Title: National Programme Coordinator
Date of Commencement: July 2019
Duty Station: Nairobi with regular travels to project areas
Duration: 1 Year (Renewable subject to performance and availability of funds)
The SRHR Alliance in Kenya is a coalition of 17 civil society organizations and institutions working to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in Kenya.
The National Programme Coordinator (NPC) is responsible for the coordination of the alliance programmes GUSO and AmplifyChange and manages the process of collaboration among country alliance partners in a specific country. The NPC facilitates, coordinates and inspires the country alliance partners to execute their work in collaboration for maximum impact as laid down in a joint country programme and an annual work plan. The NPC has a key role in ensuring that young people are at the centre of the programme. Next to this the NPC has an external role: he/she represents and profiles the alliance in meetings and events in the country and is the driving force behind the joint advocacy agenda of the country alliance.
The NPC has a central sparring partner, the Country Focal Point (CFP), who is based at the GUSO consortium and serves as support for the NPC. The CFP is also the person to which the NPC can turn to when challenges arise in executing his/her role.
• Responsible for the GUSO coordination at country level based on a joint country programme and annual work plans, and facilitates and coordinates programme development, annual work plans, reporting, joint activities, country alliance communication and external relations pertinent to the Get Up Speak Out Programme and Amplify Change in Kenya
• Management of the collaboration process of country alliance partners, looking for synergy, exchange and learning between the partners in order to become more effective in reaching the results of the Get up Speak out Programme and Amplify Change Programmes
• Ensuring young people are at the centre of the programme and supporting meaningful youth participation throughout the programme development, implementation, governance, monitoring and evaluation.
• Being the face of the GUSO programme in Kenya: representing the alliance in (advocacy) events and meetings and increasing the visibility of the alliance.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Facilitates and coordinates programme development and preparation of the (Multi) annual Country Work Plansagreed upon by the National Steering Committee in Kenya and the consortium manager;
• Monitors the progress of the implementation of the (Multi) Annual Country Programme Plans and keeps an eye on country objectives;
• Discusses with partners insufficient performance, signals cases of long term non-performance and communicates long term non-performance following the guidelines for escalations;
• Signals and communicates other challenges and problems related to the programme and its alliance partners to the Steering Committee and the consortium manager following the guidelines for escalations;
• Manages the joint activity budget with support from the CFP under the auspices of the consortium manager;
• Compiles financial and progress reports, the annual overall budget and PME information;
• Organises in-country annual planning and review meetings;
• Facilitates and inspires country alliance partners to collaborate and look for synergy at country level;
• Facilitates shared learning and joint initiatives with regard to programme implementation and PME activities at country level;
• Organises joint programme evaluations and workshops to share experiences with implementing partners;
• Identifies the need for TA (institutional and thematic) at country level (centrally and for individual or selection of partners) in addition to the needs that country alliance partners identify themselves;
• Chairs the National Programme Team in which the country alliance partners are represented;
• Coordinates the development and realisation of Operational Research;
• Facilitates or leads the joint advocacy efforts of the country alliance;
• Coordinates partnership with the Embassy and other Strategic Partnerships and SRHR Partnerships;
• Represents the alliance and GUSO in events and meetings;
• Profiles and increases the visibility of the alliance and GUSO at country level.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND REFLECTION
• The NPC is contracted by a host organisation, which is one of the alliance partners in a country.
• An NPC has a full-time position and cannot have another position/job at one of the alliance partners.
• The NPC is hierarchically accountable to the consortium manager in the GUSO consortium, and for daily management issues accountable to the line manager (ED or Head of Programmes) of the host organization.
• The NPC will receive oversight from the country alliance Steering Committee.
REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
• A minimum of University Post graduate degree in Public health, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or a related field.
• Seven years of relevant working experience preferably in a developing country of which atleast 3 years in a similar or related role;
• Experienced in programme management, including implementation and PME;
• Demonstrated experience of working with a network of local organisations, managing contacts with key-stakeholders;
• Excellent English (written and oral) communication skills;
• Sound experience in the field of SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy);
• Work experience in an international (development) organisation;
• Proven track recordin programme management (report writing, PMEL, budget management), facilitating learning processes and alliance building;
• Energetic about putting youth at the centre of this programme and working with young people as equal partners;
• Experience with networking and lobbying and advocacy at country and regional level;
• Strong facilitator, connector, communicator and leader;
• Strong administrative and organizational skills;
• Ability to work independently;
• Self-confident, persistent and decisive; good listening capacity; assertive; flexible;
• Ability to travel;
• Supports the values and principles as described in the Essential Packages.
• Familiarity with the sexual and reproductive health and rights environment in the country and Supports the fundamentals of the Sexual and Rights based approach.
• Excellent cross-cultural, relational and interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen, and respect for partners and colleagues.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
• Must be flexible, willing to work irregular hours, and adaptable to changing circumstances and demonstrated problem solving skills.
How to Apply
Please submit an application letter with current detailed CV indicating 3 references. Two of whom should have been direct supervisors. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org: copying email@example.com Human Resource and Admin Manager indicating the job title by 5pm Kenyan time May 24th 2019.
The SRHR Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Unfortunately we will not be able to correspond with applicants who do not meet the criteria and/or are not shortlisted for an interview.