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Intervita Onlus Country Representative Job Vacancy

Friday, January 21, 2011

Intervita works in Kenya since 2009, namely in Manga district (Nyanza Province) in cooperation with local partners and with the main objective of promoting the access to primary education, strengthening the water and sanitation system and developing of the income generation activities.

Location: Kenya - Nairobi

Duration: 6/12 months

Starting date: ASAP

Scope of the job

The selected person will be in charge of representing Intervita in the country, coordinating the activities, and ensuring the compliance with Intervita managing process. Being based in the capital city, he/she will run and develop the activities through frequent missions in the target areas.

• Experience in management and implementation of international cooperation projects (5 yrs)
• Mastery of the relevant technical tools (ex. Project Cycle Management)
• Excellent communication skill and sensitivity in dealing with local institutions on critical issues
• Very flexible, patient and with a positive attitude
• Dynamic and willing to take initiative to complete tasks
• Problem solving skills
• Excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken, and Italian
• Computer literate

Desired skills
• Previous experience in management of child sponsorship programs
• Previous experience in childhood projects, especially focused on primary education
• Previous experience as NGO Country Representative
• Previous overseas work in Kenya
• Proved experience in writing projects for main donor agencies (UE, UN agencies, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, etc.)

• Office Management and Logistic: to ensure adequate procedures in managing the Intervita Office (human, financial and material resources) and provide logistic support to the missions undertaken by the headquarters for different purposes
• Child Sponsorship Management: to make sure that the Intervita procedures (child sponsorship Manual) are properly applied by the partners and/or directly by the Intervita staff
• Identification of partners and projects: to identify reliable partners, supervise them in drafting the project proposals to be submitted to Intervita and ensuring that the funding contract documents are drawn up properly
• Project monitoring and evaluation: to undertake regular visits to the project sites to gain a clear understanding of project conditions, requirements and constraints; to support Intervita in evaluating of the projects; to supervise the partners in the drawing up of periodical and final reports
• Networking: to manage the relationship with the local authorities and to evaluate the possibility of creating partnerships with UN and other International agencies operating in the country
• Application of the procedures: to ensure the compliance with the Management Model and the Ethical Code adopted by Intervita according to the Dlgs 231/01

How to apply

Please insert in the subject line 06/11 CR KEN and send your application (CV and cover letter) to

Only applications containing the consent to the processing of personal data under D.Lgs.196/2003 will be considered; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Intervita Onlus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Closing date: 06 Feb 2011

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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