Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Programme Coordinator Job in Kenya
The Organisation: Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict.
Within Sub-Saharan Africa, SFCG works in sixteen countries: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Summary of Position: Search for Common Ground is seeking a dynamic, flexible Programme Coordinator to lead implementation of the regional project’s Kenya component.
- Oversee project implementation, including developing and managing the workplan and resources;
- Liaise with project stakeholders, including USAID, project partners, participating civil society organisations and the Kenyan Government, etc;
- Supervise the Programme Assistant;
- Collaborate with other project focal points in the regional programme;
- Ensure programme implementation reflects Common Ground principles and methodology;
- Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation efforts in Kenya, working with project staff and partners and SFCG’s Institutional Learning Team (ILT);
- Contribute to the programme’s operational start-up, in collaboration with members of the Africa Team and HQ staff;
- Build relationships with other actors in the peacebuilding and media sectors, with an eye towards coordination and collaboration;
- Oversee financial management of the grant in Kenya, including transparent and accurate accounting and compliance with SFCG standards and donor requirements;
- Ensure timely project reporting;
- Represent SFCG at donor and partners’ meetings as appropriate;
- Contribute ideas to strategy development and new project design;
- Maintain regular written and oral reporting to Regional Director-East Africa on the project progress and key issues.
- As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related area, preferably in conflict resolution, monitoring and evaluation, peace-building, or communication;
- At least five years of experience in peace-building, civil society engagement, development and/or related fields;
- Experience working with government stakeholders;
- Experience coordinating complex, sensitive projects;
- Demonstrated experience in project management including knowledge of USAID policies and procedures;
- Dynamic leader with creative problem-solving skills, particularly in challenging situations;
- Flexibility to work in a dynamic and sometimes undefined environment;
- Excellent communication skills, including both spoken and written;
- Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships, both internally and externally;
- Spoken and written fluency in English and Swahili.
Please note that this is a locally hired position.