers and assistants, public and private sector for the purpose for promoting gender equality and freedom from                  discrimination
    vii) Developing and maintaining sustained partnership, strategic linkages and alliances with alll the stakeholders identified by the Commission
    viii) Developing and implementing public and private monitoring and audit strategy and plans for various thematic groups
    ix) Identifying new funding sources and generating concept notes and proposals in line with thematic strategies
    x) Preparing monthly, quartely and annual programm reports

    Method of Application

    i) Qualified candidate should submit their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae; a copy of National Identity Card and certified copies of Academic Certificates, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents
    ii) All applicants should state their present salary
    iii) Attach a copy of the letter of substantive appointment to their current position where applicable
    iv) names of three (3) referees and their their mobile and e-mail contacts.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Commisson Secretary/CEO
    National Gender and Equality Commission
    Solution Tech Building, Longonot Road, Upper Hill
    P O Box 27512-00506
    NAIROBI
    Email: hr@ngeckenya.org

    To reach the Commission on or before 3rd March, 2017, (latest by 5.00pm).

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