• Programs Officer at Mama Hope

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2017 Deadline: 26 November, 2017
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  • MAMA HOPE's mission is to unlock human potential by taking a collaborative approach to global development. We provide training and funding to build locally-led, sustainable projects that impact our partner communities worldwide while challenging mainstream perceptions of poverty.


    Our vision is an interconnected world where resources are shared abundantly so that communities everywhere can thrive

    Programs Officer



    Benefits: Payment of Accommodation in Kisumu, payment of Work and Residence Permit for Kenya (Class K), 1 flight home per year, health insurance

    Salary in line with a local Kenyan salary, but negotiable based on experience

    Start Date: January 22nd, 2018, 1 year contract

    Individual responsibilities

    • Monthly follow-up and consultation on partner quarterly goals, task implementation and utilization of tools
    • Developing resources and systems to improve sustainability programs
    • Quarterly qualitative and quantitative data collection
    • Quarterly monitoring and evaluation consultancy for partners for individual organizational M+E system development.
    • Mama Hope program based monitoring and evaluation system development and day to day oversight
    • Logistical coordination of annual partner conference
    • Reviewing and logistical coordination of partner site exchanges and trainings
    • Vetting East-Africa based potential new partners
    • Logistical coordination and supervision of all Kenya based Global Advocates
    • Coordinate with Marketing team to gather and share partner stories and help coordinate and direct contracted photographers and videographers.


    • Reports directly to Sustainability Program Manager
    • Member of Partner Support Team - along with Sustainability Program Manager and Projects Coordinator
    • Member of Mama Hope Programs Team, performance evaluated semi-annually by Program Director
    • Collaborates with Mama Hope Marketing Team

    Shared Responsibilities and Relevant Co-Workers

    • PD - Program Director
    • PC - Projects Coordinator
    • SPM - Sustainability Programs Manager
    • GAPD- Global Advocate Program Director
    • EAFC- East Africa Field Coordinator
    • CM - Communications Manager
    • Building strategy around partner organisational sustainability - SPM
    • Helping to plan for content of annual partner conference - SPM, PD, PC
    • Building strategy around program based monitoring and evaluation - SPM, PD, DO
    • Partner budget and project reviews - SPM, PD,PC
    • Broadening networks for financial and human capacity building for partners - SPM, PC
    • Co-creation of MH Project Resource Bank - SPM, PC
    • Coordinating Kenya based Global Advocate logistics- EAFC
    • Monitoring Global Advocate field conduct and partner satisfaction- EAFC, GAPD
    • Collecting content for Mama Hope storytelling, marketing and fundraising - CM

    Desired Skills and Competencies Required

    • Experience living and working in East Africa
    • Strong experience working with community based organisations
    • Good understanding of challenges facing communities in East Africa
    • Experience in designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation systems
    • Strong grasp of current global development landscape
    • Strong understanding of Human Centered Approach
    • Experience and basic knowledge of Excel
    • Experience with social media and nonprofit communications


    • Patience
    • Flexibility/Adaptability - the position requires working with teams in multiple time zones which often results in non-traditional work hours
    • Strong belief in the abilities of local communities to lead their own change
    • A strong listener willing to learn from others
    • Humility


    • Fluency in Kiswahili
    • Experience with photography and/or videography

    Method of Application

    Please email resumes and cover letters to lauren@mamahope.org and hannah@mamahope.org by November 26th, 2017.


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