Kapenguria, Kenya
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

Programme Assistant

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Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader-Women Economic Empowerment, the programme Assistants shall be responsible for; field level implementation of the project in the three counties of Kitui, Laikipia or West Pokot.

  1. Programme Management Support:
  • Provide programme and administrative support to the CSA programme in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements.
  • Lead the implementation of field project activities in Kitui, Laikipia or West Pokot county as per the approved workplans.
  • Provide technical support in the implementation of Programme activities at county level;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of UN Women internal reports and KOICA narrative and financial donor reports
  • Review and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports
  • Provide support in monitoring and evaluation of the projects on reporting guidelines and procedures as per UN Women’s rules and regulations;
  • Undertake field visits to monitor performance of commitments by implementing partners and ensure programme objectives are being met;
  1. Administrative Support to the CSA Project
  • Provide administration/procurement support to the project: organization of conferences, workshops, seminars, missions, budget the events;
  • Make travel arrangements as necessary including preparation of travel requisitions and claim.
  • Organize and coordinate filing of correspondence/documents and ensure up-to- date filing. Maintain both hard copies and electronic copies of the office records and reference files on various subjects.
  • Create and maintain appropriate folders for reference materials received electronically.
  • Prepare presentation material/slides in Power-point for presentations for the meetings/workshops and keep all papers ready for meetings.
  1. Technical and Advisroy Support
  • Supervise closely, the KOICA implementing CSO’s activities.
  • Maintain relationships with county partners to support implementation of the climate-smart agriculture programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and together with KCO, facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings including in M&E and Results Based Management, to partners, as needed
  • Provide technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners at grassroots and county level.
  1. Provide Substantive Inputs to Building Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategies
  • Forge strategic partnerships and maintain relationships with county partners to support implementation of the CSA project.
  • Lead UN Women’s participation in policy dialogues at county level, on issues related to the Gender Responsive Climate Smart Agriculture Programme as necessary;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
  1. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Organize advocacy campaigns at county and grassroots level, events, trainings, workshops, and knowledge products;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Contribute to develop knowledge management strategies, products, and methodologies on the Gender Responsive Climate Smart Agriculture programme
  • Participate in KOICA donor meetings and public information events, as delegated
 Bachelor degree or equivalent
Bachelor Degree in Gender, International Development, International Relations, Community Development, Agriculture or related disciplines

 36 Months

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience at the community or national level in project management for development projects- implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the Climate Smart Agriculture and gender is an asset
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and civil society
  • Ability to relocate to the counties
  • Computer Skills: Excellent computing and IT skills, with full competency of office software packages.

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

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