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Horn Relief Program Coordinator Job

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Horn Relief is an Africa based international development and humanitarian organization. We aim to improve the conditions of those who are living in marginalized areas in the Horn of Africa. We strengthen rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Currently, Horn Relief operates in Somalia and Kenya with 4 offices in Somalia/Somaliland and an office in Garissa, Kenya with headquarters based in Nairobi and has an annual operating budget of over US$ 8 million per year for its operations in the country.

Horn Relief anticipates expansion of Programs to other countries in the Horn of Africa region. Horn Relief works in the following sectors: food security and livelihoods, in particular cash based responses, natural resource management, education (formal and non-formal), WASH, and humanitarian response.

The present donor portfolio includes European Commission, USAID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, Government of Netherlands, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Canada and others.

Organization: Horn Relief
Position Title: Program Coordinator
Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Start date: Immediate

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator is an experienced, qualified and committed individual who will provide technical and management support to Horn relief’s programs in both Kenya and Somalia.

Based in Nairobi, the Programs Coordinator will be a full-time member of the Horn Relief program team, playing a crucial role in providing technical, financial and strategic management for program activities for the Cash Response Capacity Building (CRCB) and programs in the Education Thematic areas.

The position will play a central role in providing technical assistance that will consolidate programs in both Kenya and Somali.

This will include working with the Head of Programs to generate program approaches/technical frameworks, contributing to organizational learning by documenting lessons learnt and incorporating them into programming, writing concept notes for program development and building staff capacities in line with Horn Relief’s program thematic areas.

The person will also lead in the development of Horn Relief specific program frameworks for different sectors as well as develop strong staff capacity in undertaking assessments and data analysis.

The position holder will report to the Head of Programs and principally work with Program Managers and Program Officers on day to day basis.

Primary Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator will undertake a number of duties and responsibilities, including:
• Provide technical and management leadership for all activities related to the Cash Response Capacity Building (CRCB) program.
• Participate in facilitating and coordinating trainings for the CRCB program.
• Provide the technical oversight for all activities related to the Comprehensive Situational Analysis for the Pastoralist Education program.
• Provide technical and management leadership within the program teams in Nairobi and the field to ensure that Horn Relief’s programs in the Education Thematic area align to the recommendations and outcomes to the Comprehensive Situational Analysis for the Pastoralist Education.
• Lead the program team in the development of new strategies, guidelines and the identification of priority areas for the Education Thematic areas.
• Support staff technical capacities development activities in areas such as cash response, participatory approached, M&E, gender, peace-building, human rights and governance in order to improve program quality and effective delivery of program implementation.
• Provide technical support as required for report writing for all programs.
• Assist the Head of Programs in program development activities through management of needs assessments, proposal writing and fundraising.
• Work with the Head of Programs to generate program approaches/technical frameworks that will contribute to organizational learning.
• Ensure the effective implementation of personnel and administrative management systems, including policies and procedures for programs in portfolio.
• Oversee program and administrative budgets and monitoring expenditure according to budgets.
• Support monitoring and evaluation activities for programs.
• Perform other duties as may be required.

• Commitment to Horn Relief’s mission and vision.
• Advanced degree in Education or international development.
• At least 5 years demonstratable experience in managing education programs, including experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.
• Experience as a trainer/facilitator with strong training and communication skills
• Relevant overseas experience in development and humanitarian context is preferred.
• Experience of Human Resource management at a field level.
• Strong Monitoring and Evaluation skills required, in particular for the development and analysis of baseline information and monitoring tools.
• Experience in conducting rapid and other assessments.
• Experience in budget management and knowledge of financial procedures required.
• Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team.
• Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, power point, etc.
• Willingness to travel extensively to the field.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted by 4th February, 2011 to Horn Relief at with the subject line: “Program Coordinator”.

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and only short listed candidates will be contacted due to the load of applications received.

No phone calls please.

Horn Relief is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should submit the following to be considered:
• Cover letter with the applicants current contact information
• Resume (including detailed work experience, education/degrees) and names of three professional referees.

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