County Coordinator

at NIRAS
Published September 13, 2022
Location Kilifi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

About the Programme :

 

The Strengthening Prevention and Response to GBV Programme implemented by the State Department for Gender, and the County Governments of Bungoma, Kilifi, and Samburu, are seeking County Coordinators who will support the government’s efforts toward a well-coordinated, well-resourced, and sustainable multi-sectoral approach in gender-based violence prevention and response. The County Coordinators will thus ensure smooth implementation of the programme activities in the targeted counties and ensure that all relevant partners are engaged in the programme implementation. They will also act as contact point for the programme management in the targeted counties.

 

Duty Station: Bungoma County (Preference will be given to applicants from Bungoma and/or extensive ties or experience working in Bungoma County.)

 

About the role:

 

The County Coordinator supports the Government of Kenya’ efforts toward a well-coordinated, well-resourced, and sustainable multi-sectoral approach in gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response in Bungoma. The County Coordinator will ensure smooth implementation of the programme activities in the targeted counties and ensure that all relevant partners are engaged. They also act as contact point for the programme management in the targeted counties. The County Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the programme is aligned with county needs, plans and strategies. S/he will support the County Government to ensure that the Programme activities are implemented according to the annual work plans, and in accordance with the government’s efforts to develop a preventive, supportive, and transformative environment for the elimination of GBV. S/he will coordinate the programme activities in their assigned county – including consultation and coordination for the development, implementation and monitoring of programme action plans and budgets in the targeted counties.

 

The County Coordinator works with and supports the State and County Gender Directors, and County Gender Sector Working Group. This includes:

 

Coordinating and/or facilitating capacity strengthening activities, in line with the programme’s Capacity Development Strategy and approved work plan.

Working within existing structures at county-level to strengthen coordination mechanisms, using data and evidence to measure impact and effectiveness and support adaptive management.

Providing technical support to enhance governance and coordination for greater accountability and transparency in planning, delivering, and monitoring of GBV prevention and response services.

Building synergies with other programmes and partners to harmonize approaches, promote learning, increase cost effectiveness, and support gender-responsive spending. This includes supporting communication and cooperation efforts at county level.

The County Coordinator is thus expected to:

 

Support the programme stakeholders in the county on the implementation of the approved work plan – ensuring interventions are of high technical quality, whilst ensuring alignment with government and donor policies & standards, and international best practices.

Assist in preparing quarterly and annual work plans, reports, and budgets.

Support the programme’s financial management at the county level, following the highest ethical standards of transparency, financial accountability, and integrity in all engagements with the programme.

Monitor programme’s progress, risks and achievement of results, proactively identifying issues and offering solutions to address challenges early.

Participate in the Programme Management Team (PMT) meetings either in person or virtually.

Seek opportunities for inclusion of traditionally disadvantaged groups, especially people with disabilities, and emphasize a human-rights based approach in all interventions.

Undertake any other relevant responsibilities and tasks assigned by the Programme Management.

Reporting:

 

The County Coordinators reports to the Programme Director and Chief Technical Advisor on all aspects related to the programme implementation.

 

Duration of the assignment: Two (2) years, with the possibility of an extension.

 

Required qualifications:

 

Minimum of Bachelors’ Degree– ideally social work, community development, public health, or social sciences.

Must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of inter-governmental relations and ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholder groups.

At least 5 years' work experience in community development to address the needs of the most vulnerable groups/populations.

Knowledge of the local culture, traditions, and norms in the respective County, together with exemplary interpersonal skills to engage key actors – including elders, cultural and religious leaders, and other disadvantaged groups.

Experience in working with GBV prevention and response – using a survivor-centered, human-rights based approach to support access to services.

Experience in planning and implementing capacity strengthening activities – proven ability to use a variety of methods to engage, inspire, and empower frontline workers to identify and implement key performance improvements.

Outstanding communication skills – oral and written.

Excellent computer skills: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS excel, Outlook.

Fluency in English and Kiswahili, knowledge of other local languages spoken in the County is considered ideal.

Working Environment:

 

This role requires working full time, employees may be required to share a workspace.

Some travel within Kenya as needed up to 30%

Equal opportunities for staff development

 

How to apply

 

Interested candidates should submit their applications which include a detailed CV, cover letter and contacts of 3 references as one PDF document via email. Subject Line: County Coordinator, Bungoma (Note: Inyour cover letter, please specify your connection to Bungoma and highlight relevant skills, experience, and languages. Please do not include certificates/testimonials at this time).

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