PROGRAMME OFFICER at Action Africa Help – International 53 views1 applications

Work Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel to AAH-I Kenya field locations.

About Action Africa Help International

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an international not-for-profit humanitarian and development agency with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Zambia. AAH-I Kenya is working in Kakuma and Mara to implement Logistics and livelihood Projects.

The Role

The Programme Officer will be responsible to support and coordinate project implementation of all projects under the Kenya country program. S/he will oversee the success of the all projects through ensuring that all activities are implemented in accordance to donor and AAH-I requirements and all deliverables are met. S/he will support in the development and implementation of a robust M&E system to ensure that Project Officers are able to report on and monitor project progress and ensure efficiency and effectiveness of projects. The Programme Officer will act as a liaison between project and Nairobi office management, procurements and logistics functions. S/he will participate in resource mobilisation for the further development of the AAH-I Kenya programme.

The full JD is available on the AAH-I website.

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Social Sciences, Project Management, Agriculture or Business Administration or relevant discipline with further training in management.
  • Minimum eight years’ experience working in project management with atleast three years in senior or middle management level
  • Master degree will be an added advantage

Skills and Competences

  • Excellent understanding of projects development and management
  • Strong planning and supervisory skills
  • An eye for detail and ability to self-direct and initiate action from others
  • Well developed training skills in project data management, data control and analysis
  • Have skills in livelihoods programming with a value chains and business development orientation.
  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritize and effectively manage assignments and meet deadlines
  • Good relationship building skills with government officials, stakeholders and communities
  • Excellent computer and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Innovation and ability to identify and pursue funding sources
  • Have Monitoring and evaluation skills

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to [email protected]. The Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. Deadline for applications is 24th January 2017. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted. AAH-I does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, and Kenya, AAH-I has over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities including pastoralists and urban slum dwellers.

Our VISION is improved quality of life for livelihood-challenged communities in Africa.

Our MISSION is to support livelihood-challenged communities in Africa to sustainably improve their quality of life.


  • Compassion for livelihood-challenged communities
  • Community-centred sustainable solutions
  • Respect for all stakeholders
  • Partnership with shared responsibilities
  • Integrity in all that we do
  • Efficiency in resource utilisation
  • Innovation in programming


Our current five-year strategy (2014-2018) will focus on the following five strategic objectives:

  • Developing, promoting and implementing innovative entrepreneurial and sustainable livelihood programmes.
  • Designing and delivering sustainable basic services in partnership with livelihood-challenged communities.
  • Facilitating humanitarian relief and recovery programmes for displaced and returnee populations to attain sustainable solutions.
  • Strengthening the capacity of implementing partners for sustained service delivery and governance.
  • Enhancing the capacity, efficiency, effectiveness and learning of AAH-I to innovatively deliver its Mission.


In all its programming, AAH-I aims to mainstream the following crosscutting issues:

  • Gender equality and equity
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Population management and family health
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