- Jamii Thabiti aims to increase security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through increasing the capacity of key institutions to prevent and respond to violence. We are recruiting Regional Programme Officers to support implementation at the county level.
- One year employment contract, with the possibility of extension
- Wajir/Mombasa/Kisumu/Nakuru, Kenya
Jamii Thabiti is a £13.5 million, 3.5 year DFID funded problem driven programme that aims to increase security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through increasing the capacity of key institutions (such as the police and county government) to prevent and respond to violence. In doing so, the programme will address three types of violence: criminal violence, inter-communal violence and violence against women and girls (VAWG) initially in eight counties: Kisumu, Bungoma, Wajir, Mandera Nakuru, Baringo, Kwale and Kilifi.
The programme brings together DFID’s work on conflict resolution, police reform and violence against women and girls in Kenya. It is designed to respond to opportunity presented by devolved government under the 2010 constitution in Kenya and will work at the national, county and local level to address specific drivers of violence and insecurity. The Impact of the programme is “increased security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through greater capacity to prevent and respond to violence.” The Outcome is “improved safety and security institutions at national level and in 8 counties that provide more effective, accountable and responsive services to a public that is actively engaged in improving safety and security.”
The Regional Programme Officer (RPO) will provide support to the implementation of the Jamii Thabiti programme at the county level. The Regional Programme Officer will work closely with the Regional Technical Lead to ensure successful delivery of programme interventions at the county level.
The Regional Programme Officer will:
- In collaboration with the Regional Technical Lead, develop and the drive implementation of local level robust interventions to re-invigorate peacebuilding; provide local policing solutions and drive demand for sustainable community security interventions.
- Undertake periodic analysis of gaps, coordination opportunities and mapping of entry points to enhance interventions and promote responsive programming.
- Lead Jamii Thabiti engagement with police stations to enhance delivery of Jamii Thabiti policing interventions
- Manage communication and relationships between collaborating, downstream, long term and resource partners at county level.
- Coordinate reporting at the county level ensuring programme reports are received in time and to Jamii Thabiti’s requirements.
- Review and provide feedback to partners on quarterly reports and concept note processes.
- Support the implementation of Jamii Thabiti Programme at the county level – planning, organising and attending partners’ activities and meetings.
- Be accountable for the county coordination workplans and budgets, and the delivery of coordination activities.
- Support the Regional Technical Lead to ensure that partners’ activities are implemented in a timely manner.
- Lead in reporting and documentation of Jamii Thabiti programme activities and collate case studies and lessons learnt
- Contribute to the visual profiling of the programme activities by ensuring visual material like photos are collected and filed.
- Adhere to all security advice from Coffey’s Risk Management Team.
- Adhere to Coffey International Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Operations Manual.
- Adhere to Coffey International’s behaviours: Ingenuity, Collaboration, Respect, Intelligent Risk, Integrity and Delivery.
- Engage in the activities of the Programme Management Team and contribute to the progression of the programme, to ensure delivery of project outputs and outcomes in line with Jamii Thabiti’s logframe. This will involve routine programme meetings (each week) to undertake detailed review of progress against the logframe, adjusting workplans and resourcing on an on-going basis to remain on track.
- Some travel and out of hours work may be required.
- Any other duties as may be required for the exigency of the programme.
- A Masters degree in Social Science or relevant subject
- Demonstrable knowledge of justice and security related programmes in Kenya
- Extensive experience working in Kenya and in the cluster location.
- Experience in engaging with Government of Kenya security agencies and county authorities
- Practical experience working in similar programmes
- Outstanding knowledge in project management
How to Apply
Please apply online submitting a CV demonstrating your relevant experience and indicating clearly on your CV your desired location (Nakuru, Kisumu, Wajir or Mombasa). Please see attached TORs for further information about the role
Applications close: 22nd January 2017 (applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis).
Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.
Advertised: 09 Jan 2017 E. Africa Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Jan 2017 (11:55 PM) E. Africa Standard Time
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